Will Barber's Kawasaki Z1 based S + S Silver Saxon Turbo
S + S Performance was based in Stanstead Abbots, Ware in the
Silver Saxon Turbo features aturbocharged Z1 based engine fitted into a frame manufactured by British frame specialist,
The motorcycle that you see on this page is the prototype Silver Saxon Turbo built in 1976.
A further nine production Silver Saxon Turbos (Production Numbers 1 to 9) were
manufactured before S + S went bankrupt in December
In 1979, the British heavy metal
rock group 'Saxon' commissioned S + S to produce a Silver Saxon Turbo to use during their 'Strong Arm Of The
Law' tour in 1980.
As S + S were short of funds at
the time, they uprated the prototype to sell to the band and then classed it as Production Number
After the Saxon tour was over, the bike was bought by Bob
Barnett whose brother in law was Saxon's promotional manager at that time.
The bike was hardly used until it was purchased by Will Barber from Cheshire in
When Will bought the
bike, it was still unregistered and only had around 1100 miles on the clock, much of this mileage
from development by S + S.
Will then registered and restored it.
The Silver Saxon Turbo is often the centre of attention at shows and has won
prizes at some of these events.
The engine features the
Fully welded crankshaft
Cylindersbored to 1105cc with extra thick
liners Russ Collins forged turbo
pistons S+S ported cylinder head with enlarged exhaust valves and S+S turbo profile cams
EGLI deep sump
MTC lock-up clutch
Dyna S ignition pack with MSD leads and ND plugs
Rajay 370 F40A
turbocharger ported by S+S ATP inlet manifold boost gauge wastegate and ‘Spyder’ header Mikuni HSR42 carburettor S+S silencer