www.motorcyclistonline.com - January 26, 2020

We report from Europe’s largest café racer bike and sprint race scene -

Glemseck 101

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/story/news/europes-biggest-cafe-racer-and-sprint-racer/

The Glemseck 101 began in 2005 as a fun motorcycle event and morphed since into Europe’s biggest party for lovers of café racers and old-school sprint racing.

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bikerider new zealand magazine - January 2020

THE BSA LOWE FLYER

A belated tribute to Kiwi home builder Don Lowe and BSA motorcycle development.

 

BSA was tasking Bert Hopwood in the fifties to develop new, visually and technically innovative motorcycle concepts. Said engineer doesn't really need any introduction in classic motorcycle circles. Any Norton buff will know, that Hopwood penned the firm's legendary Dominator parallel­twin post World War II.
He joined BSA in May 1948, then the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, to take on
the role of its chief engineer. Eager to pump new blood into BSA's product range, Hopwood sketched in 1949 a 250cc horizontal cylinder single with short overhead camshafts, simply coded the MC1 . The same year, Doug Hele also transferred from Norton to BSA and was subsequently given free rein by Hopwood in 1950, to turn the MC1 concept into reality
as the template for a possible range of new sports roadsters. But Hele had other ideas and developed the prototype more in line with a racer, with the view of restoring British glory on the racetrack, such as hunting Moto Guzzi's dominant singles in events like the Lightweight TT on the lsle of Man.
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Words: Uli Cloesen - Photos: Steve Green, Kevin Eagle Archive, Uli Cloesen, Sammy Miller Museum

Robe dell'altro mondo.

 

Nel 1949 il famoso progettista inglese Bert Hopwood, allora direttore tecnico BSA, aveva disegnato una rivoluzionaria gran premio con motore bialbero orizzontale a quattro valvole radiali di 248,5 cc (70 x 64,5 mm). Che messo al banco aveva dato 34 CV a 10.250 giri, potenza allora da primato anche per il campionato del mondo. Siglata MC1, la moto con questo motoreera stata provata anche dal grande Geoffrey Duke, che ne aveva detto piuttosto bene. I dirigenti della BSA pretendevano però che esordisse vittoriosamente al Tourist Trophy, che nei primi anni Cinquanta vedeva nella classe 250 la supremazia delle Moto Guzzi, con potenze appena sotto i 30 CV.


Hopwood, come logico, si era opposto a questo diktat, non potendo matematicamente assicurare la vittoria, la disputa era durata a lungo (dando tempo alla NSU di entrare in scena con mezzi molto competitivi), poi Hopwood aveva cambiato casacca, approdando alla Norton. Così la moto era stata accantonata e non scenderà mai in gara. Oggi è visibile al museo di Sammy Miller a New Milton, UK.


Passano tanti anni e succede che in Nuova Zelanda un appassionato e pilota di nome Don Lowe vede per caso
qualche foto della MC1, se ne innamora follemente e decide di costruirne una replica, visto che l'originale
resta saldamente ancorato al suo paese. Naturalmente rinuncia al motore, troppo complicato, e lo sostituisce
con un Gold Star, inclinandolo a 22°. Ma riesce a riprodurre la ciclistica quasi al 100%, come si vede dal
confronto con l'esemplare del museo. Portata ripetutamente in pista dal suo stesso costruttore, la MC1,
definita Sperimentale, non manca ogni volta di polarizzare l'attenzione come altre sue estrose realizzazioni
tipo la monoruota con motore Suzuki 50.

 

ULI CLOESEN (FOTO DI STEVE GREEN E KEVIN EAGLE)

 

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bikerider new zealand magazine

Glemseck 101 - Custom Mania

 

The city of Stuttgart in South-West Germany is sometimes referred to as the 'cradle of motoring' and considered the starting point of the worldwide automobile industrie. Not only is Mercedes Benz based there, but is is also the home of Porsche, the automotive parts giants Bosch and piston builder Mahle.

But, we talk about motorcycles. Read more

BRM issue DEC 2019.pdf
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Rod Coleman - ein neuseeländischer Rennfahrer und seine Karriere

Rod Coleman war der erste Siegfahrer aus Neuseeland in Europa. Lesen Sie hier den Bericht über seine bemerkenswerte Karriere:

 

Klassik Motorrad OCT 2019-Rod Coleman.pd
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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, UK

Kiwi Coast to Coast - Scooter Safari,  Issue 680, May 2017

Two Wheels Magazine Australia

Panther Tales, Issue APR 2017

Classic Bike (UK)

Burt Munro Challenge, Issue March 2017

Bike Rider Magazine (NZ)

Anthony Wilding - Tennis Star and Motorcycling Pioneer (September 2015)

Bike Rider Magazine NZ, Issue SEP 2015

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Victoria Aero (December 2015)

Bike Rider Magazine NZ, Issue Dec 2015

 

Published in English

Chris Gordon's CGR500 V8 (January 2016)

Bike Rider Magazine NZ, Issue 139, Jan 2016

 

Published in English

To Infinity & Beyond - Red Dirt Girl BMW (October 2016)

Bike Rider Magazine NZ, Issue October 2016

 

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Two Wheels Magazine (Australia) Issue July 2016

Indian Chout

 

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Klassic Motorrad (Germany)

Indian Treffen - Interview mit John Munro (Juli-August 2015)

Klassik Motorrad July-Aug 2015 Munro Art
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John Britten - Neuseeeländischer Superbike Konstrukteur (Mai-Juni 2015)

Klassik Motorrad MayJun 2015 Britten Art
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Morini Körbchenschwenker

Ausgabe 158, März 2017

Sidecar Traveller Magazin (Germany), Ausgabe 24. Februar 2016

Anthony Wilding - Den Tennisschläger im Gepäck - Portrait

Sidecar Traveller Magazin (Germany), Ausgabe 29. Dezember 2016

Rainbow Racer

Motorräder aus Italien MO Magazin Sonderheft (Germany), Ausgabe 21, Frühjahr 2016

Frau Adlers Neues Minikleid - Neuseeland Guzzi V7

MO - BMW Motorcycles - Magazine (Germany) Issue July- September 2016

BMW Trikes in the UK