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what’s on
“PLEASE LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR EVENT FOR FREE INSERTION”SEE THE YEARS EVENTS ON
                                                                                                                what’s on
                                                                                                                29-31st Aug Robin Hood Trikers’ 2nd Bow & Arrow Custom Show at Sherbrooke Scout Camp,
WWW.EMBLEMBIKERSMAG.COM                                                                                                     Mansfield Lane, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6HP Prebook: £10, OTG: £15 under 16 free
                                                                                                                            with an adult badge available to buy live music from ‘Exhibit A’ & ‘20th Century Boyz’
RALLY’S & ROCK NIGHTS                                                                                                       clown to entertain kids stalls and good food Cheques/POs payable to: Robin Hood Trikers
Northern England                                                                                                            16 Sunrise Avenue, Basford, Nottingham, NG5 1NH 07980 122103 nottm_triker4@msn.com
1-3rd Aug Ancestors Mcc Drunken Asshole Rally Ballynahinch rugby club, Co. Down, N.Ireland                                  www.robinhoodtrikers.co.uk
            Details to follow check website contact details www.ancetorsmcc.co.uk                               31st Aug    Air Ambulance Charity Run From The Red Lion At Bottesford, (Off A52 Nottingham To
            Gavin 07745875716                                                                                               Grantham Rd) To Lilywhites Social Club, Skegness Town Football Club Sunday August
1-3rd Aug Bridge Rats MCC’s 5th Rat Pack Rally at Heath Rugby Club, Stainland Road, West Vale,                              31st 2008 All Bikes, Trikes, Scooters Welcome. Meet At The Red Lion Bottesford 10.00am.
            Halifax, HX4 8QA. (M62/Jn24) Prebook only £12 1000 limit badge included in ticket price                         Leave At 11.00a.M.More Info Ring Alby on 07762242309 e-mail alby.white@ntlworld.com
            Superb Sheltered Site, Live Bands, Games, Stalls, Rock Disco, 24hr Catering, Trophies                           or JOHN BARTLETT 01780 76253 Donation of £5 per bike
            Two very late Bars, (cans only £1) Real Toilets and showers Cheques/POs payable to:                 Southern England
            Bridge Rats MCC 4 Beech Street, Holywell Green, Halifax, HX4 9ET                                    2-3rd Aug WROUGHTON CLASSIC - (old airfield, Wroughton, Wilts SN4 9NS)
            01422 375247 or 07516 472407 bridgeratsevents@yahoo.com www.bridgeratsmcc.com                                   www.wroughtonclassic.org.uk
15-17th Aug Satans Slaves MC Yorkshire present: Yorkshire Rock and Bike Show 2008 at Squires                                ALL ACE CAFÉ MEETS
            Cafe Bar, Newthorpe, nr Sherburn in Elmet, Yorkshire Prebook: 7.50UKpounds, OTG:                    01 August Bike Night + Streetfighters 6pm
            £10 Buy ten get one free. Prebook tickets available in New Year Bands, DJs, Trade stalls,           02 August Blue Lamp & Z Cars Meet 11am Summer Rock n’ Roll Party (click on for details) 9pm
            24hr. bars & food Camping, showers, disabled facilities Custom show with cash prizes                            Cavalier Crazy Meet 6pm
            Cheques/POs payable to: Details will follow later 07966 377829 gssy7965@aol.com                     03 August Buell Bash - 25th Anniversary 10am London Biker ‘Newbie’ Meet 6pm
            www.yorkshirerockandbikeshow.co.uk                                                                  04 August Auto Scoots + BMF + WIMA 6pm
Middle England                                                                                                  05 August Old Skool Ford (Pre ‘84 only) 6pm
1-3rd Aug Black Shuck MCC’s 431st Scratching at the Door Rally at Crowfield Rose PH, Debenham                   06 August Hot Rod Night + Band + DJ 6pm
            Road, Crowfield, Ipswich, IP6 9TE Prebook: £13, OTG: £16 Cars £20 must pre book. (Blue              07 August Mod ‘n’ Mini Meet + DJ 6pm
            badge holders no charge for car). 450 limit Rally Virgin Shuck Show, Stalls, Tattooist Live         08 August Bike Night + Bandits with BOCGB 6pm
            bands ‘Uniting the Elements’, ‘Dirty Trix’ and a very special guests - we won’t tell you who        09 August Audi TT Club Meet 11am
             Grim Reaper Road Show Cheques/POs payable to: Black Shuck MCC 2 Rence Park                         10 August VMCC British & Classic Bike Day 10am
            Cottage, Chelmondiston, Nr Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1HA 07725 349625 or 07708 690514                   11 August Petrolhead Nirvana Meet 6pm
            Snapof59@aol.com www.blackshuck.org.uk                                                              12 August Classic Car Night + Lotus 7 6pm
9th Aug     THIN LIZZY night at The Vic bikers pub Coalville, Leic’s LE67 3FA with top tribute band             13 August Brit Bike Night with Triumph + Royal Enfield OC 6pm
            Twin Lizzy.                                                                                         14 August Italian Bikes n’ Cars + M.A.G. 6pm
21-25th Aug Wozwolf RC’s Wozwolf Rally 2008 - The Legless 11 at a site TBA Prebook only price TBA               15 August Rockers ‘n’ Classic Bike Night + DJ Big Beat Kris 6pm
            Under 16s free admission when accompanied by a responsible adult 1400 limit badge                   16 August Q Plate and Kit Car Meet 11am Range Rover Sport Meet 2pm Elvis Tribute Night 9pm
            included in ticket price 4 days of Fun - Great Bands - Custom Show - Silly Games - Exotic           17 August Ladies Day 10am The Unity Ride 11.30am
            Dancers - Terrific Badge - Mega T-Shirts - Tasty selection of caterers - Excellent range of         18 August French Classic & Performance Cars 6pm
            stalls - Splendid Raffle Prizes - Free tea & Coffee all weekend Late, Late Bar - in fact two        19 August VW Air Cooled 6pm
            40 foot bars - featuring once again a wide selection of bitters, lagers, ciders, real ales and      20 August TVR + Lotus + Ginetta 6pm
            spirits and not forgetting the Wozwolf X-Rated 10% Ale Cheques/POs payable to: Wozwolf              21 August Super Moto + XJROC + NABD + Classic Scooters 6pm
            RC Wozwolf RC, PO Box 4347, Sheffield, S12 9BR 07814 986155                                         22 August Bike Night 6pm
            rally@wozwolf.co.uk www.wozwolf.co.uk/woz2008.htm                                                   23 August Rocket Run Meet 11am Southern Dune Buggy Club Meet 2pm Cockneys Breakfast Club
22-24th Aug Ogri MCC Rally *** Sold out ***                                                                                 Car Meet 7am
22-24th Aug Patriots Games Rock Festival at Monmouth Showground Prebook £25, OTG £35. Live rock                 24 August Harley Day - 105th Anniversary 10am
            music, beer, food, & trade stands Band TBA Patriots MC, The Games, PO Box 82,                       25 August German Bikes ‘n’ Cars 6pm All American Pick Up Party 11am
            Blackwood, NP12 0TE contact@patriotsms.co.uk www.patriotsrockfestival.co.uk                         26 August VAG Meet 6pm
29-31st Aug The 1st Hop & Barley Rally in aid of NABD at Shobnall Sports & Social Club, Shobnall                27 August Porsche Night with PCGB 6pm
            Road, Burton on Trent, Staffs, DE14 2BB Prebook: £10 inc badge, OTG: £13 Rock Disco,                28 August Harley Night 6pm
            Food Stalls, Live Bands, Late Bar. Best Club Turnout, Furthest Travelled Male & female.             29 August Bike Night + Performance ‘n’ Fast Bikes 6pm
            Best Trike, bike and Rat Silly Games, Raffle. Friendly atmosphere, Disabled friendly                30 August Corvette Cruise-In 12pm All American Cruise-In 4pm Pre Chelsea Cruise Meet 4pm
            Cheques/POs payable to: D. Silburn 10 The Drive, Lichfield, WS14 9QT Please enclose SAE                         Rockin’ Record Hop 8pm
            07803 843688 (NABD rep for Staffordshire) davesilburn.rep@thenabd.org.uk                            31 August Laverda Day

