At the 22-year-old Ferrari driver’s request, custom motorcycle builder Bad Winners has created a unique streetfighter. Based on Husqvarna’s popular Vitpilen 701, which is in turn based on the KTM Duke 690, the aggressive build features an exposed tubular frame, a plethora of carbon-fibre, a svelte dash and new HMI, SC Project exhaust and Dynamag wheels.
Named the Apex 2.0, the murdered machine will in fact be available to well-heeled motorcycle fans, with the French custom shop offering the ‘701 Serie Apex 2.0’ for sale in four different ‘stages’. The entry-level model will feature the custom tube frame, uprated lights, a leather seat and a SC project slip on, and will cost €14,690 – €4,300 more than the Vitpilen’s French RRP of €10,390. The top-spec Leclerc model adds a host of high-spec components, including the aforementioned carbon-fibre wheels, and will retail at €20,990.
All four models are decatted and feature a power commander, which ups the Vitpilen’s power from 75 to around 85 horsepower. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre and weight savings on the exhaust and frame, the Apex 2.0 weighs just 130kg – a cut of 27kg compared to the standard model. We can only imagine how great that is to ride.