Ultra-lightweight Ducati-powered NCR weighs just 126kg
This Monster-powered, featherweight racer is the M4 One Shot, the latest beauty from Bologna-based bike builders NCR.
Using the same basic geometry and concept as the firm's 1000 Millona race bike, and borrowing heavily from the Ducati Monster 1100 Evo - itself a meagre 169kg - the stripped down, titanium and carbon-fibre constructed M4 One Shot tips the scales at a phenomenally slight 126kg wet. Couple that with a 132bhp output and you have a power-to-weight ratio that exceeds any production superbike's and begins to justify the £52,000 asking price.
While the standard air-cooled 100 Evo engine makes 107bhp and 84ftlb at 7500rpm, the heavily modified version in the M4 One Shot uses titanium pistons, an increased stroke and specially fabricated titanium internals - from cylinder to cams - to reach 132bhp and 105ftlb at 8,700rpm. NCR will also offer a base 130kg M4 - minus the One Shot moniker - with an unaltered 1078cc Ducati lump for £35,000.
The firm says its mission is to "redefine motorcycling by setting a new standard in light weight, simplicity and pureness of design and technology".
The M4 and M4 One Shot are being launched in North America, with a European release planned next year.
Where the NCR fits in
|Power (claimed)||Weight (wet)||Power-weight ratio|
|Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike||240bhp||148kg||1.62|
|Ducati 1199 Panigale||195bhp||176kg||1.11|
|NCR M4 One Shot||132bhp||126kg||1.05|
|Ducati Monster 1100 Evo||100bhp||185kg||0.54|
|Bugatti Veyron supercar||1001bhp||1888kg||0.52|
|KTM 125 Duke||15bhp||128kg||0.11|
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