If you can call it a motorcycle to begin with.
It starts out with a Maserati 4.7 liter V8 engine, which produces 470 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. Those are very respectable power figures for a normal 4000 pound car, but the French folks behind the Lazareth LM847 have basically bolted the Italian sourced engine onto some motorcycle bits and strapped on a seat for some poor brave soul to ride the damn thing.
If you look closely, the motorcycle actually has four independent wheels to help maneuver the 400kg bike. To give you a relative idea of how truly heavy 400 kg (880 lb) is, a Suzuki GSX-R 600 dials in at a welterweight 163 kg (359 lb). However, 470 horsepower sent to the rear wheels of a moving object weighing less than a 1,000 pounds will seriously require a talented and fearless rider.
Just to give you another frame of reference, the Ariel Atom that Jeremy Clarkson drove with a supercharged Civic Type-R 300 bhp engine and weighed in at 500 kg, was able to transform Jezza’s face into a balloon. The Lazareth LM847 will produce an even more insane power to weight ratio of 1.18 horsepower. That’s even MORE than the Koenigsegg One:1, which produces an even 1,340 horsepower for 1,340 kg weight. Take THAT, Koenigsegg!
Head over to Lazareth to check the rest of the specs (in French). In the meantime, enjoy the pictures of the Angel of Death in motorcycle form: