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Second Generation Ascots => The V-Twin Years: Modified To Full Customs => Topic started by: broadchef on May 30, 2017, 04:30:54 PM

Title: Help identifying some things here?
Post by: broadchef on May 30, 2017, 04:30:54 PM
So I've seen a handful of photos of this particular bike and i'm confused about a few things:

 
Title: Re: Help identifying some things here?
Post by: RobertP on December 31, 2017, 01:50:22 PM
Hi There. This bike is not an "Ascot", it is the Ascot's sister a "VT500E". The "E" designates Euro, was issued in Europe UK Aust and NZ, I can not be sure if it ever made it to north America. The wheels are standard VT500E with an enclosed front disc brake. It does use the same engine/drive train as the ascot, just different styling, the tank does not look like a 500e tank but is similar. This bike was photographed in Queensland Australia, which is where I live, number plate is a dead give-away. As for the missing airbox, battery, that's just how you build café racers magic. Cheers