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.
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:
Front: 3.5 x 18" carbon disc
Rear: 10 x 18" carbon disc by Mansory
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
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
Around 340 kg with the tank filled up
0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds