Light and Lean from Australia


By Doc Robinson of Heavy Duty Magazine, Australia

PhotoID52289-largeInterestingly, when this Ironhead Sportster motor went down the line at Harley-Davidson’s Engine Plant in Milwaukee some time in 1967, carbon fiber hardly existed. Sure, it was back in the 1950s that the first carbon fibers were developed for use on missiles, but they were primitive compared with today’s product. And it wasn’t until the 1970s that today’s carbon fiber composites began to be refined to the point where they became suitable for a wide range of uses.

Carbon fiber’s high strength-to-weight ratio is the core property that makes it such an appealing product to use in all kinds of applications, including cars, motorcycles, fishing rods, guitars and racquet frames, to name but a few. However, you don’t see much of it in the custom bike world and there’s a good reason for this; it’s a real bastard to work with.

 

 

 

 

 


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Street Legal NCR M4 Motorcycle


NCR-M4-and-M4-One-Shot-NCR is pleased to announce a new street legal motorcycle being homologated, initially, for the US market and then for the European and other markets. The new NCR M4 derives from years of building and racing the NCR Millona to many victories and championships in many countries. The Millona is known for it’s light weight and amazing handling. Using the same basic geometry and concept, the M4 was designed to be as light or lighter in street trim than the original Millona was in race trim.

The air cooled NCR M4 comes with a titanium frame and subframe along with carbon fiber tank, BST wheels, instrument cluster, airbox, oil cooler housing and fenders. An innovative central electronic package allows for quick disconnects by way of top grade military connectors along with access to many features by way of an USB computer interface and software. NCR exotic parts like billet triple clamps, fork bottoms, rearsets along with Brembo radial controls and calipers and Ohlins suspension front and back add to the impressive list of features.


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