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Classic Britten Motorcycles

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Kiwi Flyer: Riding the Britten V-1000

Britten V-1000Claimed power: 135hp @ 9,500rpmTop speed: 173mph (Daytona, 1990)Engine: 999cc liquid-cooled DOHC 60-degree V-twin, 94mm x 72mm bore and stroke, 13.5:1 compression ratioWeight (dry): 306lb (139kg)The words “genius” and “tragedy” are often overstated, but it is beyond question that New Zealander John Britten was an engineering ...

Alan Cathcart

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