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Thunderchild

Legendary yet still underrated, Harris Performance in the UK first established itself in racing then into the kit bike biz with the aptly named Thunderchild – AKA, the Harris Monoshock. Styled with a bold and brash flair that makes the ordinary look mundane, Thunderchild dramatically raised the performance envelope 40-years ago, and rolls on today.   

Promos / Print

Some reshuffling for RC includes a Moto Guzzi ‘T-Series’ model review. R90/6 feature in the 12/20 issue. NW owned this black Daytona 900 for nine-years, and now it’s back…needing some attention. Upcoming at Woodbury Media; Eckert Honda, Research in progress. Ride a classic? Read RealClassic!

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“Be it fair or otherwise, the mix of Japanese engine and Italian motorcycle didn’t work for anyone except Bimota, and it all ended quietly in 1988 when the coastal factory in Pesaro closed. Benelli’s sixes are adored but everyone knows why, and it’s much the same for the 254. Oddly, few hold De Tomaso responsible for these failed ideas, at least those familiar with history and Italy’s glorious heritage of inline engines. Nearly double the price of a 250cc contemporary from Asia, the Quattro was a jewel-like toy but one with real sporting substance and incredible sound.” Nolan Woodbury, RealClassic Magazine 2018.

UK based Joe Caruso is a long time Moto Guzzi enthusiast dedicated to improving the vintage twin (and our not-so-vintage 1100 Sport) with modern materials and technology. Through engineering his own parts for Moto Guzzi racers, restorations and special projects, Joe is now offering a select number of these highly developed specialty items. Made to order. Email: joe.caruso@ntlworld.com