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Ha...
I Bet you guys thought this thread
has something to do with the four wheels
but guess what... you are wrong....
here is a look at the super exclusive and super expensive
motorcycles from these italian stables....

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LAMBORGHINI
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Autodrome Cannes has presented an extremely rare Lamborghini Motorbike designed in collaboration between Lamborghini and the French leading-edge racing bike constructor Boxer-Bike.
The Lamborghini Design 90 is powered by a state-of-the-art, 4-cam, 4 valve per cylinder straight-4 engine.





The motorcycle has an output of 120 hp and less than 396 lbs. But this bike was only a dream for millions of Lamborghini and motorbike enthusiasts. Less than ten of these exclusive motorbikes were ever built with the complete fiberglass dramatically aerodynamic bodywork, sharing the same inspiration as the world-famous "25th Anniversary" Countach.

here is the pic




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FERRARI
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this is a article on the International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park, held from the 24th-26th of February 2006,

The only Ferrari motorcycle ever built - the Ferrari 900cc four-cylinder dohc motorcycle, built by Kay Engineering with full written sanction from the Ferrari company, as a tribute to Enzo Ferrari. Five years in the making, this unique one-off engineering masterpiece is totally unused. Engine casings are all cast magnesium, with cam-covers featuring the unmistakable prancing horse symbol cast into the end caps. The bodywork is made entirely of hand-beaten aluminium finished in Ferrari racing red. This machine will be displayed on the Phil Cotton’s Motorcycles stand - and offered for sale at a non-negotiable price of £250,000.




here is an other Classic Ferrari motorcycle




 

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Did it say, "The only Ferrari motorcycle ever built"? Then the second pic is a Classic Ferrari. Ha ha thanks for the post.
 

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Interesting motor-outfit in the first pic :naughty: :naughty:
 

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They should stick to making cars IMHO. :confused:
 

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And What do ya think about this???
presenting the OX99-11 - The Yamaha Supercar


The Yamaha OX99-11 was a supercar designed by Yamaha subsidiary Ypsilon Technology and IAD, an English engineering consultancy, which was supposed to come out in 1994.



[/SIZE] Yamaha began competing in Formula One in 1989, and using the experience they had gained during that time they wanted to build a price-no-object, pure supercar based on actual Formula One technology. Even though the Formula One team was doing poorly in competition, by 1991 the team had just come out with a new engine, the OX99, and approached a german company to come up with an initial version of the car. Yamaha was not pleased with the result as it was too similar to sport cars of that time, so they contacted IAD to continue working on the project. By the beginning of 1992, just under 12 months after starting to work on the project, IAD came with an initial version of the car. The car featured a radical and somewhat outrageous design, like its cockpit-looking roof. Other notable specs were the same carbon fiber chassis and OX99 engine as the F1 car, essentially providing the closest expirience of a pure racing car to the consumer market.



However, disagreements between IAD and Yamaha over the budget made Yamaha take the project to its own Ypsilon Technology, who got 6 months to finish the project before getting axed. To make matters worse, Japan was at that time in the midst of a financial crisis, which led Yamaha to believe they wouldn't be able to find any customer for their car, which was expected to come out with a $800,000 price tag (over $1 million in 2006 dollars).



Eventually the project was delayed until 1994, before finally being cancelled. A total of three prototypes, two black and one red, were built by IAD.



Engine:
Yamaha 3.5 litre V12 (De-tuned version of Formula 1 engine). Approx 400bhp at 10,000 rpm.
Chassis
Carbon Fibre “tub” with engine mounted directly to rear bulkhead (Manufactured by DPS composites)
Body
Aluminium panels hand made using traditional rolling techniques and hammer form tooling,
Front Suspension.
Double wishbones from Aero section steel tubing, fabricated uprights, push rods to inboard coil over damper units
Rear Suspension
Double wishbones from Aero section steel tubing, fabricated uprights, push rods to inboard coil over damper units mounted directly on gearbox.
Transmission
FF Developments 6 speed transaxle with limited slip differential and multi-plate AP racing clutch
Brakes
AP Racing 6 piston (Front) and 4 piston (Rear) billet machined calipers with Cast Iron discs.
Wheels

Magnesium Alloy
Tyres
Goodyear Eagle F1
Interior
Single central seat with small “pillion” seat just behind and to one side of the driver. Minimal trim
Door
Single “Gullwing” door











 

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also check this out
Do you remember the Kawasaki race car? No, I didn’t either. Kawasaki makes powersports products, … motorcycles, personal watercraft, ATVs, they make small engines and power products, industrial equipment, too, … but when did they ever build a race car?




Kawasaki Powered Racers
Kawasaki’s small engine division was doing alright making engines for Arctic Cat snowmobiles, which were being successfully raced, but they wanted to expand further. In 1972, as a way to gain positive exposure for their engines, while generating a bit of new demand, they came up with the idea of using these engines in a race car for a whole new special race series, sort of a summer continuation of the winter snowmobile racing. Darrel hired a racer and car builder by the name of Harvey Aschenbrenner to build a car using Kawasaki’s 440cc two stroke two cylinder snowmobile engine. The design concept they had in mind was along the lines of a mini version of the Can Am racers which were very popular in those years. There was a snowmobile show coming up in just over 3 months and they wanted a show car, using the engine, ready for display. When Harvey was told what they wanted, he sketched a “blueprint” on the back of a time card, showed Darrel the sketch and got an immediate go ahead.







 
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