- Oct 4, 2013
Chris, I think you might be referring to ‘Chris Knight Motorcycles’ which is a different outfit.Hi Eddie
Piece written about this company in one of the mags recently. Late husband ran a bike business. His wife has taken it on MASSIVELY & gone online. My thoughts are it's a good source of care race items. She is very thorough & has covered e everything. Same as Disco Volante but if you know your way around you can find everything from good suppliers for at least 20% cheaper.
Per the Norton Race Parts site they use 2 mm aluminiumThose tanks are way too expensive compared to TAB11 Classics, although they do look nice.
FWIW, I cut up a bicycle inner tube for my manx tank retaining strap, does the job and dirt cheapI stumbled on them quite recently. Pretty good coverage of bits but as you say they can be a bit pricey. Was looking for alloy tank retaining
straps, they have but not exactly as I wanted. Still looking for 40mm x3mm rubber with some elasticity.
You are comparing apples and oranges. Owning a racing bicycle I can tell you the lighter parts are usually of different alloys and other manufacturing processes (e.g, forging instead of casting), also better engineered (optimised) than the cheaper parts and sometimes more sophisticated. As price goes up, sale diminishes and price has to increase even more.Lighter doesn't mean less quality, in fact as with many mc or bicycle items, the lighter it is the more costly it is to produce.