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MCN’s highlights of the Tokyo Motorcycle Show

Published: 30 March 2018

MCN visited the Tokyo Motorcycle Show recently, where the big four Japanese manufacturers rub shoulders with the many smaller Japanese custom houses. One of the most impressive stands was that of Moto Corse, who produce big-money carbon-fibre specials that are jaw-dropping not only in their beauty, but also their price tags! Here’s what we discovered, you may want to sit down when you see the prices…

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For Ducati lovers, Moto Corse had the Diaxel DXC, which had been treated to Öhlins forks, BST carbon wheels, full custom titanium exhaust and lashings of carbon-fibre components all adding up to a weight saving of 21kg. Yours for just £47,977.

Or how about the 1299SLC, which started life as a Superleggera and has been given a similar treatment including carbon disc brakes and machined clutch cover, ending up at a distinctly salty £117,823?

For those with more modest budgets, there was the equally wicked Vyrus 984C3 2V, which is a hand-built carbon-fibre naked that uses a tuned 900SS motor. Two swingarms was the least of its peculiarities but it was a snip at just £41,500.

Prefer inline fours? Then you need the CBR600RR-powered, 145kg 986 M2. Looking like the ultimate crossover between a Bimtoa Tesi and a Moto2 bike, it was on sale for a mere £47,400.

Like we said, you may need to save up for a while before heading to their website. Moto Corse were established in Japan but are also based in San Marino. If you are feeling flush, you can contact Moto Corse by clicking here

 

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