Honda CB500 Episode: 1.02
Static display in a dodgy nightclub with flashing lights. A bit of 80s cliche bingo.
Honda CB500T (1975) The gas tank gives it away. Also, on the top picture you can clearly see where the standard flashers were attached; their location at the bottom of the headlight brackets also says CB500T. The 500T was a disapponting, enlarged version of the CB450. Because of the changes made to the motor, the vibrations were quite noticeable (I think the "T" stands for "Tremors"). Fairing is aftermarket http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/362805/ http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/3/32/1975-Honda-CB500T-Brown-7098-3.jpg http://www.pbase.com/taggart51/image/144391011
Suzuki GS1000ET Episode: 1.02
The vehicle details for JVU 677V are: Date of Liability 01 10 1988 Date of First Registration 09 04 1980 Year of Manufacture 1980 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 998cc Fuel Type PETROL Vehicle Colour BLACK Some GS 1000. GS 1000 ET came in March 1980
Suzuki SP400 Episode: 1.04
Nothing useful from plate checks. Described as a Suzuki and has SP 400 badging, but I'll let bike folk comment/confirm.
Yamaha DT50 Episode: 1.07
Used twice in ep1.07 - bodyguard for the jogger on same route. Different takes for different plot days but filmed consecutively as ice-cream van does not move.
YAMAHA DT 50 MX that period
Suzuki GS125ES Katana Episode: 1.12
Driven by 2 nasty men who shoot out the baby van's tyres - only shown in the dark: (last thumb is a glimpse later at 17-47) The plate is difficult - onscreen it looked like B38 SBA which is a Cavalier (so are other B3x SBA combinations). Tried lots of other variations and it seems Bxx and Bxxx SBA have registrations in blocks for various makes. Eventually tried B331 SBA which comes up as 1984 Kawasaki ARO 80-C2 (79cc) which does not match any of our entries - the only other google hit for that name was HowManyLeft?, but that suggests it did exist as a proper model name. As I've no idea what they look like and couldn't find pictures, that's where I stop and throw it open. But it may not be B331 SBA - although fairly sure B3xx SBA. If anyone wants to plug in some numbers B330 - 339 SBA all come up as assorted bikes, so make/model probably in there. angled tank script like suZUKI that period pic of Kawasaki ARO 80 http://bild7.qimage.de/oldtimer-kawasaki-aro-foto-bild-74702887.jpg No Suzukis in B320 to B339 SBA. But B311 SBA is a black Suzuki "Other" with 124cc which might solve it. DVLA details for B311 SBA are: Date of Liability 01 05 1987 Date of First Registration 15 10 1984 Year of Manufacture 1984 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 124cc CO₂ Emissions Not Available Fuel Type PETROL Export Marker N Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour BLACK Vehicle Type Approval Not Available GS 125 ES Katana * http://jeweell.com/data_images/out/8/1286753-suzuki-gs-125.jpg * "impression of" Link to "www.motorcyclenews.com" 12 HP 4 stroke http://rsteam.fr/phototrophy/DSC01544.jpg et voila square headlight
Yamaha Passola Episode: 1.13
Briefly used by Lucy, in the pouring rain on a day when it's brilliantly sunny 50 yards away - either typical Manchester weather or a sprinkler. details for LNA 532V are: Date of Liability 01 08 1982 ( so it only lived for 2 years and had died 2+ years before filming??) Date of First Registration 18 06 1980 Year of Manufacture 1980 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 49cc CO₂ Emissions Not Available Fuel Type PETROL Export Marker N Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour YELLOW Vehicle Type Approval Not Available