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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Jul 20, 2009.
Very interesting , although a highly illegal ( race wise ) ringer. Imagine what Ducati or Buell could do with that much displacement. Hardly a feat.
^Sir, you have a hard heart! I like absolutely everything about those Irving-Vincents, and their story.
:eek1 Wow. :eek1
385 lbs and 186 hp. :huh
In WW2 when a country's fighterplane was outclassed by the enemy's it meant distruction of their planes and the loss of highly trained personel.So they answered each others advances with those of their own. If that meant a larger displacement powerplant , that's what they did .
So, forget rules. We don't need no stinking rules. Racing unlimited is war !
Anyway if you're going to pump up a WW2 design to run with 70 years of advancement , you have to leverage somehow. Pushrods, rocker arms ?
The fact that this small group,not in motos as their main bussiness have built a cool , fast as fuck bike should put a smile on your face. No matter where in the world you are.
If you'd like to explain what's 'illegal', I'd be very interested to hear. These bikes race ( as in RACE...), in a highly, (as in N--- (that was close!) ) regulated race class here. There has been bulk discussion over the last few years regarding this issue. It has been resolved. Considering the competition this bike was racing against last weekend, I would consider it rather disadvantaged, if anything....
I could sell the house I'm living in now, and I wouldn't have enough money to buy this motorcycle. It looks like a Suzuki Katana. Ha!
Jeremy McWilliams mount. 1300? 1400? Who knows?
At the end of the day, I tend to think its more about the spirit of competing, and what goes into it. And by the way, the machine at this meet is the Two Valver, with conventional, period correct suspension and brakes.
Better see if Ducati would be interested in swapping their Desmos for pushrods. Don't think so.....
Just noticed on my pic of the Harris Yam.....that complete front brake set is exactly what is on my 2004 Aprilia Tuono......hmmmm
Is that Harris rig not a Kwak?
Some remarkable machinery, there's no doubt about that. But that 185hp Vincent is mind bending! :huh
. And by the way, the machine at this meet is the Two Valver, with conventional, period correct suspension and brakes.
uh, the Suzuki, the Honda and the Yamaha shown are all 4-valve per cylinder models. But, you knew that.
I love these no-holds-barred racing series. The BOTT (AMA Pro Twins) series in the US was similar. Very interesting machinery and great racing. 1989 was dynamite. In their usual dumbfounded wisdom the AMA nixed it and there has been a downward spiral ever since.
Pretty sure that's a Kwak motor and not a Yamaha. And it's a 2-valve Kwak motor.
blah blah blah...
Nope, that one is a FJ 1200/1300 .Boot had pics in his I.o.m. thread.
Correct. Same bike.
Hmmmn... I guess you got me.
Have you got a link to the iom thread?
You're talking about this bike, right?
Oh man! it'll be buried deep in the racing section. I think i would have called it .....oh man, cant remember.
Just as a point of interest, and as a multiple past competitor in the International Challenge, I can assure you that if it were "highly illegal" it would have been protested out of existence.
Maybe we have different definitions of "illegal".
Yeah. That'd be right. (Bloody good racing this year bloke!)
Sounds like the controversial type of things Harley was allowed to get away with here.
Nah, Harley just got the rules changed to suit itself in the US...over many years, as I was told by my grandfather (who with his brothers was my country's master agent for H-D for 40+ years, and rode now and again for the factory himself).
And in fact your comment I quoted earlier has no background of credibility at all, does it? You don't need to answer.