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Little Classics News: 15 June 2015

National Motorcycle Museum to Restore Foggy’s First Bike

Foggy classic motorcycle

The National Motorcycle Museum has confirmed that it will be restoring a very special little classic bike for four times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty MBE.

The little Honda C50 based special was the product of Honda dealer Ken Martin who made the bike for his son Chris around 1972. In fact, the specially manufactured tank badge’s still read “motochris” in recognition of the little bikes first owner.

Purchased from Ken Martin in 1975 by Carl’s dad George the bike was given to Foggy for his 10th Birthday.

Recently re-united with the bike after nearly 40 years, Foggy was looking to get the machine restored and contacted Museum Director James Hewing.

James recalled: “I have worked with Carl in the past and was really pleased that he thought of the Museum’s restoration team to restore the bike for him. We have restored everything from the earliest and rarest veterans through to superbikes of the 1970s but never anything like this!”

Foggy commented: “It’s in a rough state, but I know the lad’s at the Museum will restore it back to just how it was when my dad gave it to me back in 1975”

The National Motorcycle Museum’s restoration services are not exclusively for the famous, so if you have your own special project you can find out more by calling 01675 443311 or by email


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