Fisker + Lego = the Lauge Jensen Viking Cruiser ConceptThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700
What do you get when you bring together the designer of the Fisker Karma and the great-grandson of the founder of Lego? The answer is this cruiser concept model by Danish brand Lauge Jensen called the Viking.
The company was formed in 2004 by bike builder Uffe Lauge Jensen but later sold to industrialist Anders Kirk Johansen, the scion of one of Denmark’s wealthiest families and great-grandson of Ole Kirk Christiansen who invented Lego building blocks.
Lauge Jensen’s latest concept was designed by Henrik Fisker, a noted automobile designer whose creations include the Aston Martin DB9, the BMW Z8 and the Fisker Karma hybrid electric car.
The Viking is powered by a 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin claiming 100hp. Lauge Jensen doesn’t provide specifics except to say the engine was produced in Wisconsin, likely an S&S engine. Lauge Jensen claims the Viking can top 130 mph and get 58 mpg. The company also claims the Viking meets the tough Euro IV emissions regulations that go into effect in 2016.
Though still a concept, Kirk Johansen says the company plans to enter serial production. Lauge Jensen currently produces pricey small-volume models like is Great Dane which is priced starting at €42,800 (US$59,150). Kirk Johansen says the Viking will be produced in larger volumes at a more reasonable price.
“It’s great to have Henrik, one of the world’s leading vehicle designers and a fellow Dane working in partnership with us to help create a really special, emotional design,” says Kirk Johansen. “Revealing a concept bike is all about gauging demand but, if it’s there, I look forward to producing the Viking Concept for the mainstream market.”
By Dennis Chung
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