One of New Zealand’s most famous race bikes has been stolen.
On Monday night, September 8, the original McIntosh GS1000 F1 race bike was stolen from a secure Glen Innes business.
This was the very first McIntosh Suzuki to be built and is often referred to as the Keith Turner McIntosh.
Roger Freeth won on debut at Hawkesbury 1980 and Dave Hiscock won his first NZ Open Racing class title on this race bike.
The bike has been restored to pristine condition and is easily recognisable do to the period paint scheme. This McIntosh can never be used or taken to a race track (or anywhere) without being instantly recognised, therefore it is worthless to anybody but the true owner.
Also stolen were a number of spare parts including an unused GS1000 2 valve head, crankcases, a pair of Ohlins rear suspension units and new Ceriani 38mm front forks.
Someone must know something about it, they may try to sell it as a whole bike?
A $1000 reward is offered by the owner for information leading to this irreplaceable bike. Contact Ross Peden on 027 672-3120, or your local police station.