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The minds at French builder Lazareth are truly mad as a hatter, and Asphalt & Rubber has published several of their more eccentric designs here on our pages. Lazareth’s latest build takes the cake though.

The Lazareth LM 847, which debuted today in Geneva, features the 4.7-liter, 470hp, V8 engine out of a Maserati automobile, with a leaning quad chassis built around it.

We generally loath making comparisons of a manufacturer’s design to another’s, but here Lazareth does seem to be stealing from the best.

The 880 lbs vehicle is conceptually like the Dodge Tomahawk, which featured the V10 engine from the Dodge Viper sports car. The leaning quad setup looks very similar to the Yamaha Tesseract concept, both visually and technically. And for the piece of resistance, the tail section is straight off a Ducati 1299 Panigale.

Don’t let that water-down the effect though, as there is much to behold on the Lazareth LM 847. With the popularity seen in building leaning trike and leaning quad concepts, this one by Lazareth is by far the most outlandish.

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  • Keith

    Holy nut-crackers batman!
    I like it!
    The one thing that jumps out at me, though, is the twig-like handlebar. You’re going to need something stronger than that to horse around this bad boy. :-)

  • Hal

    There’s some fantastic details here. But where’s the video of it being ridden???

  • Bob Krzeszkiewicz

    I’m not diggin’ the backward mounted levers either.

  • Bob Krzeszkiewicz

    They probably don’t want to dump it, like was done with the Tomahawk, the first time it was ridden. I think it went 10 yards before it fell on its side.

  • K1200rider

    If that is truly a gas tank on that bike, it probably won’t go more 20 miles before it needs a fill up!

  • Aaron David

    The only one capable of riding such a beast is known as the Dark Knight! It truly is the Batbike :)

  • zion

    What a freaking monstrosity. I see straight line wall smashing occurring with the first cash heavy purchaser.

  • fzrider

    20 miles will probably be enough.

  • fzrider

    I’ve always believed you should be able to pick up your bike if it falls over. I’d better pass.

  • paulus

    The answer to every questions that nobody was asking!
    Visually interesting, practically useless.

  • Andrey

    Put the front the front and rear wheels 1.5m (5ft) apart and I’d be much more interested!

  • Brasi Speed Triple
  • motobyte

    Yup. Unoriginal.

  • Bruce Steever

    Wasn’t this an awful idea when Dodge built it? Literally pointless.

  • AHA

    Agreed, aesthetically at least even if the telever makes it unnecessary. Also did they design a riding suit with integral heat shield?

    Hope it has less driveline shunt that Maserati’s usual efforts.

  • dingaling

    like neon tank tops. awful the first time around. even worse when revived years later.

  • We’ve seen it before and it was stupid then.

  • Sayyed Bashir

    This bike is not going to fall over.

  • Kenny

    So many things I don’t get with this “bike”.
    1) Cooling appears to be completely inadequate, I can’t imagine you’d get much airflow past that front end. And don’t even want to imagine trying to clean out all the gunk.
    2) What is going on with the intake/steering. There’s a throttle body just inside the trumpet, which is inside the cowling (Induction noise must be awesome though) and then a few centimetres back the steering stem seems to drop straight through the intake and god only knows what happens then .
    3) Why is there a kickstand on the front left swing-arm?

  • fzrider

    …and this ship won’t sink.

  • eugenio

    took the liberty of enshortening it a little. what do u think?

  • IanF

    Let’s see, big V8, small gas tank. How far between fill-ups, 20 miles? Not the point of course but that’s what I thought of, that and the fact that there’s far too much power for the available grip from those skinny tires.