Saturday, November 13, 2010

Renard GT – a Moto Guzzi Wrapped in Carbon Fiber

Renard GT

Renard GT

This is nice. A carbon fiber monocoque chassis wrapped around a 4 valve Moto Guzzi engine and steered with a carbon fiber girder, the Renard GT hits a lot of the right buttons. Öhlins suspension front and back, controlling carbon fiber wheels, the all over black look nails it. Strong hints of Confederate Wraith for sure, but I think this looks better.

Renard GT

Renard GT

The Renard GT comes in at 419 pounds, the Moto Guzzi delivers 125 horsepower.

Renard Cycles is an old Estonian manufacturer destroyed by bombing in WWII.

In 2008, a group of Estonian entrepreneurs, designers and racing engineers joined forces to revive the Renard brand. In April of 2010, the first “modern” prototype was successfully unveiled at the Hanover Technology Fair – the Renard Grand Tourer -- and will go into production next year.

I'm partial to Moto Guzzi twins and this is certainly a gorgeous way to mount one. Very nice.

Thanks for the tip, Doug!

Link: Renard Motorcycles

Renard GT

Renard GT

Renard GT

Renard GT

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