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She's not old enough to put in a museum yet ;) you need to race it some and make it famous,
then retire it to a museum with your name and number on it.

Tricky would be a good name for it.
 

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Thought that was in Alfs show room in Hainault, that said I haven’t been there for a few years. Or is it somewhere around the Marlow area. Not sure what class you could race it in competively though.
 

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I wouldn't know either to be honest! You are correct, the one in the showroom is the sister bike to this one... RR only made 2 of this variant I have been told by Hagon. The other was in the US and returned back here after they stopped operating over there...
 

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Well good luck with it. Both Fred and Robin were very good riders.

Take a look at the thread about the Broad monocoque which turned up in 72 - slightly different concept but equally interesting.

I played around with big XL 500 engines in various chassis, the best combinaction i managed to concoct was in a tigcraft.
 

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BTW your not going to drum up a huge amount of interest in race bikes on this site.

Seems to be the way it is.
 

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BTW your not going to drum up a huge amount of interest in race bikes on this site.

Seems to be the way it is.
I think it is more likely a lack of knowledge than lack of interest, most of the British vintage race bikes never made it to this side of the pond or were extremely rare. This Hagon is a perfect example, I didn't know he had built road racers.
 

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There were quite a few small outfits building special stuff like this in the UK in the days before “production” based racing took over. F1 to Superbike is a good example, the last year of F1 1987 saw a Bimota win World F1 and in the same year Spondon, Harris and P&M raced in the same class but by 88 they’d all gone and production based Jap bikes took over. I believe this change happened a few years earlier in the US and Canada, the rest as they say is history.

Hagon also built a few monocoque motocross bikes. One still exists and is with a friend of mine.
 
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