Friday, July 25, 2008

A CR&S Vun dedicated to Paton’s 50th anniversary

With the new special-edition Vun, CR&S are paying homage to Paton, the legendary motorcycle roadracing company that's now celebrating its 50th Anniversary
Pics: Motoblog

Founded by Joseph ‘Pep’ Pattoni, Paton is a legendary name in the world of 500cc motorcycle grand prix racing. Recently, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the occasion was marked by CR&S building a special-edition Vun, painted in Paton’s classic 1960s colours – gold, green and yellow.

With chassis #050, the Paton 50th Anniversary edition Vun was shown at Chimay, in Belgium, in a roadracing meet for classic bikes. Roberto Pattoni, who now heads Paton, was present for the unveiling of the bike.

The CR&S Vun is powered by a liquid-cooled, four-valve, DOHC, 652cc, single-cylinder Bombardier-Rotax engine that makes 54 horsepower. The 135-kilo bike’s calling card, however, is said to be its handling. More details on the Vun here and you can visit the CR&S official website here

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