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This is a very hard to find trivia in my opinion. It has a strange front end and other novelties that are not visible at first sight.
Can anyone find what it is?

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Andy said:
Damn Aris... This is really tough! :crying:

Is it French?
I know it's tough, but it was made for you :D

Yes Andy, it's a French motorcycle, and it was designed to compete in GP500.
Specs: 2 stroke, 2 cylindres, water cooled, 4 carburators!!!, 107 kg, 84 HP/9800 rpm, 6 gears.

Aris


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titomike said:
Is it the 1988/89 Fior ?


:)
Hi Mike, how's your ZR doing?

I'm sorry, it's not the Fior, but you give me nice trivia ideas :)

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Andy said:
Aris,

I concede... :mad: I cannot find it.

Great trivia though! I learned a lot searching for it.
Ahhh Andy!! I was waiting for this moment for a long time :D

OK, I'll give it away since noone could find it and even you surendered!
It's the Houze Offenstadt 500 that was conceived and made by Eric Offenstadt, a great rider and mechanic.
It was the first 100% French racing bike after douzens of years and it was to be raced by Olivier Chevallier, another great French rider.
Unfortunately I don't know if it was raced and if it was successful.
It uses a front end that gives natural antidive characteristics, but these systems never proved useful in racing, so I suppose that it wasn't too successful.

There is no information on the net, except for one site that you can find easily. I was drawn to this bike by its front end, and after long research, I think that it's the same bike (or almost) as the BUT that I had posted in another trivia sometime ago. They both have the same front end and were both ridden by Chevallier.


Aris

PS. This can help you find one of my resources for great trivia....SHhhhhhhh
 
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