another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

heinz rosner, mz racing legend, top photo, isle of man, bottom photo german classic bike meeting, the more i look at this bike the more i reckon a replica based on an etz250 will be my next project, i'm driven by the fact that loads of honda replicas with a modern, watercooled honda engine are allowed to race in the vintage motorcycle club races, they are not original in any way, shape or form but allowed to compete because they look like the hailwood/robb bikes that were raced in the '60's, i got ridiculed for trying to enter my 33 year old mz in vmcc races because i run jap wheels and italian brakes, hello, surely my bike is more eligible in classic racing than a honda engine from 2006, a replica frame from 2011, pattern bodywork and japanese copies of a grimeca four leading shoe brake?, my bike is an outlawed two-stoke, surely the sound of classic bike racing?, i'm on a mission with this one, and to the unhelpful twat at the vmcc eligibility team, fuck you.....

aj chopper, don't know where from but would bet a pound to a pinch of shit it's british, i like strutted bikes, it's an easy and cheap way to get the back end down, i reckon this bike is early '70's judging by the front end, overstock forks with a modded rake to keep the bottom frame rails parallel to the ground, many '60's chop's were unraked, kicking the headstock into the air and generating the whole 'tall' bike thing, i'm digging the tall backrest complete with dead sheep, the hi-level pipes and three headlamp combo, [i bet all three of them didn't work at the same time], it's easy to ridicule bikes like this now but they were at the forefront of the british customising scene back in the day, forget the so called bobbers and chop's [including my own] that people call 'old school' now, proper bike this.