Münch 2001 “Mammut 2000” 1998cc 16 valve DOHC turbocharged transverse four # 15
Thomas Petsch, an entrepreneur from Würzburg blessed with the experience and financial strength of a successful CEO, was a dedicated motorcyclist and an avid Münch fan.
When in 1997 he met his great idol Friedel Münch in person, the two technicians made a well thought out plan: they wanted to build a new Münch Mammoth.
It materialized as a two litre, four-cylinder turbo machine with 260 hp @ 5650 rpm, a torque of some 380 Nm@ 3500 rpm and a top speed of more than 250 km/h.
The newly formed Münch Motorrad Technik GmbH was to build 250 units of this most powerful series motorcycle in the world for wealthy aficionados.
The sales folder makes fascinating reading, a few quotes:“The Münch Mammut 2000 will be produced in a limited edition of 250 motorcycles.
Each bike will be checked by Friedel Münch in person before being delivered and will be signed by hand on request.
Theprice also covers delivery to anywhere in the world and individual driving instruction.
Anyone interested can reserve a motorcycle from 6 April 2000 on the Internet (www.muench-mammut-2000.com).
Particular series numbers may be requested and Münch Motorrad Technik GmbH will make every effort to observe these.
When the sales confirmation has been issued, the buyer will be informed of the due date for delivery and, before assembly begins, will receive a personal access code to a webcam, through which he can watch the production of his Münch Mammut 2000 live via the Internet.
The Münch Mammut 2000 is also breaking new ground in service.
Should questions on the Münch Mammut 2000 crop up, Münch owners can call a 24-hour hotline.
Each motorcycle is fitted with a special diagnosis plug.
The rider establishes a connection between his motorcycle and the service computer at the works to initiate a fast diagnosis of the motor management.
All relevant parameters can be set for motor management via the service computer in the works, no matter where in the world the bike is at that time.
If spare parts are necessary, the service technicians immediately launch the Münch Service-Mobil.”
Due to considerable problems in the design and manufacture of the components, the originally planned delivery for the year 2000 was delayed to 2001.
After eight machines were delivered, the project was stopped in the middle of 2002.
Only 15 Münch Mammut 2000 were built at Sachs vehicle and engine Technology GmbH in Nuremberg. Cost-covering production was not possible: manufacturing costs exceeded the retail price of 86,000 Euros.
The machine we present here is the last one built and has covered approx 2800 km in the last seventeen years..!..
On the internet we came across the following confessions of a somewhat traumatized Mammut 2000 test rider:
“ Okay. Full disclosure.
I almost killed myself riding the beast.
It is VERY powerful.
Extremely, EXTREMELY fast.
I’ve driven Ferrari’s that don’t feel as crazy as this thing.
I am frankly afraid of it now.
It’s in my garage and I’m afraid to drive it because it’s like a crazy steroid bull that wants to kill me.
I’ve done 130 mph on a Ducati while laughing into the face of death.
The Münch Mammoth 2000 is a completely different bowl of crack.
The engine sounds like 40 pit bulls eating kittens while lifting weights.
I cannot truly explain its power.
It has whiplash acceleration in 3rd gear at 100mph.
That sentence doesn’t even make sense.
But it’s true.
That’s why I’m telling you.
I will not have your soul on my conscience.
You need to know what you are getting into.
What insane level of crazy you are buying.
Can you resist the urge to open up the throttle?
Because it’s like owning your own demon.
A demon that wants to kill you.
We all know one person that for the right amount of money would kill you.
But since no one is paying, they smile in your face and go about their day.
It’s like that except the Münch Mammoth 2000 doesn’t bother to ever pretend it doesn’t want to kill you.
And it will do it for free.
Münch Motorrad Technik GMBH designed a beautiful sexy motorcycle with fantastic suspension, great handling, aerodynamics, and all Super-bike style.
While he was out on his lunch break, the engineer dropped 10 times more engine power than necessary into it and sent it out the door.
It’s mentally unbalanced.
Look, If you are the type of person that can be talked into having one more drink at midnight when you have a very important presentation or interview early the next morning, then the Münch Mammoth 2000 is not for you.
The whole bike is constantly whispering sweet lies to you. “You got this”.
“Open my throttle and ride free, you got this.”
“What are you faint hearted?”
“Just do it”, “Do it”, “you got this”.
Do not do it.
You don’t got it.
You ARE in fact a faint hearted coward.
You will sit on the curb and settle your heart after it tries to kill you the first time.
You will get back inside and it will immediately get back to the business of trying to get you to let it murder you.
“You got this.
This time you know.
That last time was just a fluke.
You ain’t no coward”.
Repeat after me.
You don’t Got This.”