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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Which of these takes your fancy?

No 23
6 (9.8%)
No 4
10 (16.4%)
California Dreamin
14 (23%)
Wart Hog
4 (6.6%)
Lean and Mean
7 (11.5%)
Spanish Delight
3 (4.9%)
Skeletor
6 (9.8%)
Shades of grey
11 (18%)

Total Members Voted: 53

Voting closed: May 01, 2013, 20:39

Author Topic: Bike of the Month-Motoplast  (Read 20368 times)

Offline Steph

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2013, 10:02 »
Nico Bakker frame

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2013, 12:50 »
Good timing Stephane... ;D

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2013, 14:03 »
Nico Bakker , have similar one with Kwak Z1000ELR  engine great bike.
I is like driving 250gp with big 4 stroke engine.

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2013, 15:56 »
Good timing Stephane... ;D

Yes same timing
But later nevertheless  ;)

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2013, 21:41 »
Here's a pic of the Enzo machine @ 24 h Le Mans 1981. They had a few issues there.
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2013, 23:14 »
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2013, 07:57 »
Had to be lean and mean. only because the tank is quite nice.

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Its all just so much bollox !

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2013, 09:08 »
Here's a pic of the Enzo machine @ 24 h Le Mans 1981. They had a few issues there.

Thanks, Marnix, found that picture, too, when I searched for Motoplast pictures, but did not look at the "Team Enzo" sticker...  :-[

BTW: here are some more Motoplast pics...:











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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2013, 21:24 »
Lothar, I took that pic myself at Le Mans , so surprised it's already on the internet. Can only be Gijs van Dijk because I gave him prints of my pics at the time. The wonders of the internet!

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2013, 21:29 »
Thought this Motoplast looked quite OK.

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2013, 22:19 »
Lothar, I took that pic myself at Le Mans , so surprised it's already on the internet. Can only be Gijs van Dijk because I gave him prints of my pics at the time. The wonders of the internet!



Seems I mixed your picture up with mine above, which shows the same bike without lower fairing. Your picture was NOT what I found, I have to stand correct.

Thanks for the other picture. Seems there were more than 10 built... :o
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2013, 22:57 »
Thought this Motoplast looked quite OK.

Marnix

Best till now, like the front end (fork).
Looking at it it seams to me it is builded for orangutan or other sort of monky ;D, you have to have short legs and long hends to fit on this, what i mean is distance between seat and fotpegs and seat and handelbars.

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2013, 05:43 »
It would be probably be more comfortable to have forward controls like a chopper with these low seats and high rearset pegs.There was a move to feet first bikes,ala Royce Creasly around that time.

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2013, 22:37 »
showing your age vince ;) ;).
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2013, 06:43 »
Looking at it it seams to me it is builded for orangutan or other sort of monky ;D, you have to have short legs and long hends to fit on this, what i mean is distance between seat and fotpegs and seat and handelbars.

well - not much difference here between this and the 750 SFC, at least the one I rode years ago. But it is more about having SLIM than short legs, so you can fold them at almost 180°...

mine will have the seat a bit higher, which gives less sportive handling but more comfort...
750 SF(0) 1971 #9934 *sold*
1000 SFC Classic 1989 #3367 *sold*
1000 SFC 1985 #2934 currently under restoration
1000 SFC Preproduction bike 1985 #0001 *sold*
1200 Jota 1981 #7474
750 S-Formula 2000 #1602
1000 Motoplast - currently under construction