Italianiron & Britiron Classics - Racing Frames

Posted by Scot P Wilson on Oct 1st 2023

At Italianiron & BritIron Classics, let us "Fuel Your Race Passions" is not just a slogan but a commitment, whether you are building a vintage TT or Pantah racer for competition, a Ducati F1 vintage street bike or restoring a Norton Commando or Manx racer. We continue to offer a comprehensive, specialty portfolio of Ducati, TT, Pantah, F1 as well as Molnar Manx and Norton Commando engine, chassis and bodywork kits for all of our customers worldwide. We continue to help restorers and racers alike with providing them with top quality spares and offering painting services when required due to our restoration expertise and build results. This is one of the exciting aspects of being involved in the world of vintage Italian & British racing motorcycles is that we can be of service with a wide range of specialty products and services to offer to a cross section of enthusiasts worldwide. We have also "un-buddled" our portfolio of racing spares to cost effectively offer to our customers who wish to purchase a complete kit to build the racer of their dreams or for those who only wish to purchase certain racing components to improve the performance and/or appeal of their Italian or British racing motorcycles. 

We are known for offering the industry's ultimate frames for your Ducati & other British racer projects. For example and shown above is our chrome-moly Ducati TT racer frame for use with Ducati Pantah engines from 350 cc to 750 Paso, 900 Supersport and up to modern Monster S2R 1100 cc engines. This TT frame is a direct copy of Tony Rutter's Verlicchi race frame. We offer our chrome-moly Ducati TT frames in 25 mm (18.52 lbs or 8.4 kg weight)  for use with the smaller 350 cc to 750 cc Ducati belt driven engines for $1850 US. Our most popular frame for the US market place is our chrome-moly TT frame with 28 mm tubes(18.52 lbs or 8.7 kg weight) for 750 cc to 1100 S2R DS engines for $2150. These prices can fluctuate a little based upon the international currency markets. Our frames can be supplied raw or without powder coating or the frame can be powder coated in black or red at an additional fee. We have built several TT and Pantah racers and can provide insight into how best to build the "racer of your dreams". We can also help that TT racer enthusiast who wishes to take their Ducati occasionally to the track for track days and focusses their time primarily on the street with their local Ducati or vintage club rides!! For enquiries, please contract us at

We also offer world class leading Norton Manx frames and swingarm kits that are suitable for Norton Manx, Triton and Commando applications as shown above. Instantly recognizable is our Norton Manx Featherbed frame that has been perfected by the engineers at Molnar Manx. It is the ultimate Norton Featherbed frame and manufactured with a level of precision and craftsmanship that is not often found today. It is ideal for your Manx, Triton or Special! Our Manx frame is manufactured from CNC bent T45 tubes and precision tube laser-ed at the ends and TIG welded. Headstock and swing arm cross tubes are bored post-fabrication to ensure a perfect alignment to the swing arm spindle. Swing arm spindle is carried on needle roller bearings with radial needle bearings to cope with the side loads and to provide minimum "sticktion". Our Manx frames are sold in bare metal or can be powder coated for an additional fee. To complete your Norton Manx, Triton, or other special, we also offer hand crafted aluminum fuel & oil tanks. We also have the capacity to provide modern copies with improved components, manufacturing processes and metallurgy of Manx engines in 2 or 4 valve configuration as the factory had designed. For questions regarding our Norton speciality racing spares, please contact us at

For offer is our Matchless frame as shown above and that is represented as a precise replica of one of the truly most iconic and classic race frames in the world! Our frame is manufactured from T45 tubing and the tubes are oval as they were originally. Sifbronze welded assembly for maximum strength. As a result, we believe that we offer a structurally superior frame to the original and our G50 & AJS 7R frame is an exact replica of the original frame in appearance as used on 1959 onwards G50/7R. Our frame can also be used for the earlier 7R & G45 where the bottom rails on the earlier frames were wider. Our pricing is for the frame only in raw form. However, we can offer this a swingarm that can be assembled to this frame with bushes fitted, reamed and painted if desired for an additional fee. For enquiries and technical questions as to our Matchless frame, please contact me at

For those specialty racer builders, we also offer another piece of significant engineering history from the drafting board of maestro Colin Seeley as shown above.The engineers at Molnar Manx in addition to using what they learned from building their Manx frames, have managed to bring the Seeley MK2 frame to the marketplace. Starting with a Catia 3D model to ensure that it was clear where all points should be, they use CNC bent T45 tubes, precision tube lasered at the ends and TIG welded in a full jig. Headstock and swing arm cross tube are bored post fabrication to ensure perfect alignment to the swing arm. 20mm hollow swing arm spindle is carried on needle roller bearings with radial needle bearings to carry the side loads and give minimum "sticktion".This Seeley MK2 frame is suitable for a wide range of projects and engines. It is supplied in either raw in bare metal or powder-coated for an additional charge. For enquiries and technical questions on our Seeley MK 2 frame, please contact us at

At Italianiron & BritIron Classics, we offer a wide spectrum of race quality spares for the Ducati TT, Pantah, F1 racers as well as for the Norton Manx and Norton Commando racers. We also have a large amount of OEM items for vintage Ducati's and Nortons. Check out our website for Ducati, TT, Molnar Manx and BritIron Norton Commando, Dominator and Atlas bits. We remain committed to supporting the world of Vintage Motorcycle Racing as well as to supporting those specialty bike builders as a supplier of quality chassis, bodywork and specialty racing spare parts. As mentioned before, at, let us "Fuel Your Race Passions" is not just a slogan but a commitment whether you are building a vintage TT racer for competition, a Ducati F1 vintage street bike or a classic Norton Commando or Manx. As a result of our offerings, it is our hope to help you to become immersed in the history, the passion and the early technology of these amazing machines. Let us "Fuel Your Race Passions" to keep the sport of Vintage Motorcycle Racing alive and well!