• Feb 28, 2011
2011 Mansory Zapico – Click above for high-res image gallery

You may know Mansory more for doing terrible things to supercars like the Bugatti Veyron than for motorcycles, but it turns out their gold plating and leather cladding skills know no bounds. To keep things interesting, Mansory has just rolled out a bespoke motorcycle developed with customizer Thomas M. George, and it actually looks pretty good.

The Mansory Zapico has been swathed generously in carbon fiber, as any custom anything must be these days. From the bug shield to the gas tank to the exhaust silencers, no surface has been left untouched. According to the company, the carbon pieces and the wheels of the bike are all hand built in Mansory's factory in Bavaria.

While the Zapico plays up the carbon fiber rather than the company's normal trademark leather work, the seat, while thin, is a one-off leather concoction.

As with any self-respecting chopper, the 124 c.i. V-twin mill comes from famed American engine builder S&S packing 160 horsepower. That's enough grunt to get the big bike to 60 in 3.3 seconds, despite its 750-pound heft. Check it out in our high-res gallery below and read more about it in the press release after the jump.



[Source: Mansory]
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February 2011

MANSORY Zapico custom bike

It's not only for four-wheeled luxury vehicles that the top-quality range from high-end manufacturer MANSORY has received awards; its genuine custom bike is famous too. This is shown most impressively by the MANSORY bike Zapico, developed in collaboration with bike customiser Thomas M. George.

The hand of company boss Kourosh Mansory is plain to see: the finest carbon, most lavishly processed, decorates the impressive-looking cruiser while the front mask, bug spoiler, seat module, primary shield and silencer as well as the applications on the fuel tank, the frame, fork, wheel rims and airbox all originate from the MANSORY factory in the town of Brand in the Upper Palatinate region of Bavaria. The bike's leatherwork is further testament to the exquisite craftsmanship applied – unmistakeably MANSORY.

The custom bike is driven by a powerful 124 cubic inch (around 2,080 cm_) V2 engine made by the well-known American engine manufacturer S&S. This large two-cylinder engine delivers a full 160 hp to the extra-large rear tyres and can accelerate the 340 kg bike from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds.

Company owner and namesake Kourosh Mansory and his team have been customising exclusive car brands like Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche and Rolls Royce since 1989. MANSORY stands for high-tech production combined with master craftsmanship and the finest materials. Harmoniously designed aerodynamics packages, ultra-light aluminium wheel rims and powerful engine performance upgrades form the basis of the company's technology range. Top-quality accessories and stylish interiors complete the range.

With a workforce of over 80 people, MANSORY can fulfil almost any motoring wish for its discerning customers. In Germany, Switzerland and, through its select sales partners, all over the world.

Key technical data:

Tyres:
Front: 130/60/18"
Rear: 280/35/18"

Wheel rims:
Front: 3.5 x 18" carbon disc
Rear: 10 x 18" carbon disc by Mansory


Engine:
S&S T 124 V2 (spring-loaded vibration), the only one of its kind found in this suspension worldwide
Capacity: 124 cubic inches (ca. 2,080 cubic cm)
Power: 160 hp at 5,200 revs per minute
Gears: 5 gears

Bodywork:
CFRP by MANSORY:
Design by Thomas M. George
Front mask, bug spoiler, seat module, primary shield, silencer applications, fuel tank, frame, fork, wheel rims, airbox

Aluminium applications on the fuel tank, spoiler and rear fender

Leather:
By Mansory

Weight:
Around 340 kg with the tank filled up

Acceleration:
0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds

V/max:
Adequate


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Of all the things masory has created I would say this isn't THAT bad...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mansory...stop. Just stop.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I gotta admit going into bikes (particularly the chopper genre) seems like a natural fit IMO. There are so much garbage builders out there already (referring to the OCOs of the world, not companies like Zero Engineering or Garage Companies) that a group like Mansory should fit right in.
        • 3 Years Ago
        *OCCs
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's not bad, be objective. This is a really nice custom, and I haven't a custom chopper done in CF yet. The lines are nice and the detail is good.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a bad lookin scooter. And I never thought Id hear myself say this, but I think there is just a little too much carbon fiber showing on that bike. Perhaps paint some of it? Kinda looks a little gaudy. Overall design is pleasing, though. Anyone else see a little Sparta-ish resemblance to their helmets in the headlight bezel area?
      • 3 Years Ago
      They didn't have to ruin a perfectly good supercar, so Mansory is already a leg up on the bike already. Really though, this is a pretty nice looking custom, even if it'll never actually get ridden.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cruisers have never been my thing ( too long and too heavy to handle the way I like ) . But appearance wise have done a good job on making it look like a real road warrior
      ( sorry Yamaha for the name infringement ) . I have always respected S & S motor making ability and view them as the real muscle makers of the V twin cruiser world though there are others . I'd ditch that seat .
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remember when exposed carbon fiber used to be an accent piece?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not sure which one is uglier.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice show bike(not really). Too bad bikes like these get less time on the road than the street-cleaning trucks here in Jersey.
      • 3 Years Ago
      How does a bike that's made mostly out of carbon fiber weigh 750lbs
        • 3 Years Ago
        Really bad design.
      • 3 Years Ago
      As v-twins go, this is hot. It has the American muscle look while adding a sporty touch. One of the nicer designs I have seen in some time.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No other company has wasted the amount of carbon-fiber Mansory that has over these years. I guess they set a bar pretty high for themselves and I can hardly see anyone trying to beat them at this game.
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