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    VOR 450 Enduro

    I'm beginning to think I'm the only person left in New Zealand with a VOR.

    Are there any others out there? With a VOR and a Katana in the garage I'm starting to wonder if I'm possibly a bit strange...
    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

    - James Dickey, Cherrylog Road.

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    Im aware of a chap with a Vertamatti that was having a crack at flat track recently. Is that you by chance?
    You would be surprised who has a katana1100 or two tucked away

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    Yeah, there's definitely more Katanas than there are VORs for sure mate.

    Wasn't me doing flat track, although that sounds like a great idea.
    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

    - James Dickey, Cherrylog Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Im aware of a chap with a Vertamatti that was having a crack at flat track recently. Is that you by chance?
    You would be surprised who has a katana1100 or two tucked away
    MAtt Ineson is who has the flat track Vertimatti, he used to super motard it as well, and he has a katana as well that he took to Philip Island (or something around that era suzuki anyway )

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott411 View Post
    MAtt Ineson is who has the flat track Vertimatti, he used to super motard it as well, and he has a katana as well that he took to Philip Island (or something around that era suzuki anyway )
    Hmmm... so maybe it is some kind of unique madness then - VORs and Katanas.
    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

    - James Dickey, Cherrylog Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riffer View Post
    Hmmm... so maybe it is some kind of unique madness then - VORs and Katanas.
    My moneys, on the unique madness aspect, but you knew that already!
    Nothing wrong with Katana's, wots a VOR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    wots a VOR?
    When I worked for the Ford dealers in the '80's it meant "vehicle off road" meaning we had to provide the parts forthwith cost notwithstanding.
    In this case it means Vertamatti Off Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    wots a VOR?
    Vertemati Offroad Racing.

    From somewhere on the net:

    The company was founded in 1998 and was headquartered in Ronco Briantino, Milan.

    Although VOR mostly focused on off-road motorcycles, it migrated to street bikes in 2002, the same year it changed its name to VOR Motorcycles.


    VOR was founded by Alvaro and Guido, two brothers who mostly gained off-road experience by working for other companies. For instance, Vertemati previously worked with Husaberg.

    However, due to unknown reasons, the collaboration between Husaberg and Vertemati ended and the Italian company started to develop its own prototypes. VOR didn’t produce too many models, and its most popular motorcycle was the MX 450.

    The VOR EN-E 450 and 530 are big-bore four-strokes that resemble a runaway steamroller to ride. They are big bikes with a tonne of power, and the black plastics give them a unique look, as does the arse-about kickstarter.


    The VOR has a few unique features such as the cassette gearbox having different gear ratio options for first and fifth gears, as well as the option of a three-speed gearbox.

    Weighing 114kg, the VOR is a rather big bike, but the power keeps that weight tractoring along at great speeds – if you going to ride a VOR, you better be ready for a fierce ride.


    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

    - James Dickey, Cherrylog Road.

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    There was one that turned up on the regular organised trail riding scene for a while but I haven't seen him for at least 5 years. Heck maybe more.
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    Jeez Rif, those things are bloody dangermouse!
    No roadway, no need for mirrors and most importantly theres no cafe's to stop at where they go!
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