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FUEL 13.1 litres @ 57.5mpg = 165 miles POWER 52bhp TORQUE 43ftlb WEIGHT 223kg SEAT 710mm THE RIDER Emma Franklin Sports­bike-lover and 125GP racer who is learn­ing to love flat track­ers. HEIGHT 5ft 7in WEIGHT 65kg emma.franklin@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com What’s the one thing a proper flat tracker needs? Proper 19in spoked wheels, that’s what. With pukka flat track rac­ing tyres only avail­able in 19in sizes, there was no room for com­pro­mise – our project flat tracker had to aban­don its 17in front and 15in rear cast wheels. But af­ter hours of In­ter­net scour­ing, we couldn’t find any­thing that would bolt straight on. So, af­ter sourc­ing a pair of suit­able Har­ley 40-spoke hubs, we’ve en­listed the UK’S premier wheel builder – Cen­tral Wheel Com­po­nents of Coleshill – who are go­ing to build us up a set of spoked rims (for about £350).

Work has be­gun on our 19in spoked rims

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