Friday, August 11, 2006

The Quadzilla: 2007 GG Quad

Imagine going shopping with the wife, on this!

Okay, this blog is motorcycles-only, with a trike or two thrown in once in a while. I don’t do four-wheelers here. But what the hell, this GG Quad thing looked so interesting, I couldn’t resist putting it here. The machine is manufactured in Switzerland, by Gruter + Gut Motorradtechnik, and is powered by a BMW R1150 motorcycle engine, which makes a claimed 85bhp (closer to 75bhp in the real world…). Weight is 408 kilos, and drive is to the rear wheels, via a BMW driveshaft, which operates through a Quaife limited slip differential. Cool!

There is a six-speed (including one reverse gear) manual transmission, and the Quad can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds. Top speed is in the region of 190km/h. No, it won’t be outrunning any ZX-10Rs, but should still be fun on a twisty road on a bright day. Price? Er, about US$50,000 which puts it beyond my wildest dreams. Still, if you want to read more about the CG Quad, has an excellent report here

Cool, eh...?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vroom..vrooom ..look mommy I have a bike!

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