Lost and Found

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This lost-and-found story is quite an un­usual one, in the fact that this Fan­tic turned up in Ja­pan. French rider Thierry Michaud con­firmed that this 301 sin­gleshock Fan­tic model on dis­play was one of his early pro­to­type ma­chines, and on in­spec­tion noted it still had some hand-made parts. The ex­haust sys­tem and alu­minium air-fil­ter box were the most no­table parts and Michaud was pretty con­fi­dent he rode this ma­chine at the 1985 SSDT. How did it end up in Ja­pan, you may ask? Michaud re­mem­bered that one of his ma­chines had been shipped to Ja­pan for some in­door demon­stra­tion events. Ex­pect to see it re­turn to Michaud in the near fu­ture! How many peo­ple can be proud to be still com­pet­ing in the Scot­tish Six Days Trial at the ripe old age of sixty one? The of­fi­cial UK Scorpa im­porter Nigel Bir­kett can! This was his forty-fifth time com­pet­ing at the world fa­mous event, and he holds the record for the most starts at the ‘Scot­tish’.

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