You may have noticed the new bike in our window. It's owned by Kemp Archibald who was nice enough to loan it to us for the month to make everyone on Ossington drool.
A FEW WORDS ON THE BIKE FROM KEMP: The bike started out as a 1966 Ducati Mach 1. I bought it in 1993 from a Jag dealer who had it stored in his attic with a blown engine. I built it into a 250 GP roadracer to compete in the AHRMA series in the US. The bike has a reinforced frame, works performance shocks, Yamaha XS-650 35mm forks and 8" front brake vented and fitted with Ferodo "green" linings. It has shouldered Boranni rims WM2 and WM3 fitted with Dunlop kR racing tires. Controls are R6 yamaha. Engine is 272cc with custom designed 12.5 -1 JR forged piston, Special flow/porting and twin plug head by Paul Germain with titanium valves and "springer" conversion by RD engineering, Megacycle big base cam, Mikuni 35.5 mm carb with long track stack. Big port engine makes 31.5 hp @10,000rpm. Bike weights 240lb. Seat, tank and fairing Ducati Factory race replica. Top Speed about 120mph.
Kemp also makes some great parts for Honda CB's 350 - 750: Top triple trees, Fork tube caps, key brackets, stock instrument brackets, frame braces, LED instrument gauge nacelle and mini gauge instrument brackets. We have most of these parts in the shop if you want to check them out in person.
He also puts together some pretty nice looking cb550's. Here are a few he's restored in the past.
If you're interested in getting in touch with Kemp about his parts or bikes or anything else. You can reach him here.