The Bottpower Project is so named because the builders liked the concept of the Battle of the Twins race series from some years back. The BOTT 1000 Morlaco, their current project, is powered by a Honda 954cc Fireblade engine and incorporates a Hossack-style front suspension mounted on a trellis type frame.
Hugo Van Waaijen, industrial designer on the project and in charge of designing some of the technical pieces, dropped us a note to show us what they had done so far. The project is headed by David Sanchez who does much of the design and actual construction. They're assisted by Ernesto Arnaez who is the resident IT expert and web designer for their company.
The bike is in the final stages of the build process, they estimate another 8 months or so before things are complete and I think it looks very well done.
They have a number of other interesting designs on their site, including a hybrid motorcycle and an earlier design, the BOTT 250 H7, powered by a Yamaha TZ250 engine. The team is trying to gain a bit of exposure through their individual projects with plans for bigger things in the future.
This is a great example of one of those motorcycle builders we just don't run across every day, a small team working away and doing what appears to be excellent work. Keep your eye on these guys, there may be a lot more coming in the near future.
This is the first of what we project as a long series of posts covering motorcycle builders who are creating their own ideas of what a motorcycle should be. If you are a builder and would like to see your project highlighted here, let us know. If you have a website where your work is on display, send us the link and we'll have a look. We can't put everyone's work up but we'll try to show as many as we can.
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