This 1980 special was developed from a 1979 900 SS by Kenny Dreer, who is better known for his upgraded Norton Commandos. The engine features a blueprinted and polished crankshaft, high-compression JE pistons, Imola camshafts, Kibblewhite valves, large 41mm Dell’Orto pumper carburettors and spring-loaded, reverse-cone megaphone exhaust pipes. Peak power output is estimated at around 100hp. The frame was stripped of unnecessary lugs and nickel plated, and wider Marvic mag wheels were fitted along with triple Brembo brakes. The double headlight fairing is part of a Yamaha FZR 1000 item and the colour scheme of fly yellow and cobalt blue, striking.
Courtesy New Zealand Classic Motorcycles