Hesketh 24 Up Close – an exciting new bike

Hesketh 24 Up Close
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Hesketh Motorcycles have designed an exclusive new bike to celebrate 40 years of the James Hunt F1 victory driving a Hesketh car in Holland in 1975.

Entrepreneur, Paul Sleeman, the new owner of the classic marque, said 24 will be built at the Hesketh factory in Redhill, Surrey as a tribute.  A team of expert engineers, led by Sleeman, build the new model in excellent conditions.  The factory, while not large, has space to store and build the Hesketh 24.

Nearly all parts are hand-made and often to the design requested by the buyer. The dedicated team are mainly locals.

The British-made Hesketh 24 was unveiled at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed last June. A year later 17 of the 24, were sold at the price of about £35 thousand each.  More sales are on the horizon.

The prototype model is now being enhanced with new ideas and technology by Sleeman and co-designer Iain Miles.

Ynuk.tv was invited to Redhill to see how the Hesketh 24 is progressing on the production line.

Hesketh 24 video courtesy Gun Hill Studios

4 Responses to “Hesketh 24 Up Close – an exciting new bike”

  1. Scott Abernethy June 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Well done for selling so many.
    Just a little disappointing they are late.
    Correct me if im wrong but this bike looks like its the Darwin RLX.
    I only realised when i was comparing the forks and engine.
    Looks like you have changed engine size seems a bit odd to go smaller.
    Thats a lot of money for essentially a big clumsy engine in a simple frame.

    Good luck

  2. Paul Sleeman June 15, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    A couple of points, Late and the Darwin RLX ? Please feel free to express you concerns.

    • Scott Abernethy June 19, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

      I spoke to a guy at the NEC last year and he said he was getting one at New Years.


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