Robert Philhower shared a link to the group: Honda VTR 1000 Firestorm owners!
If you look at the results of John's problem solving solutions it's a master piece that out reached even the Japanese giants... it flew like the wind and handled as on rails ..... it's beautiful.
The power wheelies are also just amazing, what an absolute beauty.
What I'd give just to do a couple of laps (slow ish ones) on one.
Sorry but what did this bike have that other bikes of the time didn't? I think its amazing but isn't it just a collection of all the most revolutionary and proven designs combined?
Fergus: John Britten developed, designed and produced this bike at home ! The concept was completely new at it's time and the bike was able to beat the big industrial racers. Have a good look at video's and you will understand and respect what he did.
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I don't understand. Wasn't Lucifer's Hammer was doing the same thing and beating Ducati's at BoT a few years earlier. It wasn't backed by HD..Just a small operation out of a shed also?
small operation ???? He even did the crankcases by himself, it's a bike without a frame ! Revolutionary design.
Aren't you forgetting the uni engineers that helped Britten develop his ideas. God its such a nice bike. Thanks Rob.
Kiwis can fly