Lazareth Built This $100K Quad Motorcycle to Offer Something “Accessible”
First came the Maserati bike, then the hovercraft, now this
When you picture the quintessential French vehicle, maybe you imagine a putt-putting Peugeot or Citroën, or possibly a pastel-colored, pedal-powered velo with a petite basket stuffed with baguettes. If that’s the case, don’t tell Ludovic Lazareth.
For the last 20 years, Lazareth has single-handedly been balancing out the cutesy end of the French transport spectrum through his eponymous company by building Ferrari-powered go-karts, Maserati-powered four-wheeled motorcycles and even flying versions of said bikes for the rich and insane. His most recent invention, however, is allegedly his most accessible yet.
Meet the Lazareth LM 410, a four-wheeled monster of a motorcycle that leans, screams and will put you out €100,000 (or a little under $108K).
If it looks familiar, that’s because it’s a reengineered version of the aforementioned Maserati quad, which we wrote about four years ago, packed a ridiculous 470 horsepower (which, for reference, is about as much as the new Corvette) and, as Motorcycle News notes, “caused a sensation at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.”
The problem with that first iteration, known as the LM 847? It’s not practical, not even for one-percenters with a death wish. The LM 410 tries to rectify that by swapping the Maserati engine for a more sensible 998cc four-cylinder from the Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle. While power specs haven’t been released, Road & Track expects it to come in around a sensible 200 HP. And like the original, a proprietary mechanism allows the rider to lean into turns while keep all four wheels on the ground. Having a hard time picturing that? Watch it in action:
“Much more conventional, it was designed to be lighter, more manageable and accessible to as many people as possible,” writes Lazareth on its website of the new LM 410 (translated from the French).
“Accessible” is certainly not the word we’d normally use to describe this, but in the realm of prohibitively expensive custom vehicles … what the hell, sure, let’s go with accessible.
There aren’t many details listed on Lazareth’s website in terms of buying one of the LM 410s for yourself, but according to Motorcycle News only 10 will be built. You can get in touch here.
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