O yes, there is a Lamborghini bike, although not many were made, but it did exist, and it wasn't even built in Italy, but in France, by Boxer Bikes in Toulouse.
When Patrick Mimran bought the Lamborghini company, he decided to use the Lamborghini name on other things beside cars. He decided to use the fabulous V-12 in off-shore power boats, and with great success, and now he used the name on a bike, but not just a regular bike mind you.
The Lamborghini bike was considered to be one of the very best in the world, together with the legendary Bimota make, which was also a European company, not a Japanese one by the way.
Just like the Bimota, the Lamborghini bike used the best Japanese mechanicals on home built cycle-parts. For the Lamborghini bikes, a Kawasaki engine of 750, 900 or 1000 cc was used, which output between 90 and 120 Bhp and gave the Lamborghini designed bike a top speed in excess of 160 mph.
By using the best parts available, the Lamborghini bike put only 396 lbs on the scale, the light-weight aluminum frame was a work of art by Claude Fior, the shock absorbers were made by Fournales, the exhausts by Devil and Gotti made these wheels especially for this specific bike.
The gold-plated (actually 'Cadmium plated') brake callipers ware made by the well known Brembo crafts person.
An order list of 50 units was accepted, and in 1986 the production of the Lamborghini bike was started in the Boxer Bikes workshop. They intended to built 100 units a year, and each of them would cost about $13,500, but for this kind of money you bought the best available, besides, a Bimota was in the same price range, and if you owned a Lamborghini car, you should buy a bike too.
One of the first tuning samples on the Aventador that also increases power came from Oakley Design
(added on May 10. 2012)
Back in 1968 Ferruccio Lamborghini ordered a custom built, top of the line Riva Aquamara ... instead of the usual V8 engines hull number 278 received two V12.
(added on October 8. 2013)
Is this new Hexagon Project from Automobili Lamborghini SpA the start of the teasing campaign for the new V10 model to succeed the Gallardo ?
(added on November 27. 2013)
The museum and flagship store of Automobili Lamborghini is featured in the Wallpaper* City Guide: Bologna
(added on January 26. 2009)
Back to Houten for the final Lamborghini related event of the 2001 season.
(added on October 29. 2001)