A Legend amoung bikes....

February 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Britten

Today I had he pleasure of photographing a legend among motorcycles. This motorcycle was hand built by John Britten in the early 1990's in his home garage with a group of his friends. The bike went on to win the Battle of the Twins in Daytona National Speedway's Daytona Bike Week festivities in the United States and set a number of world speed records.

This bike contained a bunch of innovations never seen before including extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the body and including the wheels. It was the first motorcycle to be built with no frame. All of the bike parts were mounted directly to the engine to reduce any weight and add stability.  He located the radiator under the seat to reduce drag, and even included an onboard computer to change settings on the fly.

Again, this was all built in his garage!

A total of only 10 Britten motorcycles exist in the world with the majority only ever being able to be seen in various museums across the world. I am one of the few who have ever been able to photograph this masterpiece outside of a museum or off the track. This has truly been an honor and a half.

Thank you Bob for this amazing opportunity!


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