The Spanish masters Tamarit give us a peek at their one hundred and first construct, Norton reveal the revamped V4SV, and CCM throw the wraps off the Classic Tracker. Plus information of a most uncommon 1924 Harley-Davidson that went underneath the hammer, and a closely modified Moto Guzzi from Italy.
Triumph Bonneville T100 by Tamarit Motorcycles Tamarit Motorcycles aren’t any strangers to the readers of Bike EXIF. The Spanish workshop has pumped out greater than 100 customs thus far, transport them to clients all around the globe.
This is Veneno, their one hundred and first construct. Starting with an air-cooled Bonneville T100, the Alicante staff sunk over 500 hours of labor into the bike—together with a monoshock conversion and a brand new swingarm, which is now a homologated half.
Dirt bike tires lay the inspiration, main us to a flat monitor impressed entrance finish. The cockpit has been shrunk all the way down to a minimal, utilizing LED lighting and elements from the intensive Motogadget catalogue. There is a spring design in between the highest and backside fork clamps—a element I discovered very complicated till I observed that this styling train is repeated on the overwhelming majority of Tamarit bikes.
A gold Tamarit brand stands out proudly in opposition to the gloss black tank, perched above nickel-plated engine circumstances. A Zard 2-into-1 scrambler pipe, in black, runs alongside the appropriate hand facet of the bike and terminates proper over the brand new monoshock swing arm.
As the focus of the bike, Tamarit declare this setup will increase stability and luxury over the outdated twin shock setup. (I’ll simply gloss over the very fact there’s no entrance fender or fork brace up entrance.) A single bobber-style seat has been welded onto the body, adorned with a good looking leather-based saddle. Rear lighting is cleverly built-in into the seat base.
Part avenue tracker, half bobber, half scrambler—Veneno blends these kinds to create one thing new. It doesn’t fairly rev me up like different Tamarit builds, however I can’t deny that it’s a placing machine. [Tamarit]
The ‘new’ Norton V4SV Norton hasn’t precisely been within the information of late for optimistic causes, due to crimes dedicated by the jail-dodging Stuart Garner. But the brand new house owners of the historic British model, TVS Motor Company, are on a mission to alter that.
Aiming to carry Norton again from the brink (once more), that is the re-engineered V4SV. Originally launched over two years in the past, TVS took the outdated bike and have made a mess of reliability, manufacturing and efficiency enhancements.
Based out of a brand-new facility in Solihull, the re-engineered V4SV sports activities a 1200cc, 72-degree V4 engine. Producing 185bhp and 125 Nm of torque, it’s down on energy when in comparison with its 200+hp Italian counterparts but it surely’s nonetheless no slouch.
The chassis and bodywork, nevertheless, are top-notch. The aluminum tubular body is welded and polished by hand and the wonderful swingarm is milled from aluminum billet. The bodywork and under-seat gas tank are carbon fiber, the latter being strengthened with Kevlar.
There’s a full suite of Öhlins suspension, and the wheels are both solid OZ Racing objects or carbon fiber BST models, relying in your colour alternative. Speaking of colours, you may select from Manx Silver or Carbon. I’d select Manx Silver, one in every of my favourite Norton color schemes of yore.
TVS are prioritizing the deposits positioned earlier than they acquired the corporate in April 2020, and rightly so. At £44,000 that is an costly piece of British engineering—virtually double the value of a 2022 Ducati Panigale V4S right here in Australia.
The ex-CEO is a lingering aftertaste that will probably be arduous to eliminate, although. I hope the re-engineered V4SV is the palate cleanser Norton so desperately wants. [More]
CCM Classic Tracker More than a number of Bike EXIF regulars will know CCM, however to most of the people outdoors the UK, it’s one of many extra obscure motorbike marques. Founded in 1971 by Alan Clews, Clews Competition Motorcycles made fairly a reputation for itself in off highway racing.
Fast ahead to at the moment and we get this: the Classic Tracker. Built round CCM’s success in flat monitor, it includes a hand-welded metal tubular body draped across the 600cc single-cylinder engine. Other than the body, engine, wheels and bodywork, there’s not a complete lot to the Classic Tracker and I suppose that’s the entire level.
