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Old 02-10-2015   #1
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Thumbs up John Britten Tribute

They're expecting at least seven of the Britten motorcycles to be there. Maybe more.

John Britten Tribute Scheduled For Feb. 21-22, 2015, In New Zealand



http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...n-new-zealand/

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Examples of each of the three Britten variant models built will be present. Britten motorcycle owners globally have been invited to attend and with several owners already confirming their attendance, there will be at least seven Britten motorcycles at the event on public display. This will mean more than have previously been assembled together before. Demonstration runs will take place each day in order for spectators to see several of these bikes in action.
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There's been quite a bit of excitement over this.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=942477
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Old 02-11-2015   #3
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Re: John Britten Tribute

These are a couple pics I took at Barber

Best motorcycle ever!! Its hard to even look away!




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Old 02-12-2015   #4
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Truly awesome machines.
Some of the racing footage where the riders pass the leader on one wheel while looking over to taunt them is just a great game of cat-and-mouse.
Anyone know if the Barber bike will be involved?
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Re: John Britten Tribute

I remember the controversy and accolades when Britten was racing his bike, but I had no idea just how advanced--for the era--his bike was. Looked up the specs on Wiki: barely over 300 lbs (presume this is a dry wt) and 166 HP (at the crank?) 1000 cc v-twin with a redline of 12.5K RPM. That's steppin' out even for today's superbikes!!! Anybody wanna buy me a ticket to NZ?
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Anybody wanna buy me a ticket to NZ?
I'd say we could do group funding if it were one way , BUT I also know that becoming a citizen down there is a PITA for expats so they may not want you anyway. Then we are all stuck with you and a ticket with your name on it that you can't use!!!
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Just how the heck did you get to be such a sweet guy?

Shucks, if I didn't think you were REALLY kidding, my feelings would be hurt.
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Record Motor Cycles team named “Tribute to John Britten” one of the two motorcycles whose attempt the speed record at Bonneville, USA. It’s the name of a project strictly connected with power, speed and innovative technologies on two wheels, which wants to honor a man who created a legendary bike, the Britten V1000.
His genius inspired Roberto Crepaldi who, in 90ies, built a team which used to race with Britten’s unconventional bike, which gained the B.E.A.R.S World Series Title.




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that's sweet!
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