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what’s on
The Otherside of the Ponds
                                                                                                               what’s on   CROFT Aug 2nd/ 3rd NEMCRC Bike Race Meeting Sept 12th 14th The British Superbike
1-3rd Aug IDM German Superbike Championship Schleizer Dreieck, Germany                                                     Championships
3rd Aug      FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship Slagelse, Denmark                                                    DARLEY MOOR: Aug 25th Motorcycle Races
3rd Aug      FIM Motocross World Championship MX1+MX2 Lommel, Belgium                                                      DONINGTON: Aug 9th -10th New Era Motorcycle Club Championships - Sept 5th - 7th Fim
3rd Aug      FIM Motocross World Championship MX3 Laguna Caren, Chile                                                      World Superbike Championship, Sept 28th FIM Red Bull Motocross Of Nations
3rd Aug      European Championship Speedway Melsungen, Germany                                                             KNOCKHILL Aug 9th - 10th British Superbike races, Sept 7th Scottish Champs
10th Aug     FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship Kegums, Latvia                                                       LYDDEN August 9 - Supermoto, August 30 & 31 - VMCC (Vintage Motorcycle Club -
10th Aug     FIM Motocross World Championship MX1+MX2 Loket, Czech Republic                                                September 13 Supermoto
10th Aug     FIM Junior Motocross World Championship Heerde, Netherlands                                                   MALLORY PARK: Aug 31st all club races
15/17th Aug FIM MotoGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Brno, Czech Republic                                                             MONDELLO: Aug 10th Clubman Motorcycle Races - Oct 5th Mondello Masters Finale &
16/17 Aug FIM Sidecar World Championship Grobnik, Croatia                                                                  National Motorcycle RacesRaces
 17th Aug FIM Motocross World Championship MX3 Heinola, Finland                                                            OULTON PARK Aug 16th BMCRC Bike Championships Aug 30th Derby Phoenix Club races
17 Augth     FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship Kivioli, Estonia                                                     PEMBREY August 9th - 10th club races, Aug 23rd - 24th club races, October 18th - 19th
 22/24th Aug IDM German Superbike Championship Germany                                                                     club races Tel 01554 891042.
 24th Aug FIM Motocross World Championship MX3 Randers, Denmark                                                            SANTA POD Sept 7th FIA European Drag Racing Championships including UEM Drag
24th Aug     FIM SuperMoto World Championship Greinbach, Austria                                                           Bikes. Sept 13th Extreme Performance Bike Weekend,Sept 27th - 28th The National Finals
                                                                                                                           cars and bikes
RACING (Road - Drag - Sprint - Hill Climbs)                                                                                SCARBOROUGH: Sept 20th - 21st International Gold Cup
            Mallory Park Circuit, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, LE9 7QE Phone: 01455 842931/2/3                          SHAKESPEARE COUNTY RACEWAY August 8th/10th - Bulldog Bash Bikers Festival
            07000 MALLORY Fax: 01455 848289 E-mail: info@mallorypark.co.uk                                                 SILVERSTONE Sept 27th 28th British Superbike
            Oulton Park - Cadwell Park - Snetterton - Brands - Bedford Autodrome                                           SNETTERTON Aug 2nd Endurance Bike Championships - Aug 30th New Era Club Bike
            - MotorSport Vision Limited Brands Hatch Fawkham Longfield Kent DA3 8NG                                        Championships
            Tel 01474 872331 Fax 01474 874766                                                                              THRUXTON (BARC) no bikes in july
            Donington Park Leisure Ltd. 01332 810 048 - 01332 850 422 -                                        Smaller Events
            www.donington-park.co.uk donington.reception@clearchannel.co.uk                                    2-3rd Aug British Sidecar Enduro Championship Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8QW
                                                                                                               2-3rd Aug Dunlop Great & British Motorsport Festival Donington Park Circuit DE74 2RF
ROAD RACE COMMITTEES FOR ADVICE ON RACING/MARSHALLING etc                                                      2-3rd Aug Classic Carnival Castle Combe Circuit SN14 7EY
           Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race club, Anvil House, Derby Road, Old Tupton,                         2-3rd Aug National Hot Rods National Championship Hednesford Hills Raceway WS12 5BE
           Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 6LA Asbourne Derbyshire tel 01246 866537                              2-3rd Aug NEMCRC Club Motorcycle Races Croft Circuit DL2 2PN
           info@darleymoor.co.uk http://www.darleymoor.co.uk/                                                  2-3rd Aug Endurance Motorcycle Races Snetterton Circuit NR16 2JU
           Auto 66 Club Circuit Office Oliver's Mount Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2YW                     2-3rd Aug Club Motorcycle Races Cadwell Park Circuit LN11 9SE
           Tel: 01723 373000 Fax: 01723 373111 E-mail: office@auto66.com www.auto66.com                        2-3rd Aug Colin Appleyard British Trials Championship Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5AW
           E.M.R.A (East Midlands Racing Association) 22 Hospital Lane,Bedworth,Warks, CV12 OLB                2-3rd Aug UEM Sidecar Grass Track Semi Final Uddens, Wimbourne, Dorset BH21 7BG
           tel 02476 365749 e.mail:- kevin.tubby@gmail.com                                                     3rd Aug     Montague Burton Car & Bike Hillclimb Harewood, West Yorkshire LS17 9LA
           New Era Mcrc 105 Mill Studio Business Centre Crane Mead Ware Herts                                  3rd Aug     Motor Cycle Trial Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5EP
           Sg12 9py Tel: 01920 444205 Fax: 01920 468686 e-mail:- info@neweramcc.org                            3rd Aug     ACU Women & Girls Trials Championship Peter Tavy, Devon PL19 9NW
           Derby Phoenix mcrc Race Secretary Jim Hinchliff 14 Sherwood Rise Mansfield                          9th Aug     Supermoto Meeting Lydden Hill Circuit CT4 6RX
           Woodhouse Nott's NG19 7NP Tel: 01623 636880 or General Secretary David G F Smith 14                 9-10th Aug Metzeler British Enduro Championship Llandovery, Carmarthenshire SA20 0YT
           Leaper Street Derby DE1 3ND email davegfsmith@hotmail.com Telephone 01332 204198                    9-10th Aug CRMC Classic Motorcycle Races Cadwell Park Circuit LN11 9SE
THE RACES (all club races unless stated)                                                                       9-10th Aug BHR Historic Motorcycle Races Trac Mon Circuit, Anglesey LL63 5TF
           ANGLESEY: Aug 9th-10th Vintage Motorcycle Club Motorcycle Racing - Aug 17th Cheshire                9-10th Aug Club Motorcycle Races Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit SA16 0HX
           & Nantwich Motorcycle Clubs Championship Motorcycle Races Sept 13th -14th                           9-10th Aug Sidecar Green Laning Weekend Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8DT
           Thundersport GB Motorcycle Racing Sept 21st Cheshire & Nantwich Motorcycle Clubs                    10th Aug    FIM Track Racing Sidecar Gold Trophy Norfolk Arena, Kings Lynn PE34 3AG
           Irish Super Bikes & Euro Sidecar Cup Oct 4th-5th Wirral 100 Motor Club Anglesey Grand               10th Aug    Motorcycle Grasstrack Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7JN
           BRANDS HATCH: Aug 1st world Superbike                                                               10th Aug    Yorkshire Speed Car & Bike Championships Teesside Autodrome, Middlesbrough TS6 6XH
           CADWELL PARK: Aug 2nd BMCRC Bike Championships - Aug 9th Classic Bike                               10th Aug    ACU Women & Girls Trials Championship Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 6HJ
           Championships - Aug 23rd Bennetts British Superbike Championship - Aug 30th                         15-16th Aug BUFF / ACU British Supermono Championship Oulton Park Circuit CW6 9BW
           Endurance Bike Championships                                                                        16-17th Aug ACU Dunlop Tyres MotoStar & Superbike Grand National Castle Combe Circuit SN14 7EY
           CASTLE COMBE August 16th - 17th only                                                                17th Aug    Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship Brampton, Cumbria CA8 1SY

