Motorcycles

Bringsty Grand Prix Revival Pays Tribute To Post-War Motorcycling

bringsty grand prix 2017

Bromyard Speed Festival are to run the Bringsty Grand Prix on April 7th as part of their programme of 2018 events. The meeting will revive the original races run in 1946 and 47 reflecting the optimism felt after the privations of the Second World War, including petrol rationing, 70 plus years on. A small pilot […]

Bringsty Grand Prix 2018

bringsty grand prix

AN HISTORIC motorcycle event, Bringsty Grand Prix, which was run in the Herefordshire countryside after the Second World War will return next year after a 70-year absence. In 1946-47 rural Herefordshire was trying to recover from a hard six years of war, rationing was even tougher than in war time but there was a new […]

Ducati Diavel Dark 1200cc 2014

ducati diavel dark

The Diavel is the first of the new Cruiser generation of motorbikes, it has breathtaking acceleration 0-60 in 2.5s delivered from the 240/45 rear tyre. This particular model has Zircotec Powder coated exhaust system and Termignoni aftermarket exhaust to enhance the power and exhaust note.

Yamaha RD250E 1979

yamaha rd250

My Yamaha RD250 has been around Bromyard from new. Originally purchased in 1979 from Mead & Tomkinson in Hereford by Jon Potter (a well-known local DJ and former Sunshine Radio presenter), who passed it on to me in the early 1980’s after having a rather challenging existence under his ownership! Once reassembled I rode it […]

Yamaha FS1E Hill Climb Bike

yamaha fs1e

This machine is a Yamaha FS1-E. Originally a 50cc moped that was very popular during the 70s and 80s. This particular example has been modified using a Honda Cr 80 Moto cross engine which produces approximately 15hp. The machine is geared for a top speed of 70mph and is raced in hill climb events.

Ducati 888 SP5 1993

ducati 888 sp5

The Ducati 851 and 888 dominated WSB racing at the beginning of the 1990s.  The Italian tradition of rule-bending began and the 851 grew to 888cc to ensure that Ducati wouldn’t have to try too hard to win. In 1991 they took 17 out of possible 26 wins and walked away with it in 1992 too. […]

Ariel Square 4 998cc 1955

ariel square 4

Developed from the original 1930 design for the OHC 500cc Square 4 by Edward Turner, by the time this machine was produced the capacity had risen to 998cc, with 52BHP on hand. An all alloy pushrod engine of superior design and certainly the last classic British motorcycle with such a large engine. A true roadburner […]

Vincent Black Shadow 1951

vincent black shadow

The bike owned since 1964 in optional sidecar trim with Steib sidecar fittted with a five speed gearbox and 12 volt generater  all fasteners and details handmade in stainless. Brake plates supplied by Slaters of Bromyard covered 60 thousand miles since owned.

AJS FB Stormer Enduro Bike

ajs fb stormer

One of the last Enduro bikes produced, now completely rebuilt and quite rare.

Norton Dominator 99 600cc

norton dominator

Norton Dominator 99, 600cc vertical four stroke twin. Manufactured in 1959 but customised over the years into a traditional cafe racer, true to the spirit of the 60’s. It has been built to resemble, as closely as possible, the “over the counter” production racers of the period – the timeless Manx Norton, which was the […]