|Year of specifications
Z-line, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke
hp @ 15,000 rpm
kgs / 350 lbs
mm / 32.5 inches
Motoczysz C1 is a uniquely remarkable machine which uses new
and innovative solutions to solve engineering problems. Perhaps
the only other motorcycle which can match the Motoczysz C1 for
ingenuity from a small manufacturer is the Britten
V1000 from 1987 - 1995.
Designed by American architect Micheal Czysz, the Motoczysz
C1 is a race-orientated superbike which features numerous interesting
The engine is a 998cc, 4-cylinder, four-stroke unit with a unique
'Z' configuration cylinder layout. This means the cylinders
can be located closer together than in a conventional inline
4-cylinder engine. The engine also features counter-rotating
crankshafts which are designed to eliminate the torque effect
which would otherwise upset the balance of the bike due to the
fact the engine is mounted longitudinally in the frame. The
engine of the Motoczysz C1 is also fitted with an unusual arrangement
of 3 camshafts, one for the intake valves, and two for the exhaust
The frame of the Motoczysz C1 is a lightweight carbon fibre
unit which due to its advanced design in places like the tail
unit and rear wheel hugger blurs the line between frame and
The front faring of the Motoczysz C1 has been designed to channel
air through the bike and into the airbox and tail mounted radiator.
The styling of the bodywork is simple, uncluttered and downright
The suspension system of the Motoczysz C1 is as original as
the rest of the bike. Up front is Motoczysz's "6X-Flex"
system. This technology utilizes hydraulic forks with octagonal
sliders and an ohlins monoshock mounted in the headstock. At
the rear is a fully adjustable Ohlins monoshock.
Everything about the Motoczysz C1 has been designed to be fully
and easily adjustable, further underlining its race-orientated
intentions. For example the entire gearbox can be removed, the
gearing ratios changed, and then refitted in a mere 10 minutes.
All this technology and style doesn't come cheap though. $100,000
USD is needed to put a Motoczysz C1 in your garage.