DAYS OF IN­NO­VA­TION IN 2018

Classic Bike (UK) - - EVENT -

“My first meet­ing was at Ama­roo Park in 1983, when John Sur­tees raced a Manx,” says Greg Dal Santo. Over the next three decades his fa­ther Ernie built him a suc­ces­sion of home-brewed, wicked­ly­fast Nor­ton twins, and among Dal Santo’s favourite wins are two at Bathurst. He lost the im­pe­tus to race when Ernie died in 2010, but it all re­turned when he com­bined his love of en­duro bikes and back­yard tech­nol­ogy. The re­sult is the bike above, based on a copy of the Span­ish Cobas Siroko frame with a Maico mo­tocross en­gine. Un­for­tu­nately, it all came unstuck at FOS when a slower rider veered into his path, re­sult­ing in a ban­daged knee and buck­led bike.

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