Built in Britain - Final Voting
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Buell Cafe Racer 1998
Owner: Steven Peters
Buell Cafè Racer
Built in my shed at Home
Engine:- 1989 Harley 883 Sportster with 1200 conversion high compression wisecoe pistons, ported and polished inlet tract, screaming eagle cams, s&s super ‘e’ carb, short bellmouth, points ignition, modified timing case balanced and lightened crank, offset 22 tooth trans. sprocket cover, cut down and drilled trans. Sprocket 2” stainless steel exhaust system, under slung air cooled oil tank all work done by owner.
Modified 62 Norton Slimline feather bed frame modified, 1” wider at back end to accommodate chain run and rear cylinder head, front and rear engine mounts, rear sub frame by owner.
1998 Buell s3t front end, shaved top yoke, modified stem, cut down front mudguard, stock wheel and breaks, Clip ons, Buell Speedo, Harley Speedo bracket modified by owner. Lucas headlamp and brackets.
150 tyre on stock Buell wheel, stock Buell rear brake, reversed F X R 48 tooth rear sprocket, Buell rear swinging arm with drop arm removed, modified and re positioned by owner, 98 Buell rear shock.
Miscellaneous:- Alloy petrol tank fabricated to owners spec, One off alloy seats and tail unit hand done by owner, Fuse box, relays etc concealed under tail unit. One off tail light by owner and British Leyland, Q.D seat mounts via Harley evo inlet ‘o’ rings, Battery tray, Alloy mountings, Brackets and linkages wiring loom, oil and brake lines all by owner .
Shaun Wainford Barbarian 2009 -2012
Owner: Shaun Wainford
Bike name Barbarian
There are no Catalogue parts on this bike, everything except engine made by owner. All the parts where made in my Garage which measures 17” x 17”, Frame steel T45 hand bent and tig welded, Swing arm T45 and T7075 Aluminium composite, Air Suspension fully adjustable on the fly Frame Plates Aluminium T6 CNC machined, Yokes and Fork Sleeves CNC and manual, Wheels 3 piece + hubs and Cush Drive CNC, Petrol Tank hand formed & welded Aluminium, Tail piece Hand formed Aluminium, Oil Tank part Hand made and part machined, welded, Exhaust hand made stainless, Radial master cylinders CNC and manual machining, Oil pipes and wiring inc re-written ECU, Rear sets CNC and manual machining, Engine a much modified Yamaha MT-01, High comp pistons, re-profiled cams ported heads etc. The full built is on line here: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/shaun.wainford/Progress2.html
YouTube Video: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/shaun.wainford/Progress2.html
Peregrine OW16 Replica 2012
Owner: Hugh Davies
Imagine if Yamaha had built this in 1976! That was the hypothetical question I intended to answer when I set up The Peregrine Motorcycle Co Ltd - to produce brand new, road-legal two-stroke sports bikes inspired by the mid ‘70s 350cc Yamaha OW16 Grand Prix bike as ridden by Agostini . The frame, closely based on the works original, was created from scratch and incorporates a number of changes to update the geometry, and provide a little extra room for use on the road. The bodywork was likewise based on the later works bike’s profile, but re-worked to create a less extreme riding position. The machine can be easily converted from cantilever to twin-shock rear suspension, and all the lighting equipment is quickly detachable to enable the bike to be used on the track in classic parades.
Maximum power for the 392cc motor is targeted to be over 70bhp @9500rpm, at the rear wheel, and with a dry weight of around 120kg, it should provide an exciting ride, whether you are approaching Devil’s Bridge, or Devil’s Elbow!
Everything, where possible, including the frame, yokes, suspension, tank, seat, upholstery, mudguard, wiring-loom, generator, wheels, hollow titanium spindles, radiator, brake- lines, cables, and expansion-chambers and works-replica paint-job has been created in the UK by some of the country’s best engineers and craftsmen, and as a result, the brand new, road-legal high-performance two-stroke is back!
Suzuki GSXR1100L 1990
Owner: Lee Workman
I took inspiration from Yoshimura's GSXR race bikes for the build of my streetfighter. I spent 5 years collecting rare and authentic yoshimura race parts for the build. I like to think that if yoshimura were to build a streetfighter / drag bike , then this is what the result would look like :-)
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj-AZGOASXo&feature=plcp
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Voting for Built in Britain 2013 has now closed. The winners will be announced at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 15th-17th February 2013.