RAPOM Rapom V8 2007


In the family of crazy machines, there are 3 series: hypersports, competition machines that can hardly be used on the road; surface-to-surface missiles, such as the Hayabusa or the ZZR 1400, pure high-speed trains in search of top speed; and finally, demonic creations bordering on imaginary, giggling when you talk to them about 200 hp sports cars.
One of the best known, the Y2K, is one of them, with more than 320 horsepower offered by its helicopter turbine. More recently, crazier, completely surreal, Dodge has raised the tone with a 500 hp Tomahawk, powered by the engine of the famous Viper. But these machines were not enough for Nick Argyl, an Englishman like no other who pushed the limits of mechanical madness.
Its name, the RAPOM V8. His heart beats to the rhythm of 8 cylinders. A big engine, which takes up a huge space, and makes this bike an exceptional machine. Consider that despite its weight of 454 kg, the Rapom offers a power-to-weight ratio of over 2: 1, better than that of a MotoGP. Believe in a typo? But no. This is because the power of this V8 outclasses more than 5 times that of a last generation GSX-R 1000.

1,000 horses! At least. You read correctly. This bike is more powerful than a Bugatti Veyron. And its power can go up to 1,200 nags depending on the fuel used and the air sucked in. And this is where it gets interesting. The designer did not settle for installing an 8-cylinder V-shaped juggernaut with 8,193 cc of displacement. First, he stuffed it with ethanol, to make it all fire. And then he grafted a compressor to this mill. Now you know that you have to be completely barge to dare to open wide. The numbers like the look of this bike are just scary. It’s huge, it’s a monster, and it’s super well done. But what about the tubular steel frame of all this power? He must be as much in agony as the rear tire. Square, disproportionate, it is up to him to withstand twice the power of a Ferrari. And what about the tubular swingarm, as beefy as the chassis – it seems completely lost in this mechanical hell. And for the transmission, it is not even a gimbal that collects the potato…. No, no, it’s a very classic chain; well, a little reinforced. A hoist chain should resist hardly better.
As long as we’re nuts, let’s go through with it. Is it a reinforced Superbike swingarm or a MotoGP Ohlins pressurized inverted fork that takes care of the front end? What dale !
If the steering column and the triple trees seem able to withstand a tank, the fork, on the other hand, is a completely standard model, finished with a single brake disc and a modest 6-piston brake caliper..

The design is as scary as the braking capabilities of the machine. It’s violent, both insane and awesome. And if the front has as much panache and bitterness as a Terminator, the rear shell seems the result of less metallic work, more carnal, with this posterior mixing the curves of the backsplashes of Suzuki Hayabusa and MV-Agusta F4. If you were tempted to ride it, know that there are only 2 speeds and one reverse; and plan the earplugs: the exhausts are missing. And the price ? Come on, Gentlemen, come on, a little outfit ….

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      • Max speed:
        400 km / h
      • Acceleration
        0 to 100: 2.80 s

      The technical aspect

      RAPOM Rapom V8 2007

      • Frame
      • Frame: 32mm tubular trellis using the motor as a stiffening element
      • Dry weight: 454 kg
      • Train before
      • telescopic fork
      • Single Harrison Billet disc Ø nc, 6 piston calipers
      • Front wheel:

        – 15

      RAPOM Rapom V8 2007 technical

      • Transmission
      • 2-speed + reverse
      • final by chain
      • Rear axle
      • Single Harrison Billet disc Ø nc, 6 piston calipers
      • Rear wheel:

        – 15

      • Motor
      • 8 cylinders
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: by water
      • 8,193 cc
        (111.25 x 105.41 mm)
      • 1000
      • Weight ratio /
        : 454
        kg / hp
      • Crit’air:

      Detached pieces


      chain kit


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