John Britten V1000 Aero D-One

The dynamic Aero-D-One was the second bike John Britten designed, complete with a Kiwi-built engine, and it originally burst onto the scene in 1985.

Classic Motorcycle Mecca proudly displays one of these Britten motorcycles.

On loan to us from the Britten family, the dynamic Aero-D-One John Britten’s V1000 model, in particular, made a lasting impact on motorcycle design internationally and was widely acclaimed. The Aero-D-One started out as a styling project for John Britten, and featured an extended aerodynamic front with spoilers. John Britten designed the bike with an aesthetically-sleek shape, which conformed to its riders body. Two bikes were initially constructed from the original mould: the Aero-D-Zero for engine builder Mike Brosnan, and the Aero-D-One for John Britten himself.

The Aero-D-One model has an incredible story: from the construction of its fairing through to the tale of how the bike came to be fitted with a Kiwi-built engine instead of the Ducati version Britten originally envisaged.

Like any new design the Aero-D-One was struck with some niggly teething issues in the beginning: but the team behind the build, led by Britten himself, showed their class when it came to finding solutions to these.

To learn more about the Britten Aero-D-One’s story, and admire this beautiful machine in the metal, make sure you visit Classic Motorcycle Mecca today.

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