When a 999S motor just isn't enough, supercharge that sucka:
It’s the most powerful and fastest-accelerating catalogued streetbike currently on sale anywhere in the world - one that makes Suzuki’s Hayabusa look positively wimpish, as a look at the attached dyno chart will confirm. The claimed 203.9 bhp and 126 ft/lb of torque produced by this radical-looking V-twin projectile, with a diagonal power curve and horizontal torque delivery, definitely establishes it as the new benchmark in two-wheeled street performance.
So, what is it? It’s the first of the 99 customer versions of the supercharged Vee Two Super Squalo which are being manufactured in Perth, Western Australia for worldwide sale (log on to www.supersqualo.com) at a price of A$75,000 (about GBP 30,000/Euro 45,000/US$ 60,000). Using the engine and chassis of a Ducati 999S, complete with Brembo radial brakes and Ohlins suspension, the Super Squalo has been styled by British designer John Keogh to resemble one of the fearsome Blue sharks which roam the West Australian coastline (squalo means ‘shark’ in Italian), and it’s just as predatory a form of two-wheeled life as its marine namesake – as its world debut on public roads at the Isle of Man TT amply proved.
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