Maserati-powered motorcycle is legitimately too astounding for words

French company Lazareth has unveiled a new Maserati powered motorcycle during the Geneva Auto Show.


Imad Khan


Published Mar 31, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 12:31 am CDT

If you’re one of those people who thought Batman’s motorcycle from The Dark Knight wasn’t insane enough, then the Lazareth LM-847 should give you a heart palpitation.

Founder Ludovic Lazareth unveiled the motorcycle powered by a V8 Maserati 4.7 liter engine earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. We wouldn’t be surprised if it turned some heads.

Sitting at 882 lbs (400 kg) with 470 horsepower, it has a power-to-weight ratio of .553 lbs/hp. To put that into perspective, the Ferrari LaFerrari has a power-to-weight ratio of 3.32 lbs/hp.

The reason it’s so light is because of its all-carbon-fiber-and-polyester build. This thing is crazy light for what it’s sporting. And to contain that massive engine, the motorcycle sits on four wheels instead of two. Unsurprisingly there are massive 420-mm piston-disc brakes to hopefully prevent the driver from jumping into the Speed Force.

Because the engine is so large and exposed, and with an aggressive stance requiring the rider to hug the motorcycle low, we wonder if the engine will get too hot for the driver. Either way, we’re ready to see some videos of this bike in action.

H/T designboom | Photo via Lazareth

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*First Published: Mar 31, 2016, 8:13 am CDT