A pair of Yamaha cafe racers from the opposite ends of the capacity spectrum, Roland Sands gets stuck into the Indian FTR 1200, and some sad news from the Vincent scene.
Vale Patrick Godet The renowned Vincent builder Patrick Godet passed away on Tuesday. His Swiss friend Fritz Egli (yes, of Egli-Vincent fame) made the announcement and requested privacy.
Godet was well known for his exquisite restorations, and restomods such as the 1330 Cafe Racer and the less radical Sport GT. These used Black Shadow engines with increased displacement (measuring 99 RWHP) squeezed into the Egli-Vincent frame, with Fritz Egli’s approval.
I clearly remember stumbling across one of these several years ago at the Wheels & Wheels festival in Biarritz, and it was truly a sight to behold.…