Avinton Motorcycles build muscle bikes, inspired, in their words, by the 427 AC Cobra. They do have the right look, no swoopy bodywork covering the mechanics, it all out there for the world to see. Power from S&S, Beringer brakes, Arrow exhaust, carbon fiber everywhere and handbuilt to customer specifications.
There are a lot of variations, the GT, Race and Roadster in Vintage, Grand Sport and Super Snake, among others, which come together in different wheels, tires, exhaust, ergonomics and more. If there is an issue with what they're doing, I think the model variations are a little confusing, but the base is all the same.
In 2014, AVINTON offers the finest collection of muscle-bikes which consists in three different models: the "Roadster", the "GT" and "Race", they offer three distinct riding position …
Each of these models is available in six different finish packages: Original, Vintage, Deluxe, Grand Sport, Super Snake and Cult.
Next, the owner can further personalize their one of a kind bike by choosing among over 50 options that Avinton offers in addition to the packages. And finally, one last choice regarding the paint job, for the body and « Shelby Stripes » if desired.
Avinton seems to be the only French motorcycle manufacturer left. They're certainly not a high volume company, but the quality of the builds appears to be first rate and the overall design of these bikes makes them unique. The top mounted air intake has a look that could easily be overdone, but on these, it is obvious without being out of place, in fact it looks just right.
They are currently developing a dealer network around the world, including North America, and there's no reason they wouldn't be a great addition to the high end market, speaking of which, I saw no indication of price, I'm guessing high end Ducati range, though that is my speculation.
You won't see these everywhere, in fact, I doubt we'll see these anytime soon in the States, but, do I like these Avinton muscle bikes? Oui!