Sunday, April 15

Knucklehead electric front brake?

We've featured a couple of Mark Austin's bikes in the magazine over the years, and his shop Pacific H-D north of Sydney is like a museum.

My good mate Roger Chambers stopped by there recently and snapped Mark's 'Great Race' bike, this period accessory-laden Knuck featuring something I've never come across before: an electric front brake!

Apparently they were a period aftermarket accessory and it works well (though I have no idea how). Can anyone shed any light?

1 comment:

tiptopdadddy said...

I would assume that it works by the same principal as those on trailers (caravans to you mate), an electical motor actuates the brake shoe or pads instead of being done by fluid. That said, this looks almost identical to Kevin Price's recently completed ride.