Raleigh Vektar

Anyone remember these? I seriously lusted after this bike as a kid, I used to visit a pals house and always hog it, he had the black "blackcat" version. So tough! Forget all your new-fangled carbon lightweight weenie road machines, back in the day all this little mini bianchista wanted was the ability to tune into some crummy radio station and fire off some sirens whilst riding along about 3 miles per hour down the road.
"The onboard computer features elapsed time, distance travelled, speed and maximum speed achieved. Optional add-ons include a Computer Module accessory pack (trip meter, speedo) Radio Accessory pack (3 preset AM stations) and - OH MY GOD - Sound Synthesiser with 8 built in digital sounds, paddle, shifter and speakers."

8 comments:

freebird velo said...

Thank you for posting pictures of that beautiful monster. It brought back memories of my handlebar mounted mini bull-horn that had 3 different sirens and a mega-phone. I'm glad my taste in up grades have improved.

Bianchista said...

It was the SRM of its day :-)
I certainly spent the morning at work smiling watching videos of this little baby in action

Ben said...

I was badly jel of anyone with one of these. Then I got a hand-me-down Grifter and rinsed them all!

Stewart said...

Wow, that brings back memories.

I remember having serious envy/bike lust for this when I was a kid.

Dan Williams said...

I had a standard 'Burner' and made a console out of cardboard and sticky tape. It was awesome!

Jamie Long said...

I had the black Wildcat. It was my favourite bike ever, wish my parents had kept it...

http://www.re-buy-cycle.co.uk/uploads/311/0.jpg

fatmanonabike said...

It was "Streethawk" for kids. I soooo wanted one of these!

Ross Haywood said...

I had a school friend with one. There are few things in life that belonged to someone else that i have wanted more =)

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