New British motorcycle marque Langen previews Two Stroke road racer at Salon Privé

New British motorcycle company Langen will launch its inaugural model, the Two Stroke, next week at Salon Privé.

Built around a two-stroke 250cc V-twin engine produced by Maranello-based Vins, this will be the first time the two-stroke, road legal motorcycle has been seen in public

Born from an extra-curricular passion project from members of the Ferrari research and development department, the CNC-machined engine has been in development for five years. The engine produces more than 75bhp (56kW) and 45Nm (33lb.ft). 

A combination of fuel injection, ECU-controlled oil injection, carbon fibre reed valves and electronic exhaust valves promise class-leading performance figures.

Power-to-weight ratio is key to its design. The Two Stroke weighs just 114kg, which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 660bhp/ton – more than most supercars, says the brand.

Born from a passion project from members of Ferrari R&D , the CNC-machined engine has been in development for five years…

The Langen Two Stroke is a high-end homage to ‘ton-up’ boys

Handmade and bespoke, the Two Stroke chassis is crafted from large-diameter, laser cut aluminium tubing, with bonded and machined connection points. Light Ohlins front forks and British K-Tech rear shocks guarantee control. The bodywork, including the fuel tank is made from hand-laid carbon fibre, as is the gold leaf detailing.

The Two Stroke has been designed, engineered and built in Wigan, with components sourced from Hel Performance brakes, Dunlop tyres and K-tech suspension.  

Each engine will be built to order and individually numbered to match the customer’s motorcycle, with fully CNC machined casings and custom interchangeable gearbox. Customisation can range from paint colours, chassis finish and suspension type to wheels, along with tailored ergonomics for each individual rider.

Langen’s attention to detail is superb

The initial build is limited to 100 individually numbered models. Production will begin  summer 2021. A further 150 motorcycles will be produced starting 2022, for worldwide distribution. The total number of builds will be strictly limited to 250 bikes, each of them built to order.

‘The company has been founded with the aim of producing motorcycles with a simplicity and purity of days gone by, like the ‘Ton-up boys’ and their Caf racers – yet pushing the limits of modern technology,” explains Chris Ratcliffe, creator of Langen and designer of the Two Stroke.

“My dream has always been to create a small piece of British motorcycling history. To be able to launch this special motorcycle under a completely new brand really is a dream come true. The aim is to continue to push boundaries and create more interesting bikes, which we hope will really please people.”

The Two Stroke will sell for £28,000 (plus VAT). Pre-orders are currently being taken.  

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