John K. Britten (1950 –1995) was a New Zealand mechanical engineer who designed a world-record-setting motorcycle with innovative features which are still ahead of contemporary design. He continues to be an inspiration to many. He produced revolutionary machines to his own design made of light materials and using engines he built himself, which became famous around the world. His Britten motorcycles won races and set numerous speed records on the international circuits, and astounded the motorcycle world in 1991 when they came a remarkable second and third against the factory machines in the Battle of the Twins on the Daytona International Speedway.
This trailer is from a fascinating video capturing all the drama, the dreams and the nightmares, the triumphs and the tragedies. It is the legend of the man from “Down Under ” who dared to challenge the might and wisdom of the world’s great motorcycle production factories and captured a nations imagination en route. Very inspiring. You can order online the only DVD available telling the story of John Britten and his bike by going to Britten DVD.