Based in the Spanish city of Valencia BOTT, or ‘Battle of the Twins’, specialise in designing and building bikes to order.
One of their latest creations is the XR1 212, built for former World Championship GP rider Stefano Caracchi, who has become the companies latest dealer following the opening of a very unique store in Bologna, Italy.
Designed around their XR1R Pikes Peak prototype, the 212 features a number of changes when you start to take a closer look.
The Rotobox carbon fibre wheels are shod with the latest ContiSportAttack 3 hypersport rubber, ideal for fast road riding, and even the occasional session on track. They also feature custom made titanium axles from the Italian specialists Marco Poggipolini who have also supplied titanium parts for Ferrari in F1.
The brakes have been changed for Brembo floating discs, with the company also supplying the calipers, master cylinder and clutch lever.
Honey-comb carbon fibre has been used to create the seat and removable fuel tank, significantly decreasing the weight when compared with the XR1R.
The machine was recently on display at the annual Verona Motorbike Expo, attracting a lot of attention from the crowds of visitors who passed through the exhibition halls.
We are pleased to announce that later this year, Continental will be working with Bott Power and XR1R rider Travis Newbold at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, a race won by Bruno Langlois on ContiTrack Slick tyres in 2016.
Back in 2015, Travis just missed out on winning the motorcycle race on the Erik Buell Racing V-Twin powered Ronin after losing out to a HRC supported Fireblade, and we have high hopes for him on the Bott power machine in June.
You can follow the Pikes Peak project via the official Bott Power website.
Find out more about the ContiSportAttack 3 here.