Bikes For Stand
- Phil Morris – Moto GP (Start up)
- Mike Noble – Harley Davison
- Vic and Lin – Harley Custom
- Energica – Tricolour
- Carole Nash – Susuki RE58
Phil Morris – Moto GP (Start up) – Bike Specs
|PBM GP14 MOTO GP RACING BIKE 1000CC/APRILLA V4|
|OWNER||PHIL MORRIS/OSWESTRY ROAD RACING MUSEUM|
|TRANSMISSION||6 Speed Transmission|
|CHASSIS||PBM Twin Spar-Aluminum|
|TANK CAPACITY||24 Liters|
|INTERESTING FACT||Michael Laverty’s Moto GP Bike|
Phil Morris – Moto GP (Start up) – Bike Blog
This Aprilia 1000CC V4 16 Valve monster is, in the words of Motorcycle News, one of “the best V4s you can actually own.” And while you can’t own this blistering 2014 PBM specimen (unless you have a spare £500,000 lying around), it epitomises everything that is awesome about this model.
Owned by Phil Morris/Oswestry Road Racing Museum, this is the actual machine ridden by former ‘Irish motorcyclist of the year’ Michael Laverty, in the MotoGP world championship series.
Monstrously fast, the 220bhp V4 is an Italian rocket, with an eye-popping top speed of 330 kh/h. At those speeds, even the 24-litre fuel tank won’t last very long!
The advanced electronics are powered by Magneti Marelli software, with Ohlins suspension and Brembo bakes to keep you safe in the saddle.
At 162 kg (dry weight) it’s no lightweight, but with a six-speed transmission, the Michelin tyres will have their work cut out keeping the twin-spar aluminium chassis on the track!
Mike Noble – Bike Specs
|THE NIGHTROD GTR|
|ENGINE||1250cc Revolution Harley-Davidson|
|INTERESTING FACT||Built in house by Guildford Custom the custom motorcycle department at Guildford Harley-Davidson. The Night Rod GTR By Michael Noble & David Presley.|
2450mm in length, at a guess the handle bars are no more than 895mm wide, the rear tire is 280mm wide, the weight is approx. 310kg
Mike Noble – Bike Blog
Harley-Davidson Night Rod GTR: a magnificent beast
Built by Michael Noble and David Presley, the brains behind the award-winning Guilford Custom, this Harley-Davidson is a magnificent example of a modern muscle bike.
With a dry weight of 289kg, a torque of 105 Nm and 130bhp, it’s certainly no slouch. The 1250cc Revolution Harley-Davidson engine makes sure of that.
But it’s the sheer size that makes this bike simply unmissable.
Noble and Presley wanted a muscle bike with a “low but large presence”. Mission accomplished! From the eye-catching one-piece body pained by Image Design Custom in a two-tone gloss and matt black, through to the custom-made 260mm Roland Sands Diesel Wheel, you’ll be left open-jawed at the sheer might behind this machine.
Inspired by the Mercedes GTR, it releases a full and deep exhaust tone – thanks in part to the Vance & Hines 2-into-1 Competition Pipe.
Metzler tyres and Legend air suspension complete the final appearance of this £40,000 beauty. It’s well worth checking out!
Bike Specs LIGHTNING 124 – Destiny Cycles
|CUSTOMER COMMISSIONED BIKE WHICH WILL BE UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE 2017 ON THE CAROLE NASH STAND
LIGHTNING 124- WITH 124 CUBIC INCH MOTOR AND 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION. TOTALLY BESPOKE BUILD.
|ENGINE||S&S 124 cu in|
|CHASSIS||Destiny Cycles Dyna style frame and swing arm|
|DRY WEIGHT||340 kg|
|TANK CAPACITY||16 litres|
|INTERESTING FACT||First Dyna style frame to come out of the Destiny Cycles workshop|
- Length 91”
- Width 30”
- Weight 240kg
Destiny Cycles LIGHTNING 124– Bike Blog
Bespoke Dyna-style bike looks set to be a crowd-pleaser
Head down to the Carole Nash stand at Motorcycle Live 2017 and you’re bound to find something you’ve never seen before.
That’s because this £50,000 bespoke Dyna-style bike will be unveiled for the first time – and it’s sure to leave you breathless.
