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Hossack

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Hossack were motorcycles produced by Norman Hossack from 1984 to 1988.

Norman Hossack was involved with chassis and then went on to design a new form of frame. This had an innovative front fork that resembled a girder fork, but was actually a twin-wishbone system, similar to that of a car's front suspension.

The design worked well and several machines were built, fitted with a variety of engines. Firstly they were Honda, Rotax and Yamaha, then later came a front-fork conversion for a K100RS BMW.


Sources of Information

The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X