by R.M. Clarke
The Hesketh V1000 was unveiled in April 1980. The press criticised noisy engines, bad gearboxes and slow performance. Production was halted to rectify the problems and it was not until February 1982 that the first bike was delivered. There were still problems with production being hampered by warranty work and so in June 1982 the company collapsed having made little more than 100 machines. In December 1982 Lord Hesketh resumed production privately with the Vampire which resolved earlier problems but it came too late and the company was dissolved with only 37 bikes built.
Hesketh Limited Edition Extra 1980 - 1991 a book of contemporary road and comparison tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, travel, long term reports, buying second hand and history.
Models covered include V1000, V2 Vortan and Vampire.
Printed in Black and White.
Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection of road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long term tests, and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines. The Limited Edition series deal mostly with makes and models of a highly specialised nature and are generally printed in small quantities. Each book has 92 pages and around 200 illustrations.
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