The Langen LightSpeed Is A Wild British Custom With An American Heart

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The limited-edition LightSpeed is powered by a Buell 1190cc V-Twin and weighs just 407 lbs.

Langen Technology Limited (Langen), which specializes in handcrafted, limited-production motorcycles, will unveil the Langen LightSpeed 1200 (LS-12) at Motorcycle Live 2023 at the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham from November 18th to 26th, 2023.

Building on the success of their initial production motorcycle, The Two Stroke, Langen's latest model showcases the company's expertise in crafting aesthetically pleasing, high-performance motorcycles using top-tier components. The LightSpeed boasts an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1,000hp per tonne.

Constructed with carbon fiber bodywork surrounding a steel tubular space frame, the LightSpeed features Öhlins front forks and rear shocks, and Hel performance calipers gripping 320mm twin floating front discs.

The heart of the LightSpeed is a liquid-cooled, transverse 72-degree V-Twin Rotax engine, born on the racetrack and delivering 185hp @ 10,600 RPM at the crank. Manufactured by Buell Motorcycles and refined by Langen, the LightSpeed embodies a fusion of innovation and emotion.

The UK launch edition will be limited to 185 units homologated for the UK, providing customers with customizable options, including paintwork, handlebars, wheels, and other unique details. Reservations for build slots are open, with deliveries expected in early 2025. Worldwide type-approved models will be available in limited numbers from 2026.

Langen HQ has reported that some existing Two Stroke customers have already placed deposits for the LightSpeed, sight unseen.

Christofer Ratcliffe Founder and CEO of Langen comments: At Langen, we believe that “cars move the body, yet motorcycles move the soul” - it demonstrates the intangible and unmatched human experience of riding and owning a Langen. When you throw a leg over the LightSpeed you soon realize that it’s not just another motorcycle but a heart-pounding, soul-stirring symphony of power and style.

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