design, captured in carbon fiber and titanium. Body work is all
carbon fiber, frame is Ti. Seat area exudes the Drudi design genius.
Italian for “Black Spot.”
Poggipolini Group, famous for its titanium racing components found
in and on many of the world's top factory roadracing bikes and
Formula Once cars, recently purchased controling interest in the
famous NCR racing shop, the team which sponsors Frankie Chili
in SBK World Superbike. On display at World Ducati Week 2004 in
may, we got to see this latest showcase of Poggipolini engineering
magic named the Macchina Nera, the most outrageous monster naked
bike imaginable. The Nera features a vast array of titanium components
from its trellis Ducati replica frame, to the unique full-race
exhaust system and various controls and engine components that
are separately available from Poggipolini. The engine is a full
race Ducati Testastretta 998R engine rated at 180hp, housed in
a bike that weighs just 297lbs. With all that power and almost
no weight stuffed in a short 55.5 inch wheelbase you can bet the
Nera is a serious wheelie monster.
unique, the Macchia Nera bears little resemblance to the custom
bikes we frequently see. How unique? Here’s how the plan
unfolded. Stefano called on his good friend and business associate,
Aldo Drudi—the famed Italian designer. “Il Signore
Drudi” was given freedom to create a fresh and aggressive
and Aldo casually walked next door to the NCR factory to
see what parts they could come up with. Curiously, one of
Frankie Chili’s WSB motors—a Ducati 998R testastretta
engine from the 2003 World Superbike season, poised prominently
before them. Could it be? Of course it could!
HP, 135 Kgs / 297 lbs. Road rage has met its soul mate.
Poggipolini Titanium craftsmen built a frame of gorgeous
titanium to tightly encase the Testastretta superbike motor.
They specified the finest components the world offers and
ultimately framed their creative work with Drudi’s
Italiano design. Fairings and ducts? Not a chance. The engine
and frame on the Macchia Nera are twin crown jewels that
need no accoutrements to enhance their beauty.
Macchia Nera is a natural beauty—a stunning naked
world superbike that will be produced in a very limited
finest technology in the world. Special parts from Formula
1, MotoGP and aerospace. The rear stand is done completely
in titanium.The carbon fiber gas tank is crowned with a
special titanium gas cap. Ultra-exclusive MotoGP Brembo
brake system with 320mm double disks (centrally vented).
Note fork control telemetry!
NCR radiator with Nipploy treatment. Aeronautical fittings
adorn the titanium tubes. Directly from Poggipolini's F1
work, titanium connectors, PVD treated pulleys and titanium
pulley ring nuts.The clutch system is EVOLUZIONE, treated
in Nipploy and lighter yet than standard versions. Aerospace
componentry ties the vital fluid lines together. style with
Poggipolini/NCR artistic craftsmanship.Ohlins racing fork
(53.5mm), the latest in fork telemetry. Brembo brakes with
Poggipolini Titanium connectors (you've seen them on Ducati
MotoGP bikes as well). Top it off with Marvic magnesium
wheels! Poggipolini Titanium exhaust--in titanium, of course.
If you want
a Macchia Nera, purchase the only example. Macchia Nera No. 1
of 1 is yours for 150,000 Euros ($180,000).
Stefano Poggipolini plans to bring the Macchia Nera to the Laguna
Seca superbike races in July 2004. Frankie Chili will be there,
the Macchia Nera will be there and, just perhaps, the proud and
fortunate new owner of this exclusive superbike.
Need to lighten
your wallet or your bike? Just visit RaceMetal.com.
Or write to contact CustomerCare@racemetal.com if you are interested
in purchasing Nera #1.
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