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Thank you so much Roffe, for me it's not necessary you translate also the article, it's enough your pictures and your intersting tales. Next days i'll translate everything in italian.
 
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view post Posted on 7/11/2009, 12:03 Quote
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Hello all my friends !

I have now make a full translation in English to that magazin about Monark racers.
There is probably more pictures and writing from that magazin but I dont have it at the moment.
I will try to find out and if I fint it I will make a scan and put it here on the epoca forum of coarse :=).

This is Robert Lavérs words
I have only translate it the best I can.
Kind regards
Roffe :)




Side text to photos:

See how small the Monark 50cc racer are.
The handle bar sticking out from the fairing and it
need to be 55 mm wide as you can se on the picture up above to the right.

Right Picture :

(Robert Lavér) Here you can see me taking instruction
from Göran Henningsson before my test ride on Lars Perssons bike.

Text in the magazine :


Now it was the time to try Lars bike.
That bike was far smaller then the other bike.
I had a hard time find me fit in the bike even tou the difference in between Lars and me
is only 3 cm in length.
The bike is completly taylormade to fit Lars perfect.
I also belive that this bike is faster then the other Monark I tested ealyer.
The power register is more narrow and peakier.
that fellt much when it were picking up towards top rev.
I belive it has to do with the difference in weight.
Lars waight is only 53 Kg and Kurt-Ivans weight is around 63 Kg.
My own weight is 60 Kg as a compromise.
Lars bike did not have the same soft movement in suspension like
I found in Kurt- Ivans bike.
All turns and corners was taken without any problem and I think that
I could not race any faster with Lars bike.
The difference made me feela bit uncomfort due to the ridingpossition
that did not fit me on Lars bike.

The question now is:
Why have Monark made thise 50 cc racingbikes?
Will they tell any hidden secrets to make standard mopeds to be better?
Do they want to win the World Championship?

These questions is not that easy to answer..
The bikes are build by enthusiasts Göran Henningsson ,Sven Hĺkansson
och Lars Persson.
Althou Monark have payed a great deal of devellop money for the project
to make the dram come true.
I belive Monark is realy helping the 50cc racing class in Sweden by doing this!
Now ordinary people cant say : these bloody mopeds dont go fast do they??!!

Lars have allready raced and earned points from the first race at Nürnburgring
at this years World Championchip 1972 ,and have also chanses along with
Kurt-Ivan to take more point during the season.

Lars is now heading for Jugoslavia,Holland,Belgien and probably East German GP!Later this year at the Swedish Grand Prix at Anderstorp I am sure the point score
have increased.

That will hopefulle bring more money to the racing department,that will of coarse result in better bikes more points and so on...

If Monark will come to full Grand Prix year comittment is not easy to say but on
the Continent this racing class is very big and popular.
And when all this World Championship racing stars will come to Sweden everybody will find that out.
There will be no doubt they will show their fast bikes.

They have not been able to race this bike in Sweden yeat.
So to all you Race event peolpe !
Start plan for more 50cc racing!!
Our other Swedish riders need practice!!

OK What would Monark small racing group be with more tecnical expertise?
We will let the future tell and we will see.
Let the future bring luck to all of them :Lars Göran and Kurt-Ivan.

To put an end to this story I would like to write :
If the bike were for sale, I would be the first one in that line!
Can a bike recive a better critics then that ?? ;=)

Robert Lavér Author of MC-Nytt.
 
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QUOTE (VRM Roffe @ 1/11/2009, 23:55)
QUOTE (chrisflandria @ 3/2/2009, 12:54)
Bike from Guido De Wit from Holland.
Equipped with Sachs 5 speed engine.
Approx. 17 cv and 170-175 k/h.
Guido is 64 years old, but there are less who can follow him on a race track.

I say the bike have 13 HP at max and runs 125 Km.
Allmost everyone can overtake Guido..

Io dico che la moto ha 13 cavalli al massimo e fa 125 km/ora.
Quasi tutti possono raggiungere Guido..


(IMG:http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/627/gui...efastestrid.jpg)

:D

Yes ,it was a bit too much credit for Guido.
But still...we must give him credit for being so true to his Sachs engines.
He rides Sachs racebikes and nothing else.
The "Monark" is not a Monark at all ,but still its a neat racebike.
And I am told he is building a new ,more true replica.
 
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Hello and Good evening to all of you !

I will now continue with this little Monark story by showing a Monark Girl !

Very typical blond beuty ;=)
MAMA MIA... :wub:

Cheers
:P

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Good evening every body !

