This is Phil White's DUHAWKI ! No, I am not trying to make some sick joke... honest, just look on the side of the bike. He named it not me. With that out of the way, let me say that this is one special bike. Aside from the obvious things like the body work, Phil's attention to detail continues under the skin. Unfortunately, I can't go into all the details here, but don't worry Robert Pandya wrote all about it in the September/October 1997 Hawkworks. If you don't already have a copy, get with Robert for a back issue. The address is on my main Hawk page.
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Not completely satisfied with his DUHAWKI, which I think is one of the nicest Hawk GT's around, Phil made some more changes and here's the result - DuHAWKI 2. Hopefully he'll soon send me some of the details so I can share them with you here in the near future. *Thanks Robert Pandya for taking the pictures.
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Well, here it is! Peggy and I took these pictures when we went to visit Phil and his family in April 2001. I think you'll agree the bike looks as awesome as ever. I really like the new Ducati Fly Yellow paint. I was very leery when Phil gave me the opportunity to ride his pride and joy around the track at MotorSport Ranch, but I couldn't miss the chance. When I first saw Phil's bike featured in Hawkworks way back in 1997, I never dreamt I'd ever get the chance to ride it! Thanks Phil, you are truly a very generous (or crazy) man. Despite the bike being setup a bit too tight for me and me being terrified of dropping it, I can tell you this bike runs as good as it looks. Of course it runs a lot better in Phil's hands than mine... just ask the poor 916 pilot he tore up at the Ranch =;-) Thanks for the ride Phil! Oh, and loaning me the lid, mine would have never fit in my suitcase. How do those WSB guys do it?
This is Robert Pandya in '97 on the Hawkworks bike before it was transformed into an endurance bike. He raced it with with a stock motor and carbs. The airbox was removed and a Supertrapp header was mated to a large TBR prototype 900RR canister. A CBR600 wheel was attached to a WP sprung front-end while an Ohlins shock kept things under control at the back. Simple and reliable, but lacked speed. . .
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This is the Hawkworks endurance bike. It will be competing in the CMRA endurance series with Phil White, Bruce Moore, and Hawkworks editor Robert Pandya at the controls. Robert says he will provide technical details on the bike in future Hawkworks and will also send me more pictures of the bike throughout the racing season.
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The picture on the left shows #1 Rider Bruce Moore in a practice session at Texas World Speedway in '98. Left is a team picture after the April 8 hour race at Texas World Speedway. The bike shows a little battle damage, but still looks better than the guys behind it =:-) From left to right are Bruce Moore, Phil White, Brooks Alvord and Robert Pandya.
Normally, I wait until someone sends me at least a couple pictures of their pride and joy before I add it to these pages, but when Keith Maciag sent this picture of his bike I decided to go ahead and add it until he sends more. This is an excellent example of a true RC31.
Kev Raymond wasn't satisfied just riding other peoples bikes for the mags, so he built his own XRV powered BROS. Aside from the Africa Twin engine, Kev has added RGV250 forks, Fireblade shock, a one-off MHP exhaust with twin carbon cans, and wrapped it all up in genuine RGV bodywork. Look for an article about this bike in Performance Bikes in the future . . . just remember you saw it here first =:-)
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Here are a few pics of Kev at the Hawk GT / BROS UK Owner's Network / Ixion Cadwell Park May '99 Trackday. His bike might not be the fastest BROS in the UK (yet), but he's probably the fastest BROS rider!
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All three of these belonged to Gavin Nightingale! Must be nice to be the general sales manager for your family's motorcycle business. . . Some guys have all the luck. I do think it's worth noting he has chosen two Hawks and a BROS II when he could probably ride whatever he wants =:-)
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Here are a couple more pictures Gavin sent me of another BROS II project he's been working on. Checkout the RGV250 tail section and the high exhaust pipe.
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This is Bobby Greeson's yellow '88 Hawk GT. Modifications include CBR600F2 front wheel, RC45 fairing, Ducati 916 solo tail section, and Tapeworks graphics. All mods were completed by ex-Hawk GT racer Keith Wells at Wells Racing Service in Atlanta, Georgia.
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This red 1990 Hawk GT belongs to Martijn, Rianne en Kim in the Netherlands. Martijn added the headlight fairing from a Buell M2 Cyclone like the one on Jan Renes blue Buell seen in the first picture. BTW, Martijn tells me Jan now rides a Honda =:-)
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These pictures are of Martin Howarth's BROS. Two of the pictures are at his home while the other two are from his holiday to Col De Bevara in South Eastern Corsica. Looks nice!
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