New titanium frame

Finally we have ready the first prototype of our titanium frame, valid for both the BOTT XR1 and the new cafe racer.


Bottpower titanium frame

The difference in weight between this new titanium frame and the steel one that we use normally is very big.
Titanium has 57% of steels density (this means that it weights almost half) but it has also almost half modulus of elasticity. This means that just copying a steel design in titanium wouldn’t work, unless the steel frame was quite over-designed, which is not the case.

Although at first sight our titanium frame looks like the steel one, there are some differences that we will show you in a next post when we mount the frame on a bike.


Bottpower titanium frame
Bottpower titanium frame
Bottpower titanium frame
Bottpower titanium frame
Bottpower titanium frame
Bottpower titanium frame

We will assembly this first titanium frame on a quite special BOTT XR1 that we are building, which we will name BOTT XR1R. We will make several track tests with this bike to check how this frame performs.

A second titanium frame will be assembled on one of the cafe racers we are currently building. In particular, in the most special one which has carbon fiber rims, traction control, K-tech suspensions, Brembo brakes, etc.

This titanium frame will be another option to add to the special parts list to configure both the XR1 and the cafe racer.

2 replies on “New titanium frame

  • Doc Burger

    Titanium is an incredible addition to your XR1. you guys make an amazing kit. I hope to convert my Buel Iightning some time soom.

    • David Sánchez

      Hi Doc, thank you for your comment. Yes, the titanium frame will allow us to drop several kilos. I am looking forward to test it on the bike!

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