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Custom one-off Ferrari 900 Motorcycle up for auction

Before you start shouting ‘blasphemy!’ at the sight of this Ferrari motorcycle, we’re going to calm your nerves down and tell you that this bike wasn’t made by Ferrari, but is actually a custom-made bike made by David Kay and his people at Kay Engineering as a tribute to the father of the Prancing Horse, Enzo Ferrari.

Built in the mid-90’s after Kay received permission to put the Ferrari badge on the custom bike from Piero Ferrari, Enzo’s son, with a note including “the approval to place the Ferrari badge on your motorbike”.

After 3,000 man-hours of working on the bike, the final product is a beast that features a ’scratch built’ 900cc, transverse, double overhead camshaft, four cylinder, eight valve unit with magnesium and alloy casings, driven through a five speed gearbox. As for the body of the bike, Kay Engineering used hand-crafted aluminum while using magnesium black casings on the engine. The final product is a bike that produces 105 horsepower at 8,800 rpm with a dry weight of only 172 kg and an estimated top speed of 265 km/h.

So why exactly are we fawning over a Ferrari-badged custom bike made in the mid-90’s? Well, naturally, the bike is going to be auctioned off soon.

The Ferrari 900 bike is going to be on the auction block at a Race Retro event that’s set to take place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on February 25th-27th. So how much is this car going to cost? Estimates say that the custom bike is going to fetch a price of around £250,000, which, if you’re keeping count, is a shade under $400,000.

Still interested?

Source: ZERCustoms


8 comments:

Well, moolah its not a big thing for wealthy people but sadly I’m not one of themsmiley I feel lucky to whoever will win the auctioned!

As expected from the Ferrari, it has an awesome performance as well as its platform. Admittedly, I was impressed with the speed performance but too bad that its kind of expensive.

such long man hours and pain taken to design this bike, actually its pretty cool. But how sad, it failed to sell off in the auction? First of all why they want to auction this piece, this can be used to display in those shows or later in some private motor shows or vintage shows.

This one is definitely something, a motorcycle done by Ferrari. So the one who will be able to get this would definitely have something to talk about..

no, it isn’t ugly, but it certainly is too expensive. for that kind of dosh, i’d rather buy a desmosedici RR and an MV Agusta F4 CC, and then take for the Bahamas for a few months... ;-D

It may say ’Ferrari’ on its flanks, but what’s the point if it’s going to have its arse kicked by a 10-year-old Fireblade? I just don’t get these exotic Ferrari and Lambo bikes. Give me a Honda any day.

It had an estimate of £180,000 when it came up for sale in Switzerland on Saturday, but was one of the few items which failed to sell.

A one off Ferrari badged bike, created by an MV Agusta design guru, failed to sell when it came up for auction.

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