Those winglets create 1.6 times more downforce. You’ll need them to keep you grounded when you find the limits of this all-new engine. The 450cc parallel twin features a 270° crankshaft angle, giving it a torque curve, power output, and sound profile more like that of a V-twin. These engine characteristics also contribute to better rear wheel traction under acceleration. If the engine is one reason to love this bike, just wait until you hear about the Brembo brakes, multi-link rear suspension, and reverse shifting option. Who is this bike made for? Anyone and everyone born in the tucked position.
ENGINE: Here’s a 50-hp wake-up call to every 500-class sport bike. This in-house developed, compact, 450cc, parallel-twin, DOHC engine is built to take the lead. The all-new design is characterized by a 270° crankshaft angle. Precision-engineered double balance shafts effectively counteract the inherent vibrations of a parallel-twin engine, ensuring smooth operation across the rev band. Here are the stats: 50 hp @ 9500 rpm. 28.8 lb-ft torque @ 7600 rpm. Bosch® EFI.
BRAKES: Continental ABS continuously adjusts braking pressure to each wheel individually, allowing for precise and effective deceleration while avoiding wheel lock up. Up front a 4-piston Brembo® caliper bites down on a 320mm, single floating disc. The floating design allows the disc to expand and contract, reducing the risk of warping or deformation. The rear brake features a 220mm single disc with a single piston caliper.
SUSPENSION: A sport-oriented front and rear suspension system provides exceptional stability and control. The rear swing arm and rear suspension are connected by a multi-link structure inspired by professional superbikes. This distributes forces and reduces rear-end squat and suspension compression, improving stability and control especially when pushing the limits.
REVERSE SHIFTING: It’s achieved by changing the position of the connecting rod from the rear to the front. Reverse shifting is a feature commonly found in professional racing motorcycles. Reverse shifting refers to the configuration where upshifts are performed by pushing the shift lever downward, and downshifts are executed by pulling the lever upward. By changing the gear shift pattern to reverse, riders can achieve faster and more seamless gear changes, particularly when upshifting while accelerating out of corners.
DESIGN: Every curve and contour exude quality and sophistication. Aerodynamic winglets generate 1.6 times more downforce at higher speeds, improving traction and enhancing the bike's overall stability. The signature split front face line cowling design features enlarged grooves, strategically placed to minimize drag. A pair of flowing LED headlights with exclusive lighting animation, create an intense and captivating gaze.