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S+S Performance, Silver Saxon Turbo

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1979 S+S Performance, Silver Saxon Turbo. Built by S+S Performance in 1979 as part of a limited run of 10 for the rock group Saxon, being unregistered and dry-stored for 26 years, I have carried out a full but sympathetic restoration on this genuine machine, which is now being used on the road.
It only had 1100 ‘stage’ miles on the clock when I bought it in November 2006, but since being registered it’s now covered 2300 trouble-free miles.

The bike has won 6 awards so far this year, I think more because of its exclusivity rather than anything else. Not a lot of people have ever heard of one before, let alone see one. Indeed there were only ever 10 made, but they were all indeed a limited ‘production’ bike that you could buy for a whopping cost of £4350 in 1979.

Chassis Specification:-

  • Frame – Rickman CR
  • Bodywork – Rickman CR
  • Wheels – Ronal
  • Forks – Betor
  • Rear shock absorbers – Girling Gas
  • Brakes – Lockheed AP Racing

Engine Specification:-

  • Make – Kawasaki Z1
  • Capacity – 1105cc
  • Compression ration – 8.9:1
  • Turbocharger – Rajay F40 (ported by Russ Collins)
  • Plenum chamber – ATP (ported by Russ Collins)
  • Carburettor – Mikuni HSR42
    Welded and lightened Z1 crankshaft, Russ Collins forged 73mm turbo pistons, wired liners, Z1 head flowed by Russ Collins, APE heavy duty cylinder studs & nuts, MTC lock-up clutch, Dyna ignition,
    Output is restricted at 200bhp @ 10psi of boost.

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