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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Japauto, from Paris, was the importer for Honda in France. In 1970, they sent a CB 750 to the Bol d'Or endurance race which finished as a remarkable 20th.
In the following year, they came out with their first big bore kit named the 950SS which featured 70mm bore and a 970cc displacement.
Most probably due to problems with oil leakage Japauto in 1973 decided to design a completely new cylinder block and named it the VX1000.
In 1972 Japauto introduced their own chassis, called "La panthère", but later that project was abandoned in favor of Dresda chassis which again were raced successfully in endurance races.
Japauto is still alive as a Honda shop, but the traditional CB 750 line is supported by the VX1000 Club de France. They re-manufacture various Japauto items, including the VX1000 kit.
43, avenue de la Grande Armée
Tel.: +33 1 44 17 36 10
VX1000 Club de France
14 Rue Saint Romain
95420 WY DIT JOLI VILLAGE
Tel: +33 1 30 27 21 12