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Guy Procter  says:

Hoard of Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes found in Essex

MCN has discovered a secret hoard of 60 £25,000 Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes in a bunker in Essex.  Carl Fogarty – race team manager and figurehead of the ill-fated FP1 project – said when told the news: “You’re joking – that’s amazing!” It had been thought – and stated by the team – that the bikes were shipped to Malaysia...

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

oh yes

Buy one. Ride it.

 

NOTHING is unfixable.

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

The picture reminds me of something I saw from WW2 where the Allies constructed hundreds of dummy tanks to fool the Germans, and it worked.

Maybe it was the same with the Petronas bikes, It could be that only the bikes on the end of the rows are complete to fool the homologation people and the rest are minus the engines etc and thats why they dont want to sell them.

I know I'm probably entering the 'realms of fantasy' thinking that but it makes you think, but whatever it was it's a disgrace they were allowed to race in WSB without selling a single bike.

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wings1372

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wings1372 says:

I've never seen so many "White Elephants" in one place.

The FP1 must go down in the history books as one the biggest failures in motorcycling history.

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wizziwiz

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wizziwiz says:

It may be now old and just a bunker of bikes but i would kill for one of them in my garage!!

Even if it was just an ornament, what a sight to behold!

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

150 bikes were required for homologation however 75 were seen in Malaysia and then 75 were seen three motnhs later in the UK. This three months gave Petronas enough time to crate up the original 75 bikes and transport them halve way around the world to claim there were 150 in total. Maybe the bikes seen in the UK were not the same as the ones in malaysia but if they were you can understand the reluctance of petronas to show they broke the rules by selling them now.

 

Personally I think it would be a travesty if they were destroyed but business honour may take over

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superpeter

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superpeter says:

These bikes will be true collectors pieces. They remain a unique and slightly controversial part of WSB history - and the debate below highlights part of why these bikes are interesting...the superbike that should never have been made. Personally, I'd find an FP1 more interesting than other homologation specials like the 916SPS, OW01, RVF750, etc.

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RogerRSV

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RogerRSV says:

How about..........

a one make race series - eventually a win!

 

 

 

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scottashcockayne

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since they were found in a shed... sort of,,,,, can make a offer of buying one for a tenner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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bram stroker

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bram stroker says:

Nice...

I'd like one, but imagine trying to get spares if you binned it...

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XELA

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XELA says:

Foggy-Petronas found!

Reply to RogerRSV:Sorry but they were in a race series and due to funding and no winning season they were shelved or in this case stored in a shed.

I think at leasts one or two should be given away as competition prizes and sell a few with the rest being stripped for parts.

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