CR&S Motorcycles: Review, Models & Specs


The thrill a bike ride feels is figuratively synonymous with being on top of the world. The quickly passing sceneries, the whooshing feel of the wind, and the wild freedom it all brings are things anyone would love to experience. However, you really cannot have a bike ride without a bike, can you? – and not just any bike, a great bike.

With this in mind, it is pretty easy to end up getting ”just a bike” with the myriads of brands out there. However, certain brands genuinely stand out from the rest – one such is the CR&S Motorcycle Company.

CR&S History

”CR&S,” an acronym for ”Café racers & Superbikes,” is a Milan-based bike company, popularly known for its luxury and uniqueness. Founded in the early ”90s by Robert Crepaldi, it has the vision of bringing back the vintage era of the ”60s – ”70s bike to modern-day.

In 1993, John Britten and Robert Crepaldi decided to go into a collaboration of manufacturing motorbikes. John Britten, who had begun working on bikes from the early age of 13, had just designed his first bike called the ”AERO D-ZERO.” It had a record top speed of 234 kph in 1987, and during speed trials in 1988 and 1990, it won races with a speed of 242kph and 247 kph, respectively.

The CR&S Britten V1000, as the company was named, raced in various motorsports competitions, with some of the then famous corporations like Stephen Briggs, Nangi Dones amidst several others. After the death of John Britten in 1995, the company stopped competing in races and decided to work on their first single-cylinder road bike with Race.

Following this, the company became engaged and got involved in lots of events – the manufacture of prototypes and the release of new bikes inclusive. Recently, Robert Crepaldi, under his new company, Record Motor Cycles, developed a V8-motorcycle named ”A tribute to John Britten,” which is currently set to meet a 400km/h mark.

Models

Thinking of getting a CR&S bike, listed below are available models with their specifications to guide you on the right track:

CR&S Vun Motorcycle

Built for versatility and comfort, the CR&S Vun is a 4-valved, liquid-cooled Bombardier Rotax – engine motorcycle. Having a dry weight of 135kg, 320 mm single-discs front brakes, and a steel-tube chassis, the Vun boasts excellent handling.

The C&S Vun motorcycle is available in several variations. Upon order, you are entitled to a custom made bike with a broad selection of suspensions, driving preference, aesthetic outlook, accessories, and many others to pick from.

CR&S Vun Specifications

  • Model: CR&S Vun
  • Year: 2013
  • Category: Naked bike

Engine

  • Compression ratio: 9.7;1
  • Ignition: Marelli integrated electronic, twin spark
  • Displacement: 652.0 ccm/ 39.79 cubic inches
  • Engine details: Bombardier rotax engine
  • Type:  four stroke, single cylinder
  • Gear box: 5-speed
  • Power: 54.0 Hp @ 7000 Rpm
  • Torque: 58.9 Nm @ 5000 Rpm
  • Maximum speed: above 180.0 km/h
  • Bore x Stroke: 100.0 x 83.0 mm
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Lubrication: Dry Sump
  • Lubrication system: EFI
  • Ignition: Marelli integrated electronic twin spark.
  • Cooling system: Liquid-cooled
  • Induction: Injection. Integrated CR and S/Walbro/Dell’ Orto ignition system, 52mm throttle housing, twin injectors, twin spark.
  • Fuel control: Double overhead cams (DOHC)
  • Fuel capacity: 12.50 liters/ 3.3 gallons
  • Reserve fuel capacity: 3.00 liters/ 0.79 gallons
  • Oil capacity: 3.50 liters (0.23 quartz)
  • Transmission type: chain
  • Clutch: Wet multi disks
  • Driveline: O-ring chain
  • Frame type: Steel tubes and machined light alloy plates compound.
  • Front suspension: 46mm Tele-hydraulic forks
  • Front suspension travel: 120mm/4.7”
  • Rear suspension: Oscillating swing-arm with single shock absorber.
  • Rear suspension travel: 127mm/5.0”
  • Front tire: 120/70-17 ZR
  • Front-wheel travel: 120mm/4.7”
  • Front brakes: Single 320 mm disc, four opposing radial calipers with pads.
  • Front brakes size: 320mm
  • Rear tire: 160/16 ZR
  • Rear-wheel travel: 128 mm/ 5.0”
  • Rear brakes: Single 220 mm disc (floating caliper)
  • Rear brakes size: 260mm
  • Emission details: Euro III
  • Exhaust system: Stainless tell catalytic exhaust system (CR&S by QD)

