Monday, December 5, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
This bike is a unique classic racer and has been the winner of numerous classic races including
Daytona 250 (1998 AMA) and the Dutch TT (1999)
It is tuned and runs on Methanol
42mm DellOrto Period Carb
Alloy Fuel Tank
Oldani 9" front brake
Close ratio 5 speed gear box
Special crankshaft 22 mm crankpin, yamaha conrod
PVL Electronic Advance/Retard Ignition
50Hp @ 9000RPM
Special cylinder6 port (new manufacture)
Newly made Cylinder Head
Racing Forks (quicker steering)
Owned and built and tuned by Ginger Molloy (NZ)
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I seem to associate Indian twins emotionally with this colour blue. The 48 Scout is a particular fave, and there's a great CYCLE HEADZ (Jap bike mag) edition featuring the Indians - well worth purchasing if you are a fan. I got mine from Kinokuniya book shop in Sydney, but also available online: http://cycletrash67.blogspot.com/2010/11/cycle-headz-4.html
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The MV Agusta Bialbero debuted in 1965 at the Grand Prix of Germany where it earned its first victory. Piloted by the legendary Giacomo Agostini, the win was a portent of things to come.Under the riding talents of Agostini and the engineering brilliance of Agusta the Bialbero went on to earn 4 Manufacturer's World Championships, 3 Italian Championships, and a total of 39 Grand Prix wins.The 348cc air-cooled 3-cylinder, 4-stroke engine had a compression ratio of 11:1, producing 68 hp at 14,000 rpm. Top speed was reported as 250 kph (155 mph)
The race bike was brought to a stop by a 225mm front drum brake (a 180mm rear drum). The Bialbero's weight was a lithe 116 Kg (255 pounds).
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
The donor bike in its vintage glory.....
a work in progress
The finished bike - Alloy cylinder, 500cc 4 speed drum brake (why did I let romance get in the way of safety?) and due here in a week. Hurrah!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I came for the Triumph, but ended up falling for the Harley. I'm not a big Harley fan, but that Sportster is damn fine. I Think it's a '57 model ?