Warminsterwobble – Brighton-primarily based totally bespoke builder makes use of hydroformed titanium to imitate carbon superbikes. Reilly Cycleworks will formally release its new titanium aero street motormotorcycle, the Fusion, on the 2022 Cycle Show subsequent weekend.
It’s the primary aero-focussed motormotorcycle from the Brighton-primarily based totally bespoke builder, formerly referred to as Nerve Bikes, and slots in on the pinnacle of its variety with charges from £7,499.
Built the use of an funding casting manner that permits for specific tube shapes along with kamm-tail profiles, Reilly believes the Fusion can ‘rival’ the carbon frames that dominate the genre. Reilly says the Fusion’s titanium body weighs 1.79kg.
The Fusion is available with Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra Di2 similarly to SRAM Red eTap AXS and Campagnolo Record EPS and springs with deep section DCR × Reilly wheels, which can be upgraded to Strada Carbon Performance Aero Disc wheels for a surcharge.
Reilly Cycleworks can be displaying the Fusion – similarly to distinct models – on Stand G471 at the Cycle Show from 22nd-24th April at Alexandra Palace in London.
Reilly Fusion frameset: Hydroformed Ti and kamm-tail profiles
The Reilly Fusion makes use of hydroformed titanium tubing in an try to create an aerodynamic and light-weight body offering kamm-tail profiles.
The emblem says Grade nine tubing is used for almost all of the body. Grade nine titanium is broadly used withinside the motormotorcycle enterprise is likewise called 3Al-2.5V, which means it’s miles simply a titanium alloy made with 3% aluminium and 2.5% vanadium.
Reilly makes use of Grade nine throughout fashions and says it produces frames with a higher trip high-satisfactory than different grades.
Reilly says a system known as funding casting is likewise positioned into exercise for the Grade 5 (6Al-4V) titanium head tube, seat cluster, backside bracket shell and hole rear dropouts.
Investment casting makes use of wax to create special moulds from an authentic structure, bearing in mind steady reproduction.
To whole the aero setup of the Fusion, it makes use of an FSA ACR cockpit and headset machine in order that the bike’s cables may be completely incorporated up front. The body additionally makes use of a proprietary D-fashioned seatpost, and the construct alternatives encompass quite a number deep segment wheelsets.
- The Fusion is available to order now for July 2022 delivery from Reilly Cycleworks (from £7,499).
Life of Reilly
Founded with the aid of using framebuilder Mark Reilly and Formula 1 carbon fibre expert Neil FitzGerald in 2014, Reilly Cycleworks produces carbon, steel, chrome steel and titanium motorcycles.
Reilly, who formerly labored for the Omega and Enigma titanium body brands, unfortunately died remaining 12 months however his legacy lives on via the company’s persisted improvement of the variety and emblem beneathneath his name.
The aero-expert Fusion marks an extension of Reilly Cycleworks’ offering, coming in along the Gradient journey and Spectre all-avenue motorcycles in addition to T325, T325D and T640D titanium avenue motorcycles.
FitzGerald claims the Fusion is a part of a ‘titanium avenue revolution’ and says the launch ‘symbolises an thrilling time for us, marking a brand new bankruptcy as we construct on our body constructing heritage, even as persevering with to innovate to provide all clients their dream experience and positioned the man or woman again into the bike’.
Reilly Cycleworks Fusion Spec & Pricing
- Frameset: Grade 9 (3Al-2.5V) titanium aero road disc
- Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc 11-speed or 12-speed (+£500), Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc 12-speed (+£1,800); SRAM Red eTap AXS; Campagnolo Record EPS
- Wheels: DCR × Reilly 37mm/50mm (+£50), Strada Carbon Performance Aero Disc 35/45/55 (all +£300)
- Tyres: Continental GP 5000
- Bars and stem: FSA ACR stem and Energy Compact Alloy handlebars; Deda Elementi Alanera DCR integrated carbon handlebars (+£400)
- Bottom bracket: SN-Vitae T47/68
- Weight: 1.79kg (frameset, T325 frame: 1.75kg)
- Price: from £7,499