Roll up at bike night on this and watch the conversations stop. A fellow down in New Zealand, a big fan of John Britten, thought the next best thing to owning and riding a real Britten V1000, pretty much an impossible dream, would be to build a really good look alike, a tribute bike of sorts. So, starting with a Honda VTR1000 Super Hawk, he proceeded to fashion the proper body work and came up with this, an amazingly realistic facsimile of the real thing, a Britten VTR1000.
A three year project, he completely replaced the body work with fiberglass of his own design and crafted a new rear subframe, but other than that, it’s a stock Honda. The authentic blue and pink paint scheme is quite convincing.
You see tributes and clones in the automotive world all the time but not so much with motorcycles. This is definitely one of the better ones. Very cool!
Thanks for the tip, Bob!
UPDATE: Adding this photo after the comment below wondering about the right side. The exhaust is basically stock Honda with an aftermarket can. Yes, too bad he didn’t create something to emulate the very cool twisted header of the original, but the body work is still first rate.
Related: The Britten Bike Story DVD