Phantom Motorcycles

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We met the Phantom team at the last Norton Festival in Donington and took pictures of this amazing bike made in U.K
Those guys are cool and rad and their work is simply impressive
Take a look at their website and dont forget the Gallery at the end of this post.
The Southsiders wish them a good and straight road to success.

Phantom Motorcycles


The roots of The Phantom Manufacturing Company run deep. The cogs of the four founders, Erasmus Thump, Titus Bottomly, Enoch Podsnap and Mrs. Mabel Ramsbottom meshed in the late Spring of 1919 on the banks of the Cam river and the company was born shortly thereafter. Responsibilities were distributed as such – Erasmus was responsible for invention and exploration, Titus was the team spanner man and basher of hard things, Enoch was responsible for testing and helping Erasmus raise funds when sales were not quite to plan, and Mrs. Ramsbottom, as company secretary, made all things run smoothly. Over time they acquired a staff of skilled individuals to help in all aspects of manufacture of some of the finest sporting vintage motrobikes the world has ever seen.

Phantom Motorcycles


Follow this link for the full Galery
: http://southsiders-mc.blogspot.com/2009/06/phantom-manufacturing.html
 

grandpaul

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WOW. That looks interesting.

I don't know how long my lilly-white tushie would last on that seat, though...
 
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Great looking bike. You can imagine some bloke with a name like Erasmus hurtling around a board track on that thing....he wouldn't have needed brakes....just nerves of steel.
Are we supposed to believe that medicine man type tale? Surley its a ruse....no?
What you gonna lube that chain with to keep that disc dry?
Still I think its an ace tale and a fantastic (in the truest sense) looking thing.....but its a show bike, yes?
I'd rather have that to take to a show than a billet barge SS Harley custom thing tho'
Best of luck to them. They have built a great thing there.
 

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Hmmmmmmm...

Curious that the fickle-fingered critics on this forum haven't seen THIS bike...
 

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I see they are still using some 1919 bits on the new models...

I wish I had so much play money that I could buy one of these and not feel any remorse. I could always put a Corbin seat on it and cover it with a sheepskin!
 
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That is really cute but I'm not sure a Norton engine is the best choice. Some kind of old V twin or single would suit it better I'd think. That said I suspect it would be quite ang hang on and grit your teeth ride as is. Great workmanship.
 
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