1982 Hesketh V1000

$29,999

Description

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Additional photos of this Hesketh V1000 are available here for your perusal.

By 1981, England was almost irrelevant in the international game of motorcycle production. So Thomas Alexander Fermor-Hesketh (how’s that for a name?), an actual Lord and Baron who had already started a racing team, decided to start his own motorcycle company. You can guess where he got the name from – enter the Hesketh V1000.

The V1000 featured a 992cc V-Twin produced by Weslake – it was claimed to be the first Brit bike with DOHC and 4 valves per cylinder. The engine produced 82 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque – the 90° air-cooled V-twin engines had a one piece cast crankshaft and aluminum jackets on iron cylinder barrels and alloy cylinder heads, and four valves per cylinder with an overhead camshaft. A Lucas alternator and starter motor were paired with an electric ignition. The gearbox was a five-speed constant mesh to a sealed roller chain final drive.

The Weslake engine was paired some quality components which included billet yokes, Brembo brakes, alloy wheels, stainless brake lines, Marzocchi forks, and twin Marzocchi shocks.

Teething problems put Hesketh out of business almost immediately after just 139 bikes were built. For more information on the Hesketh, check out this excellent write-up from OddBike. Note that Hesketh is still alive and kicking.

This example is Frame #: 429, Engine #: BHV1000221510.

The odometer shows 1,297 miles.

Modifications:
Battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:









It is missing the mirrors.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes three keys.

It is riding on Metzeler ME33 Laser tires that have aged out.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Hesketh is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any V1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1982

Make

Hesketh

Model

V1000

Mileage

1,297

VIN

429

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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