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New Viking Concept motorcycle from Danish custom motorcycle company Lauge Jensen features V-twin engine

Danish custom motorcycle company Lauge Jensen has unveiled its new Viking Concept at the Top Marques show in Monaco.

The motorcycle was designed by Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker, who had previously run the deisgn team at Aston Martin and BMW prior to starting Fisker Automotive.

Commenting on the design, Fisker said: "It’s been a dream of mine to design and create a motorcycle for many years and this is the first time I have the freedom to go and do it."

Lauge Jensen says that the new bike retains the classic cruiser look but with more emphasis on a dynamic, flowing design. The tank, seat and rear fender are styled in such a fashion as to produce a seamless transition, something Fisker believes is unique in the market.

Power comes from an American air-cooled V-twin engine that produces around 100bhp, allowing for a top speed in excess of 130mph.

The engine has been tuned to meet more stringent forthcoming Euro IV emissions regulations. Fisker says it is the first motorcycle of its kind to comply with the new requirements.

The 299kg motorcycle is also claimed to be capable of averaging 70mpg, making ideal for long-distance touring.

Lauge Jensen currently makes the limited edition 'Great Dane' custom cruiser, which costs upwards of £35,000. If reception to the new concept proves positive, then the company intends to produce it in volume at a price lower than that of the Great Dane.

Anderes Kirk Johansen, a Danish businessman who comes from the family that brought Lego to the market, bought Lauge Jensen in 2013. He says: "We have been developing the Viking Concept for some time. Potentially, it’s the next step for our company beyond our limited production Great Dane custom bike.

"It’s great to have Henrik, one of the world’s leading vehicle designers and a fellow Dane working in partnership with us to help create a really special, emotional design. Revealing a concept bike is all about gauging demand but, if it’s there, I look forward to producing the Viking Concept for the mainstream market."

Fisker Automotive produced the hybrid Karma before being declared bankrupt in late 2013 after operational complications. Co-founder Henrik Fisker has has since begun working in the USA as a design consultant.

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McJohn 17 April 2014

Another V Twin Custom

My word, how original, a custom style V Twin motorcycle. For goodness sake, show some imagination! The bike world is crying out for some real innovation, not another V twin cruiser. Pathetic!