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Thursday, August 18, 2016

A noisy, skinny and charming Café Racer

It feels proud to be able to build an old motorcycle, especially when rewarded with the top prize when following a contest. This is what might be perceived by Larry Houghton and his crew of Lamb Engineering, at the time they managed to reach the championship title on the Custom Chrome International Bike Shows 2011, in Mainz, Germany.
BSA Gold Star 'Son of a Gun' by Lamb Engineering. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dBXfC)
At the time, Larry was carrying a 1951 BSA Goldstar motorcycle that has been modified in such a way and given the name "Son of a Gun". If you see the picture and said, "This is not the BSA Goldstar," then Larry and his crew will understand. Because, its original form almost nothing left anymore.

Motorcycles are becoming champion in the Championship Class was carrying the ZB machine model of the year of 1951 were estimated capacity of 499 cc. Larry claims that the machine was noisy and originally used for the race. And the transmission system taken from the BSA M20 military motorcycle.
Right side view of BSA Gold Star 'Son of a Gun' by Lamb Engineering. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dBXfC)
They then create forged steel frame and welded so as to produce the "skinny" impression. Meanwhile, the handlebars, fuel tank up to the stern made with the cafe racer style. It then combined with the bare-chains. It also get the inverted front forks, while the front and rear legs fitted with 17-inches sized alloy wheels and then wrapped with the Talon supermoto typical tires.

A unique, rear suspension seemed to be left alone. It no longer "assigned" hold the rear tires directly, but made as if monoshock (though there were two suspensions) and attached directly to the machine frame.
Rear side view of BSA Gold Star 'Son of a Gun' by Lamb Engineering. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dBXfC)
"Its style is a mix between the 1960 Honda racing motorcycle and Yamaha FS1E," said Larry. He was with the team spends up to 1,200 hours to build this bike and buy some spare parts from eBay.
The total cost of the construction of the gold, chrome bodied "Son Of A Gun" has reached US $9,800, or approx Rp.90 million and does not include the crew cost. That's worth priced for a champion trophy. At least, Larry can smile proudly that time.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMB ENGINEERING | BIKEGLAM]
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