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Not ISDT shot but the Maudes Trophy BSA Team worth viewing, with ISDT riders.Anything known of this machine’s history? Regular reader Richard Ross has been able to help with this reply ”
The machine is a Royal Enfield Bullet 500 with the high performance ‘Bighead’ cylinder head (devised to accomodate over-size valves, and challenge the BSA Goldstar). The bike seems kitted out for the ISDT, but I have no idea who rode it, nor the year of its entry. Normally 350 Bullets would be entered, a 500 was an exception but not one I can discover recorded in any of the books I have consulted.
What I can confirm is that [NAB 842] is a ‘works’ – Worcestershire – registration, and was used on other competition Enfields. There are photographs of the [NAB 842] plate on a Bullet 350 (with standard cylinder head and rubber fork gaiters).”
1971 ISDT, Finland won the Trophy plus Silver Vase on their own soil. Trophy Team 1971 ISDT Kari Tiainen, Jani Laaksonen, Pekka Viljakainen, Petteri Silvan, Mika Ahola, Vesa Kylonen. Silver Vase winners Tuomas Ahonen, Juha Salminen, Juha Laaksonen, Mika Marila.
[Ed – Not sure what’s going on here Taff…. Tiainen was born 1966 and rode first ISDE in 1989. Laaksonen is of the same time ’71 ISDT was in Isle of Man .. what are you trying to say here]
The following images were all lifted off an American BMW forum man yof them withotu any details and often unknown sources from the posters. Many will be in the ISDT some in Europe but may include non ISDT events
A reader advises this is Rüdiger Gutsche from the BMW development department with one of the G/S prototypes at the ISDT 1979