good condition - Location: Netherlands
|Year of first registration:||1928|
|Located in country:||Netherlands|
Noppie Koch’s bike, world champion in 1966 and 1967.
Including Noppie Koch’s original suit and helmet.
Noppie (also knows as Nop) Koch was a successful professional road bicycle racer in the 1950s.
Koch focused mainly on motor-paced racing from 1955. He became Dutch champion in this category in 1959, 1962 and 1963.
Motor-paced racing is a sports term.
In cycling it means a cyclist goes briefly behind a motorbike to avoid airstream.
Koch led many cyclists to the world title as a pacesetter after his active career as a professional cyclist. Piet de Wit became amateur motor-paced racing world champion after Koch in 1966 and 1967. He became professional world champion with Leo Proost in 1967 and 1968. He ended in third place in 1966.
Engine size (cc)
BAC - Meyer c. 1928 Pacer-motorcycle
Motor sports racing was glamorous but dangerous.
These cycling races were held throughout Europe from the beginning of the 20th century... speeds increased and accidents were frequent.
Tyres often exploded at more than 100km/h. George Lander, from Chicago, USA, said: "Only clumsy warriors are killed" before starting a race in the Parc des Princes in Paris in 1904.
The largest machines were all purpose-built with engines as big as 2,400 cc/150 cu.inch.
World championships were held annually, except during the wars, for 100 years, both for amateurs and professionals.
The motorcycle for motor-paced racing has a roller on a frame at the rear tocreate a uniform distance to the cyclist.
The pacer stands upright or stands upright to providemaximum windshield, the steering has been extended to make it easier to use, a standardised leather suit creates a slipstream effect for every rider.
Speeds of over 100 km/h (62 mph) were often achieved... The whole pacer frame was especially designed to create a large slipstream for a racing bike and its rider.
This pacer has a powerful "BAC-Meyer" V twin cylinder OHV engine. A bike designed by the French Peugeot aircraft manufacturer Louis BAC.
It has a 2.4 liter (150 cubic inch) OHV engine with open exhaust that produces about 40 HP at 1,500 rpm.
Its magneto is well-hidden behind the lower carters; the oil tank has a "drip feed” of oil directly into the carters.
This BAC Pacing monster has been preserved in beautiful, original condition.
The engine runs well and makes great noise.
See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPtViT_lL0
This motorbike can be viewed and picked up in Culemborg, The Netherlands.
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|Member since:||November 22, 2015|
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The seller prefers the lot to be picked up from Culemborg (Netherlands). Shipping is possible by arrangement only. Costs of shipping are at the buyer's expense.
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