I will continue this little story about Monark GP50.
This photo is never showed to public before.
I recived it from Göran Henningsson the other night,
(Göran is the guy hanging over the bike..)
and he was writing that Lars and Göran was packing the bike and the spare parts together.
It was freezing cold so they jumped in the worm Volvo 145 and went back home to Sweden.
This was from their first race in 1972 in April.
The track was Nürburg Ring and it was soo cold it was almost snowing in the Nord Schleife.
Lars came 7 or 8 place.I am sorry I can not conform the right spot..(Maby some other can tell.)
Anyhow thay were pretty pleased about the debut and they had lots of stuff to talk to on their way back home.
On theit way back hom they heard a funny noice from the front end of the car but they did not bother that much..
When they arraived at home the front whell almost fell of..
It was only hanging on one!!! lose nut.. :wacko: :wacko: :woot:
Stupid not to check the tyres..
Thank you for the picture Göran.

To be continued.
Roffe :)



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Ciao a tutti !
We are still in 1972 season and Monark were running 2 Factory bikes.
It was Lars and Kurt Ivan that that raced side by side here in Joguslavia GP.
Were few pics were both bikes were together.
To be continued some other night.. ;) :P
Roffe

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view post Posted on 24/12/2009, 00:40 Quote




@Roffe.........you wrote: I told that one of them Monarks was lost, but that was not true.
and so on............
question:
The bike owned by Johanson from wich i build a replica,is'nt this an original Monark?
I can't place a pic,but you know what i mean.
Rene
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Here I found a picture of that bike WRM-Rene.
Its in my archive because it has a EMOT frame. ;)

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QUOTE (wrm @ 23/12/2009, 23:40)
@Roffe.........you wrote: I told that one of them Monarks was lost, but that was not true.
and so on............
question:
The bike owned by Johanson from wich i build a replica,is'nt this an original Monark?
I can't place a pic,but you know what i mean.
Rene
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Hello Rene´
Yes and No.
The bike on the pic is one of the original but not in the right livery and shape...
I will continue this little episode when I have some time to do it.
I need to cover 1973 before we come to the history of this bike.
I will be back :)
/R
 
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icon4  view post Posted on 25/12/2009, 23:05 Quote




Yes Martijn,you are right about the replica,Emot frame,Emot Sachs engine and the rest of the bike came out of my huge shop.
But the monark what is in front of the replica,that is the bike i mean :woot:
Johanson claims it is the real thing,this bike has been ridden on the centennial race at Assen,at the time it was green. :sick:
René
 
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As far as I know that bike comes from an earlier stage ,when "Delta" racers were run under the Monark name and sponsorship. Delta built the bikes.

Later on Monark decided to go more professional and do a real "factory made" team. Thats the Henningson era.

And then after this the last stage was where Jan Bruins was hired in to go back from a "factory made" team to a situation where a privately built machine was raced under Monark name and sponsorship.

 
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QUOTE (emotracing @ 26/12/2009, 21:48)
As far as I know that bike comes from an earlier stage ,when "Delta" racers were run under the Monark name and sponsorship. Delta built the bikes.

Later on Monark decided to go more professional and do a real "factory made" team. Thats the Henningson era.

And then after this the last stage was where Jan Bruins was hired in to go back from a "factory made" team to a situation where a privately built machine was raced under Monark name and sponsorship.

Ciao a tutti !
I must wedge in the spoon here and Please!! be patient now boys...
I promissed to continue later and I will do a short story today then..

In the end of 1972 Kurt Ivan and the other stand in driver for Monark that year Leif "Gusten" Gustavsson were feed up
with the bike and it had alot of engine break down.
Leif was riding the bike some races in the beginning of 1973 but Monark and Leif found it not reliable enough to continue the campaign.
Therefor Monark decided to sell the bike to Bruins and put the money in Lars bike instead thet have been proved to be faster and better.
They also feelt that a Monark that allways brake down was bad advertasing for the brand, and therefore they put all eggs in the same bag sort of..
So the rest of the 1973 season Lars vas riding the Nr 1 bike and Bruins continue devellop bike Nr 2 his way.
Here is some pics from that year.
There is probably more pictures somewhere but this is
what I have at the moment.
I will continue some other day.
Greetings
Roffe

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Una bella replica , che piacera' molto al nostro massimo Malanca70 vista la motorizzazione .
Sul manubrio oggetto di bei commenti penso ad una conseguenza di stile sulla moto,per stare piu' in basso possibile e in carena, una conseguenza per raggiungere le massime prestazioni, tutte eredita' dei primi Kreidler da corsa, i famosi Eitank , le due cornette finali del manubrio obbligatorie perche' servivano solo per avere la larghezza regolamentare.
 
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