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Hesketh V1000

Hesketh V10001982 Hesketh V1000 Sports Tourer

Price new - £4495
Power – 82bhp
Torque – 71ftlb
Top Speed – 114.2mph
Dry weight – 250kg
Colours – Red, Black

Technical Spec;

Fuel: 23 litres
Rake/trail: 27deg/95.25mm
Seat height: 838mm
Wheelbase: 1511mm

Hesketh Top Restoration and Maintenance Tips

• Heskeths respond well to being ridden regularly.
• Join the Hesketh Owners Club to learn about the bikes and enjoy a good social environment.
• Keep the carbs balanced and battery in good condition to avoid flipping the sprang clutch.
• A gel battery on an Optimate stops the clock fully draining the power.
• Astralite rims have been known to split – these are now unavailable new but a simple mod avoids the problem.
• Reduce chain snatch by softening the rear hub cush drive rubbers, the owners club supply the drawing for a DIY solution.
• Check any intended buy has the essential upgrades such as the CN10 package and other spares, these are all available from Broom Development Engineering.
• The owners club also produces consumables such as silencers and flyscreens.

Engine: air-cooled 992cc (95 x 70mm), four-stroke 90deg V-twin, 2 x 36mm DellOrto carbs. 5-speed, chain final drive

Chassis: Tubular steel open cradle frame, 38mm Marzocchi telescopic forks, twin Marzocchi oil-damped rear shock with adjustable preload.

Brakes: 279mm discs with 2-piston Brembo calipers front, 279mm disc 2-piston Brembo caliper rear.

Tyres: 110/90 x 19 front, 130/90 x 17 rear.