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Tue, 15 May 2012

Brooklands Bobber

In 1921 D.H. Davidson became the first person in the UK to break the 100mph mark on a motorcycle. He achieved this amazing feat on a V-Twin Harley-Davidson at Brooklands Circuit in Surrey. Considering his bike used tyres more suited to a bicycle and his only protection was a thick sweater and a leather hat this was no mean feat.
In fact his F Series Harley-Davidson had no brakes, virtually no exhaust pipes and ran with only one gear. The legendary banked circuit was bumpy enough in an 27 litre Bentley weighing nearly two tons. On a clattering 1000cc V-Twin with no suspension and nothing more than a beefed up bicycle frame holding it all together it was positively suicidal!

2007 is Brooklands 100th Anniversary and as you can see Harley-Davidson holds a special place in its glorious past.

 

In recognition of this Warr's H-D have been commissioned by Harley-Davidson UK to build a bespoke custom Harley using a brand new 2007 FLSTS Softail Springer converted in house at Warr's Kings Rd dealership. The bike will be donated to Brooklands Motor Museum in June.

 

This unique machine features custom bobbed bodywork, Brooklands racing green paint, Brooklands exhaust and saddle. Blacked motor with coppered pipes, leather bound control cables, nostalgia series grips, F series footboards, blacked wheels, bespoke graphics and signature paint.

16th, 17th June: Brooklands 100th Anniversary weekend, Brooklands Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey. Further details and event ticket booking available online at www.brooklandsfestival.co.uk