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Obscure Brit Bike To Resurface?

By January 19, 2014General Posts


The most expensive production motorcycle on the market back in 1981 was the Hesketh V1000. With a price tag of £4,500, it cost £1505 more than the class-leading BMW R100RS – but it drank fuel, leaked oil, weighed too much and proved irritatingly unreliable…

Unsurprisingly, aristocrat Lord Alexander Hesketh’s attempt at reviving the British motorcycle industry fell by the wayside and fewer than 150 V1000s left the Daventry workshops before the firm went in to receivership little more than a year after its founding.

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