Support for Feet Forward enthusiasts everywhere

Welcome to Bikeweb

Bikeweb is all about Feet First Powered Two Wheelers - FFs for short - of one sort or another; from Quasars and Phasars to modified superscooters and even FF racing mopeds. From Kaneda’s animé fantasy bike in Akira, to real world, Reliant-engined Voyagers. There's all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff here, past, present and futuristic; one-offs, prototypes and things that actually made it into series production. And they come from all over the world: Swiss Ecomobiles and MonoTracers, American Alligators and Neracars, French Monotraces, German NSUs, Czech Dalniks, British Avros, Wilkinsons and Whitwoods and Japanese custom scooters. From fully enclosed and all-electric with outriggers, to roofed but open-sided, through aerodynamic but open-topped, to bodywork-free and stark naked. You name it; if it's FF, or related in some way, you'll probably find it here somewhere – or at least a link to where you can find it.

There's more information about how this website works and a potted history of FFs below if you click on 'Read More', but for a technical description read Royce Creasey's Introduction to FF two-wheelers entitled 'Read This First'. (It's the first item in the left hand column below 'Book navigation'). If you're looking for a particular machine or marque, the quickest way to find it is probably to do a search for it in the very top right hand corner of this home page; type the name or names into the white box next to 'Search this site:' and then click on 'search' just below the box.

Bob Tait 1935-2017, in Memoriam

Bob Tait. 1935-2017
in memoriam
Bob Tait, engineer and innovator, responsible for key developments of the 'double wishbone' hub centre steering system pioneered by Jack Difazio, died peacefully at home on the 16th July 2017.

difazio hub available

I saw a Difazio-style hub for sale at the Kempton jumble yesterday.. It is VERY similar in appearance, but seller said made by someone near Swindon. It has a 40 spoke ,18 in alloy rim/tyre, and axle, but no caliper mounts or anything else. Seller is open to offers. I would say it is in very good condition, no bearing noise etc. Please contact me if interested. Jan. 07939 123555.

Not even on the plain (not FF)

What goes around comes around – as they say. For all the wet Euro-tours we have had, it was certainly time we had a dry one. In 17 years of trips, this must have been the first time it never rained on us at all. Tom and Steve on big Varderos, Mike on Triumph 800 Tiger and me on the BMW F650GS

El Roadmaker

New owner Goldwing Phasar

Hi Everybody just to let you know, i am the new owner of the Honda Goldwing Phasar recently advertised on this site, i am hoping to eventually put it back on the road, but it is unlikely to be fitted with a leadwing engine, possibly even electric drive. If anybody can tell me any info re the bike ie, original length of front spring/dampers, and approx spring rates, and any more info on Tait front end would be appreciated. thanks in advance yours Dave Arthur

Quasar Stolen - not so much...

Recent news that a Quasar, or strictly speaking a Phasar, had been stolen from a barn in Heddington appears to be just one version of events. Another version is that the person who owned this bike before it went to live in the barn found a buyer and simply removed it in order to deliver it to the new owner. Obviously the person who was keeping it in the barn may have other ideas, but who am I to unravel a little local difficulty in a far away land (Wiltshire) of which I know little?



AeroBike's picture

Current state of the Aerobike...

The Aerobike is currently partly dismantled, I was selling more as an on going project rather than a going concern this is the current state of things -

I have taken the body panels off and drilled out the rivets that mounted the front wheel tunnel as I was using the remaining chassis and engine for experimenting with a tilting 3 wheeled tadpole trike -

AeroBike's picture

Aerobike project is up for sale...

Mostly due to a lack of a suitable place to safely test and refine the Aerobike, it is up for sale, either mostly complete or as a body / chassis.. I am not expecting to recoup the money that was spent on it and are willing to dismantle it to make it easier for overseas shipping if required ... (thinking maybe $2000 US for chassis, moulds, bodypanels,stabilisers etc? )

Read more about it -
or at Manfeild racetrack -

Contact me at if you are interested ...

Quasar stolen!

