Yamaha is recalling 2014 YZ450F and YZ250F off-ride motorcycles because of a risk of the drive chain detaching. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall affects 1,300 units in the U.S. while Transport Canada says another 115 units are affected north of the border. The drive chain clip may deform and/or crack during […]
Wazuma V8: The Ferrari Powered Quad
What’s $250,000, has four wheels, and is powered by a Ferrari engine? Clearly, if you guessed a Ferrari you’d be wrong. From the crazy minds of French custom car and motorcycle builders, Lazareth, comes this Wazuma V8 quad — yes, quad — with the aforementioned parts.
There’s really no rhyme or reason to the Wazuma, but then again, I have to admit that this is one of the more unique applications of a 3.0-liter Ferrari V8. Lazareth claims horsepower around 250, and an injection system borrowed from two Yamaha YZF-R1s. Power is transferred to the ground via a six-speed sequential gearbox from a BMW M3.
Giant 18-inch wheels wear 285/30-ZR18 front, 315/30-ZR18 rear tires. Behind each wheel lie 324mm brake discs with Brembo calipers. Lazareth claims the Wazuma weighs a tick over 1400 pounds. Considering the exposed, quad-like, riding position and the crazy power to weight ratio, riding this beast sounds completely insane. Sure this isn’t a motorcycle, but I think it’s safe to say those of you who are reading this far would love to take one for a spin. Check out www.customautomoto.com for more information (warning: the site is in French).