BST TURBO Honda CB1300
Jonathan Newman took his 246kg Honda CB1300S and turned it into a TURBO missile riding on our carbon fiber wheels.
With a paltry 113hp at the crank and 117NM of torque, he wanted more power and the easiest way to get that was to fit a turbo. Or so he thought! Newman created his ‘Beast’ after a 2009 discussion about superchargers verses turbos, and after initial investigation he decided that nobody knew much about supercharging a motorcycle. His search for more power took the best part of five years, plus the cost of a second CB1300 because his turbo CB1300S was off the road so much. Newman’s jour-ney is a tale of woe and perseverance, and a story worth telling because despite extreme challenges he now has the motorcycle of our dreams.
Click on the PDF to open Issue 102 of Rapid Magazine to read the whole article