2011 Renard GT Grand Tourer Motorcycle Unveiled

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Many don’t even know where to place Estonia on a map, but maybe this will raise an interest and some eyebrows: a new grand tourer V-Twin musclebike coming from Renard. The Estonian brand has done a great job with the new Renard GT bike. This represents the company’s revival after the factory suffered a Soviet bombing attack back in 1944.

The Renard GT’s carbon-fiber monocoque weighs only 11 kilograms, and is reinforced with Kevlar, to make it resistant to impact and vibration. Thanks to an increased cross-section, the composite body is stiffer than a regular pipe frame, and thus ensures very precise steering. The fine-tuned suspension is adjustable in three dimensions, and tuned to perfection.

Powering this ‘surgeon’s blade on two wheels’ (as Renard calls it) is a longitudinally mounted 90-degree V2 engine, producing approximately 125 hp at 8000 rpm, and propels the bike to a top speed of 230 km/h.

“Renard believes a motorcycle should be more than just transportation. Our aim is to combine functionality, quality and stylish looks, and put them at your disposal. Essentially: we want to share our passion for motorcycles with you,” says Andres Uibomae at Renard.

Official specifications of the Renard GT are listed below:
  • Engine: 1151cc, Air Cooled, Eight Valve, V2 90 degrees Moto Guzzi Quattrovalvole
  • Maximum power and torque: 125 hp (90kW) @ 8000 RPM & 120 Nm @ 6000 RPM
  • Top speed: 230 km/h
  • Chassis: Carbon fiber/Kevlar monocoque chassis
  • Front & Rear suspension: 2 way & 3 way adjustable Ohlins
  • Front & Rear brakes: Twin semifloating discs, 320 mm with 12.6" six piston monoblock calipers & Single semifloating disc, 220 mm; 8.7" four piston monoblock caliper.
  • Front & Rear wheels: Carbon fiber 3.50 x 17" & 5.50 x 17"
  • Front & Rear tires: 120/70 ZR17 & 190/55 ZR17
  • Dimensions: Lenght: 2100 mm; 83"/ Width: 840mm; 33"/ Height: 990 mm; 39"
  • Seat height & Minimum ground clearance: 850 mm; 33" & 140 mm; 5.5"
  • Wheelbase: 1450 mm; 57"
  • Dry weight: 190kg (419 pounds)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18 liters (4.8 gallon)

The Renard GT is to come in a very limited production starting in 2011, with pricing yet to be announced.
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