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Paton S1 retro-inspired motorcycle to go into production in 2014

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The Paton S1 prototype that was unveiled during this year’s 71th International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan (EICMA) will be going into production in 2014.

The tiny Milan based company that is now run by Roberto Pattoni (son of Giuseppe) who recently joined forces with three other Italian custom bike builders to create Officina Moto Italia earlier this year, has decided to produce the Paton S1.

2013 saw a big resurgence in retro-inspired motorcycles(like the Guzzi V7 Special, Honda CB1100 ABS ,Kawasaki W800 or the Triumph Bonneville T100) and the S1 as you can see in the picture above, is as old school as you can get and has been designed to evoke the memories and sensations of the classic twin cylinder cafe racers that made Paton famous.

The Paton S1 is equipped with Kawasaki’s ER-6n engine which is a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke parallel twin with a displacement of 649 cm3 and is mated with a six speed transmission.

In terms of power the Paton S1 cranks out 72.1 PS @ 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm that will take you to a top speed of over 215 km / h, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

The frame is welded tubes in high-tensile steel and the front suspension features a 43mm telescopic fork with adjustable preload, while rear is equipped with Öhlins double shocks.

Braking is controlled by a 295mm dual disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear.

The Paton S1 mounts a 120/70 R17 front tire and a 160/60 R17 at the rear and the total weight of the motorcycle is 158 kg , with a 16 liter fuel tank.

Paton expects to produce between 50 to 100 units a year with an estimated cost of about 21.000 euros.

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