New Bikes

The two-stroke is back in a gold-plated, 112kg 250cc cafe racer

The two-stroke is back in this smart British-built and very lighteweight Langen cafe racer!

The sound, the feel, the smell… two-strokes hold a special place in a motorcyclist’s heart for the sheer emotion these raw machines produced back in the day.

However, save for the odd trip down memory lane, two-strokes have largely been consigned to yesteryear due to emissions regulations that all-but-eliminated them long before today’s even tougher laws.

Nonetheless, there have been murmurings in the tech world recently that the two-stroke technology can actually be adapted for a modern age and this is one of the first example of a new breed of classic concepts getting a new lease of life.

Clasp your eyes on this smart cafe racer from Langen Motorcycles, a British company that has produced its own 250cc motorcycle using a two-stroke engine. Ultra light-weight at 113kg, very decadent looking and boasting a party piece under the skin, we’re intrigued to say the least.

Truth is the underpinnings are actually fairly familiar as the 250cc two-stroke from the Italian Vins Duecinquanta that we’ve featured on Visordown before, which uses a unit that apes the old Aprilia RS250GP engine and looks a little like a Moto3 bike.

That 90-degree V-twin unit with a counter rotating crankshaft has now found its way into a new home on the Langen 250cc, which then wraps carbon fibre panels around an aluminium frame.

The design is part sportsbike, part café racer – arguably better looking than its Vins counterpart – but Langen have recognised the exclusivity of its creation and have thus gone full throttle with the detailing, such as real 24-carat gold details and naked carbon fibre on display.

As such, it won’t be cheap with prices tipped at around £30,000… but for that you will be getting a truly unique motorcycle.


This old school bike looks awesome
Watch promo on cinema hd app:

There are only a handful of companies around the world that can perform 24 karat gold plating on motorbikes. These parts are not that easy and have to be pre-treated with caution as the surface finish of the end product depends solely on the pre-treatment procedure. I have personally done this gold plating in dubai at skye metal coating which is located in Ras Al khor industrial area. They are really good. Check them out! Their google reviews are also good.

Such a nice bike with amazing design and suspension, thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now

Latest Reviews


Latest Videos