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Custom One-Off Ferrari Motorcycle

Custom One-Off Ferrari 900 Motorcycle

If you were wondering if the Italian supercar maker decided to start manufacturing motorcycles, the answer is “no”. This special motorcycle was not made by Ferrari in any way; it was created by David Kay along with his people over at Kay Engineering to pay a tribute to the father of the Italian carmaker, the famous Enzo Ferrari. Although it looks like it just rolled out from the Italian factory, we can assure you that it is not an original Ferrari bike.

The motorcycle was built in the mid 90s, after David Kay got the green light to put the Ferrari badge on the custom bike from Enzo’s son, Piero Ferrari, with a note including the following “the approval to place the Ferrari badge on your motorbike”.

The specialists at Kay Engineering leaded by David Kay worked for about 3,000 hours on the bike, and the final product is at least to say, very interesting. The bike is equipped with a “scratch built” 900cc, transverse, double overhead camshaft, four cylinders, 8-valve unit that has alloy and magnesium casings, driven to a 5-speed transmission.

Custom One-Off Ferrari 900 Motorcycle

For the body of this Ferrari bike, the engineers used hand-crafted aluminum and magnesium black casings for the engine. The estimated top speed of this motorcycle is 265 km/h, a speed achieved by the 105 hp engine (at 8,800 rpm). The one-off Ferrari bike has a dry weight of only 172 kg.

If you were wondering what is going to happen with this unique Ferrari bike, you should know that it will be auctioned really soon. The Ferrari 900 motorcycle will be on the auction block at a Race Retro event, in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on February 25-27.  For those of you curios about the estimated price for this one-off, you should know that it will probably sell for about $400,000. However, in many cases, the estimates made before the auction are considerably less in comparison to what a certain product will actually get, which is why there are good chances that this bike will sell for even more than that.

The person that will be purchasing the Ferrari 900 motorcycle will probably sell it in a few years, at a bigger price, earning himself a nice “little” profit. However, the bike is 100% functional so there are some chances that someone will be actually driving it, but taking into consideration that this is an one-off bike, the lucky (and wealthy) guy that will be getting it will be more than careful with it as there are no spare parts for it.


3 Responses to Custom One-Off Ferrari Motorcycle

  1. Motorcycle Fairing says:

    I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of articles so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lots of text for only having one or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  2. A new design should be up and running pretty soon. Thanks for your input.

  3. discount says:

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