Movement is afoot
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The (semi) order won't last
Meet my new friend Mr Miller
Because one can never have too many engines
Still beautiful after all these gears
Dial M for Mmmm
Posi Lock connector
I'm a label whore
Contrast in style
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
After racing at the Imola 4hr last September I realised that my endurance bike is really just a glorified street bike and that to be competitive I'd have to up my game a little in the bike department. I'm still slow but maybe a faster, lighter bike might help. After some serious soul searching (for about a minute) and some discussion with Ant at Mandello Racing an idea was formulated. The plan was to create a bike that would be equal to the best of the European endurance Guzzis: 100hp, revised geometry and a weight of around 400lbs in endurance trim.
Below is the new bike so far:
Loose specs: Mike Rich Motorsports developed 1064cc square fin motor. 12:1 compression, Megacycle cam. Projected hp is around 100 at the rear wheel.
The frame has been de raked to 25.5 degrees and even with the MK4 3/4" longer swingarm the wheelbase is 2.5-3" shorter than stock. Offset is 45mm by way of modified Ducati triple clamps bored out to 40mm to fit the Guzzi California forks.
Fibreglass bodywork is from Mandello Racing in Italy.
Wheels are EPM magnesium by Magni. 2.5 front, 3.5 rear.