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what’s on
17th Aug    Yorkshire Speed Car & Bike Championships Olivers Mount, Scarborough YO11 2YW
                                                                                                               red vipers off the pace
                                                                                                                          et weather was not quite                      materialise the track began to dry.

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17th Aug    Motorcycle Trial Kilburn, North Yorkshire YO61 4AG
17th Aug    ACU Novogar Trials Championship Fellgreen, Cumbria LA19 5TL                                                   enough to help Aaron                          Three laps later Byrne regained 5th
24th Aug    Pre 75 Motorcycle Grass Track Championship Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
25th Aug    Motorcycle & Kart Races Darley Moor Motor Sports Centre DE6 2ET                                               Zanotti and the Red Viper                     as Aarons wets became less
                                                                                                               Racing squad overcome a power                            effective and began to wear rapidly
MOTO X, TRIALS & SPEEDWAY                                                                                      deficit at Mallory Park for the sixth                    on the now dry and abrasive
Coventry Speedway Racing Club,Rugby Road Brandon Coventry CV8 3GJ fixtures can be found on
info@coventrymotorspeedway.com www.coventrymotorspeedway.com Coventry Racing Club Rugby                        round of the Bennetts British                            surface and his pace dropped off
Road Brandon Coventry CV8 3GJ Telephone:- 02476 542395Fax:- 02476 545097
Wolverhampton Speedway, Ladbroke Stadium, Sutherland Avenue, WV2 2JJ. Fixtures can be found
                                                                                                               Superbike Championship.                                  dramatically.
Telephone: 01902-870400 cvs@wolverhampton-speedway.com www.wolverhampton-speedway.com Tel:                          Unable to squeeze any more                               Zanotti lost places every lap
01902-870400.Race Night: Mon Start Time: 7:30pm                                                                pace from his Honda Fireblade,                           and with his rear tyre now in
Buxton Speedway home of the hit men www.hitmen2000.co.uk E-Mail us at hitmen@ntlworld.com
Anyone involved in Trials, MotoX and Speedway PLEASE contact the magazine on 01509 508423 -                    Zanotti could do no better than run                      tatters, brought the Honda home in
we are desparately trying to feature more editorial and events from these motorcycle sports.                   in the second half of the field                          19th.
                                                                                                               throughout the free practice and                              Aaron said: “It was worth a
vic gossip                                                                                                     qualifying sessions. Starting from                       gamble. We knew we didn’t have
The Hard Drive Festival, July 19 -20                     doing ‘er 10 minutes each, should be                  22nd he was forced to run a                              the speed to challenge for points in
was a cracker with over 50 bands                         interesting. Thin Lizzy fans are in for a             defensive first race, finishing 18th.                    the dry so we put the full wets on
playing from all over the uk. £400 was                   treat as Twin Lizzy are set to blast out                   A downpour just before the                          knowing that it could rain again
raised for the Air Ambulance by                          90 minutes worth of Lizzy covers, adm                 start of race two and a mix of cloud                     during the race. Then we would
punters throwing their change into a                     is a mere £5, Motley Crue tributers                   and sunshine hovering nearby                             have had a grip advantage for most
bucket! The Loyalties, plus Motorcity                    Motley Crew are in again on the 16th,                 meant the whole field would be                           of the race and would have been
Daredevils, woo’d the crowd, Prodigy                     glam rockers not to be missed as its                  taking a tyre gamble. Aaron, always                      running at the front up to the end.”
star Gizz Butt was on his way to The                     only £2.50 admission. First timers The                fast in the wet, was the only rider to                        At Oulton Park for the next
Vic from Peterborough with his new                       Craving are a well respected rock                     chose full wets, front and back, as                      round Zanotti had his work cut out
band The More I See, when the tour                       covers band and will be making there                  most of the field hedged their bets                      to overcome technical gremlins in
van caught fire, the bass player was                     debut at The Vic on the 23rd adm
                                                                                                               with intermediates.                                      his bid for respectable finishes.
taken to hospital, no news is good                       £2.50. Bank holiday Sunday the 24th is
                                                                                                                    From the start the Red Viper                             The weekend proved to be
news so we assume he’s ok. Bands                         a fundraiser alldayer “Music For
from as far as Scotland and Plymouth
                                                                                                               Honda used the wet track to full                         difficult from the start as he
                                                         Munch” fundraiser for a little lad with
turned for there 30 min set and                          cerebal pausey, adm. £2.50 please                     advantage, moving up to 12th in the                      struggled to squeeze more speed
thoroughly enjoyed the event. The                        come and support it! Aug 30th is                      first lap and 8th on the second. By                      from his Honda Fireblade, despite
Friday and Sunday sessions are still                     Pineapster Day, in the Marquee, and                   the end of the 3rd lap he was                            having found a good setup for the
going strong, don’t miss RADIAL                          two cracking covers bands in the pub,                 hunting down ‘Shakey’ Byrne in 6th                       fast, 2.69 mile circuit, in a weekend
UPROAR on the 2nd, a wicked rock                         adm is £2.50. Karaoke has resumed on                  place and passed him one lap later                       that featured some gripping racing
covers band, plus support, Adm £2.50,                    a Wednesday as Mondays are slow                       to go up to 5th.                                         and weather that kept all the riders
Thursday the 7th is the midland round                    still, but will resume in September.                       Byrne kept Zanotti in his sights                    on their toes, alternating from
of the GBOB challenge, 12 bands                                                                                and as the hoped for rain didn’t                         torrential downpours to bright
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red vipers off the pace                                                                                        shorts
                                                                          end of the race,                     Harley Buy MV                                            another landmark by becoming the
                                                                          crossing the line in                 Harley-Davidson has bought the MV                        first motorcycle to win the
                                                                          24th.                                Agusta Group for 70 million euros. In                    prestigious Supertest trophy three
