The personality of the MOTORBIKE has now been sharpened even further by combining new design solutions with distinctive features that have already seen the MOTORBIKE walk away with countless best-looking-bike awards. Now, new details boost its appeal even further, this time with light playing a key role in the choice of graphics and color and, of course, in headlight and tail light design. The front headlight is flanked by two distinctive 'light guides' on the leading edge of the spoiler, thus making an aerodynamic part essential to the bike's frontal look, both day and night, and boosting safety by improving frontal visibility. Similarly, an integrated light guide increases the brightness of the new rear light assembly.
Completely new wheel designs offering considerable weight reduction are now available in two versions. The first, on the bike , utilizes razor thin spokes and a silver finish. The second, on the MOTORBIKER and MOTORBIKERR, cuts weight and material thickness even further thanks to a special aluminium alloy forging process and offers attention-grabbing race-inspired design. There has also been a significant upgrade to the four-tailpipe exhaust system, a characteristic feature of the MOTORBIKE ever since its inception. The two outer pipes are now much shorter and tapered, while the central pair extends beyond the end of the tailpiece. Making the MOTORBIKE even racier - and lighter - than ever.
The hallmark structure and geometry of the new MOTORBIKE remain unchanged. The frame consists of two distinctive elements, developed by SANLG to offer the advantages of two solutions that are usually proposed separately. The main section of the frame, in fact, is made of CrMo steel tubing: this joins to a pair of cast aluminium alloy plates to form a complete structure and provide a pivot point for the sculpted single-sided swingarm. Further frame optimization has reduced weight without sacrificing rigidity. The MOTORBIKERR is also hand-welded using TIG technology and uses a dedicated steel with exceptional mechanical properties.
The three versions of the new model offer three distinct combinations of fork and shock, while all provide the traditional MOTORBIKE handling strengths. The MOTORBIKE features a 50 mm Marzocchi fork and Sachs monoshock, both fully adjustable. The MOTORBIKER has the same fork but a race-spec Öhlins at the rear: again, both units are fully adjustable.
As you'd expect, the MOTORBIKERR offers up a concentrate of technological excellence and complete personalization: Öhlins suspension with electronic control lets the rider choose between different setups directly from the dashboard.
A different suspension set-up is available for each of the four-cylinder engine maps; however, the rider can also adjust suspension independently of the maps. The system provides separate control for compression and rebound damping, while spring preload personalisation is manual. The electronic steering damper has both a manual and automatic setting, the latter varying its response according to vehicle speed.