. . . but I can still see every redneck in sight saying excitedly, "Hey, hold my beer and watch this!"
That beast is the Lazareth LM847. It has four wheels, but they're set very close together in pairs, so it looks like a regular two-wheeler. It has the weirdest specifications, according to the Drive.
This French-Swiss machine is a pretty simple creation at heart. The transmission is a single-speed affair, with twin chain drives for the rear tires. The rear end is lifted from a Ducati Panigale 1299, and the brakes feature huge 8-piston Nissin calipers up front and 4-piston Brembos out back. More a quad than a motorcycle, the four-wheeled LM847 has to be leaned over to turn, if you've got the stones.
But ... the LM847 is all about the engine. In this case, it's a 32-valve, 4.7-liter Maserati V-8, cranking out 470 horsepower and 457 pound-feet. The rider essentially lies atop the intake manifold, feeling the beat of those eight pistons hammering away inside your ribcage as the Italian-made lump screams towards a 7,000-rpm redline. The rider, presumably, is expected to do some of the screaming as well.
Long and unwieldy though it may be, curb weight for this monstrosity is under 900 pounds, giving it a power-to-weight ratio normally reserved for the Apollo missions.
There's more at the link.
Here's a video clip of the beast in action. No fireworks - I suspect the authorities would frown on them on public roads! - but at least it can be seen in motion.
I don't want to know how fast it goes, particularly with a single-speed transmission. I already know I've got no intention of getting on it at all, let alone riding it!