Sunday, August 17, 2014

DR Moto: The MotoGP-spec Yamaha R1-powered bike you'd wish you could buy

DR Moto MotoGP-spec Yamaha R1-powered racebike
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The DR Moto. BSB-spec 200bhp Yamaha R1 engine, bespoke chassis, £89,500 price tag. If you think you're the next Valentino Rossi, you'd definitely want one of these...

The UK-based Reynolds Engineering, set up by Dean Reynolds back in 1993, specialise in producing precision-machined components and have worked with a range of demanding clients, including F1 and MotoGP teams. The Company currently builds complete billet swingarms and race-spec chassis components, which they supply to BSB, WSBK, Moto2 and MotoGP teams, as well as a few specialist motorcycle manufacturers.

Back in 2012, Dean Reynolds, apparently a big motorcycle and MotoGP enthusiast, decided he wanted to build a motorcycle that would be eligible to get on the MotoGP grid, and the result is the DR Moto, which is powered by a BSB-spec 200-horsepower Yamaha R1 crossplane-crank engine and features a totally custom-built aluminium beam chassis and carbonfibre bodywork. The chassis has been designed by Barry Ward (who used to work with Kenny Roberts' team in MotoGP), and top-grade components from Brembo, Ohlins, Marchesini and Motec are used on the DR Moto. "Our vision has been to bring MotoGP level technology and performance to a bike for the discerning enthusiast," says a blurb on the Company's website. Of course, since the DR Moto costs all of £89,500 we suppose the bike is only meant for very, very rich enthusiasts.


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The DR Moto is probably faster and better handling than anything you and I have ever ridden. Damn cool, eh...?!





DR Moto: Tech Specs

Chassis: CNC all billet machined aluminum twin-spar, designed and built to MotoGP specifications, fully adjustable geometry - steering angle, ride height, weight distribution and anti-squat. CNC-machined magnesium alloy yokes, with built in adjustable trail options. Packaging of major components, e.g. fuel tank, electronics etc., designed for optimum mass centralisation

Wheelbase: 1402-1452mm (adjustable)

Suspension: Ohlins FG 386 CRT MotoGP spec forks, Ohlins TTX36 MotoGP-spec monoshock with CNC-machined lnkage and progression curve designed for closed circuit racing

Swingarm: CNC-machined aluminium, upside down construction, desgned and built to MotoGP specifications

Wheels: Marchesini forged-magnesium 16.5-inch

Brakes: Brembo, 4-piston monobloc calipers, twin 320mm carbon discs (front), Brembo, twin-piston calipers, 160mm steel disk

Bodywork: Bespoke, full carbonfibre bodywork, built to MotoGP specifications, with high emphasis on reduced frontal area for improved straight line speed

Engine: Full superbike-spec Yamaha R1 engine, 200+ horsepower at the rear wheel

Transmission: Nova close-ratio 6-speed gearbox

Electronics: Motec M800 ECU, traction control, GPS track mapping, anti-wheelie, full fly-by-wire throttle, auto throttle blip on downshifts, clutchless upshifts and downshifts

Price: £89,500 in the UK

More information: DR Moto official website

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