Langen LightSpeed four-stroke V-twin announced

Langen has announced its second machine, the LightSpeed, a Rotax-powered, 185bhp, 185kg rocket ship!

Langen LightSpeed four-stroke V-twin announced

Langen’s second bike is also the first from the brand to be powered by a four-stroke engine and not the GP-derived two-stroke as found on the brand’s first model. The rest of the bike, though, is as you’d expect from the high-end manufacturer, with CNC jewellery dotted about the bike, masses of carbon fibre and a bonkers power-to-weight ratio of 1:1.

The heart of the bike is a Rotax engine, built by Buell and then fettled by the team in Lancashire. In this tune, the 72-degree V-twin is pumping out a thunderous 185hp @ 10,600 RPM at the crank and with just 185kg to shift, that gives the new bike a proper 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.

Outside of the engine, the new LightSpeed keeps with Langen’s style, starting with the custom carbon fibre bodywork hugging a tubular steel frame. Further, the front suspension comes courtesy of the good people at Ohlins, while Hel Performance callipers bite down on twin 320mm floating discs.

Just like the Langen Two-Stroke that came before it, the new Langen will be a bespoke-built bike, meaning buyers can tweak the spec and alter the machine’s style to almost endless possibilities. Langen states that the paintwork, handlebars, wheels, and other unique finishing touches are all fair game to be looked at. Obviously, the more you play with the spec, the more the final bike will cost, and with a reported starting price of more than £40,000, it’s already a significant investment in its stock trim.

The UK launch edition of the bike is being shown to the public for the first time at Motorcycle Live, and there are just 185 being earmarked for production. Build slots can be reserved as of today on the Langen website, and the expected delivery date is Q1 2025.

More information can be found on the official Langen Website.

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