- Apr 20, 2011
Ken, NEVER apologise for posting stuff like that! That JAPton has to be about the most raw motorcycling experience known to man. Well cool!Bernhard said:With humble apologies if this has been posted before;
I watched Bob Jolley race the 880 JAP/featherbed at Winton some years ago. It was OK, however seemed to pull harder than it needed to, with not enough top end. The Norvins were better at the time, however none of them would be a pleasant ride. It makes a big difference how far forward you can get the weight with a featherbed framed bike. The bikes in the photos look great, and in theory should be good to ride. However the practice sometimes doesn't reflect the theory. It is never as simple as just fitting a motor into a frame.Rohan said:C'mon, thats the famous JAP 8/80 Race Engine.
Can still buy them new.
Cameron Racing Engines, Greg Summerton and the late Bob Jolley could all supply them.