Ronax 500 two-stroke superbike

Two-stroke road-legal superbike

 

Just when you thought two-stroke was dead, German company Ronax has produced a 500cc two-stroke machine that is road legal but wouldn’t be out-gunned on the MotoGP grid.

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Ronax 500 two-stroke superbikeThe Ronax 500 is powered by a fuel-injected 500cc two-stroke V4 with 119kW at 11,500rpm. Yet it weighs only 145kg (dry) with its aluminium beam chassis, banana-tyre aluminium swingarm and carbonfibre bodywork.

The performance bike is based on Valentino Rossis’s 500cc-winning motorcycle at the 2001 MotoGP.

It is fitted with fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes, but it also comes with lights, indicators and rear-view mirrors, so it can ride on the road.

Ronax 500 two-stroke superbikeBut here is the catch: only 46 will be built and the price is $144,000 plus taxes, freight, duties, etc. Since that also includes 19% German taxes, it’s going to cost closer to $200,000 to get it landed and ready for our roads.

Ronax is taking deposits of $57,000 (plus 30% German taxes) and you could expect your bike to be delivered in about six months, r you could fly to their Dresden factory and pick it up yourself.

Ronax 500

  • Ronax 500 two-stroke superbikePrice: $144,000 (+ORC)
  • Engine: 499cc, fuel-injected, 2-stroke, 80-degree V4 with two counter-rotating crankshafts and electronic starter
  • Power: 119kW @ 11,500rpm
  • Exhaust: Four stainless steel tuned pipes with carbon end cans
  • Gearbox: 6-speed, cassette type
  • Clutch: Multi-disc clutch in oil bath
  • Chassis: Aluminium bridge frame, CNC processed, steering head fully adjustable, aluminium swingarm
  • Suspension: 43mm Öhlins USD fork (front), Öhlins TTX monoshock (rear), both ends fully adjustable
  • Wheels: 17-inch forged aluminium
  • Brakes: Brembo monobloc, forged aluminium, 4 pistons, floating 320mm disc (front), Brembo, forged aluminium, 2 pistons, 210mm disc (rear)
  • Steering damper: Öhlins
  • Bodywork: Carbonfibre

 

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