Cafe Racer Festival – Montlhery Autodrome, France

It’s been 11 years since we have first visit the Montlhery Autodrome (when Coupes Moto-Legend was staged there).  And that banking never fails to impress.

This was the first track time Manta has had (as it’s only just been run-in) and it loved it.  Although a small bit of over enthusiasm meant for a spot of close contact with the gravel … and a few souvenir stones even made their way back to London in the fins.


Photos from the weekend up on Our Facebook Page

The Bike Shed BSMC III

What a fabulous weekend BSMC III was!  Sun was shining and Tobacco Dock was humming.

We had such a great time debuting Manta at the show.  Thank you to everyone who said hello and all the great feedback we received!  Equally it was so great to meet old biker buddies and make new friends and just hang out!  We will definitely be back for 2015!


Pictures of Manta and the event Our Facebook Page


We have a logo!

Sette Nero Motorcycles logo jpg A massive thank you to Sergio Santinato for all his work on creating us a logo in the nick of time for the Bike Shed BSMC III this weekend!! We will therefore have cards to give to everyone who says hello!  

Sette Nero Manta

Sette Nero I

Sette Nero I is based on a 1980 R100T frame and engine.

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The front end is front a BMW K75 with 41mm stanchions and braking system.

IMG_8778 copyBoth, front and rear rims have been reduced 1″ in diameter improving the handling and they are fitted with stainless spokes.
The rear swing arm has been braced and hosts a fully adjustable Showa shock absorber which is connected to the main central frame member.

The subframe is bespoke made and welded to the main frame.

The tank is a “cut down” Heinrich endurance tank which I rebuild in fibreglass and then I had professionally sealed.

Simon and Andrea have made the two into one stainless  exhaust system which terminates with a Supertrapp muffler. Billet alloy rear sets.

Alloy top engine cover and custom made IMG_8795 copyaluminum underbelly battery holder.

The full engine has been fully rebuilt and dynamically balanced.  With new pistons and barrels by Siebenrock, ported heads and an electronic ignition conversion with double plugging. 40mm Dellorto’s and rebuilt gearbox.

We could have changed a couple of bearings IMG_8803 copyand seals and describe the engine as refurbished

but I really wanted a 0miles unit and I wanted it done at the top quality hence I subcontracted all the engine work to Jim Cray Engineering….if you like BMW you should know this guy,he is a legend!!

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Thank you to the fabulous Nick Caro Photography for the shots!

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