There is no need for a better reference for a newly formed automaker than that its debut engine was developed by Ferrari engineers. The fact that it happens to be a motorcycle and a 250cc, two-cylinder, two-stroke block is incidental.
Ferrari’s R&D department put the unit together in their spare time over five years, which is a very fine piece: the diaphragm valve was made of carbon composite for the separate fuel and oil injection unit, and the exhaust system is controlled by electronic valves. The unit rotates at 14,500 rpm, has a maximum output of 56 kW, or 76 horsepower, and a maximum torque of 45 Nm. This is accompanied by a weighing weight of 114 kg.
There is a British frame for the Italian block: it is being made in Manchester Langen Two Strokeis made of laser-cut, large-diameter aluminum tubes with gluing. The forks are supplied by Öhlins, the covers and fuel tank are made of carbon fiber composite, entirely by hand.
This already shows that Langen Two Stroke will not be a cheap pastime: the net base price is 28 thousand British pounds, or 11 million forints.
Therefore, in return, the blocks and frames are coded and made to order, the gearbox can be configured and replaced according to individual needs. The buyer decides the colors, the tuning of the suspension and the design of the wheel, and of course the seating position is also tailored to the individual.
Production can start in a year. One hundred motorcycles will be made in the first round, then another 150 pieces are planned in 2022, and that will be the end of the story.