The French tuner made a special version of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 for Charles Leclerc

1y ago

2019 did not end well for Scuderia Ferrari, which missed the championship again due to the complete ineptitude of the strategy group and a good deal of bad luck.

Charles Leclerc, "second" driver of the team, however, managed to inflame the soul of the Ferrari fans by winning first the Belgian Grand Prix and then triumphing with an epic race at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

So far it has been his best year in Formula 1 and to celebrate the young Monegasque he has decided to give himself a rather special gift.

Like many of his colleagues, he is a motorcycle enthusiast and has asked the French tuner Bad Winners of Montreuil to build him an improved variant of their Apex.

The latter was a naked derived from a Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer built in 2017, but for the new project it was decided to focus on something more modern like the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701.

The F1 driver collaborated with the French technicians in first person for the redesign of the vehicle and specified that the vehicle should be made as light as possible compared to the original model.

For this reason the original superstructures and the alloy wheels have been changed with components made of carbon fiber and the single-cylinder 693 engine has been developed to supply the power of 85 hp by installing a new SC-Project exhaust system and a Dynojet power commander for the electronic control unit.

Other updates include a headlight from a KTM 790 Duke, a new rear subframe, a new 4.3" TFT instrument cluster and new Renthal semi-handlebars.

Since the bike was made to measure by a personality like Leclerc, Bad Winners has decided to create a customization kit at a price of 20,990.



Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation

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  • Love most of it, especially that dash. Don't love that they put in that Duke headlight, may as well have started with a KTM if you're going to put KTM parts back onto the Husky.

      1 year ago