KH Equip­ment

Hosts Bo­nanza launch

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

The of­fi­cial launch for the 2014 Pen­rite Broad­ford Bike Bo­nanza took place on Fri­day 7th Fe­bru­ary at the fab­u­lous new premises of KH Equip­ment at Hal­lam, east of Mel­bourne. The venue, which is ad­ja­cent to the com­pany’s orig­i­nal fac­tory, opened only in De­cem­ber, and houses state of the art equip­ment to pro­duce their range of air-pow­ered starters which are used in the min­ing in­dus­try world­wide. Of course, the pro­pri­etors, Ken and Barry Horner, are more fa­mous in the mo­tor­cy­cle world for cre­at­ing and rac­ing the sen­sa­tional Irv­ing Vin­cents, six of which were on dis­play. Mem­bers of the me­dia and our guests were treated to a fac­tory tour that in­cluded see­ing an 80kg bil­let be­ing re­duced to an 8kg crankshaft, and to the mu­si­cal sound of an Irv­ing Vin­cent en­gine on the fac­tory’s dy­namome­ter.

ABOVE Lus­cious line up of Irv­ing Vin­cents span­ning seven years. RIGHT Pen­rite’s Gen­eral Man­ager Toby Dy­mond ex­plains his com­pany’s com­mit­ment to the Easter event. LEFT Tour of the new KH Equip­ment fac­tory was a high­light of the launch.

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