The Saxon framed GT750 - a classic machine and a thing of beauty
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In essence, a GT750 Suzuki motor in a Saxon monoshock frame. The motor was rebuilt by Nova transmissions. They convert road engine GT750’s to the work’s specification race engines of the late 70’s. The motor was completely rebuilt to TR750 race spec, crank balanced, extensive porting, rebored with forged pistons fitted, squishes etc. Everything vapour blasted. Straight cut gears installed , even the crankcases were cut down to reduce width! They also fitted reed blocks in order to make it more tractable. Finally three enormous Mikuni carbs with powerjets(!!!) were fitted, usually only used in full race motors. The result- about 125BHP at the rear wheel. Barry Sheene’s bike made 115……….
The frame is a Saxon monoshock, lighte than a Harris, and M1R forks by Marzocchi, which were once fitted to a BSB Ducati 888 racer. They are fully adjustable with a one-off brace for the forklegs.The wheels are works of art. Originally from a GSXR 750, they have been de-seamed , rewelded and painted a perfecto slightly metallic black. Bridgestone tyres adorn, the rear is a 170 section.
Front brakes are: New AP Lockheed race m/cyl feeding new twin Harrison Billet calipers, stainless lines, obviously. Massive one-off EBC floating discs. Rear brake is again brand new AP racing m/cyl and caliper biting a TZ 750 disc.
The tank was carved from a block of foam then hand formed in Aluminium and then fitted with an aircraft filler cap. The seat is OW01 Yamaha, with recessed rear lights.
Exhausts are handmade by Peter Gibson, in blued steel. It has a Scitsu electronic revcounter and a gixer speedo. Most of the hoses, brake and coolant, are stainless.
It runs premix, and has had all excess weight removed, for example, it has no starter motor, or kickstart, you run and bump it.