The CR700W houses one of the most powerful – relative to cubic capacity – normally aspirated engines ever created. It is a precision-balanced, vibration-free unit, low-slung and with a spine-tingling exhaust note. This unique Rotron Power unit helps facilitate the bike’s outstanding handling due to its exceptionally low centre of mass and ultra-light weight, all combining to give a truly unique and unparalleled rider experience.
220hp at 10,500rpm from the CR700W’s fuel injected twin rotor 690cc engine, means 319hp per litre. By comparison, the most powerful normally aspirated Formula 1 engine – the Ferrari’s F2004 – generates 309hp per litre at a frantic 18,500rpm, and the very latest MotoGP bikes deliver around 300hp per litre.
But such power is nothing without control. That’s where 105ft/lbs of peak torque at 9,500rpm comes in: the CR700W’s rotary engine delivers the most tractable and useable power of any motorcycle engine in the world today, bar none.