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Petronas FP1

The FP1 was originally developed as a 998cc for entry into the MotoGP by PETRONAS and Sauber. However in 2001 PETRONAS decided they would contest the superbike series instead in with Team Foggy Ltd,

Thereafter know as PETRONAS Racing. This meant that a number of changes had to be made to the machine for it to be to race in 2002. The first and important was the reverse in-line engine had to be reduced to 900cc to with the technical specifications for in the superbike class. This was mated with a chassis was designed and built in record by the team.

A state of the art exhaust was developed which features a three into one into two three arrangement which the engine to run at lower revs.

Petronas Racing FP1 must 150 to participate in the World Superbike Chip. The 75 was first produced at the SFX in and approved by the FIM in March, in July, is 75 clear. These are produced in Malaysia’s largest mc / scooter

Petronas FP1 is developed directly racing bikes but there are both in terms of trim and equipment. The effect, which is to 185 hp for the racing bike is reduced to 129 hp for the street version. The design is unchanged, and the front is mainly the two and turn indicators that the street bike. But the brakes are easier, and superbikensradialkalipere on

front is reduced to the traditional four fur kalipere. Frame and swingarm are unchanged, and according to Petronas racing bike and road 80 percent common components. includes a large part of the even if the trimming factor is kinder.

But even only 129 hp keep dry weight for the street is in fact a modest 181 kg. With means that it weighs a over 200 kg.

FP1 in the street version signs of his racing well in terms of finish, and it may in some seem a little rough Among other things are the a little elaborate, when, and the is detail finish only But the question of whether customers put so emphasis on it.

Driving ability is in fact and the tresylindrede engine has a wide and exploitable useful effect and registry that makes it and easy to run.

Some of the technical changes made

— Changing the bore and to increase drivability at the torque

— Increasing the size of the to improve life.

— A of the cylinder head and crank

— A vertical split in the of the air intake.

— A change of bodies and increase in powertrain to improve drivability.

— An lubrication circuit.

Where are know?

Hoard of Foggy-FP1 road bikes found in

MCN has discovered a secret hoard of 60 Foggy-Petronas FP1 road in a bunker in Essex.

Petronas FP1

Carl – race team manager and of the ill-fated FP1 project – said told the news: “You’re – that’s amazing!” It had been – and stated by the team – that the were shipped to Malaysia years ago and disposed of. But in fact all the bikes initially produced to the FP1 for WSB racing are still on UK soil.

The – worth around Ј2m – is held in a of suspended animation awaiting, the bikes’ owner – Malaysian oil Petronas – keen to draw a over the whole episode. The burned Ј30m on a WSB program was intended to kick-start a Ducati-sized manufacturing business in Malaysia, but in petered out with a 21st championship finish in 2006.

The were manufactured for Petronas by firm MSX International in Basildon in in record time in 2002, engines designed by Austrian Suter Racing. The idea was the production process would be replicated in Malaysia and form the of a range of higher and lower-spec running to ten thousand and more. 75 bikes were built in followed by another 75 in Malaysia six later,

Though the business that this first batch has changed hands the bikes are there, now in possession of engineering Arrk RD, which also key MSXI staff who worked on the Tony White is one of them: were perfect” is all he will say the bikes, the existence of which gagging orders prevent him acknowledging.

As chief executive of Petronas Racing, Murray was the go-between for Petronas and the UK engineers who the road bike. He says: staff developed the race and then were involved in the design and supplier information to the road bike team. what happened after to the road bikes is unknown (by me at

It was a transition in which the FP1 lost none of its clean racing but a fair chunk of its power – to 127bhp from 185bhp. so, at 181kg it should still been a competitive road – though it was never released for test. Eight years only the non-radial brakes the stark, stylish lines of the triples.

Foggy said at the “There is no doubt that will be the most beautiful on the roads. It combines cutting technology with real and has set new standards at the top end of the road bike Treece echoes: “It was a beautiful and sounding machine.

I wish I one”.

Treece believes underestimated the challenge in bringing a to market in such a short with no infrastructure.

Priceless or

What does eight do to the value of a now-outdated but ultra-exclusive that failed to launch? tricky” says motorcycle expert for auction house Ben Whitworth. “The Petronas be a bit long in the tooth compared to top-flight superbikes costing Ј15,000, but the kudos of owning a limited edition is certainly to Ducati’s Desmosedici at Ј40-45,000. broadly speaking I reckon an would be between Ј15,000-25,000. But one is actually sold at auction and a precedent that remains much a guestimate. It would be to see.”

Petronas FP1
Petronas FP1
Petronas FP1
Petronas FP1
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