MD Featured Ride — NCR Leggera Special: 300 pounds, 116 hp, and…

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NCR Leggera 1200 Special
NCR Leggera 1200 Special

MD Featured Ride – NCR Leggera 300 pounds, 116 hp, and lots of money the ultimate Sunday ride

Some of us have more than sense, and some of us little money and less which is a good thing, we’d probably spend our on a bunch of crap. Some of us, are blessed with both and sense, and can sit down with who knows what they’re and build the ultimate motorcycle.

the ultimate motorcycle. If money was not an issue-you had no limit to the number of you could scrawl on a check-what of bike would you build? If you in a place blessed with ribbons of undulating (and poorly maintained) pavement the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re to want something that’s sweet-handling, and makes a lot of power.

It probably have to be Italian, because that’s where expensive motorcycles come Carbon fiber? Oh, yes. suspension, brakes and wheels?

Custom, hand-built frame? Si, .

Sounds like you’re about an NCR. Since NCR has been making high-performance and entire race bikes for which is just a few miles NCR’s Bologna location. by Poggipolini Group in 2001, NCR is into a builder of unique, luxury motorcycles, offering (and very expensive!) such as the Milliona, New Blue and the Leggera.

Turns out that enough money, carbon and titanium, these guys can do much whatever they put minds to.

Still, you had better get who knows what they’re to help the process along. where Hattar Moto manager and special projects Michael McDonald in San Rafael, comes in. He can use his mechanical engineering as well as his considerable experience and wrenching to help Hattar’s get exactly the bikes they want.

NCR’s Leggera (“lightweight”) is a exclusive and pricey thing to out with, weighing in at 347 pounds and around $76,000. But Hattar’s an experienced dirt-track racer, to explore the boundaries of what the NCR could do. The donor bike, a Monster 1100S, was shipped to and 200 emails, many photoshop and a long-distance phone bill probably read like Steele’s bar tab later, a totally bike started to take

How do you strip 100 or more pounds off a bike? Two elements are key: the is a fat checkbook, and the second is a large of titanium, that light, metal so beloved by aerospace and by Poggipolini Group, which titanium fasteners and other The Leggera has plenty of the stuff: swingarm, exhaust, connecting even engine hardware and pulleys, all in an obsessive quest to the last gram.

Even the stand (a $4500 item) is wanted it to be a real ‘motard,” McDonald, “so I talked to NCR to find out how I make it lighter.” That led to a swingarm and a single front brake disc, “and took a little time to the customer,” McDonald recalls. A front disc? What is 1975?

Not at all, says McDonald: the disc is a $1500 ceramic and the caliper is a top-shelf $2100 monobloc (with titanium and the whole bike weighs but 295 “with a splash of gas” in the Hypermotard fuel tank, you really need the extra mass of the second brake. do I need two front brakes the bike is so light? When he this, it’ll be 40 minutes at a with the front wheel up in the

When titanium is overkill, materials come in: the bodywork-which through eight versions to get it all carbon fiber. The plan was to full-carbon Dymag wheels, but company went under and BST carbon with aluminum centers and hubs, had to do. NCR has submitted of its own design to the EU for approval.

NCR Leggera 1200 Special
NCR Leggera 1200 Special

With that magic explained, you’re probably wondering how to extract 116 rear horsepower out of a 2009 Monster motor. Again: fat checkbook. will get you a one-piece billet (stroked 3mm), 13:1 custom-profile cams, a high-flow and a redesigned airbox (with Fueling is by Marelli ECU and fuel-injection, by Marelli’s techs at the NCR factory.

3 emissions? I got yer Euro 3 right Still, the motor somehow on 91 octane pump gas. The bill: $140,000. Worth penny, for the right guy.

If reports from McDonald, boss-man Adeeb Hattar and the are to be believed, the bike is everything think. “People tell you 300 pounds and has all that power,” McDonald, “but the experience is to exceed your expectations, you have no reference. It does wheelies in every gear but

Adeeb and I were laughing for days after riding.” The took the bike out and described himself by going through much, much faster he usually does. One-hundred-sixteen hp anemic compared to $15,000 superbikes, but consider this is within 10 pounds of a street-legal supermoto. How can that not be fun?

How can you not one?

For his next trick, is ordering the NCR “Touring,” a hi-spec based on the new-for-2010 Multistrada The goal is to carve off 130 pounds and more electronics than the bike (which is equipped very sophisticated electronic control, ABS and suspension adjustment), making some obscene of power.

Sounds good. MD who have made good choices and are sitting on immense of money (as opposed to just piles, har-har) can call up Moto at 415/456-3345 or check out pictures and video of the bike on the Moto web site .

Gabe Ets-Hokin is Editor-in-Chief of magazine, the fabled and eclectic San Francisco-based motorcycling publication. MD are invited to subscribe by dropping a an to him at .

NCR Leggera 1200 Special
NCR Leggera 1200 Special
NCR Leggera 1200 Special
NCR Leggera 1200 Special
NCR Leggera 1200 Special

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