JAP Motors Produces New V-Twin
Monday, July 6, 2009
J. A. Prestwich Motors.
JAP once built motors that powered some of the most iconic machines in British motorcycle history, including Brough Superior amongst the 137 brands they supplied to, which included initially their own machine. They produced both singles and mighty V-Twins and now a 1298cc V-Twin has been re-manufactured and used to power an all-new British bike that has yet to be named. The new project is the brainchild of Alex Cord who once owned Brough Superior and has spent £300,000 to bring his childhood dream to fruition.
The 50 degree V-twin motor has been improved in places and uses modern materials and techniques as you would expect, like electronic ignition. Currently it uses a carburetor, but plans are already underway for an injection unit to meet current regulations. The motor is mounted in a copper plated frame similar to the famous ‘Copperknob’ and the appearance is similarly very minimalistic! Cost is just under £30,000 for the hand-built machine. (firstname.lastname@example.org