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VanderHeide – carbon-fibre feast | NEWS

The market for crazy-expensive, super-exotic bikes appears to be booming as customers rush to get their hands on limited-run bikes like the Honda RC213V-S. And now those lucky enough to be in the market for an AUD $220,000 motorcycle have an even tougher decision to make.

That’s what it will set you back to get your paws on the VanderHeide, a carbon-fibre work of art that promises performance that’s just as jaw-dropping as its appearance.

Featuring a choice of 150kW road-legal Aprilia RSV4 engine or 171kW track-only spec motor, the VanderHeide is the result of five year’s development work. It features a full carbon-fibre monocoque chassis, carbon swingarm, carbon forks and even carbon wheels, bringing weight down to just 175kg.

The girder-style front suspension, with double wishbones and a rocker and pushrod linkage to an Ohlins TTX 36 shock, is unique to the bike, as is the under-seat radiator with airflow routed through the monocoque itself.

You can read the full details of the bike, and how it came to exist, in the next issue of AMCN.

Photos: Studio Target Press, Moordrecht, The Netherlands