Powered by a standard Honda RS500 motor, Fior took advantage of the compact engine dimensions to produce a chassis with a wheelbase of only 1280 mm. Of course the chassis was another of his highly innovative designs which emphasised the rigidity of the load bearing components and loading the front wheel for maximum cornering speed whilst retaining excellent feel.
The chassis was fully adjustable for trail, wheelbase, ride height and pivot point for the swing arm. Fournales compressed air suspension units were used front and rear.
The RS500 motor made 125 hp at 11,500 rpm and the bike’s wet weight without fuel of 117 kg was 8 kg less than a stock RS500. Top speed was 285 km/h and Thierry Rapicault campaigned this particular machine during the 1987 season.
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