At the recent Rollerburn event in Newark, The Phantom Manufacturing Company gave the public its first glimpse of its latest creation, The Phantom Hotspur. Here are some early photos of the machine.
It all finally came together for the company with its fifth model, 'The Twizzler' ... well, sort of. With an advance, chain-driven overhead cam motor and integrated three-speed gearbox, The Twizzler looked like a very advanced machine indeed. But it was its ingenious starting mechanism that really captured a lot of attention.
In a quest for ever increasing velocity, the young company decided to build their own multi-cylinder engine and placed it in this, their fourth model, called, 'The Stitcher.' It was named such after the owner of the first machine was partially decapitated after the front forks collapsed under the heavy weight and vibration of the new motor.
We build the Phantom EG the way we have always built motorbikes -- by the hands of skilled artisans. Our lads specify or form every piece of the machine. Of course, no two clients are the exact same shape, or have the exact same taste. As a result, every Phantom is unique, 'commissioned' as would a piece of fine art. The EG was designed from the start as an homage to those amazing machines that spunky gentlemen (and ladies) used to set speed records at Brooklands and board track racer circuits back in the 1920s.
The products of the Phantom clearly highlight both the evolution of thought, and focus, of our three founders. Initially, it was enough to affect mobility of any kind. Then it was the desire to make that mobility reliable. And once this was achieved, it became the burning desire of the founders, and most gentlemen of the time, to go everywhere as quickly as possible.