1984 MT Racing UFO
One of Taiwanese finest Race Machines
Purchased from the the Original Factory Backed Rider of 1984, the story goes like this.
After riding with Madison and Crossrider teams, Scott Loxley moved on to MT racing, using MT racing "The Fox" bike until the UFO became avaliable. The UFO was longer and lower and more refined race machine.
After MT Racing he moved on to Skyway and started racing in the USA, he ended up selling this bike to a local friend. Fast forward 20 years or so Scott went on the hunt for a UFO to race in the Retro Race series here in Australia. After a few years of looking he bumped into the old friend he originally sold the bike to and asked what had happened to it?. "Its still in the shed". So he went and checked it out only to find that it was covered in red spray paint - Pads and All!
It then took a lot of convincing to get the bike back in to his hands as the friend suddenly didn't want to let go of it.
The up side is that, all the red paint had persevered the Chrome from weathering and rusting. So it looks just like new.
The Plate is his original racing number plate from 1984 as well.
The unique thing about the frame is the low stance, with the short seat tube. The seat stays are welded low in the BB also the distinctive "pac man" style drop outs on both F+F as well as the tapered fork tubing.
Parts are just basic repo's but so were the originals back in the day. May change them to add some cred to this race machine. Rides like a dream.
Not bad for a Taiwanese bicycle.
Submitted by GT WPN