Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Zebraranger, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. ryder1

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    @bomose can you share the location of the museum?
  2. bomose

    bomose Long timer Supporter

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    Lake Hill Motors in Corinth, MS. They have a TAT ride every year with Sam Correrro. June 13-14th this year.
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  4. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    Looks like a modern adaption to an old workhorse. Australia of course!
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  5. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    I'd love to know more about that thing! I see lots of more modern stuff on this bike, and am having a hard time discerning whether this is a masterpiece or an abomination, haha.
  6. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    How about if it's an abominated masterpiece! Or could you just say it's a Vincent. My old boss used to call his Vincent the worlds fastest oil leak!
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    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I like the thought of the resurrection of the marquee but I'm afraid I'm not real enamored with the design of the product. Looks to me like they are going for odd just for the sake of odd. Unless, of course, this is just some privateer's idea of what he thinks the future would look like.
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  10. BOOTLACE

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    It is ummmm.... French, don’t forget....
  11. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    I didn't know the iconic British marque was being made in France now.
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    Mayhaps for 4 or 5 years?


    Thierry Henriette, Boxer Designs.
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    image.jpeg Spotted outside a cafe in Estoril Portugal
  14. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I guess that makes sense, I've owned a few French bikes (Terrot and Peugeot) and yes, they had their own idea of what bikes should be like and look like. That said, I think George Brough (pronounced Bruff) would turn over in his grave to see the "new" Brough.

    An interesting fact about the Brough Superior, George Brough's dad built the motorcycle called the Zenith. George worked with his dad to build the bikes. George got so fed up with building, what he thought was a substandard motorcycle that he started designing a bike himself that was head and shoulders better. Yup, you guessed it, this new bike was called The Brough Superior, (because it was superior). Time and history remembers the Brough Superior, but doesn't remember much about the Zenith.
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    If I had a spare million or two, I might would have to try to buy a Britten.
    I wish someone would build replicas and we could see them racing again, maybe even a road legal one would be sweet...
    Maybe they wouldn't be as special if there were more of them, but still. What a gorgeous machine.
  18. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    If complexity could win a race, that one could win without ever starting up!
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    The ironic part being there was a lot of tearing into the bike that day, chasing an intermittent misfire. A lot of work went into it... then someone finally changed out the battery!
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    Complex or not, these bikes did win races, frequently.
    Winning races or not, the Britten was a case study in thinking out of the box, and good engineering, as well as impressive homebrew manufacturing.
    Who else do you know of that was winning races with engines cast in the engineer's own backyard? Who else do you know of that was racing on homebuilt carbon fiber subframes, swingarms, forks, and wheels, and setting track lap records as early as 1991? These are bikes that could still be relevant in competition today, with no changes, and still ahead of their time in comparison to their Japanese, Italian and German competition today. The only reason these bikes or a new generation thereof aren't still showing up larger manufacturers is that the guy designing and building and testing them died at the peak of his career.
    I can imagine that a new take on this futuristic 30 year old design, with similar electronic goodies to a new Panigale would be a force to be reckoned with, in the right hands.
    As for intermittent reliability issues at this point in the game, I can only say it's to be expected with a 25 year old, extremely limited production and unconventional racebike like this.
    I have yet to see anything nearly as impressive come about without millions of dollars of R&D and the backing of a manufacturing giant.

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