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Krazy Horse celebrates Paton tie-up with TT race event

Suffolk-based custom motorcycle specialist Krazy Horse is to celebrate taking on Italian-based Paton Motorcycles with a TT-themed open evening (6pm-10p) on 5 June.
The legendary Italian race firm Paton is building a road-going version of the Kawasaki 650-powered twin that it will race at this year’s Isle of Man event in the hands of 26-year-old British rider Olie Linsdell.  The Paton S1 Strada bike will be raced in the Lightweight TT race category and the street-legal version of the bike – as unveiled at the Milan Show last year – will be available from the Bury St Edmunds destination venue from June onwards.
Paton was founded in the late 1950s after Italy’s famous FB Mondial pulled out of Grand Prix racing.  It was set up by Giuseppe Pattoni, chief mechanic of FB Mondial GP team, and designer, Lino Tonti. They built only ten top-quality race bikes during the 1960s but these bikes raced over 150 times.  Later on, the pair switched to building replicas of their race bikes for private competitors riding in ‘classic’ races.
Roberto Pattoni, Giuseppe’s son and Paton’s Technical Director said: “Racing has been Paton’s goal since it started in 1958, and with modern classes it means making a street-legal bike which also carries the added motivation of increasing our small firm’s technical knowledge.  It is a culmination of all our history into one single product.”
“The Paton S1 Strada is a classic street racer,” says Krazy Horse owner Paul Beamish.  
“It’s a mix of classic Italian styling with mainstream manufacturing – and it’s feisty. There’s a lot of anticipation about the launch of this top-performing but easy to maintain bike brand.  The Paton S1 Strada has a unique, 60s-look and feel and we are expecting it to grab the attention of motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors throughout the UK.  It is an iconic racing bike that will be making its debut on our roads very soon.”
The bikes are available in four levels of specification ranging from ‘standard’ to the limited edition ‘First Factory Signature’.  Prices range from £16,574 to £23,574 (including VAT, delivery and registration).
www.krazyhorse.co.uk

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