Motorcycle builder Lazareth is known for being a bit…out there, as the French brand made itself internet famous with the Lazareth LM 847 – a four-wheeled motorcycle with a Maserati engine that looks like the Dodge Tomahawk and the Ducati 1199 Panigale had a baby.
The company’s other creations don’t disappoint when it comes to being loud and attention grabbing concepts, and we generally encourage this sort of free-thinking spirit from the brand.
But, when you have already cranked motorcycles up to 11, where do you go from there?
“Up” is apparently the answer, as Lazareth is teasing what appears to be a jet-powered hover bike that is based off its LM 847 motorcycle. Yes, you read that right.
We have never seen something quite like the Lazareth LM 847, a Maserati-powered leaning four-wheeler that was imagined by some of the craziest minds in France right now.
Making a modest 470hp from its 4.7-liter V8 engine, and tipping the scales are roughly 880 lbs, as you can imagine, there is a lot going on with this unique machine.
Interestingly enough though, there seems to be a strong future for machines like the Lazareth LM 847, with Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha also looking at leaning multi-wheel vehicles.
We doubt that the Japanese brands will produce something as ostentatious as Lazareth did here, but that’s part of what makes the LM 847 so intriguing…isn’t it?
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.
We’ve covered the Lazareth Wazuma before, in its E85 drinking BMW V12 semi-bio-friendly form. Of course when you’ve already built a 500hp supercharged slede that makes mothers lock up their daughters, there isn’t much stopping you from pushing the limits even further, as is the case with Lazareth’s latest iteration of the Wazuma platform. Now powered by a Ferrari V8 motor, the Lazareth Wazuma V8F boasts other fun items like its BMW M3 gearbox, with push-to-shift controls embedded into the four-wheeler’s handlebars.
Despite its four wheels, the Lazareth Wazuma V8F is more like a trike than a quad, and has been made so the rear-wheels are close together like road-going trike, and make one virtual über-wheel-of-death that has a contact patch larger than the hole Richard Nixon left in the American psyche after he stepped down from office. Catering to the “I’m not a crook” crowd, Lazareth has posted this monster of a machine on JamesList, the Craigslist of the 1%, and is asking for a mere €200,000 in exchange for ownership of the French-made machine.
Just slightly more practical than the Dodge Tomahawk motorcycle, is the French-built Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12. With a supercharged BMW V12 motor that puts out over 500hp, the Wazuma counters its ludicrous impracticability by sensibly using E85 corn-fuel. Aww heck, at €200,000 there’s nothing sensible about this. Photos and a video of the Wazuma in action after the jump.