Tuesday, October 27, 2009

V8-engined Cosmos 4RWF, 2RWF from Brazil

475kg dry weight, 350bhp V8 engine, four wheels and hub-centre steering: The Cosmos 4RWF can't be for the faint of heart

Brazilian motorcycle nut Amadeu Ferreira Junior probably isn’t the kind of man who’d be happy with a stock Yamaha VMax or Triumph Rocket III – he’d want a bigger motor, with a bit more power. So, of course, he’s built his own V8-engined bikes, one of which actually has four wheels!

Ferreira’s (yes, the name sounds suitably close to Ferrari’s) bikes – the Cosmos 4RWF and 2RWF are fitted with 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8 engines that produce 350 horsepower at 5,250rpm. Which is just as well because the 4RWF weighs an almighty 475 kilos dry, while the 2RWF is a relative lightweight at just 420kg.

Apart from the massive engines, the Cosmos 4RWF is also fitted with four wheels – two each at the front and back – with hub-centre steering. If you want one of these, be prepared to shell out about US$93,000. And if that’s a bit too much, there’s the cheaper 2RWF for only $82,000. Visit the Cosmos website for more details.

The rather more conventional 2RWF is also $10,000 cheaper than the 4RWF. That side-stand could be a problem though...


hardboiled said...

Yahhha they release a video of their bike with a broken stand on a motor way!!!
Does it go around corner and if so why isn't it shown.
It's a good example of what can be done but they should be asking Should it be done.
but what kind of person would want a bike that ugly and that expensive that "probably" doesn't go round corners. Buy a car if you're that desperate to have 4 wheels.

Andrew said...

It's probably no coincidence that video only shows this 'bike' going in straight line... and rather slowly at that.


Phil H said...

This is a VERY rare bike indeed! I bet there are just 2 of them in the world - the 2 prototypes of the 4RWF and 2RWF!!

Another case of more cash than brain cells. Better take all that money and hire a good therapist...

Anonymous said...

This video was made with prototype.
The real bike is very better. The great mistake of Cosmos was post this video...

Anonymous said...

You can see the real videos at: www.cosmosmusclebikes.com.br



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