                                                                                Commenting                     the deal, which is expected to be                        years in a row.
                                                                          on events, Aaron                     concluded by the end of July, Harley                          The British-built three-cylinder
                                                                          said: “I knew I had a                will have acquired 100 stake in the                      machine saw off competition from
                                                                          problem with power                   ailing MV and Cagiva brands. The                         its supersport-class rivals at the
                                                                          in the first race, so I              high price of MVAG includes 45                           Almeria circuit in southern Spain.
                                                                          just got my head                     million euros to settle the                              The Triumph set faster lap times
sunshine.                                                down and battled on, but finding                      companies bank debt.                                     than the four-cylinder machines
    Early on in the first race it was                    the fault just in time for the second                      Harley-Davidson, Inc. plans to                      from the Japanese manufacturers
obvious that all was not well as the                     race was a close thing. Starting                      continue to operate MV Agusta                            which, combined with the testers’
Red Viper pilot battled just to keep                     from the back was never going to                      Group from its headquarters based                        opinions, gave the Daytona 675 the
his place. Earlier showers had left                      be easy. Oulton is a fast track that                  in Varese, Italy. Following closure of                   win.
damp patches on the tarmac,                              favours powerful bikes more than                      the deal, the first priority will be to                       Supertest is an annual event
which claimed a few unwary fallers                       some. Most of the corners there                       appoint a new Managing Director                          organised by 15 leading motorcycle
through the race and Aaron                               need a lot of speed to get close                      and to resume the manufacture of                         magazines around the world with
brought the Red Viper Racing                             enough to pass on the brakes and                      current models.                                          representation from Europe, Asia
Honda home in 19th place from a                          we are lacking that at the                                 Current MV Agusta Group                             and the Americas. Each publication
24th place start.                                        moment.”                                              Chairman Claudio Castiglioni will                        sends a test rider to the circuit, with
    In a dramatic turn at the start of                       In compensation for Zanottis                      continue as Chairman and will play                       each bike being scored on its best
the second race Aarons Honda                             efforts, the places he gained during                  a major role in future product                           lap times and rider feedback. The
was stranded in the pit lane as the                      race two move him up to equal                         development. MV fans will be                             Triumph remains unbeaten in the
riders departed for the sighting lap,                    fourth in the Airwaves Kick Up A                      pleased to hear that Design Chief                        competition, having won each year
and the Red Viper teams                                  Gear league.                                          Massimo Tamburini will continue his                      since its introduction for the 2006
mechanics rushed to trace a                                  “I have to thank the Red Viper                    role in MV Agustas design studio.                        model year.
broken wire to the traction control.                     Racing team for pulling out the                            In 2007, the Italian company
The problem was solved in time to                        stops to keep me racing this                          sold 5819 motorcycles, including the                     … But new one is on the way
take part in the race but Aaron was                      weekend and I know they’ll be                         new 190hp F4-R, but financial                                The factory have announced a
forced to start from the last place                      looking at the mechanical side of                     troubles have slowed production                          revised Daytona 675 for 2009.
on the grid.                                             the bike to see if we can find some                   considerably this year.                                  Producing 3PS more and weighing
    With some of the missing                             more pace before Knockhill.”                                                                                   3kg less, it will come with the latest
power restored, Zanotti pushed                                                                                 Triple Triumph for Super Daytona                         race-developed          suspension,
ahead, gaining five places by the                                                                              Triumph’s Daytona 675 has set                            featuring high and low speed
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shorts                                                                                                         classic thrills
damping at both the front and rear,                      Daytona! Who says racing doesn’t                                                                                Scrambler share the
while new Nissin monobloc brakes                         sell bikes?                                                                                                     360 degree firing
for improved feel and stopping                                                                                                                                           sequence. Yes, they’re
power. The bike has also been                            And another thing!                                                                                              all housed in the same
restyled, with a new cockpit,                            And while I’m harping on about                                                                                  tubular steel frame
headlight and screen!                                    Triumph; a down-side to the Street                                                                              and sport Kayaba
                                                         Triple being Triumphs top selling                                                                               41mm forks at the
Meanwhile…                                               model is that the waiting list for a                                                                            front and chromed
Glen Richard continues to dominate                       new one has now stretched to                                                                                    spring twin shocks at
the British Supersport class aboard                      January 2009. But the factory tell me                                                                           the back, but that’s
the Map Embassy Daytona 675.                             you could get around that by                                                                                    where the similarities
     A fifth place (his worst finish                     ordering the new Street Triple R.                                                                               end.
this season) at Mallory and another                           Based on the Street Triple, the
                                                                                                                      riumphs range of ‘Modern

