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Hesketh Classic Motorcycles

Hesketh Motorcycles was an English motorcycle manufacturer, based in Daventry and Easton Neston. The company was formed by Lord Hesketh in 1980, then after his two ventures went bust from 1984 onwards, the marque has been maintained and improved by Broom Engineering, now based at Turweston Aerodrome near Silverstone Circuit. Hesketh motorcycle history.

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1982 Hesketh V1000 Sports Tourer 1982 Hesketh V1000 Sports Tourer Lord Alexander Hesketh sought, with the V1000, to produce the finest motorcycle in the world, analogies to Vincent and prestige cars such as Aston Martin and Bentley abounded in the press prior to the models release. Power was provided by a double overhead cam, 90 degree vee-twin engine designed by Weslake, housed in a rigid tubular frame, the majority of which were nickel plated. Components were sourced from the leaders in their fields such as Brembo brakes and Marzocchi suspension.
Hesketh V1000 Hesketh V1000
  • Engine - 992cc, four-stroke 90 degree V-twin
  • Launched - 1982
  • Weight - 250kg (544lb)
  • Top Speed - 125 mph
  • Horsepower - 86bhp
  • MPG - 45. More Hesketh V1000 info..
  • Hesketh Vampire - 1984 Hesketh Vampire
  • Engine - 992cc, four-valve 90 degree V-twin four-stroke
  • Launched - 1982-1983
  • Carburettor - 36mm Amal MkII Concentric/Dell'Orto PHFs
  • Wheelbase - 59.5in
  • Compression Ratio - 10.5:1
  • Weight - 544lb
  • Top Speed - 120 mph
  • More Hesketh Vampire information

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