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Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - News - En­joy the mag Jim Moore, Edi­tor

NO TWO restos are the same. Our brace of builds this month are as dif­fer­ent as our Gary and and an olympic sprinter. Granted both builds are Hon­das – AVTR1000F spe­cial and a back to stan­dard CX500 – but all sim­i­lar­i­ties end there.

Matt Green­hall’svtr spe­cial (page 38) was a painful birth. Left to him by a mate who’d passed away, Matt re­built the Firestorm back to stock as a tribute to his friend. But its trans­for­ma­tion from stocker to Mori­waki-pow­ered su­per­twin was rock­ier than a Dakar stage. For­tu­nately Matt had the grit to see it through and his fin­ished bike was def­i­nitely worth the ag­gro and ex­pense.

The story be­hind the first resto this month (page 6) couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent. Johnallen res­cued his CX500 from be­ing scrapped and he’s made the V-twin great again with just in­ge­nious en­gi­neer­ing and a com­mend­ably con­trolled bud­get.we like it.a lot.

Also in the is­sue, our own project X7 Gamma is so close to be­ing fin­ished we’re al­ready reach­ing for our lids.the only thing to sort now is who will ride it first.and who is small enough...

“I need two parcels de­liv­er­ing, pronto”

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