Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

The French touch has always been seductive, in couture, art, gastronomy, more recently techno, and now the motorcycle must also be included in this panoply. Forget the BFG attempt, hope for the Voxan adventure, and welcome the WAKAN.

But yes, you already know her. This machine has been showing for some time at trade fairs. The enthusiasm generated allowed it to move on to industrialization, and it was in 2009 that the first models arrived. Oh, nothing to do with mass production. The Roadster (that’s how the bike is called) is closer to custom sculpture than ready-to-wear. Behind this name which claps like a name of the Sioux tribe, there is Joël Domergue. The man is not a novice in the field: after having launched Scorpa (another French brand, renowned in the field of trials), the man launched into the creation of Wakan in 1999. It was not until 2005 to see the birth the first Roadster prototype.

It was worth the wait! Because the achievement is admirable. Fruit of the love between American mechanics, a hint of English inspiration, a pinch of Italian brains and a slender body from the Hérault, this machine reconciles the old and the new continent. The result is this superb café-racer, as sporty as it is elegant.
The basic idea, a roadster built on a big custom V-twin, reminds you of a well-known production…. Yes, the MT-01, and before it the Bulldog, from Yamaha. Wakan’s approach goes further, much more. Look at this style, this power in the design, this velocity that emanates from this machine, whose huge twin-cylinder seems to occupy all the visual field. A gazelle with a monstrous heart. He seems to be holding the motorcycle to himself. And if its sleek profile (air cooling eliminates all the piping and radiator in a liquid system) sounds like Milwaukee production, don’t be disappointed to find out that this is an S engine.&S. Suddenly, the term cafe-racer takes on its full meaning. Wakan’s roadster won’t pretend to be hot – it is. The big Rican twin has perfectly square dimensions: 101.6 mm of stroke and bore. Its displacement is 100 cubic inches, or 1,640 cm3. But like Buell and its seriously battered Harley engines, Wakan and S&Treat themselves to a cocktail that smells of powder. The numbers speak for themselves: 115 horsepower at 6,250 rpm, torque over 15 mkg, and 248 km / h peak. The cow, it takes your breath away !

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    Performances

    Max speed:
    248 km / h

  • Consumption
    medium: 5.80 l

The technical aspect

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

  • Frame
  • Tank: 13 liters
  • Wheelbase: 1337 mm
  • Dry weight: 177 kg
  • Train before

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

  • Transmission
  • Secondary chain transmission
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 1640 cc
    (101.6 x 101.6 mm)
  • 115
    ch
    at 6,250 rpm
  • 15.90 mkg
    at 4,150 rpm

Detached pieces

exhaust
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fluid
electricity

filtration
braking
chain kit

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Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

Wakan ROADSTER 1640 2009

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