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    John Britten - the man that built the world beating motorcycle in his garage.

    Enjoy
    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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    Guy Martin on the Britten 2014 ​​​​​​
     
    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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      #3
      MCN Rides the Britten V1000
       
      "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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        #4
        Dude is a legend.

        What we all aspire to be. The mad scientist with the skills to pay the bills.
        Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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          #5
          That bike wouldn't have got built any where else but New Zealand.
          John Britten, Kim Newcombe and Burt Monro: all Kiwis, all national heroes (Kim Newcombe deserves more press than he gets).
          In the words of Burt "If you want something in New Zealand, you made it yourself".

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            #6
            Originally Posted by bitzz View Post
            (Kim Newcombe deserves more press than he gets).
            Never heard of him. Just had to go look him up. Seem like a pretty amazing guy. I'll have to watch the documentary. Looks like it may even be free

            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by SPA View Post
              Enjoy
              We all must be on the same wave length. I just watched documentary on Britten and the making of his bike. What he did was astonishing, even for todays standards. I would like to see someone try to make replicas of the bike.

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                #8
                Offerings to the Gods of Speed
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP6Gdz4e6s4
                The movie that "World's Fastest Indian" was based on. A little more factual AND starring Burt himself.

                Love, Speed and Loss
                https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/lov...-and-loss-2007
                The Kim Newcombe story, told by his widow.

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                  #9
                  More Burt
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM34J9WAcK8
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VpUM7cd0Q8

                  ... maybe internet legend but when Bert was young (his name was BERT, as in Herbert, but an American race journal mis printed his name as BURT... so he kept it) he went to a speedway race. He thought that was pretty cool and he should give it a go... till someone pointed out Speedway was a single cylinder class and his Scout was a twin... so being Bert he removed the rear cylinder and returned the next week to take second with the world's ONLY Indian Scout single... and won the championship for the next couple of years.


                  Last edited by bitzz; 3 Weeks Ago.

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                    #10
                    I'm pretty sure I still have the John Britten Biography, if anyone wants it free + actual shipping. It's a bit dry and it sort of takes away from the legend and myth in my opinion and I like the legend and myth, I never actually finished it.

                    On another note, I remember an interview with Erik Buell and he said he John had talked a few times, about Buell producing the Britten, he said something like John was moving on to planes, but wanted the motorcycle to keep being built.
                    sears

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