Take a look at this rare Kawasaki W2TT Commander – a Japanese take on a BSA…. done properly! – restored back to showroom condition with, of course, wheels provided by Wheelwise Engineering.
Wheelwise Engineering is pleased to be supplying wheels for a British team taking part in this year’s “Milano-Taranto”.
So what is the “Milano Taranto”?
“Milano-Taranto” is a six-leg challenge on classic bikes to discover the best of Italy’s villages and countryside (as well as good food and, maybe, a little wine!). It commemorates one of the longest, most exciting, back-breaking motorcycle marathons, which ran until 1956. The 31st commemorative event (the first was in 1987) will be held from 2 to 8 July 2017 and at least 230 riders from around the world will take part.
The route goes along minor roads through Tuscany, Lazio and Puglia (and touches on Umbria and Abruzzo). The total distance is around two thousand kilometres, just to ensure eight to ten hours in the saddle each day for the courageous competitors.
Entering as a British team under the Motori Di Marino name, Jan-Willem, Les, Bjørn and John are busy preparing their bikes, ready for their summer adventure. The man in charge is Pietro Di Marino, the owner of one of the leading Italian bike specialists in the South (visit their website at dimarino.co.uk for more information).
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We have just added a photo of a Kawasaki A1 High Piper to our gallery, which has been restored by one of our longstanding clients to Showroom standard (with, of course, support from Wheelwise Engineering).
Here are some before and after photos which show the magnitude of the project.
Inspired by the cafe racer culture of Britain in the 50/60’s, Chandlers BMW Motorrad of Brighton have created the One.Sixteen which uniquely showcases its interpretation of the BMW R nineT as a period club racer. They approached Wheelwise Engineering for the supply of the custom-built wheels and, despite the tight timescales, we were pleased to be involved in this very exciting project.
Chanders displayed the bike on the ‘Bikes at the Festival’ stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2016, next to World Superbikes, MotoGP bikes and other manufacturers’ custom bikes. The One.Sixteen was by far the most photographed bike on the stand and BMW UK was extremely pleased with the result.