                                                                                                               T
win at Oulton lift him 25 points clear                   ‘R’ features trick forks and rear
at the top with 161 points. Glen has                     shock plus radially mounted brake                            Classics’ have been good
so far taken six first or second                         calipers it will have more power all                         sellers since the day they
places out of seven races. Makes                         for just £500 more than the standard                  first hit the showrooms. What’s the
me want to rush out and buy a                            machines £5,499 OTR price.                            appeal?
                                                                                                                    The first of this retro range was
Ron Haslam will be launching his                                                                               the Bonneville, introduced way
biography Ron Haslam - Rocket                                                                                  back in 2002, and the T100,
Men at the Bikers World open day                                                                               Scrambler and Thruxton evolved
on Sunday 31st August, where both                                                                              from the new Bonny shortly after.
he and Leon will be in attendance to                                                                                Sharing the same engine and
sign copies of the book. The book                                                                              frame, one could be forgiven for
costs £18.99 and he and Leon will be                                                                           assuming that the rest of the bike
signing copies from 10am til 4pm on                                                                            would be a mere styling exercise                   The Thruxton is the café racer
the day. Bikers World will be giving                                                                           and all the variants would be pretty          of the bunch and, fittingly, has a
a free copy for any purchase over                                                                              much the same to ride. But one                more highly tuned engine than its
£100 on the day. Make this a date for                                                                          would be wrong…                               siblings, producing 69bhp (70ps) at
your diary; Sunday 31st August,                                                                                     Yes, they all share Triumphs air-        7400 rpm measured at the crank
10am - 4pm at Bikers World,                                                                                    cooled, 865cc, DOHC, parallel twin            and peaks with a respectable 52ft
Lichfield Road, Water Orton,                                                                                   motor with an over square bore and            lb (70Nm) of torque much lower
Birmingham B46 1NU                                                                                             stroke of 90 x 68mm, and all but the          down the revs at 5800rpm.
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     It spins freely and willingly up                    they’ve been replaced with
to the red line at 7500rpm and has a                     electronic fuel injectors to conform
real punchy feel to it from 3000 revs                    to ever tightening EU emissions
all the way up. Indeed, despite the                      regulations and to improve power
5 speed gearbox it hustles along                         delivery and economy. I haven’t
rather rapidly.                                          ridden the ‘07 version but the
     It has a strong, under-stressed                     fuelling on the new model is
feel about it and though it rumbles                      precise everywhere and the
away, it’s remarkably smooth, with                       Thruxton is easily capable of 50mpg
only minor (and um, strangely                            or more. What’s more, the injectors
pleasant) vibes at really low revs in                    are cunningly disguised as carbs to
the lower gears.                                         retain that sixties look.
     The solid feel may be partly due                                                                          and just be a, well, modern.                             tourer – it was that comfortable.
to the chunky power plants weight.                                                                                  Nimble the Thruxton 900 isn’t.                           Now then! The aesthetics! It IS
It’s big for a twin, and in that                                                                               Neutral and stable it is, and it also                    a good looker, as a whole and as a
respect and considering the motors                                                                             stops reasonably well, mostly with                       collection of stylish bits. I loved the
overall shape it’s reminiscent of it’s                                                                         just a couple of fingers to get the                      ‘bar end mirrors and the upswept
1960s predecessor. And that is                                Sticking to the retro theme, the                 Nissin two pot callipers to grab the                     exhausts with the reverse cone
what the Thruxton is all about.                          Thruxtons suspension is pretty                        single 320mm disc on the front.                          ends. The seat complemented
Nevertheless, I suspect it’s a major                     basic, but up to the job; in                               Last years clip-ons have been                       everything else and the tiny
contributor to the Thruxtons non-                        particular, the Kayabas at the front                  removed in favour of handlebars.                         coloured warning lights are a fine
too-light 451lb (205kg) dry weight.                      felt good even though their only                      Although the positioning is similar,                     touch. And there’s a lot more
                                                         adjustment is preload. The rear                       it’s a lot less like performing fellatio                 besides.
                                                         was a little less inspiring. The twin                 on the clocks. In fact, the slightly                          And if you want more, there’s
                                                         shocks have a preload adjustment                      less severe, lean forward stance                         also a host of factory accessories
                                                         and the bike felt really planted at                   felt really comfortable, especially                      and options to make to it your own.
                                                         the back though turns, but it was                     when combined with the rear-set,                              I was impressed by the fact
                                                         easy to run off the edge of the                       square-section, tilted forward foot                      that the Thruxton doesn’t stop at
                                                         skinny 130/80 profile tyres. I find                   pegs and low (31 inch) seat height.                      paying mere styling homage to it’s
                                                         this forgivable though, because, if                        The riding position, as a whole,                    namesake, but tries, with a lot of
                                                         the factory gave it wider, lower                      was great for some spirited riding                       success to replicate the whole
    Up until last year the whole                         profile tyres and higher spec                         and relaxed enough to avoid wrist                        riding experience of the sixties. It
modern classics range were fed                           suspension it would begin to lose                     ache. It wouldn’t make a bad                             achieves it by not being afraid to
through carburettors, but for 2008                       that modern classic authenticity                      commuter or even occasional                              exclude modern improvements
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which would dilute the essence of
its predecessor.
     The Triumph Thruxton 900
retails for £5999.00 on the road. It’s
a satisfying mount and I struggled
to find much about it that didn’t
appeal.                                                  look sportier and handlebar-end
                                Neil                     mirrors would often be used.
                                                              The side panels would often be
                                                         chromed and they were mounted
                                                         just the way they are on the new
                                                         Thruxton - hung from two rubber
                                                         top-hats at the top with a large
                                                         screw at the bottom.
                                                              Details such as the ribbed front
                                                         mudguard, the set of small warning
The Once Over                                            lights below the clocks and the
    Martin, Emblems classic                              twin, chromed shocks are all
enthusiast, cast his critical classic                    faithful to the originals as is the
eye over our test bike:                                  seat unit and the shape of the
    “I admit, I’ve never been a fan                      engine, and the polished covers.
of watered down, retro styled                                 Unless you really want to
bikes. But I am impressed at the                         restore an original Triumph café
attention the factory have paid to                       racer yourself, a Thruxton makes a
fine details on the Thruxton.                            lot of sense.”
    To begin with, anyone turning
their sixties Bonneville in to a café
racer immediately took the
exhausts off and replaced them
with reverse cone ended items like
the ones used on the new Thruxton,
they replicate Norton Commando
items. The headlamp bracket
would be cut to save weight and
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toseland at the tailend                                                                                        victoria gigs
                                                                                                               Aug 1st     “THE FRIDAY SESSIONS” Up                                 HUNT and TFX, 2 brilliant
BMF Tail End Motorcycle Show!                            BMFís late, great, commentator, who
                                                                                                                           to 4 Indie/Rock bands, free                              cover bands Adm £2.50 plus
20th & 21st September, East of                           died last year. Also being staged is the
                                                                                                                           adm.                                                     all dayer in the marquee
England Showground, Peterborough.                        final round of Short Track UK and the
                                                                                                               Aug 2nd     RADIAL UPROAR wicked                         Aug 31st RED MONKEY PROMOTIONS
                                                         ever-popular Vintage Speedway.
                                                                                                                           rock covers band, plus                                   “THE SUNDAY SESSION” 6
      sually referred to as the BMF’s                         Stunt legend Eddie Kidd will be

