Bienville Legacy Motorcycle – On face value, the Bienville Legacy is a weird, vastly overpowered and visually shocking motorbike with a completely unique suspension system. But to the team that created it and the eccentric entrepreneur that bankrolled it, it’s not just a motorcycle.
It’s a two-wheeled expression of blue-sky design, the realization of an idea unhindered by commercial realities – and the start of a movement that aims to celebrate and re-invigorate the idea of master craftsmanship in America.
JT Nesbitt, the man behind the G2 Hellcat Confederate Wraith, has emerged from his cocoon with a new creation that manages to be both bizarre, beautiful, and beastly, all at the same time.
The Bienville Legacy features a 1650cc Motus MV4 engine, which in its natural form is good for 185 horse power. But Nesbitt’s goes all mad scientist on us and adds a Rotrex centrifugal supercharger to take the hp to more than 300. The Legacy also has uses a totally unique blade suspension, which uses a single carbon fiber leaf spring from the front to the back of the bike.
Factor in carbon fiber wheels and a four gallon fuel tank, and you can see how the total weight checks in at around 400 lbs. Commissioned by the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative, the Legacy will only see a few riders on its hand-crafted saddles; besides the roughly $250,000 asking price, buyers will also be asked to showcase the Legacy around the country.
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