Hesketh 24




Make Model

Hesketh 24




Four stroke, V twin, Push rod 2 valves per cylinder


1950 cc / 119 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 105 x 110 mm
Cooling System Air-cooled, 1950
Compression Ratio 9.75:1
Exhaust Two into one into two – stainless steel & carbon fibre


Closed loop electronic fuel injection


Security Keyless ignition & immobiliser
Starting Electric

Max Power

125 hp / 93.2 kW @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque

196 Nm / 144.5 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Clutch Baker wet multi-plate KingKong clutch cable actuation


Baker 5 Speed with overdrive
Final Drive Chain
Frame Chrome-moly tube cradle frame, Swing Arm Steel box section with integral oil tank

Front Suspension

43mm Öhlins USD forks, adjustable preload, compression & rebound damping, fully machined billet yokes

Rear Suspension

Öhlins reservoir-style twin shocks, adjustable ride height, preload, compression & rebound

Front Brakes

Beringer 300mm floating discs, 4 piston Beringer Aerotech caliper, Stainless steel braided hoses

Rear Brakes

Single Beringer 250mm disc, 4 piston Beringer Aerotech caliper, Stainless steel braided hoses
Front Wheel 17” BST Blackstone carbon fibre
Rear Wheel 17” BST Blackstone carbon fibre

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake  /  Castor 25°
Trail 98 mm / 3.8 in
Wheelbase 1550 mm / 61 in
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.2 in

Dry Weight


Fuel Capacity 

19 Litres / 5.0 US GAL


The first new model from Hesketh Motorcycles in the 21st century will be the Hesketh 24. Taking inspiration from Hesketh’s illustrious Formula 1 roots, the Hesketh 24 uses James Hunt’s F1 Grand Prix winning ‘24’ car as the basis of the bikes’ styling.

However, underneath the red, white and blue is a completely modern interpretation of a Hesketh machine with a massive 1950 cc  56 degree V-twin engine putting out around 120 bhp. The Hesketh 24 features top quality branded components such as Ohlins suspension (track and road), Beringer brakes and Brock’s performance BST carbon fibre wheels.

Available from February 2014, the new Hesketh 24 will be the first model to be released under Paul Sleeman’s ownership and serves as a clear indication of the new direction of the brand.

Sleeman said: “The design of the bike itself is centred around the big V-twin muscle at the heart of the bike, with overhead air intakes inside the tank above and a 22.7 litre fuel cell mounted below the engine. To stay true to some original Hesketh features the front light offers a modern half cowel and the top tank follows the distinctive Hesketh shape.

The Hesketh 24 is a nod to the F1 success of James Hunt and the Hesketh Racing team and we tried to incorporate this is in subtle touches, such as the small Scottish and English flags on the tail as seen on the original F1 24 car and the outline of the Zandvoort circuit that offered Hunt the famous 1975 victory.

The limited edition Hesketh 24, of which only 24 will be made, is available from February and we will go on to develop and release a 2 seat version of this model shortly after.”

Hesketh Motorcycles will also soon be moving from their current home in Kingswood to larger premises in Redhill, Surrey allowing the team to concentrate on the manufacture of the Hesketh 24 and further models.

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