1960 VBA 150
After I completed my last VBB 150 and drove it for 5 years I had a list of
things I wanted to change. The VBB is a great bike but I thought I
could do a better job on this time round:
- The P200 motor
was great but needed a little more power for the San Francisco hills.
- The front drum
brake stopping power and dive were both really bad.
- The clutch
cable would snap after about 6 months of use (always in the rain when I
had to get somewhere fast), and was much harder to pull than a P200.
- Premixing the
gasoline/oil was a hassle.
- Kick starting
was fine...but what about an electric start bike??
- The lighting
system was great for the rear light which was directly off the battery
but the headlight was still directly driven and became a flicker when
the bike was idling.