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BRITTEN Brand History
Everything began with a dream, in 1986, when John Britten from New Zealand decided it was time to "refresh" his Ducati. He wanted a new body work, a new engine, in fact he wanted something completely different. So he designed two new engines, two AERO bikes featuring an extended aerodynamic front, with spoilers and a special bodywork.
The first one, featuring a Ducati engine, called AERO-D-ZERO, was built in 1985 and run on the track in 1987, reaching a top speed of 234 kph. In 1988 and 1990, the bike won some speed trials due to those 242 kph and 247 kph respectively. Later, John took the AERO bodywork and created a monocoque, AERO-D-ONE, raced in 1987. The bike was retired from racing one year later, after breaking a gudgeon pin at the Sound of Thunder Meeting.
After that, there were the Britten V1000 and the Britten V1100, with power somewhere between 155 and 170 HP. Both bikes proved to "run like crazy animals" being recognized in races becau... continue reading BRITTEN history →