Langen brings bespoke biking to London streets

Langen Motorcycles is bringing two takes on bespoke motorcycling to the heart of bespoke clothing: Concours on Savile Row, which takes place on May 22-23, 2024.

The British company will be bringing along its new-for-2025 Lightspeed, as well as the latest version of its Two Stroke – both are hand-crafted, limited-production machines, which really strike at the heart of the enthusiast biker.

Limited to 185 commissioned builds, the Lightspeed is a testament to the artistry and meticulous attention to detail that Langen Motorcycles puts into every hand-crafted machine. With its sleek and aerodynamic silhouette, the Lightspeed is the perfect symphony of design and power. Each one is unique from the ground up and hand-built to order only.

The beating heart of this machine is an awe-inspiring 1190cc V-twin engine, a result of the collaborative engineering prowess of Buell Motorcycles and Langen. It produces 185bhp at 10,600rpm, and has been precision-mapped to provide the rider with exhilaration and engagement through the rev range.

The bike weighs just 185kg thanks to extensive use of carbonfibre and CNC machining, meaning the Lightspeed offers 1000bhp per tonne. Langen can also change the metals and anodising – with the possibility of colour-matching a bike to a customer’s favourite possession, such as an item of jewellery. Langen can go even further, too, by matching a bike to a cherished car or racing livery.

Meanwhile, the Two Stroke has been developed by engineers and technicians with high-level experience at Triumph, McLaren, BAC and Honda. At the heart of the Two Stroke is a 250cc powerplant born in the Ferrari factory, starting life as a personal project of engineer Vincenzo Mattia. He went on to set up Vins Motors in Maranello, and then helped to develop the Two-Stroke’s unique characteristics with Langen.

The unique fuel injection and mapped oil-injection system were developed to create a reliable, powerful and clean-burning two-stroke 250cc GP engine producing almost 100bhp. The base unit is extremely strong, and this DNA is prevalent in the Langen, even down to the tone of the engine as it climbs to nearly 13,000rpm. Also, the Two Stroke’s chassis is constructed from lightweight 7020T6 tubular aluminium developed with the help of the ex-Spondon gurus at GIA Engineering.

With only 100 machines being produced, each Two Stroke is as individual as its rider; the bike is tailor-fitted and customised to the owner’s size, weight, riding style and aesthetic taste.

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