VanderHeide Motorcycles

2016 World Championship competitor
BuilderRolf van der Heide
OwnerRolf van der Heide
Countryflag nl Netherlands
Bike NameVanderHeide
Engine Make/SizeAprilia RSV4 / 1000cc V4 / 201hp
Frame Make/TypeCarbon fiber monocoque - handcrafted
Front EndCarbon fibre girder forks - handcrafted
Rake24 (range15-30)
SwingarmCarbon fibre swingarm - handcrafted
Wheels FrontBST carbon fibre / 3,5 inch
Wheels RearBST carbon fibre / 6 inch
Tires FrontPirelli Diablo Supercorsa / 120/70-ZR17
Tires RearPirelli Diablo Supercorsa / 190/55-ZR17
Brakes FrontBrembo / 2 x 320 mm w/ monoblock
Brakes RearBrembo / 1 x 220mm steel disc
PainterMotopaint Hogenboom - 16 layers of paint
Additional InfoWe are proudly presenting our Gentleman's Racer: a distinguished road legal superbike. We have been working on this bike for 5 years. We started the build process from scratch, with two ideas: - to explore the design and engineering opportunities of carbon fiber. - to apply our own - patent pending - suspension system.
We aimed at thinking as outside-the-box as possible during the design process, whilst still paying tribute to classic motorcycle designs. For example, the radiator in the rear is very efficient - and a little hommage to John Britten. The carbon fiber twill is similar to the Pagani Huayra.
Our front end design is an evolution of the Fior/Hossack concept, allowing any suspension set-up you can imagine: dive - no dive - anti-dive. Please note that the front and rear suspension are positioned in line, in opposite direction. This eliminates stress on the chassis. All the carbon fiber parts have been engineered and handcrafted by Rolf van der Heide.

Photography courtesy of Onno Wieringa


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