CCM nonetheless builds bikes by hand and it exhibits. From the body to the machined billet elements, the main points on this bike are beautiful. The new twin exhaust with carbon fiber finish caps is unique to the Classic Tracker line.
The Classic Tracker is specc’d with Petrol Blue bodywork, black wheels, forks and seat. The upgraded Heritage Chrome’ bundle comes with Liquid Mercury bodywork, silver forks, a brown leather-based seat, a Monza gas cap and lovely gold wheels. Petrol Blue does it for me, however I’m additionally an enormous sucker for gold wheels and may’t assist however assume they might go nicely collectively.
Prices begin at £10,695 and for those who haven’t used the bike configurator on the CCM web site but, I recommend giving it a go. Take off the lights, slap a quantity plate on the entrance forks and also you’re left with a bona fide flat monitor machine. [CCM]
Harley-Davidson JDCA/B For most of its 119-year historical past, Harley-Davidson has caught to tried and true strategies of motorcycling. But when the MoCo was in its infancy, it was a barely totally different story. Starting in 1903, for a couple of decade H-D was solely centered on promoting dependable machines to the overall inhabitants.
Come 1914, when the corporate was pimply-faced and full of massive ambitions, it did what all pre-teens do: began experimenting.
No, I’m not speaking about mind-altering chemical substances and free love. That must wait till the AMF years. I’m speaking about racing, and this very orange 1924 JDCA/B is a type of early experiments.
Possibly a one-of-one manufacturing unit creation, the JDCA/B had a very attention-grabbing engine design for the time: the spark plug is correct subsequent to the exhaust valve, over the combustion chamber. This configuration of the Harley “F-head” engine by no means went into manufacturing, attributable to reliability considerations, but it surely did have some success on the monitor.
In 1915 on the Maywood Motordrome in Chicago, manufacturing unit H-D racer Otto Walker set a median pace of 89.1 mph for over 100 miles, a brand new world report. He led for a lot of the 300-mile race and that is the place Harley bought the ‘Chicago’ engine identify from.
This Chicago-powered JDCA/B has been lovingly restored to its former glory and was just lately supplied on the market at Mecum Auctions. It’s basically a bicycle with an engine slung down low, as a pressured member.
As was frequent within the day, the bike can also be sporting Flying Merkel forks and handlebars and there aren’t any brakes. Yep—you learn that appropriately. To decelerate, the rider needed to hit the kill swap and cross their fingers that the engine compression would sluggish them down from speeds in extra of 100 mph. Give me an extended, straight, ideally uphill stretch of highway and I’d love to offer this factor a go. [Via]
Moto Guzzi cafe racer by Rusty V Dario Di Mauro of Rusty V Motors has a ardour for classic Italian fashion. And taking a look at these photographs, you may definitely inform. This Moto Guzzi began its life as a California II and as you may see, it’s come a good distance from its cruiser beginnings.
As far as I can inform, the one factor remaining from the unique bike is the body. Everything else is new. There’s a Marzocchi the wrong way up entrance finish with a 17-inch entrance wheel and Brembo Gold Series brakes (that will have been donated from a Ducati).
The tank appears like an early Moto Guzzi V7 unit and the seat can also be new. Respectively, they’ve been painted and upholstered superbly. Actually, every part appears prefer it’s been handled to a contemporary coat of paint, and I’ll wager the electronics have been up to date as nicely.
The engine and gearbox are from a 2003 Moto Guzzi V11 Scura with the internals upgraded and the flywheel lightened. For a touch of classic aptitude, Dario is rocking (ha!) early round-barrel rocker covers.
A 160-section rear tire was squeezed onto the again wheel and the inventory hub is laced to a brand new 17-inch cross-spoked rim. The soundtrack is provided by Mistral, who fabricated an entire exhaust system for the bike.
Dario got down to create a real cafe racer and with the lightened bodywork and efficiency upgrades, he’s managed it in fashion. As a Guzzisti myself I’m biased, however Dario’s creation will get a stable 11/10 from me. [Via | Images by Andrea Paternò Studio]