First time its been cleaned in 2 years.... poor thing, and its a long story. Basically it has been sitting in the shed for that long waiting to be registered.
And yes its in ugly mSVA configuration, hence the grotty exhaust and big mirrors. The last picture shows what it actually looks like with the finished exhaust etc on it.
Built from the ground up from a rolling frame supplied by Briz at CCD, it has an XB9R engine which was originally designed for a Bonneville race bike but we had a change of plans, so it ended up in this. 49mm dyna forks, slab yokes, 1 off frame, Blackbird front wheel, modified sportster tank etc. Basically pretty much all custom done in my shed.
Its a tribute to Sophie Lancaster and I finished the bike in 2017 (last picture) in time for the 10th Anniversary of her death and then for a multitude of reasons, mostly personal circumstances, I never had chance to SVA it.
Then I had an SVA booked for 25th March which got cancelled due to CV19. I have only just been able to rebook, so i am hopeful that it will finally be on the road, 5 years after starting the project and 3 years after finishing the build.
Knowing my luck something else will stop it happening!
A motovlog episode or 2 will happen about this and the bike eventually!