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

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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?).







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.

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







Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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