Hi Andy, SilentNeko and everyone,
Andy I'm amazed that you managed to find this picture on the net!
This trivia was really hard but just finding this picture makes you a winner to me
The motorcycle was a private project, it was named BUT (means purpose or aim, in French) and was raced in order to prove the advantage of this design.
I ve always been watching the various designs of alternative chassis and front ends on motorcycles and this was a nice example.
In the link you found you can see more pics of the bike in various stages of development and with official sponsoring from TOTAL, th emajor French lubricants manufacturer.
Unfortunately the effort didn't really make it any further. I remembered the name of the bike from old magazines I read many years ago and tried to find a picture of it to make a nice trivia.
BTW, look at the 'DiFazzio' link in this page. It's a very interesting design that I have already used in another trivia sometime ago. I was surprised to see it on this site though!
Silentneko, I'm back from holidays for good and we'll have more nice trivia and I hope to create more traffic in the Naked forum as well!
Make sure to bolt your saddle next time
I once lost mine from my Honda C50 on a big bump and had to go back and get it
I'm really glad to see you didn't have much trouble getting on your bike again after your little accident.