The Renovatio Motorcycle

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This new Renovatio concept built by Confederate Motor Company has one of the most unique designs for a motorcycle I have ever seen. The bike itself features a 1688cc, 135bhp v-twin engine, LED lamps, and a suspension made of titanium and carbon fiber. The word Renovatio means rebirth, a very appropriate name for this concept considering the company who designed it, Confederate Motor Company had their headquarters destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. However despite the unfortunate setback the company still plans to release the bike in 2008 currently with a undisclosed price tag.

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Dimensions: Weight: 340lbs.; Wheelbase 60?; Seat Height 30?; 27 degree rake.

Engine: 103 cubic inch Confederate Water cooled 90 degree utilitarian modular platform 150 HP normally aspirated - 190 HP optional supercharger

Transmission: Confederate design; six speed, close ratio.

Primary: Internal gear driven

Front End: Girder-type aircraft aluminum and titanium multi-link with shock centered on steering axis; Carbon fiber struts.

Swingarm: Single sided aluminum cast piece.

Suspension: Rear-Penske coil over shock with remote reservoir multi adjustable; Front-Penske coil in shock, multi adjustable.

Lighting: Forward LED headlight and blinker system; integrated into girder.

Fuel Cell: Confederate design, one piece composite fiber cell; Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons with integrated air box.

Gauge: Single integrated tachometer and speedometer.

Wheels: Blackstone structural carbon fiber.

Identification: Engine & Neck contain ID numbers

Preliminary Engine Specifications:
Type: V-twin
Displacement: 1686 cc (103 cu. in.)
V-angle: 90 degrees
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Valve configuration: Over head valves, 2 per cylinder
Valve lifters: Hydraulic roller
Bore x stroke: 108 x 92mm (4.252 x 3.622 in.)
Fuel system: Sequential fuel injection
Fuel Type: Premium unleaded
Horsepower: 135 hp (SAE Certified)
Torque: 125 lbs-ft (SAE Certified)
Fuel shut off: 7800 rpm
Block: 356-T6 Sand cast aluminum
Cylinder bores: Liner-less Nicom coated parent aluminum
Cylinder head: 356-T6 Sand cast aluminum
Intake manifold: Carbon runner, dual throttle body
Exhaust manifold: 321 Stainless steel headers
Crankshaft: Billet 4340 steel
Camshaft: Billet 8620 VAR steel
Connecting rods: Forged Powder Metal Titanium
Pistons: Forged 4032 AluminumValves: Forged titanium
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