Motorcycle Grand Prix is the most popular and the Federation of International Motorcycling established the World Championship in 1949.
In the past it was classed as the 500cc championship but changed in 2002 to create a Moto GP class which allowed machines of up to 500cc compete with machines of up to 900cc.
A rear drum brake was added as per the original bike. A great restored and rebuilt Harley-Davidson replica Motorcycle.
The paintwork was professionally refinished to match the original bike.
The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), off the coast of England, was one of the first true road races & became the proving ground for motorcycle designers & engineers from all over the world.
Early mechanical pioneers from England, Europe (mostly Germany & Italy) & America cut their teeth, honed their craft & perfected their designs on this tough road circuit.
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This is not meant to be a history of British Motorcycle Racing. The Featherbed was so good, and so much better than anything else at the time, that it allowed the aging 500cc single to dominate road racing for a decade.But the British all seemed to be in the lead, or at least up front, in the march toward higher performance & better handling.