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19th August 2013

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Racing Days at Mocheck, Part 3

John Ryan shares a final selection of his classic motorcycling photographic memories from the days when South London dealer Mocheck developed competitive production racers...

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In 1977, Mocheck's racing effort moved up a gear with a genuine, factory-supplied RSC (Racing Services Centre) engine. Here's the bike being prepared for its first test

Gaiters on a racer...
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Check out the CB200 in the workshop at the same time...

Best exhausts shape ever. Best wooly hat, too...
Race mechanic John Ryan supports the RSC machine during practice week for the TT in June, 1977. Tony Rutter would take the helm on race day

Are you making the noise?...
Tony Rutter on the Mocheck RSC machine leads Phil Read, the eventual winner of the Formula 1 race on the Isle of Man

Colour was extra in those days...
Mocheck also worked with other teams, including Windsor Motorcycles which was owned by Peter Rogers. Here the Mocheck rider Huge Evans clambers on board during an endurance race at Snetterton. John Ryan is refuelling the machine and the bike's owner, Ian Tay, is the chap at the back with the can of chain lube

Orange was cheaper in those days...
As well as the RSC machine, Mocheck continued to develop their own 400/4 racer

At speed. Nice...
Mocheck continued racing and developing the RSC machine - here it is in action in 1978

And rest. Ahhhh...
And here's the team line-up from the same year

Photos kindly provided by John Ryan

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