Motorcycles

This $350,000 Superbike Is an All-American Beast

The Bienville Legacy roared to life at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed

This 300hp Superbike Is Like No Other

The Bienville Legacy is not the kind of motorbike you choose if you want to disappear into the background. One of the world's most powerful four-cylinder motorcycles, it made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

While boasting over 300 horsepower, it's not just its stats that make it stand out. Born out of New Orleans, the Bienville Legacy was created by J.T. Nesbitt and commissioned by the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative (ADMCi). 

“The concept behind the Bienville Legacy was to allow a master craftsman to do their greatest work,” says Jim Jacoby, co-founder of the ADMCi, and to “reinvent the motorcycle.”

While that craftsmanship translates into traditional materials such as leather and mahogany, they sit side by side with titanium and carbon fiber. The team has created three bikes so far and plans for another 12. But they don't come cheap. Each bike costs $350,000.

Still, it's one way to stand out from the crowd. The engine sounds like “she is angry to be alive,” according to Jacoby.

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