Owned and commissioned by Nick Lord, it clocks 130mph from 135 bhp of power and a torque of 140 Nm. And despite the bike’s whopping dry weight of 340kg, the 124-cubic-inch S&S engine gives the ride plenty of oomph.
A five-speed [W1] transmission, a 27-inch seat height and a Destiny Cycles Dyna-style frame and swing arm add the magnificent finishing touches.
This is the first Dyna-style frame to come out of the Destiny Cycles workshop – and on this evidence, we can’t wait to see what’s next!
TriColour – Bike Specs
|OWNER||Moto Corsa Ltd|
|POWER||Equivalent 136 bhp|
|TORQUE||195nm DA 0 RPM A 4700 RPM|
|TOP SPEED||Restricted to 150 mph (Limited @ 240kmh)|
|CHASSIS||Steel Tubular Trellis|
|TANK CAPACITY||Don’t be silly|
|INTERESTING FACT||First EV Production bike to complete a TT Zero Race, 2017. Adam Childs MCN|
- Length: 2131mm
- Width: 832mm
- Weight 286kg
TriColour – Bike Blog
Energica EVO: the ultimate green machine!
Energica only entered the UK market in 2016, but they’ve already made plenty of waves. With bikes like the fully electric Energica EVO, it’s not hard to see why.
Coming from a team of performance engineers that have been operating in Formula One Racing and Le Mans 24h for more than 40 years, you’d expect it to be quick. And it doesn’t disappoint – in part due to a torque of 195 Nm ranging from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm.
Its dry weight of 286kg makes it a bit of beast, but it’s got plenty of zip, ripping from 0mph to 60mph in just three seconds with the equivalent power of 136 bhp. In fact, it’s so quick it’s faster than a 600 Supersport! And while its top speed is restricted, it can still climb to 150mph before your progress is stopped.
The sophisticated vehicle control unit (VCU) also catches the eye, monitoring and managing the battery, inverter, charger and ABS in a single entity.
With a starting price of £27,999 (going up to £32,999 for the basic TriColor model), it’s not cheap. But it’s within the reach of some – and going green with this beauty has never been so much fun.
Suzuki RE58 – Bike Specs
|SUZUKI RE5 ROTARY|
|ENGINE||498cc – liquid/air cooled rotary|
|POWER||62bhp @ 6,500rpm|
|TORQUE||74.5Nm @ 3,500rpm|
|CHASSIS||Steel tubular cradle|
|TANK CAPACITY||16.8 litres|
|INTERESTING FACT||Restored by Prison Inmates on behalf of Carole Nash|
Suzuki RE58 – Bike Blog
Suzuki’s futuristic RE5 was introduced with a fanfare in 1974, with its space age Dan Dare styling and novel Wankel rotary engine pointing to a future that would ultimately never arrive.
While the RE5’s chassis was conventional by contemporary standards, the rotary engine was a real novelty. The concept of the rotary engine was conceived by German engineer Felix Wankel, whose first patent was issued in 1929, although the first mainstream uses were in the 1960s, when NSU (the forebearer to Audi) built rotary engined cars and motorcycles.
The concept appeared to be tailor made for motorcycles, with rotary engines delivering high power outputs from a small and lightweight engine, and by the 1970s all of the Japanese manufacturers were reported to be working on rotary powered motorcycles.
Suzuki was the first (and ultimately only) one to make it to the market and the company commissioned famous Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, noted for his work with Ferrari and Maserati, to style the RE5. Giugiaro created an unusual ‘tin can’ design for the instruments, which flipped open when the key was turned, for the RE5M model, although more conventional styling was adopted for the American ‘A’ version. This more traditional styling became universal for the 1976 ‘B’ version.
This particular example is from 1976 and was purchased as a non-runner several decades ago by company founder Carole Nash, who donated it to a prison project that provided vocational training to inmates. The bike was fully restored behind bars and has been recently taken out of storage and recommissioned.
Although only produced in 1975 and 1976, the RE5 is a significant model in the world of motorcycling. History will show it to have been a relative failure, as the futuristic styling, complex mechanicals, poor fuel consumption and high price put off prospective buyers. It was, however, praised for its good handling and paved the way for a decade of innovation from Japanese manufacturers, which saw technology such as fairings, turbos, anti-dive suspension and much, much more be introduced – evolving into the motorcycles we have come to know and love today.