Insane Lazareth LM 847 Bike Uses a 470 HP Maserati V8 Engine

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It's been a while since we last had one of Ludovic Lazareth's creations featured, but the new monstrosity he showed recently pays out for every second. Welcome the Lazareth LM 847, a bike whose might is only surpassed by its wild and somewhat impractical nature, but it’s a jaw-dropping piece of engineering nevertheless.
The centerpiece of this monster is, obviously, the Maserati engine that dominates the entire machine. We're talking about a V8, 32-valve power plant which packs 4.691cc and produces a whopping 470 horsepower at 7,000rpm.

On the torque side, the Maserati lump is also good for some 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) at 4,750 revs per minute, meaning it could burn rubber in pretty much any gear, at any speed, if needed.

And if you're wondering about the transmission, things are much simpler than most of you expect. The LM 847 has a single-speed gearbox with a hydraulic coupler and dual chain final drive. This means zero to eternity without shifting gears, and this may be a good or a bad thing, depending on who's twisting the throttle.

A Ducati Panigale tail that looks aggressive and perfectly integrated into the build

The Lazareth LM 847 comes with a dual-wheel hub center steering front end, and resembles the Dodge Tomahawk. Frankly, it's hard to choose other engineering solutions when working with such engines, so we guess that originality is not one of the main criteria to be judged. The tail section comes from a Ducati 1299 Panigale and looks like it fits perfectly into this crazy build.

This extreme contraption is a leaning machine, with a sophisticated suspension system powered by TFX that keeps it on the road. Braking power comes from two perimeter Brembo rotors measuring 420mm in diameter, squeezed by 8-pot Nissin calipers in the front, while the rear uses two 255mm Brembo rotors and 4-pot calipers.

The drag bar might not be the best-looking choice, and the bar-end reverse-mount hand controls are also elements that not everyone will like. The levers and the mirrors are Rizoma, and Lazareth shod the LM 847 with Michelin Power Cup Pro rubber.

With a total mass of 400 kg (883 lbs), this machine still has a tremendous power-to-weight ratio. Again, for good or for worse!
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