September 08, 2013

Lauge Jensen is the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to achieve Euro-IV emission standards

Lauge Jensen is the first motorcycle manufacturer in the world to pass the new Euro-IV emissions regulations.

The Danish manufacturer specialises in creating personalised, premium cruiser motorcycles to its customers' exact requirements. With a Lauge Jensen, the only
limiting factor is the imagination.

There is much more to the Lauge Jensen brand. Despite building exceptionally beautiful 'works of art', this forward-thinking company demonstrates an extraordinary level of technical detail in its bikes – exceeding even that of the outward design.

The Euro-IV emissions laws, implemented from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020, are being introduced to drastically reduce the amount of harmful exhaust gases produced by motorcycles. These forthcoming mandatory rules for all manufacturers are almost 50 per cent more difficult to pass than the current Euro-III standard.

Lauge Jensen to achieve this ahead of the rest of the world's motorcycle manufacturers is a significant achievement. Never guilty of standing still, Lauge Jensen was aiming to improve the American S&S motors (Wisconsin, USA) it uses at the heart of its bikes.

The Danish based company, established in 2008, designed its own piston, camshafts, exhaust and catalytic converter for the internals of the 1,800 cc V-twin engine, along with the software to programme the fuel injection system.

Lauge Jensen's research and development team saw the potential to fine-tune its new engine specification - dubbed '1-Eleven Squarehead' - on its in-house dynometer, to meet the stringent tests. At first, meeting the restrictions of the Euro-IV regulations impacted drastically on the power and noise characteristics of the bike, but the Lauge Jensen team worked tirelessly to restore the ‘feel’ and enjoyment of the engine. The result is a powerful experience and improved fuel consumption.

On achieving the Euro-IV approval for its engine, Director of Development, Uffe Lauge Jensen commented in his true character, "At Lauge Jensen, we think of the engine as the 'heart' of a motorcycle and, it is certainly important to have a strong, healthy heart! Being first with Euro-IV may not be a primary concern for some of our customers, but it will give them the reassurance that they own a fantastic and personal motorcycle, which is future-proofed, and ahead of the rest in its low emission output."

"A Lauge Jensen is not about living up to today's standards, but to those of future, and showing the world that this little Danish company creates bikes for the world that are mean, lean and green!" he added.

The '1-Eleven Squarehead' will be fitted to 2014 Lauge Jensen motorcycles, and the order books are now open for riders looking for their own unique and personal bike.

Pricing starts at €52,800* for a hand-built, personalised luxury motorcycle.


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