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Meet the awesome Bienville Legacy

2015-05-28 13:50

WHAT A LEGACY! This is the JT Nesbitt-designed Legacy has been in development for more than three years. Image: Newspress

LONDON, England - The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the global public debut of the astonishing Bienville Legacy – one of the most powerful four-cylinder production motorcycles ever created.

The festival will run from June 25-28.

Born from Bienville Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana, the JT Nesbitt-designed Legacy has been in development for more than three years but is widely acknowledged as one of the finest examples of two-wheeled design yet produced.


The Legacy claims to have advanced motorcycle design with a patented suspension levering one composite leaf-spring with the engine mounted at its centre. Carbon-composite blades allow for rake and trail adjustment for the first time on a production motorcycle.

Three concept models have been produced, establishing an exquisite bill of materials in titanium, carbon-fibre, leather and mahogany powered by the American-made, 1650cc, Motus V4 engine.

Production models will be supercharged to produce and provide up to 225kW.

The Legacy will be ridden up the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb by Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller who founded the ADMCi Foundation which has supported the Legacy project from its inception.

The Legacy is just the latest addition to a two-wheeled entry that includes MotoGP legends Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Giacomo Agostini, Freddie Spencer, John Surtees, Jim Redman and Kenny Roberts plus a celebration of Yamaha Motor Company’s 60th anniversary, featuring an astonishing array of bikes from the Japanese manufacturer.

2015 BIENVILLE LEGACY: Patented suspension, V4 supercharged engine and one of only three yet built. Image: Newspress

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