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Motoczysz C1

Motoczysz C1

Motoczysz C1

Motoczysz C1

Motoczysz C1

Year of specifications 2008
Engine 998cc, Z-line, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke
Transmission 6-speed, chain
Top speed 200 mph (est)
0-60 MPH -
Horsepower 220 hp @ 15,000 rpm
Weight 158 kgs / 350 lbs
Seat height 825 mm / 32.5 inches

The 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 features.

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 valves.

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 bodywork.

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 beautiful.

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.

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