A unregistered Quasar, bought as an uncompleted bike at the end of the Qusar project is reported as stolen last Thursday (20th. October 2016) from a barn near Heddington Wilts. (The village where Malcome Newell lived). Quasar specialist Mark Crowson has been put in touch with the owner and more details may be forthcoming. In the meantime anyone hearing of a Quasar for sale should contact Mark.

La Sauce de la Loire

2 Varaderos, a Triumph Speedmaster (almost an FF) and a BMW F650GS go boldly in France
Maybe I should have written this on 20 June, immediately after we got back from the French tour.
But I didn’t and the madness of June 23rd has left me numb and angry. I enjoy these trips, partly because we are on holiday in familiar but varied landscapes with great roads, and partly because we are welcome and feel we belong. Sadly the whole tone of June 23rd has put two- fingers up to these very people. May the perpetrators of this lunacy be held accountable.

Voyager sale, offer ending soon

Just a reminder that the period for making an offer for Voyager 04 is coming to a close. Details below, if you haven't already looked. If you want to buy this bike make sure your offer is in by the 30th. April. "You have to be in it to win it"

Norton Rotary FF progress

Finally after many years of inaction I am pleased to announce some progress on my Norton Rotary FF.
After Royce provided me with a rolling chassis build from a Norton Rotary Commander rear end and his grafted on to his designed front and middle sections things went a bit quiet. I have all the usual excuses to hand as to why not a lot has happened:)
But now having visited John Bruce's event last summer he persuaded me to crack on with the project. Over the last month or so he has taken it onto another phase.

Voyager for sale - details

For a full description and sale details, as well as a larger picture click on 'Latest image' - if it's still a picture of a white Voyager... If it's been replaced, the infortmation and picture can still be found in 'Image Galleries' in 'Royce Creaseys creations' - 'Production Voyagers', below the listed Voyagers

Voyager for sale

Voyager 04, the 1989 show bike is for sale. Full details will be posted, with a picture, in a couple of weeks
In the meantime anyone interested can mail with "Voyager sale" as the subject.

Peraves;- Latest (Arnold speaks)

Here's a mail from Arnold Wagner covering his version of events at Peraves, and the news that he's continueing FF production under the name 'Monoracer' There's also an attachment of his current type approval, conformity of production certificates, and new years greetings that I haven't included. Not neccesary to read between any lines to see that he's a bit cross with Mr. Riedener....

But anyway, good news that this luxury Swiss FF production continues. (Over to you ford, etc...)

Dear friends,

Peraves AG (Monotracer etc.) goes bust

I read, in a badly computer-translated, German news item found on Google, that Peraves AG, manufacturer of the 'Ecomobile' and later 'Monotracer' luxury FFs, have gone into liquidation. The story suggests that funds "evaporated" in the development of an innovative engine, unconnected with FF production and that legal action is brewing. An attempt is being made to re-start the company which does not hold much external debt. Sounds like an internal falling out between Peraves principles, into which I would not wish to intrude.

jeff england's picture

My AKIRA replica Kawasaki GPZ 500

Here are pic of my GPZ 500 and a AKIRA bike built by Eddie Paul. I will take the Red AKIRA body and install it on my bike.

Craig Vetter seriously injured in collision with deer

Armerican friends report that Craig Vetter, motorcycle streamlinging expert, is (15th. August 2015) unconciouse in hospital with serious head and chest injuries after hitting a deer while riding one of his bikes.

Doctors say "His numbers are going in the right directions" and we must hope that he makes a good recovery.

Dolomites by F650GS and French Fish (but not FF)

Wet asses and passes
Moto15 was wet. Not all the time, but more than one would expect for a European trip in June. A tale of an F650GS, two Varaderos and a Tiger 800.
Sign of the times
In the past, a hotel booking for 4 male motorcyclists would provide 4 separate beds. These days you have to be more specific. On more than one occasion this year, we arrived to find double beds prepared.
Ardennes included
Early morning at Hythe, for the Chunnel, it was raining.

Syndicate content