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1982 Hesketh V1000


Hesketh or Helketh Motorcycles PLC is a motorcycle manufacturer headquartered in Northamptonshire, England and which concentrates on hand-built four stroke motorcycles for road racing.

History

Hesketh was developed on the Easton Neston estate, the home of Lord Hesketh, with the prototype running in the spring of 1980 with a special Weslake engine. Lord Hesketh was originally an F1 Grand Prix car racing enthusiast and wanted to use the skills and facilities he had to develop a motorcycle. The V1000 was the first production model. From 1982-1984, Hesleydon Ltd. manufactured the motorcycles and developed the Vampire, a touring version of the V1000. In 1984, Broom Development Engineering took over manufacturing of the motorcycles.

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