Last year on a bike trip over
east Chris and I stumbled on ‘The World’s Smallest Motorcycle
Museum’, at Juan’s Café in Dorrigo, NSW.
Inside was plenty of motorcycle paraphernalia, including
vintage, speedway and this drag bike called “Big Ned”.
Built by Mark Walker, a self-taught engineer who’s been
building motorbikes all his life. The character of Big Ned was
inspired when Mark and his companion Lynne saw an art exhibition
by Sidney Nolan featuring portrayals of Ned Kelly.
Thousands of hours later, Ned is a ‘running, roaring reality.’
Built entirely by hand (and lathe), this 3000cc, rotary-valve
head, nitro fuel injected V-twin is not only an engineering
innovation that must be seen to be believed, but goes as fast as
it looks - its first run was on July 4, 2009.
So if you’re heading
between Armidale and the coast seek a small town called Dorrigo
and have a look. From the look on Chris' face she couldn't
believe what blokes could and would do in the shed - web editor.