Sexy bike for the motorbikerists.
Nah, a Jota engine needs to be in a Jota not some British hunk of pig iron
Nobody with a clue, would describe the Featherbed frame as ‘some British hunk of pig iron’.
I like the Norley, but frankly, I’m not purist enough to want to ride a powerful bike with drum brakes on the front.
I prefer this, the Dunkley Harton:
Posted 4 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
The thing is that the Featherbed frame was the very best available in the 60’s, 70’s and maybe the 80’s. After that period it was more about rose tinted specs than actual engineering. It was designed for a time when 100 bhp was not available to mere mortals.Posted 4 years ago
I think that the original Laverda frame is a far better home for a Jota triple.
I suppose if it is all about the show rather than the go around corners then it’s not a bad effort.
Oh and just to be a contrary git…….
26 inch forever!
A Jota is a lovely thing
Maybe, it its day.
Laverda usually meant that the owner once had money (now converted into buying a very expensive bike and horrendous running/maintenance costs), was very strong (heavy and heavy to ride) and liked to scare himself (they wandered a bit…).
The proddie-racing spec ones were also about the loudest (and especially the twin which a friend had) things this side of a Trident airliner.Posted 4 years ago
After that period it was more about rose tinted specs than actual engineering. It was designed for a time when 100 bhp was not available to mere mortals.
Lets correct you, when the Featherbed was the best handler, 50bhp was the limit for most – even the Honda 750/Kwak 900’s only had 70bhp at best.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Jesus, so much wrong in one thread – 😉
Vincents were designed not to need a conventional frame, just a small spine & subframes at each end.
About as radical as it got at the time – still radical today.
Putting one in a Featherbed is a step backwards – like trying to carve an airliner out of stone.
Both Rex McCandless & Phil Irving would be appalled at the idea 🙂Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
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The proddie-racing spec ones were also about the loudest (and especially the twin which a friend had) things this side of a Trident airliner.
Slater Brothers used to advertise the Montjuich with the slogan ‘Amaze your friends and annoy the neighbours’. 😀
I’d love an Alpina, but there don’t seem to be many affordable nice ones left anymore.Posted 4 years ago
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