- Jun 30, 2012
My methanol fuelled Seeley 850 feels as though it has got 80 BHP, but I would not know what 80 BHP feels like. A torquey motor in a very light bike with close gears, can be very fast especially when it out-handles most others. I was practising on Calder Raceway, at the same tine a Don Emde with the XR750TT Harley in about 1970. It was fast but not excessively. It destroyed the timing side main bearing on the crank, so did not race on the Sunday. Judging from what I was doing, he would have been beaten.