Unique Ferrari Motorcycle Sold
File under Special-Bikes
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
Ferrari does not make motorcycles as we well know, despite the fact that Enzo Ferrari started his career racing motorcycles. David Kay, a British engineer, decided to make a Ferrari motorcycle to honor the brand, and in 1990 got an official permission by the Ferrari company. So in fact, this is the only "official" Ferrari motorcycle. There are several custom made motorcycles out there (see related below) that have Ferrari written on them, but they are not recognized by the Italian manufacturer.
Kay's Ferrari 900, a 900 cc engine producing 105 hp at 8800 rpm, allowing the biker to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and a top speed of 160 mph, went up for auction last weekend at Bonhams.
The aluminium motorcycle, weighing only 172 kg was sold to a private, and unidentified, buyer for UK£85,000.
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