British Racing Motorcycle V Twin 988cc Godden Rickman Metisse Sprint Hill Climb.

Price: £25,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Ashford, United Kingdom
Type: Racing (not road legal)
Engine size: 988
Performance upgrades: Brakes, Special Exhaust/Slip on, Suspension, Tuned Engine
Gears: Four-speed manual
Contact seller: Contact form

Here we have a very special motorcycle built by me using all the right bits for Sprints and Hill Climbs. The engine is one of 50 manufactured in Kent UK for grasstrack sidecar racing. Comprising two 500cc single cylinder speedway engines on a common crankcase. Ideal in the words of the late engineer Don Godden. "It will pull two men and a sidecar outfit off the start line quicker than anything else. " This was his reply when I asked how much torque it made.

Only selling due to my age and storage. Viewing is possible but will need a couple of days notice as the item is garaged away from my home.





ENGINE made 1990 by Godden Engineering East Malling Kent UK.

 Specification - 55degree v-twin 988cc. 4 valves per cylinder.

Number  V1045B Mk 3 

Godden records this as DVG/BAXTER 23/3/1990. with type 4 long track cams and short aluminium rods. Powered Dave Baxters championship winning Grasstrack sidecar.

Bore 85. 5mm Stroke 86mm

BHP estimated 120 @ 8. 00 rpm.

Torque estimated 100 ft lbs @ 6. 00rpm.

Weight of engine 44 kilos

Exhaust made by South London Racing Exhausts.

Carburettors 2 x 36mm Dellorto. Fuel methanol.

Interspan Ignition.

Decompressor on front cylinder to ease starting.



Frame Rickman Metisse  road race ex Allan Oversby.

Godden engine mounting  alterations by Mead Competition Motorcycles.

Hagon twin shocks. Box section Swing arm

Forks Spanish Betor

Wheels Rickman hubs with Acront rims. Avon classic racing tyres. Front 110/80 AM22. Rear 130/70 AM23.

Brakes Rickman discs classic AP callipers.

Fuel tank  Colin Seeley 4 gallon aluminium. Large taps.

Garbox Norton Commando with Quaif 4 speed close ratio and roller bearings. /p>

The gearbox main shaft supported by steel outrigger bearing prevents the shaft flexing under load.

Ratios 1st 1. 79. 2nd 1. 49. 3rd 1. 22. 4th 1. 1. Adjusters on both sides.

Clutch and belt primary drive by Bob Newby Racing.

Completed construction May 2002.



Pictures 1 Gurston Down Hill Climb near Sailsbury.

              10 Hartland Quay Hill Climb North Devon


Sprints with the Vintage Motorcycle club and Hill Climbs with The National Hill Climb Association and the Brighton Speed Trials.

The bike is very light weight for a 1000cc v-twin about 145kilos.


Any questions


Malcolm Herwin


+0044 01233 638204.

I am situated only 12 kilometers from the channel tunnel near Ashford kent easy pickup from France Germany etc. At the close of sale I require ?100 deposit to my paypal account then the remainder via bank transfer in GB Pounds. funds to be cleared before I release the bike.

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