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The first rotary-powered Crighton CR700W to feature in Motorbike category

The very first of only 25 Crighton CR700W rotary-powered track motorbikes built by Brian Crighton, the engineer who developed classic Norton racers, will be part of the enhanced motorbike category at the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival on March 16 and 17. 

The ultra-exclusive CR700W delivers 220 horsepower at 10,500RPM from its fuel-injected twin-rotor 690cc engine. The CR700W boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 1.68 horsepower per kilogram, greater than any Superbike available and on par with current MotoGP bikes. 


Fittingly, running alongside the Crighton CR700W is a rotary-powered Norton, the 347 RCW588 works bike in the iconic colours of John Player Special. Crighton spearheaded the development of the rotary-powered Nortons, which enjoyed success at the Isle of Man TT and British Superbike Championship and even raced in the motorcycle world championship (now known as MotoGP). 


Also in the motorbike category is a Team Aspar Aprilia ART GP13 grand prix bike, Yamaha YZR 500cc two-stroke grand prix bike and Honda CB1100R road-legal sports bike, ridden by motorcycle grand prix winners Chris Vermeulen, Kevin Magee and Daryl Beattie respectively, alongside Superbikes, production bikes, road bikes and more. 


Rotary-powered engines will be celebrated at the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival with ‘It’s the sound’ the mantra for the event, with the famed rotary-powered Mazda 767B sportscar running in the Invitational category. 


Held the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix, the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a museum in motion, displaying historic, rare and significant racing vehicles on the Victoria Park section of the Adelaide Street Circuit. 


Categories featuring Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars and more will feature over the course of the Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival, in addition to on-track demonstrations, off-track displays, villas and more. 


CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

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