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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kawasaki Race bikes

I was sent these pictures by a guy selling off his collection of road racing Kawasakis.Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Great pics of the YZF TT F1 bikes

Monday, September 26, 2011

New racing class announced

That will include bikes like my own zxr750r.
Found this pic of Reynolds on a ZXRr, probably from the year he won the british championship.

Mine is currently in the garage awaiting an mot and some paperwork with regards the K frame. With my right wrist suffering a ligament issue and with the Swedish winter moving in, I'm not really in any hurry and the OW01 will be getting most of the winter hours as the zxr is basically already to go.



Speakers on MAX!

You gotta love Honda for going insane and building the most incredible multi cylinder machines to compete with MV.



As we all know, the Japanese have a bizarre history in TV shows...so somebody one day felt it would be a good idea to take an rc166 into the studio and to get a crowd reaction..

Best of British? NORTON NRV588









You'll probably realise I'm a wee bit slow on the uptake with regards bikes that have already been in the news..and heres one I only found out about the other day...what a beauty!
Somewhere filed away under "cancelled projects" I still own a Norton letterhead offer of a complete rolling chassis off the mark 1 Spondon Norton racers.This type filmed here at East Fortune in Scotland:



That usually brings a tear to people who know what I didn't move on..but the main issue back then , is the same now..you had to have a rotary engine to put into the chassis and that wasn't so easy...
I used to head up to knockhill to watch the JPS Nortons with Ray Stringer and Trevor Nation (think Steve Spray also raced them) and watch them firing flames six feet out the exhaust..they ran hotter than hot and sounded like the Kraken was released! The question was always surrounding they're actual displacement..some argued it was double what was being claimed, and looking at them fly past the bikes at the time made you wonder how a twin at 588cc could be that quick..

Anyway, the new version sounds awesome!




check out back in the day...plenty ow01's, rc30s and of course a norton in its infancy..



norton nrs

Monday, September 19, 2011