Carry Andrew's Hypercycle
Longtime SR readers will be well familiar with Carry Andrew and his Hypercycle high-performance shop based in Van Nuys, California. As a crew chief and team owner, Andrew has worked with a long list of notable riders and claimed multiple AMA Supersport championships since Hypercycle was established in 1978. Along with the company's race-team efforts, Andrew has found time along the way to build a variety of wicked-fast sportbikes that have been featured in these pages, ranging from a 188-mph GSX-R600 to a totally streetable Bandit 1200S. More recently, the Kawasakis our editors have ridden in their "Riding With Legends" exploits have all been built in the Hypercycle shop.
Based on his extensive history working with a variety of different manufacturers, we entrusted Andrew with building our Triumph's engine even though he had never seen inside a motor from the Hinckley factory. And when the engine-built to the specs outlined in the kit manual-came back with a bit less power than we were hoping for, he knew exactly how to uncork more steam from the little three-cylinder mill, returning it in a decidedly peppier state of tune than the first iteration.
As busy as we keep him, the former AMA Superbike racer still finds time to ride and can often be found circulating either Willow Springs or Buttonwillow at one of Hypercycle's own track days.