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Author Topic: The badger misses the ton  (Read 2600 times)

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The badger misses the ton
« on: August 01, 2012, 11:08:08 PM »
As reported on Blasco's blog: The Badger with a Hitchcocks kit missed the ton by a whisker in the 500 cc class.

"But 98.134 mph was still a class record. "

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 01:20:49 PM »
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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 01:43:22 PM »

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 04:13:08 PM »
To reiterate and clarify, the Badger bike no longer uses Ace/Mondello head or Ace Cams.
Hitchcock is now their sponsor.
They did 98 with a full fairing in a flying mile.

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 04:31:59 PM »
Thanks for the link.

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Hitchcocks sets the benchmark in RE performance,

Well I have news for them...

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 07:40:48 PM »
Yeah, I know, sponsorship helps to fund projects like this but I'm just not excited about the badger now that Ace isn't involved.  I liked it when it was about the craft and human passion and expertise derived from trial and error instead of merely pulling parts off a shelf and bolting them together.  I was rooting for Chumma and Tom and the trials and tribulations added to the drama and success was something that was earned when achieved.  Now it's just... meh, ho-hum.

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 09:19:34 PM »
Damn, that last one hurt!

As if it's not bad enough Dave spilled the beans about a disappointing result! Still stings. 98.1? WTF?

Oh well. Back to the drawing board to pull some more parts off the shelf and bolt them together. Trust me, I got your trials and tribulations Pal! It is a Bullet after all.  ;)

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 10:17:34 PM »
Damn, that last one hurt!

As if it's not bad enough Dave spilled the beans about a disappointing result! Still stings. 98.1? WTF?

Oh well. Back to the drawing board to pull some more parts off the shelf and bolt them together. Trust me, I got your trials and tribulations Pal! It is a Bullet after all.  ;)

Cheers,
Keep at it, do the right things, don't be put off and it will go a LOT faster. All the best,
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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 02:37:01 PM »
Damn, that last one hurt!
Sorry about the flame, it's not my usual M.O. I am just dissapointed that there's no full length documentary, those clips were SO good!  ;D

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 02:52:08 PM »
The latest scheme for a planned end of season blow out....

http://badgercorse.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-triple-play-aka-autumn-blitz.html

Cheers,
« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 11:55:05 AM by cycleicons »

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 03:59:30 PM »
Enjoy Summit Point...I've spent a lot of time up there spinning Vics and Caprices and SUVs all over the place myself.  I imagine the skid pad would be a lot less fun on the Badger than the armored Suburban, though...

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2012, 11:02:46 AM »
I'm pleased to announce that Bullet owner, forum member, film maker and friend Drue Pennella will be capturing all the adventure of our upcoming 3 race "Autumn Blitz". Drue will be producing a short documentary of all the Bullet-centric action; win, lose or draw. He is approaching the film as, he puts it, a "passion project". He is attempting to raise funds to cover the film's expenses via the crowd sourcing platform Indiegogo. The campaign "The Bader, Made In Trenton" can be found here:

http://www.indiegogo.com/thebadger

Any support is of course very much appreciated. In the meantime, the opening round at Summit Point is this weekend. Wish us luck!

Cheers,
Leon

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2012, 08:56:32 PM »
Well, don't forget the Hitchcock Hi Speed tappet cover. A friend of mine got one of those and his bike RIPS! Haaar Haaar! ;)
Kidding, guys, I feel your pain!
Congrats on the new sponsor.

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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2012, 10:46:04 PM »
Shoulda got Rollie Free to ride it!
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Re: The badger misses the ton
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 08:22:03 PM »
I see that the Badger did break the Ton at the last Ohio Mile. 101.797

Good Job Leon!!

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