Inspired by James Hunt – The Hesketh 24
It doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the famous 1980s Hesketh motorcycles, however this all new Hesketh 24 is very special. It’s been crafted as a throwback to the mid 1970s, when James Hunt was making waves amongst Formula 1 whilst driving the unforgettable Hesketh machines.
In 1975, James Hunt won his first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix whilst racing the Hesketh 308B. He went on to place a personal best of fourth overall in the season, before being picked up by McLaren and becoming World Champion in 1976. The cars he drove for Hesketh in those early years are often remembered for their striking looks.
These striking looks are what the new Hesketh 24 borrows, and the result is a great looking bike. Hesketh clearly wanted to do a good job at bringing the number back – it’s the first proper all-new bike the marque has built in more than 30 years.
Only 24 of these very cool machines are going to be built, and they’ll retail for £35,000 (around US$60,000). Orders are being taken now, check out the Hesketh Motorcycles website for more details.
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