After teasing us what looked like a direct knock-off of Valentino Rossi’s NSR500 two-stroke GP bike, complete with vague #46 references, the German project has finally taken the wraps off its Ronax 500 GP street bike.
Making 160hp (@ 11,500 rpm) from its nearly square (54.5 x 54 bore and stroke) 500cc V4 engine, the Ronax 500 also boasts two counter-rotating crankshafts inside its all-aluminum engine block.
Fuel-injected for more rideability, Ronax has programmed the Ronax 500 with a sport and rain ignition map. Upgrading the class GP bike design with modern components, an electric starter and four carbon/kevlar mufflers are part of the Ronax 500’s highlights, while carbon fiber fairings, Öhlins suspension, and Brembo brakes complete the package.
Ronax says the Ronax 500 is a race bike for the road, at it comes complete with a headlight tucked away within its front air-scoop, though you might want to check with your local Department of Transportation before taking the smoker on public streets.
For the track day aficionado that longs for the days when men were men, and pre-mix was in the fuel can, the Ronax 500 might tickle your fancy. No word on weight, though we imagine it would be significantly lighter than anything else most sport bike enthusiasts have swung a leg over in this power category
At €100,000 ($136,460) it doesn’t matter if the Ronax 500 is your cup of tea or not though, as most mortals won’t be able to afford it, and only 46 units will be made (we seriously don’t know how Valentino Rossi’s lawyers haven’t sent Ronax a letter already), so who knows if you’ll ever see one. The photos below might be as close as we’ll ever get…break-out the Kleenex.