200+hp, Ohlins, Brembo, Termignoni, Titanium and Carbon fiber. Its’ all in there

When Ducati came up with their V4 machine, it was touted to change the laws of street riding with its 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale. It is being considered all around for being 2018’s best motorcycle. And rightly so is also the most powerful bike in its class at the moment with 214 hp and 91.5 lb-ft of torque.

But there is another Italian firm by the name MondialMoto (and no, it has no resemblance to the F.B. Mondial), brewing a brand new V5 pot for the streets. Dubbed the MondialMoto V5S and V5R, its V5 motor will put out over 200 hp and will be covered with fancy materials and equipment list.

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Honda was the only manufacturer ever to have built a V5 engine for their RC211V MotoGP machine. It ran the circuits world over for five years in which it claimed three World Championships and won over half the races it ever participated in. But Honda never managed to bring out a road-going version of the same despite rumors.

It isn’t hard to see why the Italian folks have been inspired by Honda’s efforts here. In the development stage for a decade now, the firm has so far secured €2.5m ($2.85m) in investments from the Italian government for this project and are currently working on a two prototype chassis as we speak. An aluminum monocoque with single-sided swingarm for the V5S and a full Carbon fiber monocoque with carbon subframe and alloy single-sided swingarm for the V5R.

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The company is based in Modena, Italy and Wolverhampton, UK, and is backed by ex-Ferrari and Mercedes engineer Antonio Matarollo. The firm is constructing everything on the bike in-house including the electronics and the five-pot 1000cc mill. It will have a 75.5-degree configuration with compression ratio 13.5 .1, Titanium exhaust and inlet valves, DOHC camshafts, slipper clutch, Titanium connecting rods and a 6-speed transmission. All of this will alow the engine to scream at 13750 rpm.

Both the V5S and the V5R will feature Ohlins suspension and steering damper, Brembo brakes, titanium Termignoni exhaust, Pirelli tires, riding modes including “Race”, digital dashboard with Satnav, keyless remote, ABS, LED lighting all around and electrically operated mirrors. The V5R will get a bit more exquisite with carbon fiber wheels, bigger brakes, electronic suspension, electronic steering lock, remote start and auto find.

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The R version will also have larger valves and hotter cams which will bump up the power figures. Both bikes weigh 394 lbs, and the MondialMoto V4S comes with a €27,995 ($31,800) price tag, while the MondialMoto V4R superbike will cost you €35,995 ($40,100). Be sure that both these models will come with a limited edition affair and Mondial will gladly accept a €10,000 ($11,000) and €15,000 ($17,000) reservation charges respectively.

Right now, Mondial is developing the prototype chassis and is working hard to have one to test by spring next year. The bike will be first showcased only at the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Until then, all we have are a few rendered images of the bike and the engine in shells.

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