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VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle
VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle
VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle
VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle
VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle
VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle
VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle

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VANDERHEIDE MOTORCYCLES
"Black Beauty"

Rolf van der Heide from VanderHeide Motorcycles dreamed of creating the most beautiful, most agile and fastest street legal motorcycle of the 21st century. We got together and started to share this dream. In a few years time we designed a 'Gentleman's Racer' with a full carbon fiber one-piece monocoque frame around the 1000cc engine of the Aprilia RSV4 and an innovative new (patent pending) multi-link front suspension and steering system.

Carbon fiber frames have been tried before, but their weakest point is the head-tube. Brilliant engineer Rolf designed a new and fully adjustable, double-wishbone front suspension system, which eliminates this head-tube and spreads the forces over a large area of the monocoque. This enabled us to both safe weight, improve the riding dynamics and to create a distinct appearance.

I was grateful for the new set of hardpoints provided by the new suspension system, because this allowed me to thoroughly rethink motorcycle styling. There was no conventional tubular or box frame to work with and the carbon fiber monocoque construction offered me much freedom to sculp the body in almost any possible way, very tight around the packaging and with organic shapes and sweeping lines. The result is a sleek and sexy hightech beauty with much 'added lightness'. With 201 hp and a dry weight of only 175 kg the VanderHeide handles and performs like no other.

 

Read all about the creation process here:

The first VanderHeide carbon motorcycle was completely hand-built in-house by Rolf van der Heide himself and he finished it just in time for the unveiling at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

 

VanderHeide Specifications:
 

  • Full carbon fiber Monocoque Frame .

  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension.

  • Full carbon fiber Front Fork and Swingarm.

  • Custom Radiator – Rear facing under the seat.

  • BST Wheels – 100% Carbon Fiber.

  • Aprilia RSV4 Engine - 200BHP.

  • HP Corse ‘Pro Series’ Hydroform Exhausts.

  • Öhlins TTX 36 Inline Dampers.

  • Kellermann BL2000 Blinkers.

  • MoTeC C125 Full Color Display.

  • Fuel Capacity: 24 Liters.

  • 100% full grain leather Seat and Grips.

  • UltraBatt MultiMighty Lightweight Batteries.

  • Dry weight (street legal spec): 175 kg.

AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN & SPECIAL COACHBUILDING

© 2010 - 2016 Atelier Michiel van den Brink

VanderHeide carbon fiber motorcycle

VanderHeide motorcycle - full carbon fiber monocoque - Aprilia RSV4 engine