Britten Bike Revs Up for Isle of Man Lap
One of the most iconic racing motorcycles of all time, the Britten V1000, brainchild of Christchurch-born John Britten, returns to the track on 26 August as part of the inaugural Classic TT Races on the Isle of Man. The historic bike is one of only ten that were manufactured in New Zealand with only three remaining in the country. Nine-time TT race winner New Zealander Bruce Anstey will parade the machine as part of the Classic TT Lap of Honour. Anstey said: “The Britten is one of the country’s greatest achievements. I’m really looking forward to taking it round the Mountain Course and I’m sure that fans will really enjoy the spectacle and sound of the machine.” The bike has historic resonance on the Isle of Man as Nick Jefferies rode it in the 1994 Senior TT, recording a standing start lap of 118mph.