Spirit Motorcycles have finally done it, introducing their first two production bikes, called GP Sport and GP Street, two wonderful bikes that will also be available as much-faster R models. Set to be constructed in the UK, these sporty bikes might just make us stray away from mainstream bike builders such as Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, and so on.
The GP Street is basically a naked version of the GP Sport, and the R models brag about a more powerful engine and better electronics. The company will be producing 50 of each model, and they will even enter their bikes in British Supersport competitions.
Supporting that decision is an ultra light frame, handmade from aluminum, as well as the carbon fiber bodywork, subframe and wheels, which are just perfect for some fun and serious thrills on the track.
Powering these new Spirit motorcycles is a 750cc triple engine, inspired by the Triumph 675 powerplant. The guys at Spirit have lengthened the stroke to increase the displacement and power, which now stands at 156hp – or 180hp for the incredible R versions.
The R models also benefit from improved electrics, as we’ve mentioned before, including a Motec M130 ECU handling various parameters: engine sensors, adjustable traction control, adjustable anti-wheelie, adjustable electronic slipper clutch, front and rear wheel speeds, suspension travel and speed, throttle position, and more.
What’s really cool is the 4G connection, which allows the Sport R and Street R to make use of a Vodafone 4G sim and stay connected to the cloud all the time. The bike records data while you’re on the track, sends it back to Spirit Motorcycles and they can even make changes to the bike and push them over 4G to the bike. Awesome, right?
The Spirit Motorcycles GP Sport and GP Street cost £44,999 each, while the Sport R will set you back £64,999 and the Street R starts at £69,999 – with a seven-year warranty.