The hybrids you're talking about, are virtually the same powerplant as the Atlas, but for road use, the hybrid wouldn't hold a candle to the featherbed framed Atlas.
Yes I understand the hybrids are geared differently much lower and the featherbed frame is obviously superior for handling as it has race pedigree. The Atlas bike is beautiful stock, but I personally would want to change the tank to something like a G9, G11 or G15, my only concern is these tanks would not work looks wise.
As I'm not after a racer just a good road handler if I slung an Atlas engine into a G15 CSR frame this bike would tick every box for me, looks, engine, the fact that it's badged an AMC bike and with a Norton engine! My only concern is I read somewhere the road handling of these hybrids is dire.
It'd be my intention to do the same when I begin building my Atlas powered bike, rather than butchering an already existing Atlas which would be sacrilege!
chasbmw wrote:I had an BSA golden flash A10, before the Tribsa, it had a great engine, relatively smooth and would pull to an indicated 105mm. Very stable with good handling, relatively reliable when being ridden by an 18 year old without much mechanical skills or sensitivity!
The G15CSR/33CSR use a unique gearbox with a reversed cam plate and outer cover, to keep the standard AMC 1-up, 3-down shift pattern, and indicate the proper gear with the pointer.
I tell people that one must plan all stops, even panic stops! I've not had the Ranger over 90MPH. It is rock stable at that speed, but the engine sounds like a banshee, and my hands start to go numb after about 20 miles.
I think that was the trouble with the Gold Flash - too much trail, so too stable and possibly dangerous at speed braking. It is possible for a bike to stand up and turn the wrong way under brakes if it has too much trail. I know my mate was scared of his tribsa which had the GF fork yokes.
half of what you read is tripe . You get that with jurnos who donr know how to drive .
Obviously the frame type will limit the choice of tanks, but plenty of vendors make some nice options.
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