With a near identical design of the arc reactor from Iron Man’s suit integrated into its headlight, this Honda VFR1200F, customised by Aldo Drudi, is nothing less than a contraption straight out of a sci-fi flick. Before speaking about the motorcycle, let us introduce you to the person who has created this masterpiece. Aldo Drudi is a well-known helmet designer who has been creating some astonishing helmets for MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi. Drudi has now moved to motorcycle designs and his latest creation, christened as Burasca 1200, is beyond words.
In case you are wondering, Burasca is the Italian word for Storm.
For the project, Drudi joined hands with Air Garage and Honda Italia, to create a fusion of Italian design with Japanese engineering. From the floating projector headlight to the stylish 4-1-2 Akrapovic exhaust system, the Burasca 1200 is one of the more radical designs that we have come across till now. The fairing has been put on a strict diet for a leaner look. The new, minimalist fairing design shows-off the muscular, four-cylinder heart of the motorcycle and the exhaust pipes running out from the engine, naturally changing their golden colour to purple as the cylinders start breathing fire.
The extensive use of carbon fibre, titanium and lightweight aluminium wheels let the Burasca shed 30 kilos from the stock specifications. The stock suspension is replaced by fully adjustable Öhlins NIX 30 fork up front and Öhlins TTX GP 36 monoshock at the rear which can be tuned to the rider’s requirements.
Mechanical bits have been kept same as stock and the Burasca 1200 continues to draw 172 hp at 10000 rpm from its 1,237cc Liquid-cooled 4-stroke UNICAM 76° V-4 motor. Torque output too stands at 129 Nm @ 8,750 rpm. What would enhance the performance though is the reduction in weight which gives the Burasca 1200 a better power-to-weight ratio than a stock VFR1200F.
There you have it, a radical fusion of an Italian masterpiece with a Japanese soul, the Burasca 1200. Do let us know your thoughts about the motorcycle through the comments section.