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Abracadabra

Wheelbase - 83.75"
Seat height - @16"
Overall length - circa 10 feet (3010mm )
Height - 1450-1500mm
Width - to be determined

Motor: twin chamber Norton Rotary. 85hp

The complete rear end has been altered to take a larger 160 Radial tyre.

Estimated time to completion end of 08

Abracadabra

2007: Blez in the MonoTracer

Blez in the Monotracer on the Brno Grand Prix circuit, July 2007. This was the first functioning prototype in completed form. It was first seen at the circuit without any window glass the year before. The first customer machine was delivered at the Brno event in July 2007.
Photo: © Dan Lexa ©

2007: Blez in the MonoTracer

2007: Blez in the first Monotracer

July 2007: Paul Blezard was the first journalist in the world to drive the Peraves Monotracer. It was on the Brno Grand Prix circuit during the annual rider training and World Cup. He also got to ride it on the road afterwards all the way into the cobbled streets of central Prague.
Photo: Dan Lexa

2007: Blez in the first Monotracer

2007: 5 Quasars, Carver, Eco

In 2007 there were only 5 Quasars, but Monty brought his new Carver down from York and Steve brought his Eco over from Belgium, along with Koen and his XMax. A shame that Graham Robb and his Voyager couldn't stay long enough for this pic, but he was there earlier on. At least Shawn's yellow Quasar made it all the way this year. Terry brought his Benelli Adiva and Robin his Tmax. PNB Photo: John Crowson on Blez's EOS.

2007: 5 Quasars, Carver, Eco

2007: Eco, Quasar, Voyager

For the September 07 Quasar gathering Steve van den Berghe brought his Ecomobile over from Belgium and Graham Robb brought his revitalised blue Voyager. The Quasar in between is Mark Crowson's lightened, tuned and otherwise much modified 'QuickaQuasar'.
Photo: Paul Blezard

2007: Eco, Quasar, Voyager

2007 KB

Stealth Bike! Looks narrow doesn't it? Only 31 inches wide with wheelbase 1600 mm / 63 inches depending on chain adjustment. Seat height about 25 inches with me on it, footrests higher than the previous incarnation. Rake is about 27 degrees compared to the 30 degrees previously but with tiller bars and a long bike I cannot claim it is at all nimble. Comfortable yes, and meets all my expectations, built from scrap just to suit me!
Previously the bike did over 70 mpg on the trip around France so I am expecting the same.

  2007 KB

2007: Pegasus KawaBanana - First ride!

I have succeeded in fitting the original Banana fairing to the red Kawasaki Gpz500s with the Pegasus number plate which came off ebay at £150. Mind you to get the twin disc front end I had to buy an additional German spec bike and swop forks. The build has taken ages but throughout I have had the daily support of Arthur Middleton by email who generously donated the Andrew Gibbens designed ComfortMax tail. The hardest bit was buying a Mig welder and getting up the courage to saw up the swingarm, you feel totally committed at that stage!

  2007: Pegasus KawaBanana - First ride!

2007: Eco, Quasar, Voyager

A rare sight at the 2007 Quasar gathering: an Ecomobile from Belgium joined the 5 Quasars and a Voyager, plus Monty's Carver. Photo: Paul Blezard

2007: Eco, Quasar, Voyager
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2007: Simon Frankau, former Quasar owner

This is Simon Frankau with the Quasar he rode at the 2007 gathering. Tragically, his own Quasar was very badly burnt in a fire earlier in the year after a six-year restoration and over twenty years of ownership. This red Quasar is 002 and was previously owned by the late Nick Roche for many years. At the time this photo was taken it was owned by Mark Crowson but it was later owned by Andy Tribble and he sold it to John Cooper. It is now owned by Gavin Newell, son of the Quasar's co-creator, Malcolm Newell.

2007: Simon Frankau, former Quasar owner
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2007 It has a boot! (Quasar)

Title is being said not with the same intonation as in Top Gear program about the Ariel Atom. Just go see www.youtube.com (search on top gear atom) to see what I mean

2007 It has a boot! (Quasar)
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2007: Shawn G in FHR 942W

Here you have two possibilities:
1) become shorter
2) alter the Quasar as per Mark Crowson's QuickaQuasar modification, with raised roof.

UPDATE: This Quasar is now owned by the National Motorcycle Museum and is on display in the museum's foyer, where visitors are invited to have their photo taken in it. There is a whole folder devoted to this specific machine, which is the same one that I rode to the Bol d'Or in 1984, when it was blue. It can also be seen repainted in red, here: http://bikeweb.com/image/tid/166

Photo by Koen Van de Kerckhove

2007: Shawn G in FHR 942W
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2007: Final FF line up

From left to right at Port Lympne: Ecomobile, Carver, 5 Quasars, Benelli Adiva.
Sadly, the Voyager had already gone but you can see it elsewhere.

The Yamaha Xmax and Tmax scooters on the far right can be seen as ... potential future FFs.

2007: Final FF line up
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2007: Mark's QuickaQuasar temporary rear end

This is the temporary rear end of Mark's recently rebuilt QuickaQuasar, put together just to make it road legal for the 2007 rally.
Still has some luggage capacity, lights, plate and so on. But ... it is a lot lighter than the original Quasar version.

2007: Mark's QuickaQuasar temporary rear end
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2007: At the end of the ride (Quasar).

Update: this Quasar is now owned by Malcolm Newell's son, Gavin. PNB

2007: At the end of the ride (Quasar).
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2007: One of the first attempts to have a line-up

Be assured ... not all are there. Like I said: "attempt". ;^)

2007: One of the first attempts to have a line-up
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2007: Mark's QuickaQuasar rear section

Moto Guzzi changes on Mark's QuickaQuasar.

2007: Mark's QuickaQuasar rear section
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2007: Arthur's VF500FF fairing

Another view of the front fairing of Arthur's FF. You can see the tube Arthur added at the bottom. Also note the fabric used to protect the legs of the rider from the heat of the engine. Question: how does this influence the cooling of the engine? Arthur replies: "It's a water cooled engine, so what the heat shields do is funnel air passing through the rad a bit further past the front pair of cylinders. Keeps my legs from getting too hot. I fitted these after I found too much heat on my legs. The indication from the temperature gauge didn't change."

2007: Arthur's VF500FF fairing
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