Never thought that I would collect enough pics to make a set of the amazing Barton Phoenix and Buell RW750 square four twostroke engines. But thanks to Nigel and Chris that became reality! Barton (BARry Hart and TONy Ryan) used the design of the Suzuki RG500 engine but made it better and more reliable. Suzuki used Bartons design in later RG500 models. They wanted to race the bikes in the F750 class but that never took place. The bikes were used in the 1980 movie Silver Dream Racer. They were ridden by Roger Marshall. In the eighties Erik Buell bought most of the Barton Phoenix bikes and engines. He was planning to race them in the AMA F1 class just before they banned them for this class. The engine in the picture has cylinders with the name Armstrong on it, they were most likely been made during the period that Barry Hart was working for Armstrong on a 500cc twostroke triple engine.
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Barton Phoenix and Buell RW750