BDH H1 H-Pattern Shifter – First Impressions By Laurence Dusoswa

YouTubing sim racer Laurence Dusoswa presents his “first impressions” video checking out the H1 H-Pattern Shifter designed and built in York, England by BDH.

While most sim racers use paddles or a sequential shifter to do all the gear selecting, old-school racing enthusiasts might prefer an H-Pattern shifter to simulate the raw physical experience from yesteryear.

The impressive-looking H1, nicknamed “Bazooka” is the first professional-grade H-Pattern sim racing shifter developed by BDH. The gear-shifting mechanism of the H1 is based on the gearbox found in a classic Ford Escort MKII Rally car. The shifter is available with a number of optional Shaft lengths, giving you further configuration capabilities to match your driver style.

The Plug and play USB-powered shifter connects to a PC ( Not console compatible) via a single USB lead, with no additional configuration needed. The unit can be mounted to a standard 80mm x 40mm aluminum profile using 4 pre-drilled holes.


  • Height: 300mm
  • Length: 300mm
  • Width: 80mm
  • Weight: 3.5kg
  • Shipping Weight: 4kg
  • Gear knob thread – M10 x 1.5mm (Female)

The BDH H1 H-Pattern Shifter is available (Pre-order) for £950.00 / €1073.00 / $1139.00, excluding VAT + Shipping. Keep in mind that the Fitting Kit and Gear Stick Length Kit are optional purchases.

As usual, check the official website or local dealer for the correct up to date pricing.

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