Haverford 2600 Underwater Moto Expedition Kit
Haverford 2600 Underwater Moto Expedition Kit
Haverford 2600 Underwater Moto Expedition Kit
Haverford 2600 Underwater Moto Expedition Kit

Haverford 2600 Underwater Moto Expedition Kit

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Holder of multiple world records for deepest underwater motorcycle ride (19.4 feet), longest underwater wheelie (.23 mile) and submerged speed record (18.2 nautical mph) the Haverford 2600 'Moto Lung' was developed by British engineer and tire nipple designer Alton Haverford to be used by fish herders and Loch Ness Monster researchers in the early 70's.

The original kit test fitted to a Yamaha YZ125 was hoped to be the first of a series of 'hydro-cycles' demonstrating their suitability for a new racing series Haverford planned creating using his 'moto lung' system with a demonstration race held under the Thames River at the 1974 London Exposium.

Regrettably technical problems with the guppy screen prevented him from staging the first race.

He returned for the 75' Exposium with a more fully realized bike but this time his swim fins interfered with shifting causing him to stall the bike 10 feet from shore ending his chances to impress the judges and motoring press.

The Queen Mum (a major fan and collector of the YZ125’s) was in attendance and was eagerly anticipating an impressive demonstration waived off the attempt as a farce and left the viewing platform in disgust.

Ridiculed and maligned in the moto press Haverford scrapped the project and retreated to obscurity to the family’s carrot breeding farm in New Darby.

The blueprints and early prototypes were packed away in a shed until Nigel Rumsbottom an enterprising accounting apprentice and harmonica tuner discovered them by chance while sheep watching in the country.

He purchased the lot and spent the next year bringing Alton's dream to reality with secret testing in Portugal until he'd mastered the flaws of the original design and revealed it in the spring of 77' to an assembled throng of 9.

And with photographers, stenographers, pornographers and representatives from the Guinness Book World Record in attendance, Powers set multiple records and single handedly created a new motorcycle category.

Nigel's subsequent attempts to sell design patents and licensing rights to Triumph and Hodaka ended in failure after a test rider lost an eye to a Pike during speed testing in the River Trent.

Broke and discouraged he abandoned the project in a shed behind the Downton Abbey where it was quickly forgotten to history.

Until now.

The Secret Agents of Speed at Taco Moto Co.have secured all rights and patents to this revolutionary system and bring it to a modern motorcycling world with compatibility for all 08-21 EXC and FE bikes.

KTswiM and AquaVarna re-branding sticker kit is included.

Not yet US Coast Guard certified for open ocean use.

When ordering please specify the dominant fish type in the area of use and we'll customize the lures and handle bar rod holder adapter for your local area.

$2,499.00 basic kit
$2,799.00 with flipper shifter mod