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When was Britten born?
August 1, 1950
John Britten/Date of birth
Restoring a classic 1927 Indian Scout motorcycle John Kenton Britten was born in Christchurch on 1 August 1950, to parents Bruce and Margaret. He had two sisters – the elder Dorenda, herself an industrial designer and educator, and his twin sister Marguerite.
What happened to John Britten?
Diagnosed with an inoperable skin cancer related illness, he died on 5 September 1995 just over a month after his forty-fifth birthday. His funeral at Christchurch Cathedral was attended by over one thousand mourners and he was widely mourned throughout New Zealand.
How many Britten bikes were made?
John and his team of hardworking volunteers made just 10 pink and blue bikes at the Britten Motorcycle Company between 1991 and 1998. All are still in existence today, three in New Zealand and the rest scattered around the world in Europe, the United States and South Africa.
What did Britten make?
Christchurch inventor John Britten designed motorcycles and engines that became world-renowned. The V1000 was considered the most influential racing motorcycle of the 1990s, breaking world speed records.
Where is the Britten bike?
So where are the 10 Brittens now? The number one bike, nicknamed The Cardinal, is still owned by Britten Motorcycles of Auckland, New Zealand.
Who rode the Britten V1000?
The most famous and successful Britten racer of all is Andrew Stroud, who won the 1995 world BEARS title on the V1000. He also won the major international Battle of the Twins races at Assen Holland, and Daytona four years in a row (1994, ’95, ’96 and ’97) along with two New Zealand championships.
Whats the fastest motorcycle?
The 11 Fastest Motorcycles of All Time
- 2017 MTT 420RR: 273 mph.
- 2000 MTT Y2K Superbike: 250 mph.
- 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2R: 249 mph.
- 2020 Lightning LS-218: 218 mph.
- 2021 Kawasaki Ninja H2: 209 mph.
- Ducati Superleggera V4: 200 mph.
- Damon Motorcycles Hypersport Premier: 200 mph.
- 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R: 199 mph.
Which is the No 1 bike in the world?
Its power to weight ratio is 1.48 hp/kg which is the highest among any production bike in the world….1. Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
|Engine||998cc, In-Line 4-Cylinder, Supercharged, 4-Stroke|
|Peak Torque||165 Nm @ 12,500 rpm|
|Top Speed||400 km/h|
|Power to Weight Ratio||1.48 hp/kg|
|Kerb Weight||216 kg|
Is Dodge Tomahawk street legal?
This really is just an engine on wheels: an 8,285cc V10 motor encased in an aluminium housing with a swingarm mounted at either end. Thrown in a seat, footpegs and a handlebar, and you’re good to go. Needless to say, this deathtrap wasn’t street-legal, but it did very nearly go into production.
Which is the richest bike in the world?
Most Expensive Big Motor Bikes in the World
- Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 million.
- 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine – $7 Million.
- Ecosse ES1 Spirit – $3.6 million.
- Hildebrand & Wolfmuller – $3.5 million.
- BMS Nehmesis – $3 million.
- Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1.5 million.
- Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike – $550,000.
Which is the world fastest bike in 2020?
- 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory. 198.8mph.
- 2020 Ducati Panigale V4 R. 198.8mph.
- 2020 Kawasaki Z H2. 200mph+
- 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4. 200mph+
- 2020 Kawasaki Ninja H2. 209mph+
- 2020 Lightning LS-218. 218.63mph.
- 2020 Kawasaki NINJA H2R. 248.5mph.
- 2019 MTT 420RR. 273.4mph (claimed)
Which is the most fastest bike in the world?
The Ninja H2R can reach up to speeds of a whopping 400 km/h. Its power to weight ratio is 1.48 hp/kg which is the highest among any production bike in the world. The Kawasaki Ninja H2R is the fastest bike in the world as no other bike comes close to this supercharged monster.