U     ‘end of season party’, the big
      news this year is that James
Toseland, World Superbike Champion
                                                         making a guest appearance and
                                                         participating in some of the thrills and
                                                         stunts of the Over the Top Motorcycle
                                                                                                               Aug 3rd
                                                                                                                           support, Adm £2.50
                                                                                                                           RED MONKEY PROMOTIONS
                                                                                                                           “THE SUNDAY SESSION” 6
                                                                                                                           original rock bands from 7pm
                                                                                                                                                                                    original rock bands from
                                                                                                                                                                                    7pm Adm £2.
                                                                                                                                                                        EVERY TUESDAY: PLUG IN AND PLAY
                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Acoustic night’ Free burger and chips for
and Moto GP contender, will be taking                    Stunt Team, while tricks and big air                                                                           artists + STEAK NIGHT Steak chips ‘n’ Peas
                                                                                                                           Adm £2
a break from Moto GP and squeezing in                    are the format for the UK FMX                                                                                  £2.99 from 7pm till 9pm + FREE POOL
                                                                                                               Aug 7th     GBOB challenge, 12 bands
an appearance at Tail End with his                       Freestyle MX Team presenting some                                                                              EVERY THURSDAY: BIKE NIGHT
                                                                                                                           battle it out.
band ‘Crash’!                                            of the UK’s hottest FMX riders in an                                                                           Rock Disco - singles night - bands -
                                                                                                               Aug 8th     THE FRIDAY SESSIONS” Up
     Not only will he be playing to                      airborne action-packed spectacular.                                                                            Truckers Tuck
                                                                                                                           to 4 Indie/Rock bands, free
those whoíve camped over the                                  Music is now a big feature of Tail                                                                        SUBMIT E-MAIL ADDRESS TO:
                                                                                                                           adm.
Saturday night, James will also be                       End, and while the BMF stress that the                Aug 9th     THIN LIZZY tribute Twin Lizzy                www.vicbikerspub.co.uk FOR
making an appearance in the main                         live bands providing the evening                                  Adm £5                                       NEWSLETTER
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on the day.                                              campers; day visitors do get to hear                              “THE SUNDAY SESSION” 6
     One of the more laid back events                    the Battle of the Bands. Eight up and
in the BMF calendar, Tail End plays                      coming bands are wanted to play in
                                                                                                                           original rock bands from 7pm
                                                                                                                           Adm £2.
                                                                                                                                                                                 THE SWEATY
host to an array of arena action and                     front of the crowds with the winner
more live music than any of our other                    being given the opening slot at next
                                                                                                               Aug 15th     “THE FRIDAY SESSIONS” Up                             MONKEY RUN
                                                                                                                           to 4 Indie/Rock bands,
shows. The ever-popular Battle of the                    yearís BMF Motorcycle Show!                                                                                    IN AID OF RAINBOWS CHILDRENS
                                                                                                               Aug 16th    MOTLEY CREW adm £2.50
Bands runs on Saturday and                               Aspiring bands should contact                         Aug 22nd    “THE FRIDAY SESSIONS” Up                        HOSPICE, LOUGHBOROUGH
exclusively for those camping, crazy                     events@bmf.co.uk.                                                 to 4 Indie/Rock bands,
locals ‘League of Mental Men’ kick                            Camping is open to all and                                   free adm                                             THURSDAY NIGHT
things off on Friday night with                          includes evening entertainment. For                   Aug 23rd    THE CRAVING wicked rock
campers again benefiting when                            newcomers, this is made easy through                                                                                  AUGUST 14th 7.30pm
                                                                                                                           covers band Adm £2.50
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Saturday night.                                          will again be operating their ‘’ready to                          SPECIAL “Music For Munch”                            THE VIC BIKERS PUB
     No Tail End event would be                          camp’ service. To book your tent and                              fundraiser for a little lad with                      COALVILLE, LEICS
complete without Moped Enduro and                        camping equipment in advance                                      cerebal pausey adm £2.50
the second leg of the annual Moped                       contact Tangerine Fields on 07821                     Aug 29th    RED MONKEY PROMOTIONS                                COLLECTIONS WILL TAKE
Enduro Challenge will be staged in the                   807000 or www.tangerinefields.co.uk.                              “THE FRIDAY” SESSION” 6                              PLACE IN THE CAR PARK
arena with the winners being the first                   The campsite opens at 2pm on Friday                               original rock bands from 7pm                         PRIOR TO START OF RUN,
to receive the Allan Robinson                            19th September until 6pm on Sunday                                Adm £2                                                  MIN £2.50 PER BIKE
Memorial Trophy in memory of the                         21st September.                                       Aug 30th    DOUBLE WHAMMY ISSAC
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hard drive festival                                                                                            great joke...
      he Hard Drive Music Festival                       date, the event was filled with local

