BEST OF BRITISH: INCREDIBLE GEMINI MODELS SET FOR LONDON MOTORCYCLE SHOW LAUNCH
The eagerly awaited Gemini Indianapolis and Naked machines will be unveiled by ABM (Associated British Motorcycles) this week, to press and public, at the capital’s biggest biking event; the London Motorcycle Show.
Designed and engineered by ABM sister company; renowned engine and chassis specialists T3 Performance, these stunning machines feature the best in British engineering and high-end components to achieve two unique styles. Both machines have undergone significant modifications to the original Speed Triple 1050 donor engines, giving them an impressive 160bhp (at the rear wheel) coupled with 90 ft-lb of torque, supplying strong tractable power delivery.
Tailor made to the bespoke requirements of each individual customer, these limited run machines (50 of each) are numbered and dated, with every build catalogued in a beautifully printed hard back documentary book, signed by its engineer.
Based on the stand of long-time T3 partner Ace Café (Stand CU50) in the Classic and Cafe Racer Zone, the pair will undoubtedly draw considerable attention with their futuristic looks.
The Gemini Naked takes the ‘Café Racer’ theme but gives it Superbike levels of power and handling. Retaining the unique black Street Triple frame rails, it follows aggressive yet flowing lines for its minimalist carbon fibre bodywork, matched with black Dymag Carbon wheels. Race spec billet machined Öhlins Road and Track Forks and a 5-way adjustable rear Maxton shock give the machine the tools for sublime handling, to back up its incredible looks. Keyless ignition and state of the art brakes from British manufacturer HEL Performance & EBC complete the latest equipment that befits its status.
The Indianapolis shares all the key high-end components of the Naked but has a style all of its own, inspired by the fearless US flat trackers. Pulled back bars, an aggressive number board styled front light and Kineo (tubeless) spoked wheels really give this machine the ‘wow’ factor!
With colourways, suspension and component details tailor made for each customer, ABM has the ambition of bridging the gap between custom bike builders and mainstream manufacturers; giving the genuine individuality, exclusivity and buying experience of a ‘custom’ but with a level of technical back-up and aftermarket service above and beyond that of a franchised dealer.
ABM can supply their Gemini Twins as complete bespoke motorcycles or utilise customers donor machines if available.
Sister company T3 Performance have a long and successful racing heritage and in 2019 will be again running a serious GP2 effort within the British Supersport Championship, using their own special one-off chassis.
Tony Scott, founder of Associated British Motorcycles said, “We have been making custom and one-off bespoke motorcycles under the banner of T3 since 2010, firstly with the acclaimed Ace Thruxton 904S and then our M2-11 GP2 project. Our recent breakaway from long term commitments has now allowed us to re-direct the business over to our long-term ambition of making our own motorcycles.
The Gemini Twins suit our entry in to the market place perfectly, they are British, they are inspired and they are edgy, creating a great buying opportunity for those looking for something very special, as well as those who are on a more limited budget but would like to add a great, new-look to a motorcycle they already own.”