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www.manx.co.uk/manx/90bore.htm

www.manx.co.uk/manx/95bore.htm

Just look at the weight of the 95b engine!!!!!!!!!

Is it me or are well fettled classics in the same league as supermotards- punchy, light, loud.... you know, all the good stuff.

Sex on wheels m8,had an 850 commando cafe racer for a year serious fun

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£21,450 +vat-----are you mad ??what a total rip off--its fucking awfull!!!

For those that are mechanically blind it may seem like a lotta dosh but how can you place a price on a piece of art??

rs125 (not verified)

you must be blind not me if you think its its a piece of art!!--just think what you could buy for over £21000(i certainly would not buy that)

Basically, what you get for 21,000 poonds is an absolute weapon of a handmade bike. Looking at its specs (classic Bike July 1999*) the 99 version weighed 118kg dry and made 59bhp and 41lb/ft of torque. This more power and torque than a KTM Duke in a bike that weighs 4 kilos more than an RS 125. (and about 30 kilos lighter than the Duke). Looking at the price list I can't see any bits that are unreasonably priced for the complication involved. There's a lot more mechanical and human work going into one of their front wheels than there is with a cast magnesium wheel with AP racing disc brakes. Ask any other company to make you a 4 leading shoe drum brake in magnesium that will stand up to 4 105mph (avg speed) laps of the TT circuit. It might just cost you more than 1500 quid. Carbon fairing for 300 quid? that's cheaper than standard plastic for most bikes. All in all, it would be worth spending 21 grand just to upset people at track days and some of the road going style wankers. Which bit exactly isn't art? This bike is THE definition of 4 stroke motorcycle engineering- light weight, few moving parts, no frills: an engine, two wheels held the right distance apart by some metal, somewhere for a human to sit where they won't get in the way of the airflow- absolutely spot on elegant engineering. If something is built right it looks right, and this is it.mgp.motorsport.co.im/2000/results/senior-classic.shtmlwww.caferacer.com/manx.html*Yes I am sad, I should get out more.

HW, got any links to engineers who re-engineer old bikes to make them bulletproof?

Absolutely beautiful, but way beyond anything I could personally afford. I once went to visit Dave Degens just to meet the man himself, see the workshop (HighLift and Will, you'd of just luurved the workshop, a veritable Aladdin's cave). I even (optimistically) found out how much a Triton would cost to build from scratch although it was more than I could afford for the amount of man hours and engineering, polishing etc that went in, they were actually quite reasonable at about £8,000 - £9,500 depending on what spec you wanted.Always had a soft spot for Magni, too, too, gorgeous.

are you thinking of joining the really dark side?? You'll probably have to throw away those nasty American spanners and get some Whitworth ones Off the top of my head-SRM are the company for really reliable engine rebuilds, prices are reasonable and parts exc quality. www.srm-engineering.com/For big Norton twins try Ricey's mate Mick Hemmings- he knows his stuff.Triumph twins try Reg Allen (London Motorcycle Museum)Dresda (Dave Degens) are the people for TritonsWessons in Brighton for GuzzisMontydons (Lincs?) and Slaters for Laverdasetcetc It does depend on the particular species of bike, there are specialists for them all, and there is always a company somewhere that races and fettles the model you're after. As long as you're after the riding experience, not originality all the headaches can be sorted- engine balance, oil (Morgo oil pumps), head/unleaded problems (The Cylinder Head Shop), Ignition and reg/recs (Boyer Bransden). Have you got anything in mind? It's probably best to look in the mags, Classic Bike Guide is good for ads, Classic Racer (fantastic mag, very varied) for the competition stuff. Some of the real specialists wouldn't touch the internet and don't like the phone, so you may have to write!! (that tends to be for the exotica though). Most aren't really on the net anyway, but have a search if you want....(sometimes I think I'm just being suckered along by this whole classic mularkey, a triumph of youthful enthusiasm over experience )(though I don't mean that about the Manx- it is The Daddy )Pissed off to hear about your incident mate, hope you're running on both cylinders soon with a full MoT.

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