T
                                                                                                               worth of high tech equipment. It                         not only was the scouse pit crew
      held at The Vic Bikers Pub                         talent as well as acts from as far as                 was thought to be an excellent,                          able to change all four wheels in
      over the weekend of July 19th                      Scotland, Brighton, Plymouth, south                   bold move by the Ferrari                                 under 6 seconds but, within 12
- 20th was a great success with                          Wales, Norwich, the band due from                     management team as most races                            seconds, they had re-sprayed, re-
over 50 bands from all over the                          Hungary “Insane” didn’t make it in                    are won and lost in the pits, giving                     badged and sold the car to the
country merging on the well known                        time so couldn’t play and was                         Ferrari an advantage over every                          Mclaren team for 8 cases of
venue to give rock revellers a                           replaced at the last minute.                          other team. However, Ferrari got                         Stella, a bag of weed and some
weekend to remember.                                         Mr Bad Axe the krazy compere                      more than they bargained for! At                         photos of Alonso’s bird in the
     About £400 was raised for the                       kept everybody in high spirits with is                the crew’s first practice session,                       shower!
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                                                                                                                                                                        all sales, track set ups, All work is carried out by
                                                                                                                                                                        John personally, in an immaculate open plan
  A cheaper alternative for smaller                      ideal for touring , safe and secure bike parking,     Pitstop Restoration, Metal Blasting to Car And           workshop area where customers can easily see
specialist business’s or those just                      Richard BOX 491 ASPE - ALICANTE - 03860               Bike Wheels, Frames, Components. Metal                   the standard of workmanship being carried out.
starting out can advertise here for £10 +                SPAIN tel 0034 650744237                              Polishing To Alloy Engine Cases, Wheels, Etc.            See:- www.revsracing.co.uk e-mail:-
vat per month. If you run a specialist                   PRESENTATION HOLIDAYS Southern Spain,                 Unit 1 Charnwood Court, 24 Loughborough Rd               revsracing@yahoo.co.uk tel 01215013321 (0409)
business not listed we can start another                 accommodation for groups of up to 6 people            Shepshed, Callers By Appointment Only 01509
category. EMBLEM is distributed                          only £150.00 per group, absolute bargain, lovely      508423                                                                   UPHOLSTERY
throughout 9 counties of the Midlands                    complex, all 5 star plus, for pictures and                                                                     VYNIL MAGIC - Unit 1 Charnwood Court
and distributed by over 250 motorcycle                   description see www.vicbikerspub.co.uk and
                                                                                                                            M.O.T. STATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                        Loughborough Rd, Shepshed, Leic’s 01509
shops, biker meeting places, pubs,                       click the Club La Costa link on front page or call    WEST END MOTORS - Unit D2 Cumberland Rd                  508423 callers by appointment only
clubs, cafes,and subscribers in paper                    nita or john on 01530 814718.                         Trading Est, Cumberland Rd, Loughborough,
format, and NATIONWIDE to computer                                                                             Leic’s, LE11 5DF for Motorcycles, Trikes, Quads,
by PDF file etc etc and generally                                  BIKER FRIENDLY PUBS                         3 Wheelers, Cars / Vans tel 01509 232630 (1008)             FOR THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE
speaking only bikers get it!!!!                          THE VICTORIA BIKERS PUB - Coalville - Leic’s                                                                        LISTING OF EVENTS AROUND
                                                                                                                       MOTORCYCLE TRAINING/
                                                         LE67 3FA see:- www.vicbikerspub.co.uk 01530                                                                                 THE UK SEE:
ACCOMMODATION, GUEST HOUSES,                             814718. See main add for Summer Fun Runs                          TRACK DAYS
     HOTELS & CAMPING                                    ACE CAFE, Ace Corner, North Circular Rd,              ABLE RIDER TRAINING - 4, Rosslyn Rd Whitwick                 WWW.EMBLEMBIKERSMAG.COM or
THE VICTORIA for biker camping, Coalville 01530          Stonebridge, London, NW10 7UD                         Coalville Leics. LE67 4EL Tel: 01530 815110
                                                         tel 020 8961 1000                                                                                                       WWW.VICBIKERSPUB.CO.UK
814718 Mallory and Donington 15 mins
HERMITAGE PARK HOTEL Coalville 1 minute                                                                        SHIRES MOTORCYCLE TRAINING 23 Blackbird                       EVENTS, SHOWS, RALLIES
                                                                           BREAKERS                            Rd, Leicester, LE4 OAH TEL 0116 2518999
walk from The Vic 01530 814814                                                                                                                                                 and RACE MEETINGS
CHARNWWOOD ARMS Bardon Hill, Coalville, 5                ED’s BIKES - Ground Floor Mill Steam Court,           E-MAIL :- leicesteroffice@shiresmt.com (1008)
                                                         Peveril St Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7                                                                               AROUNDTHE UK
mins drive from The Vic 01530 813644                                                                                 MOTORCYCLE PAINTWORK
QUEENS HEAD HOTEL Long St, Belton 15 mins                4AH Classic Jap bike breakers, new and used
drive from The Vic 01530 222359                          spares from the early 70s onwards, all credit         TRADESPRAY - full motorcycles from only £200,
CHURCH LANE FARMHOUSE Ravenstone,                        cards/mail order Tel: 0115 911 1722 (0408)            i.e. retro! one straight colour (not metalic)
Coalville, 5 mins drive from The Vic 01530 810536                                                              chosen from our surplus paint stock, does not
                                                         CLOTHING REPAIRS & ALTERATIONS                        include logo’s, superb finish, fully guaranteed,
THE GEORGE HOTEL Market Place, Belton, 15
mins drive from The Vic 01530 222426                     SMARTLY STITCH - Repairs and alterations to           also race replica, or design your own paint job,
THE ROYAL OAK Main St, Osgathorpe, 15 mins               leathers and motorcycle clothing and general          plastic welding, powder coating and grit
drive from The Vic 01530 222443                          garments, new zips fitted, 1a Little Church Lane,     blasting tel 01509 508423 ( Leicester)
HILLFIELD HOUSE Station Hill, Swannington, 15            next to St Marys Church High St Sileby
                                                         Leicestershire tel 01509 815658 (0209)                MOTORCYCLE BUSINESS’S FOR SALE
mins walk or 5 mins drive to The Vic 01530
837414                                                                                                         SELL YOUR BUSINESS FOR £10 +VAT PER
                                                                          INSURANCE                            MONTH
BROADLAWNS London Rd, Coalville 8 mins walk
from The Vic 01530 836724                                SWINTON INSURANCE - Specialist Motorcycle
                                                         insurance - phone for a quote - Hot deals now                     PLASTIC WELDING
ZION COTTAGE Coleorton 5 mins drive from The
Vic 01530 223914                                         on - Tel free on 0800 316 9227 ( 0408)                TRADE SPRAY 01509 508423 LEICESTER AREA
TRAVEL LODGE J22 M1 5 mins drive from The                              JOB VACANCIES                                       SERVICE/REPAIRS
Vic Tel: 0870 191 1583
PREMIER TRAVEL INN Flagstaff Park, Ashby-De-             Got any jobs going advertise them here for            MOBILE MOTORBIKE SERVICES Servicing and
La-Zouch, Tel: 0870 1977281 The Vic 5 mins drive         £10 plus VAT                                          repairs within a 40 mile radius of Nottingham.
TRAVELODGE Tel: 0870 0850950 The Vic 5 mins              INSTRUCTORS WANTED FOR BUSY TRAINING                  Call Jim on 0797 1236087 or 0115 9727153
HEATHPARK HOUSE Coupar Angus Rd,                         SCHOOL LEICESTER AREA 01530 815110                    www.ifixyourbike.com. (1008)
Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland                        Motorcycle Hearse riders wanted part time,
                                                         contact Paul on 01530 274888
                                                                                                                              SUSPENSION
www.myspace.com/heathparkhouse
                                                                                                               REVS RACING - We Supply All top makes of
                                                                                                               Suspension, Ohlins, Technoflex, WP, Showa,
                                                                                                               Kayaba etc, And offer full Servicing & Revalving

