SV650 - Beginning To Take Shape

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 12:51 PM 0 comments

Over the past few weeks, a wooden armature has been built around the mock-up frame and engine. Now its just a case of cladding the wood with Styrofoam in order to apply the clay and really start the styling.

Its a bit of a labour intensive process and as usual has taken longer then expected. Taking a little bit of extra time at this stage will mean the clay modeling phase will be sped up. Its beginning to take shape now!

Silverstone Classic

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 1:30 PM 0 comments
Had a fantastic weekend at the Silverstone Classic. Such a great event and so many cars and bikes, of all periods.

We were there supporting the Angelic Bulldog project and had the Norton M28 concept on display generating interest. So many enthusiastic comments from the public wanting to see it taken to the next stage and built into a working prototype. One day it will get built!

The Angelic Bulldog stand, fresh with the mock-up cockpit and canopy now in the team colours (have been working on this all week).

The special engine that Dan Dole has designed to provide us enough horsepower to push the 400mph barrier. Had to run over a few points on the drawings, in order to finish the machining on the crankcases in the next few weeks.

Now to get back on the SV project and make some progress!

Silverstone Classic

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 3:25 PM 0 comments

Moto-R Design will be at the Silverstone Classic event this coming weekend (23, 24, 25 July), along with the Angelic Bulldog motorcycle streamliner project.

We will have the Norton M28 concept bike on display with us, so come and check it out.

SV650 - The Perfect Track Bike, Only $3,800

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 12:50 PM 0 comments
Here's a nice blog entry concerning the SV650 from Wes over at Hell For Leather. Judging by the comments left, there's quite a following for the SV on track!

Despite riding like a complete and utter puss all day, I had a revelatory moment at Beaverun on Saturday. I discovered that I didn't need a Honda CBR600RR or a KTM RC8 or an Aprilia RSV4 or an MV Agusta F4 to be really happy on the track, all I needed was a humble 70bhp, used motorcycle. Here's why less is more. . .

Machined Exhaust Nuts

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 2:17 PM 0 comments
 Machined some exhaust nuts the other day to fit the old Norton Internationals.


 One pair in aluminium and one pair in steel. Screwcut on the lathe and then 16 machined holes on the milling machines rotary table.


Test fit of an aluminum nut into a Norton cylinder head. Perfect.