Boutique French motorcycle company Avinton is trying to find a distributor in Australia.
Botelho Bruno, export director of Avinton motorcycles, says they have not yet appointed a distributor.
“We have been contacted by some, but not serious importers,” he says. However, they are keen to export to Australia.
The custom Avinton bikes are powered by a Keihin carby-fed 1647cc S&S V-twin engine with 90kW of power and 168Nm of torque, a five-speed Andrews gearbox and aluminium or carbonfibre where a lot of bikes use plastic.
There are three models, the Roadster muscle bike, the GT cafe racer and Race superbike with six different finishes; Collector, Vintage, Deluxe, Grand Sport, Super Snake and Cult.
About 300 Avinton bikes a year are handmade by five craftsmen in the village of Sommières, near Montpellier, in the south of France.
Prices will range from about $40,000 to $65,000, plus duty and shipping costs.
Avinton allows customers to pick and choose from a range of expensive and exclusive options so that each bike is different.
All bikes come with a two-year parts and labour warranty.
The French motorcycle manufacture was launched in November 2012 at the Milan motorcycle show and production bikes began rolling out of the factory in July 2013.
Avinton is the vision of company president Cédric Klein. “Avinton will bring back the concept of the gentleman rider and even go further to sculpt the idea into a new type of motorcycle culture,” he says.