Seven-times British champion Kurt Nicoll has revealed the machine he’ll race at the tenth Anniversary Vets des Nations at Farleigh Castle in September – a fully restored replica of his 1992 KTM 500 factory racer.
The bike was unveiled yesterday in front of the cameras of MotoHead – and ITV television news were also there to witness the historic moment which was aired live on regional news programmes.
The bike has been under construction for a year – since Kurt raced the 2017 event on a Kawasaki KX500. It’s the brainchild of ex-racer and Tradervan boss Terry Minter and KTM restoration expert Shane Skelhorn who built the bike. Kurt’s brother Aaron will act as race mechanic.
Kurt, who now lives in California, jetted in to test the bike this week to get it ready for the event at Farleigh. Watch out for the forthcoming MotoHead magazine where we’ll have lots of pictures and a full technical breakdown of how this very rare bike was built.