In April of this year, in Hanover, the “new era” Renard Grand Tourer was unveiled. The Grand Tourer looks to have quite a bit of Confederate inspiration in its carbon-fiber girder forks and certain lines, but goes its own direction in the use of an 1151cc Moto Guzzi “Quattrovalvole” V-Twin, complete with Euro 4 Engine Management System and around 125 horsepower. And instead of the typical frame, the Renard uses a Kevlar reinforced carbon-fiber monocoque which contains a 4.8-gallon fuel tank as well as a seat 33 inches from the ground. That chassis, says Renard, with its large surface area, is also designed to damp out shocks and vibrations from the engine and the road surface. The monocoque, says Renard, weighs just over 24 pounds, helping to keep the total weight of the GT down to 419, dry.