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bl) Quasar meets Roofed Scoots (2000)

In the scenic setting of Beaulieu House in 2000, Mark Crowson's white Quasar met Benelli's then-new Adiva, BMW's then-new C1 and Phil Meaton's one-off Gilera Runner-based Bubble. Compare and contrast. I tested and wrote up the three roofed scoots for the inaugural issue of Twist & Go. Now a collector's item! PNB Photo: Paul Blezard archive

bl) Quasar meets Roofed Scoots (2000)

Gorging to Excess (if not FF)

An everyday story of motorcycling folk.....images under 'touring'
Set-up
After Florence in 2007, this year we kept our Euro-tour to France. Not so far, lots of space, variety and character, as well as excellent roads and food.
The overnight boat from Portsmouth to Le Havre is my favourite cross-channel tool, regardless of who runs it. We had the usual crowd of bikes at the ferry: immaculate cruisers, laden sports and seasoned travellers. For some reason you never see them after the ferry.

Honda CBR1000FF PROJECT 6

An interesting but unfinished FF project in Warrington, UK. See "Honda CBR1000FF Project" in the 'One Offs' folder, for more pix.
Is anyone interested in purchasing this started project, if so contact Dave Arthur direct via email to: dale-eng@talktalk.net
He doesn't want much for it and also has a spare engine.

Honda CBR1000FF PROJECT 6

David tries ComFergMax (31)

David Scott tries Colin Ferguson's modified TMax.

David tries ComFergMax (31)

Rob tries Tribs' Quasar (29)

Andy Tribble shows Rob Ring the seat height and headroom to consider in the Rotary FF!
This is Andy's first Beaulieu as a Quasar owner. (This machine was formerly owned by the late Nick Roche who modified the roof to provide more headroom and has been well fettled by Mark Crowson who's looked after it for the last couple of years). See www.quasarworld.com

Rob tries Tribs' Quasar (29)

Beaulieu 2008 - 13

Red Quasar, Yellow Kawa-Banana and Black ComFergMax at Beaulieu 2008. Roofed Benelli Adiva behind.

Beaulieu 2008 - 13

Beaulieu 2008 - 1

It rained on Sunday! Graham Robb's blue Voyager flanked by two Carvers.

Beaulieu 2008 - 1

Voyager 02 sold to Chris Baker

Voyager 02 sold to Chris BakerVoyager 02 sold to Chris BakerVoyager 02, owned by Jim Moylan since buying it from manufacturers SCL in 1991 has been sold to Chris Baker, who provided a workshop for Malcolm Newell before his death and also the Difazio front end used in High Tech 001 (Ducati).

Voyager 02 sold to Chris Baker

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

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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.

Trib with his Silver Wing & the Blez Burger King (2003)

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.

Trib with his Silver Wing & the Blez Burger King (2003)

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
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