Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sportsman Flyer 200 Article on Pipeburn

Pipeburn on-line magazine did a nice article on the new Sportsman 200 model.  You can check it out here: http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2012/1/24/the-sportsman-flyer-200.html
Thanks, Pipeburn, for helping to spread the word and for the cool black and white photo! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Latest Model Release
Sportsman 200

Here it is, the Sportsman 200 model.  We call it the 200 model because it carries a GX200 clone engine that has 200cc and is putting out 15 hp.  This is one seriously fast bike!

It looks similar to other bikes in the Sportsman Flyer family, but this build is different in so many ways.  The biggest difference is in the performance.  This bike can comfortably cruise at 50 mph!

Here you can see the beautiful custom drive assembly available only on this model.  It is a very original vintage style reduction drive system.  The engine mounted twin disc centrifugal clutch works perfectly.  No slipper clutch here, the clutch grabs at 2800 rpm and off you go.  Acceleration is impressive!

Of course the bare frame looks the part of it's vintage relatives.  Classic loop frame design, heavy duty rear dropouts, proper triangulation of the engine mounts, and of course true lugged and brazed construction just like the original board track racers. 
Sportsman Flyer LLC will be building just 20 of these frames for 2012, of which a handful will be full race models.