The Drysdale V8 is an Australian designed and made ’superbike’ class motorcycle. It was designed to be a road legal motorcycle that performs and handles like a full factory team race bike but with the smoothness that only a V8 can deliver.
The Drysdale V8 has been designed and predominately built by Ian Drysdale – a Melbourne, Australia based motorcycle enthusiast who runs a general engineering business – building specialist one-off machines for the television, car manufacturing and canning industries . He last came to notice in 1990 with an experimental 2 wheel drive – hydraulic drive motorcycle called ‘DRYVTECH’.
Ian Drysdale’s motorcycle designs draw inspiration from the Moto Guzzi V8 500 Grand Prix racer of the 1950’s, as well as the frame and fairing also being influenced by the Bimota and Ducatis of the early 1980’s as well as modern Moto Guzzis. Ian Drysdale also draws influence from the the efficiency and reliability of modern Japanese motorcycles. He aims to combine these elements to build something beautiful, unique and extremely fast.