C1 Prototype

2006 C1-  the bike built in a shed.

The goal of the '06 bike was simply to materialize the concept.  Start it, sit on it and maybe, run it up and down the street a few times.  We all worked in a small 12'X20' stone building behind my house.  Enzo or Max, (8 and 6 at the time) would often come down late at night, knock on the door and declare "Dinner", whoever was in the garage would head upstairs to eat.  We lived, breathed and ate the '06 machine.

The first C1 sound was very unique, like two twins, though a little rough and unrefined.  The '06 was diminutive, the smallest moto we have made to date, a real 250cc machine, much smaller than a 600cc yet is was a full 1,000cc, 4 cylinder motorcycle.

Worst moment

The first ride on a track.  As I accelerated down the front straight, bike bouncing continuously like one of those three wheeled, ballon tired, ATV's we rode as kids.  I distinctively remember thinking "what have I got myself into , how am I going to fix this".

Greatest moment

Every time we opened the shed doors; to the likes of Erv Kanamoto, Kenneth Ohlins, Kevin Cameron, David Edwards, John Ulrich and the great. Eddie Lawson.  All who had heard about the bike and came to Portland, each could not believe their eyes.  Those were the "anything is possible" days.

-Michael Czysz

Counter-Revolution Engine

Counter-Revolution Engine

The MotoCzysz power plant is true MotoGP breakthrough technology. This revolutionary engine nearly eliminates gyroscopic and torque forces, both of which have significant adverse effects on the way a motorcycle handles. The engine also has nearly perfect balance in both the primary and secondary forces, and achieves this without the use of a counterbalance shaft. So ingenious is the packaging, that the engine is a mere 6.5" wide, the same width as the rear tire.

6X Coaxial Monoshock Front Suspension

6X Coaxial Monoshock Front Suspension

Motorcycle forks have long been the favorite component for the manufacturer with alternative ideas to pursue. However none to date has been able to duplicate, or exceed the success of the standard telescopic fork- until now. MotoCzysz has developed what some industry insiders are calling "possibly the most advanced front end in the business". Cycle World says, "Stability is supreme, feedback phenomenal, grip never in question." MotoCzysz's evolution of the telescopic fork may just be the new benchmark that the "new" ideas will need to exceed.

6X Flex fork

6X Flex fork

The MotoCzysz revolutionary fork lower is specifically designed to be stiffer than the best "works" telescopic fork under huge 1g + carbon/carbon braking loads. While leaned over at 45+ degrees, it is a surprisingly supple fork- easily able to absorb small imperfections in the pavement. We achieved both a stiffer and softer front end with a tunable post tension trussed design. 5 time AMA 250 Champion Rich Oliver (who knows a thing or two about riding a front end at it's limit) rode the 6XFlex/hybrid grafted to a standard high performance street bike and came away with this: "If you had this front-end setup on a race bike, it would be unbelievable. You'd break some track records."

6X Trail Adjustment

6X Trail Adjustment

This simple adjustment is part of the advanced MotoCzysz 6X Flex front-end suspension system. Never before has the rider had the ability to keep all things equal and only change the self centering or trail adjustment of a motorcycle. This seemingly small change in the front-end geometry precisely controls the feel and speed at which the bike turns. The ability to change only the trail while keeping all other aspects of the motorcycle the same, will give even an amateur rider the insight to feel and understand front end suspension. This knowledge will speed them towards finding their perfect set-up.

Slipper Clutch (Twin Clutch Design)

Slipper Clutch (Twin Clutch Design)

The patent pending dual clutch system is another MotoCzysz industry first. With two clutches working in harmony, MotoCzysz was able to appropriately locate the slipper clutch after the transmission. This clockwork piece of machinery can perfectly execute it's job which is to simplify and smooth out multiple downshifts while hard braking in an ever-shorter distance. This is another example of MotoCzysz pursuing its mission statement: To build the next generation motorcycle- that is easier to ride fast.

Monocoque Carbon Fiber Frame

Twin spring single dampened regressive rear suspension

Concentric counter sprocket / swing-arm pivot

  • 2 Days Testing

  • C1 Prototype- 1st Showing