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Old 12-24-2003, 01:37 PM
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The 1:5th scale bikes have really taken off on a global scale and the nitro versions are starting to become very popular also.

In the UK we have raced 1:10th scale Side Car machines for a number of years. These machines are now dying away due to the small size and increased popularity in 1:5th scale. MPP have been involved in Kyosho 1:10th electric bikes at competition level since 1998 and are in the process of setting up a new class for Nitro 1:5th scale side car machines.

We aim to produce a kit which will be 1:5th scale and operate on a .15 racing engine. At this stage we are posting in different areas to see if the interest is their for such a class. I would be happy to hear your thoughts and gather a rough quote of the number of machines that could be sold in your area.
Old 12-24-2003, 03:32 PM
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I would love to have one that is scaled and designed after my good friend and Isle of Man TT winners Bell and Carpenter.
Old 12-24-2003, 06:34 PM
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Do you know which machine they used? I think it was the Luis Christian Racing machine but not 100% sure. This is the machine we were planning on using for the bodyshell design to start off and then follow it up with a few other designs.

With the smaller electric versions we only had the rear wheel driving but due to the extra torque and power of the .15 engine we might have to bring the side wheel back and have power going to both wheels. We will be testing both ways before commiting to anything. If we do go with drive to both wheels then it will open the possibility for 2 speed gearboxes for serious competition.
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I have Emailed him and will probably find out by today. They have a new outfit to race this year and so I do not have a picture of that one.
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:11 AM
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The outfit is a Molyneux

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