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Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:43 am

In Salisbury yesterday.

The first and only time I've seen one in use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasar_(motorcycle)

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Re: Quasar spottted

Post by Mickdb1 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:11 pm

Has Paul Blezard dug his out of the shed. Only bloke I know who has/had one :mrgreen:
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Post by mark vb » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:24 pm

I think it was Royce Creasey who invented/made it? I remember reading the test in Bike Magazine, a while ago. It was probably ahead of its time but rang no bells for me. Wasn't the odd steering arrangement a Difazio set-up?

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Post by DavidS » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:02 pm

I am sure you are correct.
I saw one fairly recently and I think I saw one way back when but that’s it.
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Post by boboneleg » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:57 pm

I used to see one frequently in Bristol 35 years ago, it was bright yellow and I think the guy worked in BAC.
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Post by Brenhden » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:59 pm

boboneleg wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:57 pm
I used to see one frequently in Bristol 35 years ago, it was bright yellow and I think the guy worked in BAC.
I remember seeing that around!
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Re: Quasar spottted

Post by dodursley » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:35 pm

I think Royce Creasey worked at BAC or BS engines (RR)

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Re: Quasar spottted

Post by Simon_100 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:23 am

mark vb wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:24 pm
I think it was Royce Creasey who invented/made it? I remember reading the test in Bike Magazine, a while ago. It was probably ahead of its time but rang no bells for me. Wasn't the odd steering arrangement a Difazio set-up?
Royce Creasey didn't invent or make it but he raved about in in his review for Bike magazine - he even took it over to IOM if I remember correctly. He said that 'feet forward' - or something like that - was the way forward for bikes. Not quite so untrue when you think about the rise of the 'maxi' scooters ...

I've just Googled the articles and found this - Royce developing a 'Feet First' bike! Elsewhere on the site is a list of his articles including the Bike review and a separate article in which he took the bike to IOM - my memory again!

I think I remember seeing one around Oxford back in the late '70's but I may be hallucinating - I certainly was then at times! :)

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Re: Quasar spottted

Post by Paul_C » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:51 am

A rider who does the Round Britain Rally uses a variety. I think this one has a Reliant engine and used a Guzzi bevel box. Not that pretty but it's still going and great to see one being used.
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Re: Quasar spottted

Post by Simon_100 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:18 pm

The Quasar used a Reliant engine - not bad, I drove the original on my bike license back in the day. Now if they'd fitted a Hillman Imp engine, likewise aluminium, that would have been something! :)

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