Again in 1928, there was a motorbike that tickled the flowery of many a Czechoslovak: The Praga BD 500, a record-breaking motorbike constructed by an aviation designer of the time (Jaroslav Frantisek Koch).
Primarily based on the “Bohemia” – a $1.4 million hypercar Praga launched final yr – the model is formally again and higher than ever, with their most up-to-date focus being a bike.
Maybe we must always say THE motorbike.
Meet the ZS 800: An 773 cc, air-cooled parallel-twin wearing what Yahoo! Life labels “a contemporary interpretation of the BD 500.” Jan Žuži is the mastermind behind this explicit mission, which began as an after-hours jaunt earlier than Praga’s proprietor selected to do a restricted sequence of the factor.
For $90,000/unit, that’s a pleasant jaunt spent, eh?
Perks of this timeless piece embody a high-mounted headlamp, hand-welded cro-moly body, a extra conventional seat/hydraulic finned drum brakes, and the addition of Öhlins suspension, to maintain floating duties up-to-par.
All of that interprets to a dry weight of simply 313 lbs, with the hand-woven, carbon fiber, spoked wheels taking middle stage.
Count on cargo of this 28-unit fleet to exit round Q2 of this yr, with bearings set for Dubai.
We end with Yahoo!’s nod to Praga’s exclusivity:
“A value nearing six figures could seem fairly excessive for a 50 hp motorbike with no standard rear suspension, however once you see it within the metal, its extraordinary styling and the love and craft with which it has been constructed may simply persuade you. And with solely 28 to be made, when will you ever see one other?”
What do you assume? Does the ZS 800 embody your very best bike type?