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Adam Child  says:

'How I bagged a Britten'

Britten owner and dedicated biker, Kevin Grant, bought his first bike aged 15, then got into racing and collecting bikes. How did you come to own a Britten?I picked it up in 1996, or '97, I think. It was just a quirk of fate really. We were going to a jubilee meeting at Assen, and I was trying to organise all...

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Aug 02

Posts: 3270

eatcs01 says:



I too had a poster of the Britten V1000 on my bedroom wall.


All I can say is, you lucky bugger. I'm VERY jealous. It must have been nerve wracking though, riding one of only a few bikes left.


Incidently, 1 million NZ Dollars is approx Half a million Sterling.

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Jan 13

Posts: 2

mharrold says:

You lucky bastard

I consider myself lucky to own an Excelsior Henderson but I'd trade my wife and first born (only born) for a Britten. Fantastic motorcycle. Fantastic article. Thanks

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Jan 13

Posts: 2

mharrold says:

Problem is..

he never said actual price. A nice house in NZ varies depending on personal standards and definition of "nice house". I'd prefer a monetary value be assigned to the purchase price. I'm not looking to get into specifics but was it $100k or $1m+?

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Jan 11

Posts: 648

carloslavado says:

Do they know where Nori Haga's factory R7 is? If i ever win a lottery? I wan't that R7!

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Mar 09

Posts: 5

weetonypaul says:

Lucky you mr child, I can remember lying prone in a ditch at the TT in the early 90s when the britten first appeared on th island and you could hear it comin for mile before you saw it! Had a closer look at it at the ramsey sprint later that week and it was an awesome piece of engineering! RIP John Britten. ps, time for a haircut Adam! lol

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Oct 09

Posts: 39

Vortex52 says:

I wonder!

It really makes me wonder what drives people, to not only like is or, even considering buying this ever so ugly piece of metal + plastic, carbon or whatever material he made use of to manufacture this "thing" on 2 wheels and called motorcycle....

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