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Roofed Tilting Three Wheeler at Barcelona

This is the 'DIC' - surely the most significant marketing name in 2008? Bob W. (A 150cc machine made in China by Xingue and already being sold in England as a Vogue; I snapped one at Beaulieu last year; see here http://www.bikeweb.com/node/1332 PNB)

Roofed Tilting Three Wheeler at Barcelona

Tight fit (Norton Rear Engined FF)

Side view.

Tight fit (Norton Rear Engined FF)

Beginnings (Roofed Rear Engined FF)

Lining up the proposed roofline, though not yet set in stone.

Beginnings (Roofed Rear Engined FF)

1988-2008 (some of) Fat Jogger is Twenty!

Er... That would be the gearbox, the rear swing-arm (both Mk1 Le Mans), rear brake master cylinder (Ford Anglia)and the end of the stand operating handle. It's a Classic! Only another five years and it can go to VMCC events

1988-2008 (some of) Fat Jogger is Twenty!

good design

scooter

good design

2005 Blez in the VT Bananaskin

Yours Truly re-united with the fairing which graced the original Flying Banana for all the years I owned it, and for two years before that.
Having rescued the fairing from Royce's garden Bob Wreford first fitted it to a Honda Helix before moving it to this VT600 custom and riding it to the annual Beaulieu gathering in 2005. I was touched by the "Esprit du Blez" sticker he had specially made up, even though it should really have been "Esprit DE Blez"! The original Flying Banana, now owned by Bob Winsper, sports a completely different fairing which can be seen here: http://www.bikeweb.com/node/391 on the Flying Banana page which shows the Banana in all its incarnations, from its creation in 1981 in the Royce Creasey's Creations folder.

2005 Blez in the VT Bananaskin

Motorcycle News - Grand Designs PDFs

Here's PDFs of the Motorcycle News article on weird and wonderful PTWs.

Silver Wing & Burger King

Former Silver Wing and "Steaming Mango" Gold Wing Phasar owner Andy Tribble shows what the average advertising executive almost certainly does not wear on his superscooter. This head on shot shows how much narrower the (maroon) Silver Wing is compared to the Burgman 650, although the Burger King's mirrors can be pulled right back to make it easier to squeeze through tight spots. The Burger also has more space under the seat and a much more stable chassis, although it's heavier too. Both machines are now available with ABS. Photo: Paul Blez archive, Jan 03

Silver Wing & Burger King

Quasar restoration

An introduction

Hi All

Just become a member

I have been interested in Quasars since the beginning (late 70's) when a guy living opposite me owned one.

A stroke stopped me from buying Paul’s when it was up for auction (and the price) but I have kept in touch with Mark since then attending one gathering and lending a hand at the Quasar Garage whenever I have visited Mark.

So what am I doing on this list?

1) I have built more Quasars than anyone else (OK - OK so they are only models)

2) Mark and I currently own the SOLO QUASAR and with the blessing of the Newell family I have undertaken to restore it to its former glory.

Givi Screen

Givi Screen

Burgman Sidepanels

Burgman Sidepanels

Burgman Sidepanels

Burgman Sidepanels

Givi screen

Givi screen

Burgman Sidepanels

Burgman Sidepanels

Flat side on

Flat side on

Flat side on

Another 30s Cycle Car

Via email from Mitch Castro.

Another 30s Cycle Car

z) 1984: 2 Litre Sports Quasar

Malcolm Newell's concept of the ultimate Sports Quasar, powered by a Ford Cosworth 2 litre F2 engine
As seen in MCN in 1984

z) 1984: 2 Litre Sports Quasar

KB ready for 2008!

Road trials completed. 220 kilograms fuelled but with empty topbox.

KB ready for 2008!

Suzuki 1000 Phasar

White Suzuki GS1000 Phasar with a fine collection of Quasars during the 2005 Quasar rally at Laughton. This machine actually started life as a Mk2 Quasar, with a roof. Handling leaves something to be desired, but it's very comfortable. Pic: Paul Blezard

Suzuki 1000 Phasar

Big Twin Guzzi Quasar

I snapped this photo in Malcolm Newell's workshop circa 1986. We think it might actually be the Guzzi Convert Phasar in a new guise, but we're not sure. We know that Malcolm "robbed" the Tait hub centre steering off the Convert for another project, but we're not certain that it was then turned into this Twin Head Steer big twin Quasar-Guzzi. Nor do we have any idea where it is in 2008......PNB.
Photo: Paul Blezard archive, scanned from the original print by Mark Crowson.

Big Twin Guzzi Quasar
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