Friday, February 12, 2010

Aermacchi Racing

Remember those wonderful Aermacchi 250-500cc horizontal singles from the late 60's and early 1970's? A small company from Holland, Aermacchi-Racing, has been keeping that memory alive by offering Aermacchi parts, sporting kits, race bikes and specials made to order.

Dutchman Jan Kampen Jr's company has been supplying Aermacchi parts and services since 1984. For me, most interesting, are the road bikes they build using original Aermacchi engines and frames but employing modern wheels, brakes and suspension (and hopefully modern electrics too).

Groene (green) Cafe Racer

Available either as a kit or a complete bike using the 500cc, 51 bhp engine with 6 speed gearbox and Metisse replica frame using Manganese-Molybdenum 531 tubing. Front suspension is Girling 35 mm, upsidedown forks, the wheels are 2.75x17 in front, 4.00x17in. rear and front braking is provided by a single Brembo 320 mm disk with 4-piston calipers. Dry weight is 112 kg, and remember there is no water cooling for this engine.

All together these are pretty high specification bikes providing an excellent power to weight ratio. They should be incredible fun to ride and they look very cool.

For those wanting a bit more performance, Aermacchi-Racing produce some hot parts, including this double overhead cam cylinder-head and the race-spec dry clutch (pictured below).


  1. Hopw can Jan Kampen be reached? The website has not been updated since 2004 and the phone is not working.

  2. I'm having the same trouble. Guess one would have to fly to the Netherlands and knock!

  3. me too,no reply,i used ralle ricambi instead,great guy.