Essenza - The Essence of Motorcycles

Pure bikes. No dragsters. Two wheels. Two cylinders. Maximum 1200 cc. These are the key facts of the most exciting sprint challenge in 2016.


Usually in 1/8 mile sprints, DIY mechanics, hobby racers and small racing teams compete against each other. Head to head, the loser is kicked out. A familiar concept. The new sprint series Essenza goes one step further. Essenza calls the motorcycle manufacturers and importers into the arena. BMW vs. Ducati. Harley-Davidson vs. Kawasaki. Battling with Moto Guzzi, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha. Essenza is looking for a direct comparison of the motorcycle manufacturer and the talented independent teams – a handful of motorsports enthusiasts and custom builders who join this professional league. In total: 16 motorcycles.


With a maximum of two cylinders and no more than 1200 cc displacement. All participants design their vehicles in cooperation with popular bike builders to create individual puristic pieces. The 16 bikes will also enter a design competition: judged by a professional jury and by the public. Eventually, there will be two winners at Essenza: the fastest motorcycle and the best designed bike.
All the Essenza bikes are photographed in an improvosed outdoor studio, right at the spot in Glemsing.