Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

Just watched The First Part video - looks like a well put-together series. I love time lapsed films, with no annoying, time-wasting blethering. Makes me wanna Laverda . . .

Oh, behave!
oh, Raymond:
I just binged the whole series this morning, lol!
I particularly like part four when he starts the engine for the 1st time. the machine vibrated, up and down, just like the xs650 on tick-over, lol, those 360 twins! And with saying that the cam shaft is in two parts. so one could easily re-phase the engine to 270. jay
 
@Shelby, I have the same disease - was born in SW England, Plymouth mother with that accent. But she took me to Scotland age two and once I started school, soon learned to be bi-lingual. And even now, I pick up the accent of anybody I talk to - no idea how many folk I've offended if they think I'm taking the piss or mimicking . . .
I get that. I try to warn people ahead of time -- usually say it's habit -- DJs need to sound like they're from where they work. Which was fine till I hired a Brit as my assistant when we lived in Florida in the late 80s.
 
RC, sounds like you're from the west end of the state -- we're in Martinsburg, long about the same description -- bout 12 miles south of the M/D line and Maryland. I'm an Air Force brat, so if I had any real accent, it'd be West/Central Texas -- Fort Worth -- via DC end of Md. Nothing really stuck, which was handy as a DJ. I kinda unconsciously pick up whoever's accent I'm talking to for more than five minutes.
In advance, all in fun, no ill will intended, Not the west end, as I like to tell people, "the knuckle between the finger and the thumb" :laugh2::lmao::laugh2::lmao:
 

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The Norton Nemesis is one of the mythical concept bikes that promised so much and delivered absolutely nothing. And when we say nothing, we mean NOTHING - they only ever made one, and it resides in the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

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It really was a bike that had it all and fired the UK motorcycle media into a frenzy when it was announced. First up, this was a bike announced during the late nineties, a time of Japanese domination of the two-wheeled world, by the legendary marque Norton. It had a bonkers 1,479cc 60-degree V8 engine and a promised 200+ bhp. At a time when the new kid on the block was the Yamaha YZF-R1, boasting a meagre 150bhp, the Nemesis really did make the world sit up and take notice.
Sadly, as many predicted the bike never came to be, and didn’t get any further from being a show-pony prototype - until now, that is!
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The bike could be about to make a phoenix-like return to the public eye, as the National Motorcycle Museum (who are the custodians of the bike) and The Motorbike Show is looking to recommission the machine. The legendary mechanic/genius Allen Millyard will be on the spanners while the floppy-hatted hipster that is Henry Cole will be doing the talking and riding. And they aren’t just looking to get the machine working (which in itself is a significant feat), they are actually looking to go for a speed record on the distinctive-looking motorcycle.

The re-build of the bike will now be followed in upcoming episodes of The Motorbike Show, which is shown on Monday nights on ITV4. All the previous episodes can be found on the ITVX streaming app.
 
The Norton Nemesis is one of the mythical concept bikes that promised so much and delivered absolutely nothing.

Kinda like the Harley V-4, it was a fully developed bike before being killed.

the Harley-Davidson Nova, of 1979/80. Intended as a counter to the growing threat of high-tech European and Japanese rivals, it was planned for launch in 1981 complete with a (comparatively) stunning array of un-Harley-like attributes.
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The Norton Nemesis is one of the mythical concept bikes that promised so much and delivered absolutely nothing. And when we say nothing, we mean NOTHING - they only ever made one, and it resides in the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

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It really was a bike that had it all and fired the UK motorcycle media into a frenzy when it was announced. First up, this was a bike announced during the late nineties, a time of Japanese domination of the two-wheeled world, by the legendary marque Norton. It had a bonkers 1,479cc 60-degree V8 engine and a promised 200+ bhp. At a time when the new kid on the block was the Yamaha YZF-R1, boasting a meagre 150bhp, the Nemesis really did make the world sit up and take notice.
Sadly, as many predicted the bike never came to be, and didn’t get any further from being a show-pony prototype - until now, that is!
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The bike could be about to make a phoenix-like return to the public eye, as the National Motorcycle Museum (who are the custodians of the bike) and The Motorbike Show is looking to recommission the machine. The legendary mechanic/genius Allen Millyard will be on the spanners while the floppy-hatted hipster that is Henry Cole will be doing the talking and riding. And they aren’t just looking to get the machine working (which in itself is a significant feat), they are actually looking to go for a speed record on the distinctive-looking motorcycle.

The re-build of the bike will now be followed in upcoming episodes of The Motorbike Show, which is shown on Monday nights on ITV4. All the previous episodes can be found on the ITVX streaming app.
Already watching the videos in Blighty.
Already on episode 8
More here: https://www.youtube.com/@AllenMillyard/videos
 
They, asked me how I knew
It was Jawa new
I, of course, replied
The shitter bikes one buys
More smoke gets in your eyes…

 
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