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Foggy Petronas FP1
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:29:08 PM »

Not sure if this guy has got his hands on some of the mythical road bikes that occasionally raise their heads or if it is just replicas?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBNY_hBPag/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=dh49dw441kh3
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 03:43:21 PM »

the article i read... i cant remember where now
Said they were some of the original 150 road bikes that they had to produce to be allowed to compete in WSBK
they thought they had been destroyed, but now they have miraculously appeared
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 05:30:22 PM »

Weren’t they all bought by a guy in Austria (or Switzerland) to sell on??
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 11:37:52 PM »

If I remember correctly a shit ton of them wore found in an abandoned warehouse , it was in the media...
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 07:27:40 AM »

This is what I remember seeing - not quite all of them!

https://youtu.be/iaNFRuNz0Zw
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 08:07:21 PM »

I seem to remember somewhere in my failing mind, that someone has the rights etc to make them? I will try and find a link to where i read it.
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 08:52:44 PM »

The best sounding motorcycle ever...and those flames were awesome
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 09:06:16 PM »

My memory failed me. It was MSX International who built some but didn't have any rights etc. Ignore me.

Any idea on prices? Id love one sat in my living room!!!!!
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #9 on: Today at 09:09:10 AM »

All I remember is that they were mind-bendingly shit, and Craig Jones telling me the only reason he rode one was because they paid him a lot to ride it.
The racebike never made more than about 155HP while the Japanese bikes were knocking out 200+.
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Re: Foggy Petronas FP1
« Reply #10 on: Today at 09:12:48 AM »

Designed the year WSB changed the engine capacity rules for the following season. All of a sudden the 4 cylinder bikes were 1000s and not 750s anymore.

It was doomed from the outset but was the finest handling bike on the grid.

Power and heat dissapation was its major issues.
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:14:04 PM »

Handled well because it was only having to cope with 75% of the power  :grin:
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