Custom motorcycle manufacturer SBAY Motor Company stands on pretty straightforward principles – giving the rider a unique experience is one of them. Having started operations back in 2009 by Sergio Bayarri, CEO and founder, SBAY Motor Company operates out of Spain. Their third product is the Omega, a two-wheeled profoundness which pushes the boundaries of conventional motorcycle design with its unorthodox approach. According to SBAY, the Omega is “a bike that leaves aside what is ‘normal’ to focus on what matters most, the road”.
Built around the Harley Davidson V-Rod Revolution engine, the custom motorcycle is held together by an unique, omega type frame, draped with carbon fiber monocoque bodywork. But special flavor is emanated from the unabashedly unconventional, hub center steering system and swing-arm based front suspension. Tipping the scales at just 190 kgs, the Omega also sports a single sided swing-arm setup at the rear.
The Harley-Davidson Revolution V-Twin liquid cooled engine displaces 76 cubic inches (1247cc) and is good for 125 hp of power. Mated to a 5 speed integrated gearbox, the engine sends power to the rear wheel using a chain driven final transmission. Cradling the oily bits is the distinctive chassis – an Omega type frame, CNC machined with 7075 aluminium, and littered with carbon fiber subframes. Designed and manufactured in house by SBAY Motor Company, the frame is composed of two main parts and joining elements made from a CNC machined single block of high strength aluminium .
The complex hub center steering system is built by ISR Sweden, while steering is operated by push-pull cables. The uncustomary swing-arm front suspension has been designed and built in-house by SBAY in CNC machined 7075 aluminium, and is complimented by the side mounted Öhlins dampers allowing 120 mm wheel travel. The rear is held up with a single sided swing-arm setup along with a floating Öhlins monoshock on progressive linkage, which allows up to 110 mm of wheel travel.
Components on the Omega are handpicked, and includes the very best in the business, such as Brembo, Rizoma, Motogadget, ISR or Galfer. This radical motorcycle retails for 48,000 €, or approximately 33 lakh INR.