Motus, the American maker of V4 engine powered, cool-looking sport touring motorcycles has created a one-off machine that would leave performance enthusiasts gobsmacked. Built specifically for the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas, this supercharged monster of a cafe racer from hell is good for 230 bhp and called the Lone Star 2 by its makers.
The 1.65 liter V4 engine within the chassis gets its H2 surpassing power courtesy a bracket mounted, bolted-on supercharger. A custom tuned ECU, lower compression Mahle pistons and a new Akropovic exhaust come together to further boost the output of the engine. The result is 50 more horses over the stock setup which produces 180 bhp.
While creating such a ferocious machine may sound like a task, it really wasn’t, if its makers are to be believed. The project that took a little more than 4 weeks to complete, however, was more of an experiment for the company to see if its ECU responded well to forced induction, which it did, and did rather well, if the company claims are to be believed. The exercise apparently was important to ensure adaptability for the company’s crate engine clients.
The low weight and the astounding power of the Lone Star should make sure that it’s a complete riot to get in the saddle of. We will let you know once we see this beast in action. In the meantime, stay tuned, and do let us know if you approve of such lunacy. Use the comments section below channel your views.