Project C.R.D., Cruiser and Racer on Demand, looks interesting. Designer Fredy Mauerhofer, says he’s trying to encapsulate the “positive emotions of any riding style combined in one and the same solution.” I think it looks a little like Dan Gurney’s Alligator.
This Project C.R.D. design has an aluminum frame for an as yet undecided engine in a V-twin, V4 or inline triple configuration with torque specs of 145 foot pounds. Top speed will be limited by gearing to 120mph which means acceleration should be quite brisk. They project 0-60 in 3 seconds, stopping from 60 in the same time. Front wheel and tire are 150/50/17 and the rear is 300/30/22.
The 55 inch wheelbase and 20 degree rake along with the obviously low center of gravity should give you nice handling.
With Roland Sands doing the performance choppers and now this, it’s looking more and more like the stretched choppers that can’t function as normal motorcycles are being recognized as the stationary objects they really are. Those long forks look like yesterday’s news. I hope we see more of this.