Can a bike be both bold and elegant? Well, the answer is here. Hesketh's new Valiant is 2100cc is a perfect blend of both the styles.
The company first started production back in the year 1982. It has since then made few bikes when compared to other market players, but they have had a justified reason. Today, Paul Sleeman is changing things. He bought all the rights to Hesketh in 2013. He then created a new machine called Hesketh 24. Now there were only 24 of those beauties that were all sold out. He then moved on to design Sonnet and now a third version will soon be released. What’s interesting to note here – this third version is supposed to be much much better than the earlier bikes. Do we hear some tough competition then?
The third version called Valiant has a massive engine that's designed to go up to 250bhp. Now, this 2100cc S&S V-twin engine is in its initial prototype phase, but once it releases in 2018 there will be much more developments to see. The pushrod V-twin has its compression ratio dropped from 9.25:1 to 8.75:1, so that the extra intake charge from the supercharger can be easily dealt with. But it switches back to normal otherwise and is quite smooth.
The bike has a stunning red seat that adds to the vibrancy of the bike, while the shiny chrome-moly frame accentuates its design.
The Valiant has a very elegant speedometer. It brings out the classic demeanor of the bike without going over the top. Paul has ensured that the bike has Hesketh-branded 6-piston brakes from Pretech, a firm in the UK. The bike’s dry weight is 527lb and is set to be priced at £50,000 on its native soil. If you have any deets on this one, do share it with everyone here. Looking forward!
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