December-08 - German magazine MO has an aricle on the Eckert Honda.
December-08 - Stickers! We have stickers now! Just go to Gear.
Oktober-08 - The second volume of Colin Seeleys autobiography 'Racer - and the Rest' is out, covering the years from 1970, also featuring the Seeley Honda. Go to www.redlinebooks.co.uk, and 'Men and Machines'.
September-07 - A movie on Egli is in the making, a trailer is already available at www.eglifilm.eu.
August-07 - 10 years of Satanic Mechanic! In August 1997, I started the first page on special frames and performance modifications for the Honda CB 750 SOHC/4. To see how the Satanic Mechanic pages looked back then, click here.
07-Juli-07 - The first book on Fritz Egli is out. Bilingual, 280 pages. Go to www.egli-book.de or call Michael Niemann: +49-2371-25292.
30-June-07 - Fritz Egli is celebrating his 70th Birthday. All the best, Fritz!
20-June-07 - German magazine 'Klassik Motorrad' has a four page article on the Bimota HB1.
04-May-07 - German magazine Oldtimer Markt has an article on Rickman CRs.
06-February-07 - German magazine 'Klassik Motorrad' has a 22 page article on EGLI.
31-December-06 - Am letzten Tag in 2006 geht die deutsche Version online.
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Bimota, of Rimini, Italy started its business in 1966 as manufacturer of air conditioning equipment. The company was founded by Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri, and Massimo Tamburini (hence the name BiMoTa). In 1972, Bianchi left the company. The remaining owners who both were motorcycle enthusiasts, started to use the company's facilities to build their own motorcycle frames. They were so successful (or enthusiastic) that they gave up the air conditioning business in 1973 to fully concentrate on building motorcycles.
One out of 10
Only a few, maybe 10 of the HB1 were built. None of them was designed to be street legal, they were all meant to be race bikes. The most famous driver was Luigi Anelli, who raced a HB1 in 1973. Today, this is probably the most sought after special framed Honda CB 750 SOHC/4 bike.
Ceriani front fork, Marzocchi rear dampers, Fontana brakes - Bimota used only the best accessories.
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