Levis motorcycles are blasting back with this stunning – and very clever – torque-laden V6 cafe racer. The story behind the rebirth of the British bike firm started in 2004 when an English engineer named Tim Bishop designed a two-litre 300bhp V10 which was so compact that it could be placed between the front seats of the Connaught supercar. It was also modular in its design meaning it could be cut down in size and could even be converted to run as a two-stroke, or a diesel. But the car project didn’t come to fruition, and the engine lay dormant for a decade. Now, two of the UK’s most innovative vehicle designers and engineers have put the engine in a motorcycle, resurrecting Levis in the process. The V6 Café Racer is an all-British motorcycle like no other that’s come before.
We displayed the styling mock up on our stand at the Goodwood Revival meeting in September 2018 to