Corser claims Good­wood

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

Af­ter six years of try­ing, for­mer World Su­per­bike cham­pion Troy Corser fi­nally won the an­nual Good­wood Re­vival on Septem­ber 16 – the world’s most pres­ti­gious His­toric bike race – rid­ing a 1929 su­per­charged BMW side­valve Boxer twin pro­duc­ing far more horse­power [75 bhp] than its rigid-frame pressed-steel chas­sis with leaf-spring trail­ing link front sus­pen­sion could nor­mally be ex­pected to har­ness. The achieve­ment of him and his team­mate Her­bert Sch­wab – son of the man who built the bike for BMW Mo­tor­rad – in de­feat­ing the many con­ven­tional but bet­ter-han­dling Manx Nor­tons and Tri­umphs rid­den by men of the cal­i­bre of John McGuin­ness, Mick Grant and Fred­die Spencer can’t be over­stated – es­pe­cially since it had a hand-shift three-speed gear­box! Watch him do it at www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNZaHcP3eg

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