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The Bol d’Or

The Bol d’Or

The WSM Bol d’Or is built to order using zero mile current MV Agusta 3-cylinder models in the WSM workshop in New Hampshire. MV’s new 3-cylinder engine and nimble trellis chassis is the ideal platform to build this astonishingly light performer. 

Lightest, most essential bike I have ever ridden. Effortless to ride, but can also become a raging beast whenever you want it to. Surgically sharp and precise.

The extreme power-to-weight ratio makes me feel that the bike is even faster and more potent than its performance numbers might suggest… [It] is exciting and intoxicating in how connected you feel to it. 

You can make it do whatever you wish with the exact responsiveness you desire. The stripped down bodywork and elimination of the unnecessary allows for a passionate and faithful expression of the power-plant. 

All in all, the best bike I have ever been lucky enough to ride — and it looks beautiful — exactly how I wanted it. Thanks Walt. Pure Joy!

— Bol d’Or owner 

In my experience, saving weight wherever you can always results in a better performing motorcycle. The weight reduction program for the Bol d’Or starts with the use of high tech composite to replace the plastic OEM bodywork. Using a specially formulated epoxy Kevlar matrix for the newly styled 20 liter gas tank reduces the weight significantly to 3.5 lb. All the bodywork combined (including fairing stay) weighs only 8.5 lb. Additional weight reduction is achieved by our aluminum subframe, the lightweight high performing exhaust system, and our WSM rear sets machined from 7075-T651 aerospace grade aluminum. 

A ram air system was created to get the best out of the highly tuned 3-cylinder engine. The diameter of the air intakes was increased and they were tucked into the front of the fairing. To get the most out of these modifications and to gain better torque and horsepower, the ECU is flashed with a fully tunable performance program.

The experience of riding such a lightweight motorcycle with its razor sharp handling and the engine performance of the legendary MV Agusta technology, engulfed by a sound similar to that of a Formula One car is difficult to put into words. It needs to be experienced.    — Walt Siegl

Read more about the Bol d’Or in Bike Exif. See more in the Bol d’Or Gallery