Kawasaki and motorsport, that sounds strange but it did happen… Well, not really but they tried getting into motorsport, and here’s the story of that factory backed effort. Known for their power sports products, ATVs, engines and of course their … Continue reading #MotorsportFail – Kawasaki Factory Auto Racing.
Following the 1986 results, work began on the next season and the ELF 4. Honda, and for the first time opened its HRC headquarters to Elf engineer Trema so he could work on the NSR 500C V4 GP engine and … Continue reading #Ride – The ELF 4 & ELF 5
Next stop was the ELF 3. Guiter asked race manager Serge Rosset and engineer Dan Trema to work on a new design following de Cortanze departure. The whole group now started looking for results. Rosset and Trema collaborated to the ELF … Continue reading #Ride – The ELF 3
1983 saw the end of the 1000cc endurance racing era. It enabled ELF to enter the higher-profile world of prototype GP racing and reap better promotional dividends. Honda supported them with three-cylinder RS500 engines, and in June of 1984 the ELF2 … Continue reading #Ride – The ELF 2
Now engined by Honda with the 1000 RSC endurance engine, the ELF E (for endurance) debuted at the 1981 Bol d’Or and, with substantial ELF backing, competed in every round of the World Endurance Championship until the end of 1983. … Continue reading #Ride – The ELF E
It all started in 1978 with an experimental bike named the ELF-X. Powered by a Yamaha TZ750 engine, the ELF X appeared in “concept” form at the 1978 Paris Show. An all new type of design and rethink of the conventional … Continue reading #Ride – The ELF X