Frenchman Ludovic Lazareth has a factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border, and turns out an extraordinary variety of vehicles. These include cars as well as motorcycles, and eye-popping quad bikes and snowmobiles.
Lazareth’s extreme style makes him popular with action movie-makers, and his bikes have featured in blockbusters such as Babylon A.D. The 1000 FZR Compressor is based on Yamaha’s FZR1000—the ‘Bike of the Decade’ from 1989, and one of the iconic Japanese superbikes of the early 90s.
Apart from the extensive chassis modifications and radical new styling, Lazareth bolts a supercharger from a Mini Cooper S on to the 4-cylinder engine. If you’re in the market, this machine will set you back a cool €40,000 ($56,000). And even if you’re not ready to buy, the Lazareth website is well worth a visit.