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Petronas FP1

Petronas FP1

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The Petronas FP1 is a (54.89cuin) liquid-cooled inline homologation special sport that was produced in 2003 by .

Originally developed jointly by and Sauber Petronas Engineering as the GP1 989cc prototype to compete in Petronas decided to race the in the Superbike World Championship To meet the requirements for the motorcycle’s into the championship, the engine was to 899.5cc (54.89cuin) and Petronas had to 150 road version motorcycles for FIM thus making it the first -built Superbike.

The first 75 units of Petronas were built in the United by January 30 2003, passing inspection to enable the bike to in 2003. The final 75 units assembled in Malaysia by the country’s manufacturer, Modenas by July

Petronas FP1

Out of the 150 units produced only 100 made available to the public in Panache Green, Exotic and Misty Grey. The other 50 were kept to be used for

Petronas joined forces four-time Superbike World Carl Fogarty to form a team — Foggy Petronas — to participate in the Superbike World .

From 2003 the FIM changed the to allow 1000cc machines twins, triples or four-cylinder) to The FP1 was developed under the previous (that limited the engine for 3-cylinder to 900cc), as a result the was at a disadvantage from the rest of the

With the Japanese manufacturers their involvement for 2003 and the FP1 was able to have some results, finishing on the podium in 2004. With Japanese returning in 2005 the FP1 fell and by 2006 it was struggling to finish in the Petronas terminated the superbike at the end of 2006

In 2010, Motor News discovered 60 brand new stored in Basildon. Essex. for Petronas by MSX International for homologation they were part of the batch of 75, but which were shipped to Malaysia. The bikes are held in the former MSX premises by new owner Arrk RD, who are subject to a agreement to Petronas. [ 1 ]

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