Designed to utilise a Triumph Bonneville (2000 onwards pre-EFI) as a donor vehicle,
the Harrier Base Kit contains replacement frame & swinging arm, fuel tank, seat unit,
rearset footrests, rear mudguard and prop stand, plus other necessary fittings. So
the only major items retained from the donor bike will be the headlight and instruments,
front forks, wheels, engine and exhaust system.
Customers may pick and mix a variety of exotic components from the Harrier Top Kit
to add to the Base Kit, including a handmade Harris stainless steel race exhaust,
Öhlins suspension front and rear, Hyde fairing with Cibie lights, lightweight PVM
wheels and AP Lockheed radial brakes.
Norman Hyde also specialises in tuning, so Keihin smooth bore carburettors and Wiseco
big bore piston kits are available too.
“Remember that the Bonneville was the Fireblade of its day”, comments Hyde. “By mixing
the heart of modern Bonnevilles with up-to-date components we can create a modern
representation of the bike's sporting nature that many of us grew up with”.
Prototype at Harris
Work began on the prototype Harrier Jubilee in spring 2008. This picture shows the
work in progress at the Harris Performance factory in Hertfordshire.