Motorcycle on four wheels

Rimini ( Italy), 27 January 2015

Honestly: What do you think of the name Peugeot RCZ R Bimota? At a special version with two engines? Sorry, wrong! Situated on the famous Italian motorcycle manufacturer? Bingo! Together with the brand founded in 1966 Bimota, the French have now made ​​a sensational one-off to the wheels. The "strong desire " to be assumed Bimota, it 's official.

ambitious project

The ( caution, pun! ) Lion's share of the work was done, however, at Bimota in Rimini. For this reason, the piece was based on the Peugeot RCZ R its own internal designation: PB104. PB stands for Peugeot Bimota, the one for the first project of both companies and 04 for a vehicle with four wheels. And why the RCZ R as a base? According to the two project participants of the car comes close with a specific power output of 169 hp 200 hp mark those that are particularly strong Motorcycles distinguished.

Moderation engine tuning

Bimota This has certainly not been satisfied and taken the 1.6 - liter turbo gasoline heavily in the deficiency. Thus, the control unit are modified, flanged a pop-off valve on the turbocharger and built a racing exhaust system with sport catalysts. Other measures are optimized tube feeders and a conical racing air filter. Overall, the main focus was not on the maximum power output, as the result of 304 hp shows.

Placed on the feet

Of course Bimota Bimota would not be if they would take care not to the chassis. Finally, it was exactly why once decided by Mr Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini to optimize motorcycles. When RCZ R both the wheels and the suspension were specially balanced revised damper rates and installed 380-millimeter brake discs with four-piston calipers. Rounding out the result by a lowered by ten millimeters.

From the outside, the Peugeot RCZ R can be clearly seen on a hand-painted finish, which is inspired by the Bimota motorcycles from the SBK World Championship series. Inside there is Alcantara with red stitching and instead of the analog clock in the center console a turbo pressure gauge. Where normally the rear seats are installed, you will find two shelves for the helmet and race suit. Who thus throws himself into shell and can burn it on the track, can manifest it in the world. The vehicle two GoPro cameras are mounted, which transfer their images via internet in the car. (rh)