No, it’s not the latest K11 Suzuki GSX-R, it’s BSD’s BEC (Bike Engined Car) Mule, otherwise known as the Fen Chopper… so it’s not really a bike at all. It helps us really test, and tune engines on our Dyno once they’re out of their cars.
BSD tunes a whole array of bike engines that are mounted in car chassis and one of our GSX-R1000 motors powered Andrew Dunn to the Formula Jedi ‘B’ championship in 2010. Formula Jedi was originally created in 1996 as ‘Formula 600’. The single seat Jedi racing car, constructed by John Corbyn at his Northamptonshire workshops, is built around a lightweight spaceframe chassis; all are built to the same specification, ensuring a level playing field.
The Class A engine is a stock Honda CBR600 powerplant producing a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 130mph. Introduced in 2003, Class B allows any bike engine up to 1000cc, with the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade and Suzuki GSX-R engines all proving popular.
So now you know. And if we had a pound for everybody that’s asked us what our Fen Chopper is for, we’d have at least twenty quid.