April 20, 2013 at 11:19 pm #15029April 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm #65926imperialdataKeymaster
Nice to know and I’d love to support them, but I really expected some new styling and more contemporary engineering. Bikes for collectors again it seemsApril 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm #65927HippoDronesParticipant
aye, it does seem like they have not utilised any of the modern technical advances in the motorcycle industry, retro shouldn’t mean old tech, it should mean older looks with modern performance!April 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm #65928katanaParticipant
I agree. Best to update like triumph did and norton tried to.April 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm #65929
Are Norton in trouble now?April 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm #65930HippoDronesParticipant
arnt they always?
tbh Norton are no more British than the Queen judging by their TT entry… proper mixiblob of parts from everywhere but the UK on that!April 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm #65931
I thought the road bike was manufactured here at Donington. I was contacted about working for them by a couple of agencies about a year ago.
As for the Hesketh I do like the look of them, like a old V8 Aston Martin they have a certain something despoite being, in any sensible test, a bit crap!November 21, 2014 at 10:45 pm #65932
Hesketh have just produced their last V1000 after 32 years of slow, mostly hand built production. Going on to make an entirely new, but still V twin, bike.
From the Hesketh Facebook page:
After 32 years of continuous low volume production, this is the very last new V1000 to be produced by Hesketh Motorcycles.
Just a few more detail parts and testing before the hand over to its owner.
At this time we need to congratulate Lord Hesketh, Bubbles Horsley, Mick Broom and the original team for their continuous commitment in keeping the Hesketh name alive. Now on to the future with our all new 24 production and many more years of future madness.
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