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MOTO GUZZI & APRILIA
 TWIGGERSMOTORCYCLES.CO.UK
                                                         TK M& O T O R C& Y C L E S
                                                          New used spares accessories
       NEW AND USED BIKES                                              Repairs, Servicing & MOTs
 SERVICING - REPAIRS - MOT’S - TYRES                                        Tel: 01664 560466
   SPARES FOR MOST MAKES - etc etc                                         Fax: 01664 482309
     30 Nottingham Rd, Loughborough,                                      Mobile: 0860 502143
             Leic’s, LE11 1EU                                               Beeby’s Yard, Burton St,
                                                                        Melton Mowbray, Leics LE13 1AKF
    Tel 01509 263967                                          www.tkmotorcycles.co.uk

R & S MOTORCYCLE TYRES                                                                                   ACCESS
                                                                                                          VISA
         & ACCESSORIES                                                                                   SWITCH

                                                                   British & Japanese Spares & Repairs
     • Free tyre fitting inc. removal,
                                                                   Sales - Service - MOT’s
          puncture repair etc.
                                                           Honda CX650 £795 - T140 Bonnie £3,500
                 • Radials                                     Suzuki Bandit 400 Ltd. Ed. £1295
           • Wheel Balancing                                      Beta 50cc Kids bike £475
              • Inner Tubes                                 DEALS on tyres inc. fitting & balancing
                                                         18-20 Hotel Street, Coalville, Leics. LE67 3EP
        0116 2700787                                                   Tel 01530 833297

        ABBEY
   M O TO R C Y C L E S                                       ADO'S
    & BREAKERS                                             MOTORCYCLES
       MASSIVE STOCK OF                                   SERVICING AND REPAIRS
               • PLASTICS •
                                                           ON ALL TYPES OF BIKES
                                                           SCOOTERS AND QUADS
          • BROKEN BIKES •
           • TYRES • PADS •                              MOTS WITH FREE RE-TEST
  • CHAIN & SPROCKET KITS •                                • SERVICING • ENGINE •
• PERFORMANCE EXHAUSTS •
                                                         • REBUILDS • ELECTRICAL •                                 Saturday Afternoons     Cruise In’s - Hot Food
                                                                                                                   Sunday Afternoons       Cruise In’s - Hot Food
                                                               • FAULT-FINDING •                                   Mondays                 Bike n Trike Night + Komedy Karaoke
   - ALL AT SILLY PRICES                                                                                           Tuesdays                Custom Car Night and
                                                            • 25 YRS EXPERIENCE •                                                          Steak night
   ALSO GOOD SELECTION
                                                                                                                   Wednesdays              Classic Wheels
      OF USED BIKES -                                              TEL 0115 8752549                                                        Night + Quiz
   MOPEDS TO SUPERBIKES                                       UNIT 1-2 MEADOW ST                                   Thursdays               THE BIG ONE,
                                                                                                                                           Bike Night & Disco
   8-12 GLENBARR AVE. LEICESTER                            ILKESTON DERBYS DE7 8GN                                 Fridays /Saturdays      live bands, disco
 TEL 0116 2511919 - 2229565                                                                                                                see gig guide

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            PAINTWORK
                        1 TANK
                    1 MUDGUARD
                   1 SEAT FAIRING
                   LIKE GLASS FROM:

        £200+VAT
             SPECIAL OFFER
            PAINTWORK
    'RACE REPLICA' ALL IN PRICE

            £499.00
               .      EXCL WHEELS
       WHEELS                  FROM         £40          EACH

      • PLASTIC WELDING AND
        FIBREGLASS REPAIRS
           OUR SPECIALITY
       • GENERAL PAINTWORK
             UNDERTAKEN
    • FULLY GUARANTEED WORK
           * GRIT BLASTING
         * POWDER COATING

  TRADESPRAY
        TEL: 01509 508423
                 LEICESTER AREA
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