Engine - 992cc, four-stroke 90 degree v-twin launched - 1982 weight - 250kg (544lb) top speed - 125 mph horsepower - 86bhp mpg - 45.
hesketh vampire - 1984
engine - 992cc, four-valve 90 degree v-twin four-stroke launched - 1982-1983 carburettor - 36mm amal mkii concentric/dell'orto phfs wheelbase - 59.5in compression ratio - 10.5:1 weight - 544lb top speed - 120 mph more infor
1982 hesketh v1000 sports tourer
lord alexander hesketh sought, with the v1000, to produce the finest motorcycle in the world, analogies to vincent and prestige cars such as aston martin and bentley abounded in the press prior to the models release. power was provided by a double overhead cam, 90 degree vee-twin engine designed by weslake, housed in a rigid tubular frame, the majority of which were nickel plated. components were sourced from the leaders in their fields such as brembo brakes and marzocchi suspension.