About a year ago the Blog brought you Pat Dolan’s splendid little Sportsman. Now his California-based Sportsman Flyer Company has unveiled its second bike, the Sportsman 200.
Like his previous builds, Pat has created a chassis which replicates early boardtrack racers, but then fitted it with a four stroke 200cc replica Honda with a mighty 6.4 horsepower. Pat says that, as these engines are often fitted to go karts, they have the potential to be uprated with a shedload of hot rod modifications. The bike you see here has a high performance cam, billet flywheel, 22mm Mikuni carb and a twin disc centrifugal clutch, and now outputs 15hp.
Many of the components are a mix of bicycle, motorcycle and custom parts, many modified or designed for the Sportsman 200. Pat plans to build just twenty 200s this year, each build with a certificate of authencity, serial number and record of first owner and build date. He also has plans for future models:
“I am working on a cruiser version which will have a charging system, electric starter, lights, turn signals, fenders, and a key ignition. I prefer the boardie, but lots of people want a vintage style cruiser.”
We know which we’d prefer!
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