Unique Hi-Tech Classic Motorbike (1 of 10) For Sale
AUTODROME Paris is proud to present an extremely rare Lamborghini Motorbike designed in collaboration between Lamborghini and the French hi-tech racing bike constructor Boxer-Bikes.
Boxer Bikes has been famous since the seventies for their sophisticated racing motorbikes, hand-built with extensive use of aerospace-technology and ultra lightweight frames. In 1986, when Lamborghini decided that a motorbike would bear their name, Boxer was chosen as the only partner capable of building the most desirable motorbike of the world : the "Lamborghini Design 90", powered by a state-of-the-art, 4-cam, 4 valve per cylinder straight-4 engine.
The price was twice as high as the one of a most famous high-end motorbike of the period. This price factor, in addition to the availability in extremely limited series contributed the myth of "the Lamborghini motorcycle".
As specialists know, Chief Engineer for this bike was Claude Fior, famous for his high-tech racing bikes, and that unfortunately passed away too young in 2001. Claude Fior also created many technical new systems for leading-edge racing bikes. The most famous was the double-triangle front suspension, comparable to racing cars suspension.
In the 80s, with 130 BHP and less than 180 kg, a radical and voluptuous style, this motorcycle was only a dream for millions of Lamborghini and motorbike enthusiasts. The consensus is that probably only about ten of this exclusive motorbike were ever built with the complete fibre-glass aerodynamic bodywork, sharing the same inspiration as the world-famous "25th Anniversary" Countach.
The concept of this motorcycle is dramatically different from the standard of the period: the frame is all hand-made from light alloy square tubes, assembled with aerospace welding techniques. Even the fuel tank is in aluminum for lighter weight. Furthermore, front and rear suspension angles are adjustable - a typical racing specification, very unique for a road-bike - and many parts are made from solid machined ultra-light alloy.
All elements are of racing or high-end provenance, like the Brembo Gold-Series brakes, and the Fournalès "air-oil" rear suspension. This rear suspension system is of the highest technology, using the elasticity of compressed air as a spring, and thick oil flowing through calibrated holes as damping system.
The removable rear seat cover allows taking a passenger for an occasional ride... The seat is finished in real leather, which is rare on motorcycles, and adds to the authentic and exclusive character of the Lamborghini Design 90.
All in all, including partly "Lamborghinised" Boxer versions, less than twenty Lamborghini-Boxer motorcycles were built ; the most sought after are the full-Lamborghini examples that boast the complete spectacular aerodynamic fairing.
The machine that we are presenting is complete (with constructor plate indicating Lamborghini type and chassis #) and in a remarkable concours condition. The previous owner of this exceptional bike is a professional racing mechanic who has always maintained this machine as it should be, cosmetically as well as technically. It has been scarcely and carefully used with only 24.000 original kilometers.
This opportunity to acquire a unique and fascinating motorbike in top condition will not be repeated. This motorbike will be a precious and indispensable addition to any important collection.