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For Sale: Rotax Framer


I bought this Rotax framer three or so years ago. It was sold to me as a Wood Rotax, super-rare in Europe. I have a Wood Rotax and was convinced this was one. I bought it to do a big money, perfect rebuild in Ron Wood red. I had Co-Built make a stainless exhaust for it, bought R6 forks to replace the old Suzuki ones that were in it. Then stripped the bike for painting and plating. Cutting to the chase, as I stripped it I noticed the swingarm is fabricated differently to mine. I did some digging, eventually with Italian racer Jacopo Monti, and discovered this was an Italian copy of a Wood. Like I say, it was good enough to fool me, and I've owned and raced a Wood for 13 years. It was only when I stripped it that I noticed a couple of welds in places that made me doubt it.


So now I'm selling it for less than I paid for it. It's being sold stripped (as in the photo above), ready for paint, powder coat etc, which is what I was going to do next. The photo below is the last photo I have of it, before I stripped it, after I'd picked it up from Co-Built. Everything that is on the bike in the complete photo is included except the exhaust, it is sold with a Wood Racing exhaust.

This is what I'm selling, with notes and details.


Italian Gazzaniga Wood-style chassis (believed to be chromoly)

Aprilia Rotax 650 engine

Shaved R6 forks

Co-Built flat track triple clamps

Complete 19in racing wheels with front spool hub

Alloy petrol tank

DellOrto carb

Hagon adjustable shocks

K&N Filter (could be used as a spare, but would benefit from new one)

Two Wood style seat pans (seat pad need upholstering)

Genuine Wood exhaust (Co-Built stainless exhaust not included. Can be included at an extra price)

Brembo rear brake on custom CNC hanger

Renthal bars

Nearly new Maxxis DT tyres

All the electrics needed to run

All engine mounting brackets & bolts


What it needs/to check

New steering head bearings

Usual engine things like: Oil + filter, Timing belt, valve clearances, exhaust gaskets

Cables & rear brake hose (it has one, but I'd replace)

Throttle (the one on it was no good)

Petrol lines

Check wheels bearings


All Rotax engine parts and consumables are available off the shelf from Rotax specialist and DTRA sponsor Sportax Racing.


Price £4000.

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