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Italian designer Yacouba Galle has introduced his vision of a high-tech, deluxe motorcycle – Feline.  “Its unique look creates an immediate impact with its unusual sensual panther style.” says the press release.

We’re told the machine – the result of four years of technological research – will be made from the highest quality materials, with parts manufactured by top worldwide experts.

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“The class and elegance of the high-grade materials come to the fore without any visible means of fastening: carbon, titanium, aerospace aluminium and fine leather are part of the materials used in Feline.

“Much more than a motorcycle, FELINE is the combination of sophistication and high technology for highly demanding customers looking for innovative and unique novelties .”

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The main innovation in the design is said to lie in its aesthetics – clean lines enhanced by a powerful front and a hook-shaped back. A high-definition digital dashboard will, we’re told, bring new and fully customizable features. “Feline is sharpened and expresses a fascination for speed and freedom of movement. Its uniqueness and remarkable features make it also a great candidate for Hollywood movie productions.” There appears to be a lean-angle warning display, though how far over you need to be leant for this to illuminate isn’t clear!

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Apparently, Feline is also a “highly powerful efficient machine on roads and tracks”. The designer claims the bike will weigh just 155kg, and be powered by an 800cc 170bhp triple. A rigid titanium and carbon fibre frame link to a unique anti-dive fork that will, Yacouba says, have fibre springs – a technology already being developed by Italian company Sogefi for Audi.

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When asked what manufacturer will be producing the engine, MoreBikes was told “The engine is based on a modified one from Italian maker… We can’t disclose more at this stage of the project.” It looks a lot like an MV Agusta motor to us, though if so, it would mean the Brutale 800’s engine would need an extra 30bhp teasing from it.

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“For 10 years I tested the best machines around the world,” Yacouba said, “and my conclusion has been to make a synthesis of two worlds: the best that I encountered and my vision of the motorbike of the future, Feline was born!”

50 bikes are said to be due for release early 2016, starting at $280,000. We’ve registered our interest for a test-ride, so we’ll wait and see…

www.feline-motorcycles.com

www.yacouba.com 

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Tony Carter

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