A very good friend of mine was emigrating back to Australia. As a hazardous goods HGV driver he did alright and amassed a nice collection of stuff, which has now all gone apart from the last two machines. Cutting a long story short, he wanted his sons to have his two remaining bikes as heirlooms. When No1 son asked if it was ok to flog it to pay for uni when he was old enough, he wasn't too impressed. That and the need to pay for a second shipping container made him have a think. He knew how much I'd loved my SS. He gave me a call, and offered me first refusal on both - based on the fact that the home they went to was more important than the final value. As long as it paid his tickets to oz he was happy. One kidney later (mine) , and the use of his works van he brought them darn saarf for me from that there sheffield.. Superlight Serie V, number 231. Only 309 were made of the superlight V, and only 45 ended up in the UK in red. the other bike was his ongoing project. It was to be a track bike build. He's spent a lot of time trawling ebay etc in the past hunting down bits. The mag wheels will need to be refurbed, all the shocks rebuilt, and there is a full Arrows system with it with carbon tubes which have burn't through and need replacing as all the resin has burnt off - but none of this is a problem. the engine I know for a fact has done once round the block mileage (100 miles) and was put together by Geoff Baines. it's a bog stock biposto engine which may be going up for sale. To register it I would need a new frame and V5, as the current one it's wearing was replaced under warranty. It originally came from a 916sps. the owner had a paint flake issue, so being such a good customer, the dealership replaced without question. Thus, this frame can never go back on the road. There are no stamping at all on this frame. It's sat in his mate Mark's garage for eight years. Mark his friend is an amazing mechanic, and sadly is recovering from a stroke. A frame has now been sourced and one day it'll make its way down to me, but until then, it's all apart now and in boxes - Bit that's for another thread. Both were in need of lots of love. In truth, looking back they were probably overpriced for what they were, but I was helping a mate out.