The latest previous has seen the revival of two iconic British producers — BSA and Norton — with the previous revealing its first new product only a week in the past on the Bike Reside 2021 present. Nonetheless, one other British agency introduced its revival on the present. Meet Dot Bikes, a small, Manchester-based producer first based in 1903 by Harry Reed. RideApart mentions in its article that “In 1908, Reed received the Isle of Man TT twin-cylinder class on a Dot Bike that he’d constructed by hand, powered by a Peugeot engine. Fairly quickly, he was constructing and promoting 5 completely different fashions to the general public by 1911.”
The corporate had a great run that lasted till it shut store in 1978. As we speak, the model has been revived by Dr. Anthony Keating and his Dr. Daniel Keating, Gary Hewitt, and Ian Martin. They’ve additionally gotten the assistance of none aside from Man Martin. The Brit helped take a look at the 2 bikes that the model just lately re-entered the market with — the Dot Reed Racer and the Dot Demon.
Dot Bikes was at all times a chassis specialist and sourced its engines from different producers. The Reed Racer and Demon are powered by the 650cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine from Kawasaki — additionally seen on the Ninja 650 and the Z650 — with peak output figures at 68hp at 8,000rpm and 47.2lb-ft of torque at 6,700rpm.
The Dot Demon is a scrambler-style motorbike, whereas the Dot Reed Racer encompasses a cowled fairing and porthole headlight. Each fashions are handmade and may be closely custom-made.
On the Bike Reside 2021 present, Dot Bikes additionally revealed that it plans to develop its personal electrical motorbike sooner or later.
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