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Britten V1000 The Greatest Motorcycle Ever Built

1993 Britten V1000 The Greatest Motorcycle Ever Built - John Britten is one of the legends of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, and a genius who managed to design this incredible machine virtually on his own, with out the help of any factory or institutional support. 

There were only 10 of these Britten's ever built, but the V1000's 8-valve, 60-degree, fuel-injected, 1000cc v-twin had so many innovations (again from a relatively unknown Kiwi rather than an established racing outfit), like a frameless chassis and extensive carbon fiber, leading some to dub this "the greatest motorcycle ever built."
 Breaking onto the scene in the early 1990's, he launched Britten Motorcycle Company, and went on to demolish other bikes from Japan and Italy, astounding the motorcycling world comin in a remarkable second and third against the factory machines in the Battle of the Twins at Daytona, United States of America.
 Sadly, Britten died at just 45 from inoperable skin cancer, having only just shocked the motorcycling world with his revolutionary new design.


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