But wait, how did a French bike builder get the job of building superbikes for an Italian car builder? I hear you ask, well the brothers that own Boxer Bikes, Phillippe and Thierry Henriette just happened to be the cousins of Patrick Mimran, who? Mimran at the time owned Lamborghini.
The collaboration with Lamborghini in the mid 80’s resulted in this bike in 1986, and like the cars it was exclusive and very expensive, twice that of a conventional bike of the time.
So what were you getting for all this money? Well a seriously advanced bike at the time, aluminium frame, oil filled fully adjustable suspension, basically a road legal race bike and powered by a Kawasaki engine with 125bhp on tap. That’s enough for 160mph!!!!. But it did come with a leather seat!!!! With a removable section behind it for the occasional pinion rider, so it’s also practical. You have to admit those fairings at the time must have made this thing look futuristic.