The Difazio White Eleffant

Suzy Thompson and Tudor Thomas in 'The White Eleffant' which was a sort of 'sister machine to the Flying Banana, in as much as it came out of the same Difazio workshop in Frome and was also based on a Honda CX500. It wasn't as properly FF as the Banana though, and didn't steer as well. And it ran out of ground clearance more quickly. Despite these handicaps Tudor rode it with panache and he and I had a memorable trip to Le Mans with both machines in 1985 which I wrote up for Motorcycle Sport in an article entitled 'Le Mans, La Manche & L'Eleffante Blanche' (Le Mans, the English Channel & the White Eleffant). PNB
Photo: Ludmila Stiebner

The Difazio White Eleffant