Let’s talk about all the impractical and stupid decisions you have made in your lifetime.
From that one time when you were a teenager when you did that thing only you and your best friend know about; to that other time when you were in college and you probably should have been arrested; and that thing you did at the club when no one was looking.
Now you are much older, those impractical and stupid decisions are performed on a much grander scale – like that thing you did at your office Christmas party last year.
Today, we would like to introduce you to what could possibly be one of your most impulsive, stupid and totally impractical decisions in your lifetime – the $96,000 Renard GT motorcycle.
That’s right – $96,000 bones.
So what the hell justifies a motorcycle that costs as much as a Porsche 911?
According to the official Renard Motorcycles’ website, the Estonia-based company’s goal is to create the “ultimate motorcycle” – and they plan to do it with the following:
A Carbon Monocoque Chassis
The Renard GT´s chassis is manufactured entirely from carbon epoxy composite. Monocoque weighs only 9 kilograms, and is reinforced with Kevlar, to make it resistant to impact and vibration. Thanks to an increased cross-section, the composite body is stiffer than a regular motorcycle tubular frame. Added ridigity will increase steering precision and thus ensures very precise steering.
A Robber Fuel Cell
The fuel tank is a result of the alliance between Renard GT’s distinctive carbon fibre monocoque and the ATL’s fuel cell technology known from F1 racing, based on the same weave construction as ATL’s revolutionary rubberized fabric. Using duPont Kevlar fibres and an ATL proprietary synthetic elastomer coating makes the fuel cell remarkably tough and durable coupled with extreme light-weight, high flexibility and compactness.
The Dymag carbon CA5 motorcycle wheels have been designed using 30 years of experience of the lightweight wheel technology. These stylish ultra-light and ultra-strong one-piece 5 Spoke wheels will transform GT’s handling and performance. Front 2.2 kg (4.8 lbs), rear 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs).
And of course, the Renard’s GT’s 1200cc engine which “produces approximately 130 hp at 8000 rpm while peak torque of 120 Nm happens at 6000 rpm.”
Compared to a lot of your other dumbass decisions in your lifetime, spending close to 6 figures on a carbon fiber chassis motorcycle built in Estonia almost makes sense.
For more information on Renard Motorcycles and the Renard GT, you can check out the official Renard Motorcycles website at http://www.renardmotorcycles.com.