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S&S-Powered Hesketh 24 Motorcycle To Hit The Streets

By June 18, 2014General Posts

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After a 30-year hiatus, British motorcycle manufacturer is back with a new limited edition model: the Hesketh 24. The bike celebrates the marque’s roots in Formula 1 with Hesketh Racing and their famous driver James Hunt. Taking inspiration from the Hesketh 308 F1 car that Hunt drove to victory in the 1975 Dutch grand prix, the Hesketh 24 will once again prove passion for engineering excellence and quality can achieve outstanding results.

Under new ownership and management, Hesketh Motorcycles Ltd has shown in the production of the new 24, just the beginning of plans to establish a British motorcycle company with a reputation for quality, luxurious, hand-built machines.

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hesketh-24-2Named after the number on James Hunt’s 1975 F1 car, this new model will be limited edition with only 24 built and on sale internationally.

Developed and designed by Paul Sleeman, Hesketh Motorcycles owner and chief engineer, the 24 boasts retro styling coupled with modern technology and is powered by a 1,950cc V-twin S&S X-wedge engine.

Modifying the engine especially to suit the Hesketh 24, the team turned to expert British tuners, Harris Performance Engines, putting to good use their forty years’ experience in pushrod engines and drag racing to produce the exceptionally powerful 24 engine. Indeed Hesketh will be able to offer all limited edition Hesketh 24 customers at least three different power options on their bespoke model, with Harris providing stage engine tuning for various levels of preferred power.

The Hesketh 24 bodywork is in the unmistakeable colours of James Hunt’s Hesketh F1 car with graphics designed and produced by none other than BSB champion, Tommy Hill. In fact Tommy will be the first person to ride the Hesketh 24 in public at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed as he takes the new model up the famous hill-climb.

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Each of the limited edition Hesketh 24 models will feature an 18 carat gold plaque on top of the tank with the unique number of that particular

model. Along with the knowledge that each bike has been hand-built by Hesketh technicians at their Surrey headquarters. Hesketh 24 owners will enjoy full-service back-up from the Hesketh team with a comprehensive two-year warranty as standard.

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