XXX: MotoCzysz Bike Porn – The Under-the-Tank Edition

12/30/2011 @ 3:04 pm, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

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Hopefully you have done the laundry since our absolutely raunchy post that showed the 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale without its clothes on, because we have got some more hardcore and explicit photos for you on this Friday afternoon. A reminder that everything new and exciting has probably been done before by someone else, we can see that Ducati could easily have had some inspiration with the Panigale’s design if they looked at the MotoCzysz C1 990, circa 2006 (and the Britten V1000, circa 1991, etc.). After all, it’s said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Housing a VR4 motor instead of the 1199’s Superquadro v-twin, Czysz & Co. employed a similar design that incorporates the frame, airbox, and headstock into a single component. While the MotoCzysz C1 uses a carbon fiber monocoque chassis design (as does the company’s electric superbike: the MotoCzysz E1pc), Ducati has of course made a more practical choice with its use of an aluminum frame (how long will it take for an aftermarket carbon fiber solution to hit the streets?).

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In the above photos we can see the oval intakes, shower-head injectors, and carbon fiber airbox that MotoCzysz designed for its MotoGP contender. Perhaps if we want to glimpse at what superbike designs will look like in another six years, we can glimpse into our crystal ball that is the 2011 MotoCzysz E1pc. Where once the fire breathing cylinders of an internal combustion engine used to reside, the Portland-base company has found a new use for the shape found commonly between a rider’s legs. I hesitate to call it a gas tank, because MotoCzysz now uses the compartment to house two Race-Tech shocks for its front and rear suspension system. Look for its production motorcycle debut sometime around the 2018 model year.

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2011 MotoCzysz E1pc Testing at Jurby Airfield, Isle of Man:

Photos: © 2006-2011 MotoCzysz / All Rights Reserved
Gallery: © 2011 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

Comment:

  1. deejay51 says:

    Huge respect for the MotoCzysz Team, marvelous design, technology and real world results.

  2. Corey says:

    This is one of the best sets of images I’ve seen of the ’11 E1. I’m always in awe of what they’ve been able to achieve.

  3. DWolvin says:

    Seiously~ SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

  4. DWolvin says:

    Hellfire, no edit?

  5. MikeD says:

    What a shame that she never saw action…(did she ?) The ICE Bike that is.
    U can keep “The Electrons Fueled Horse”…ICE has not been banned yet. LOL.

    I think they should try to get something($$$$$) out of their (failed?) MotoGP effort…as in…how about a street legal version of their cool piece of machinery that the C1 990 is. Think Buell but more accesible[$$] to regular folks.
    No, NO need to have 250hp and be 300lbs fueled anorexic light made of Un-obtanium, just a sport bike with good manners on the street…heck, make different styles out of the same hardware to dampen cost a bit.

  6. jamesy says:

    simply inject cubic dollars and one could be yours I bet.

  7. 2018 huh? Just in time for electrics to be competing in MotoGP. ; )

  8. frogy6 says:

    I still have my doubts, like have any of the motogp ones raced for long without blowing something

  9. RJ says:

    Now is the time to go racing Mr. Czysz. The rules have been switched back in your favor with 1000cc’s. The digital bikes are cool, but the C1 needs it’s tech proven on the racetrack. Stop thinking like an analyst and make decisions with your heart.

    If Czysz raced his machine, Honda would no longer have the most advanced technology on the racetrack…

  10. Tom says:

    I have to wonder why Czysz isn’t interested in selling the IP rights to the C1 as his heart is in electrics and someone else can refine the designs and run with then in a new street bike.

  11. G.Irish says:

    @RJ
    If anything I think Michael Czysz’s problem was that he was doing the exact opposite, making decisions with his heart and not analytically. The C1 was a great idea but they were going for radical innovation on multiple variables. The carbon fiber frame, counter-rotating engine, the funny front end, and who knows what else. By putting so many variables into the bike they all but guaranteed that they would not be able to get it all sorted out. Look at the Ducati. They’ve got a lot more resources than Motoczysz and they couldn’t get a bike with a carbon fiber chassis and a conventional engine and suspension to work.

    I think had Motoczysz just focused on one area to be radical on, they could’ve had a bike on the market by now. Maybe just roll with the counter-rotating engine in a conventional chassis, or maybe make a bespoke aluminum chassis with their new suspension design and an off-the-shelf engine (a la Bimota).

    It’s a shame because I think there are a lot of people who would’ve been more than happy to buy an exotic American supersport. Here’s to hoping they can get something on the market some day.