This futuristic bike was designed and built for Mathhieu Kasovitz’s “Babylon A.D.” movie, released in 2008, with Vin Diesel as protagonist. The sci-fi screenplay needed an out-of-the-ordinary vehicle to be driven by Diesel, thus the Yamaha FZR Compressor Prototype was born.
|Yamaha FZR Compressor Prototype by Lazareth. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Xjjhje)|
Frenchman Ludovic Lazareth has a factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border, and turns out an extraordinary variety of vehicles. These include cars as well as motorcycles, and eye-popping quad bikes and snowmobiles.
|Front three quarter of Lazareth's FZR Compressor Prototype. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Xjjhje)|
Lazareth took care of designing the motorcycle, using a Yamaha FZR 1000 as blueprint. The original bike got almost completely modified. The suspension and the whole frame were lowered, and among the many additions it now features a single arm to the rear.
|Simple handlebars and unique shaped fuel tank of Lazareth's FZR Compressor Prototype from above. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Xjjhje)|
Apart from the extensive chassis modifications and radical new styling, Lazareth bolts a supercharger from a Mini Cooper S on to the 4-cylinder engine that assures a pressure of 1 bar, boosting the bike’s performances.
|Left side view of Lazareth's FZR Compressor Prototype. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Xjjhje)|
Due to the new design and performance improvements, the motorcycle has now a stronger persona and costs around $59,000 or €45,000. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIKEEXIF | LUXATIC]
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