Langen continues: “We seem to have a window now that technology has advanced and before all new vehicles turn electric, [we have the chance] to give the two stroke a final swansong. Modern manufacturing techniques along with fuel injection and oil injection means the two stroke can meet modern emissions standards and still deliver incredible power to weight.
“But the main reason is just the love of two-strokes – going back to my old TZR125 when I was 17 and the raw feelings, smells, sounds that it brings back. The romantic in me also remembers my Father talking of his days as an apprentice in the early ‘80s working for Cotton Motorcycles and later CCM, bending chassis tubes for the 250cc two-stroke bike that went on to have success at the IOMTT. It feels great to launch a bike with similar heritage.”
Top spec equipment will clothe the machine, including Öhlins forks, a billeted CNC machined engine casing plus a carbon fibre fuel tank and bodywork with inlaid 24ct gold leaf detailing.
And the best part? Aside from the forks and engine, the Langen two-stroke will be entirely British built.
Originally due to be unveiled at the 2020 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, it will now make its debut at September’s Salon Prive. Pre-orders are open now, with a limited production run expected to begin in summer 2021, and an estimated price ‘in the high £20Ks plus VAT’. For more information, or to place an order, visit www.langenmotorcycles.co.uk