Monday, November 24, 2008

Wakan Roadster 100 hits the road


The Wakan Roadster 100. Cool, in its own French way...


After the recent S&S 50th Anniversary Special, Wakan are ready with their next bike – the Roadster 100. The bike is fitted with the same 1,640cc, 45-degree v-twin as all other Wakan machines, and it makes 115bhp at 6,250rpm and 156Nm of torque at 4,250rpm.

The Wakan Roadster 100’s tubular backbone chassis is made of chrome-molybdenum and uses the engine as a stressed member. The front fork is a 46mm USD Ceriani number, the rear shock is a ZF Sachs unit, the wheels are forged aluminium Marchesinis and the meaty swingarm is made of aluminium alloy. The bike weighs 177kg dry and claimed top speed is 250km/h.

The Roadster 100 is fitted with a single 340mm brake disc at the front, with six-piston AJP callipers, and the rear disc is 220mm. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels, shod with 180/55 (rear) and 120/70 Michelin Pilot Power rubber. The Wakan looks charming all right, thought at around US$41,500 it’s a bit expensive…

More pics and details on the Wakan website here

Also see:
The Wakan 1640 Racing Cruiser...
Side-Bike: The 2008 Celtik...
Triumph Speed Triple: Jack Lilley Special...
CR&S Vun Racing ups the ante...
Racy custom: The Buell XBRR Chronos...
In XESS: Honda CB1000R-based streetfighter from Italy...
Neander 1400 Turbodiesel: Yours for US$140,000...

Elsewhere today:
KTM to cut production, layoff workers...
The world's wildest bikes...!
Ah, happiness...

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