John Britten Bike The Precursor

The Precursor was the first bike that John Britten’s talented team built completely from scratch. Boasting a V-twin and water-cooled engine, The Precursor motorcycle was the bike that took famed Kiwi motorbike engineer John Britten to the next level on the world stage. 

How? When, at the 1991 Daytona race, it finished second only to a factory Ducati bike – that’s right, a bike made by one of the biggest manufacturers in the world. This achievement was no small feat for a group of young Kiwis dabbling in motorbike engineering in their spare time.

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