Capacity

  • Dry weight: 135.0kg/ 297.6 pounds
  • Overall weight: 152.0kg/ 335.1 pounds
  • Weight/power output ratio: 0.400 HP/kg
  • Seat height: 780mm/30.7” at lowest  (if adjustable)
  • Alternate seat height: 820mm/ 32.3” at highest (if adjustable)
  • Overall length: 78.0” (1980 mm)
  • Overall width: 29.1” (740 mm)

Additional details

  • Available versions: Single seater
  • Colors: Matte gunmetal, silver
  • Engine starter: Electric

CR&S Duu Motorcycle

The CR&S Duu (the Milanese of ”two”) is a power cruiser with a fantastic outlook. Built on the success of the first model, the Vun, the bike is a cross of the American style – powerful engines and comfort for long trips – and the European style – modern design, durability, and high response systems.

Like it’s predecessor, the CR&S Duu can be personalized from its graphic design to its least accessories.

CR&S Duu Specifications

  • Model: CR&S Duu
  • Year: 2014
  • Category: Naked bike

Engine

  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Displacement: 1916.0 cm/ 116.91 cubic inches
  • Engine details: S & S X-Wedge, 52 degrees V- Twin
  • Type:  four-stroke, V2
  • Gearbox: 5-speed
  • Power: 95.21 Hp @ 5100 Rpm
  • Torque: 148 Nm @ 4300 Rpm
  • Maximum speed: above 200 km/h
  • Bore x Stroke: 1104.8 x 111.1mm
  • Valves per cylinder: 2
  • Lubrication: Dry Sump
  • Lubrication system: EFI
  • Cooling system: Air
  • Fuel system: Injection
  • Fuel control: Double overhead cams (DOHC)
  • Fuel capacity: 15.50 liters/ 4.10 gallons
  • Reserve fuel capacity: 4.00 liters/ 1.06 gallons
  • Transmission type: chain
  • Clutch: Wet multi disks with hydraulic control
  • Driveline: Wet twin chain primary. O-ring chain final.
  • Frame type: Stainless steel main structure with big section tubes
  • Front suspension: inverted Sachs 48mm fork
  • Front suspension travel: 120mm/4.7”
  • Rear suspension: Swingarm with single hydraulic progressive shock absorber. Adjustable hydraulic clamping and spring preload.
  • Rear suspension travel: 127mm/5.0”
  • Front tire: 3.50/17 shod with 120/70-17 Pirelli Angel radials
  • Front-wheel travel: 4.7”
  • Front brakes: 4 piston radial-mount Brembo Monoblocks
  • Front brakes size: 320mm
  • Rear tire:190/17 shod with 190/55-17 Pirelli Angel radials
  • Rear-wheel travel: 5.0”
  • Rear brakes: Floating 2-piston ”daisy” style rotors
  • Rear brakes size: 260mm
  • Exhaust note: raspy

Capacity

  • Dry weight: 245.0kg/540.1 pounds
  • Overall weight: 264.0kg/ 582.0 pounds
  • Weight/power output ratio: 0.3886Hp/kg
  • Seat height: 800mm/31.5” (if adjustable)
  • Overall length: 86.5” (2,197mm)
  • Overall width: 30.3” (770mm)

Additional Details

  • Available versions: Single seaters (SD1, SD3), Double seaters (SD2, SD4)
  • Colors: Matte gunmetal, silver
  • Engine starter: Electric

Conclusion

With the fantastic features of the Vun and Duu series, CR&S is most definitely a go-to when looking for ”the bike.”

Henry

Hello, My name is Henry, I enjoy sharing my experiences with the outdoors and particularly my Motorcycle collection.

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