Wednesday, 30 September 2009

SF189


SF 189 is in the shops now!
Featuring Paul Baimbridge's awesome single-sided FireBlade, as seen on the cover with the delectable Emma Louise, an extreme fat-wheeled TL1000, coverage from the Speed & Wheelie Records weekend at Elvington and the X-Fighters at Battersea, an awesome slammed rat-style drag bike from the USA and loads, loads more.
Subscribers will already have their copies now, and we would have told you that before, but we were enjoying ourselves in the Isle of Man, so tough titty...

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Tellytastic


One of the most unique motorcycling events in the world - the Speed & Wheelie weekend at Elvington, last month - will be on Sky Sports 2 on October 1st at 6pm!
For those of you that only have poor man's telly, we'll have the report on the event in the next issue of Streetfighters, heading out to subscribers one week today!

Big CC Open Day

To commemorate the opening of their new premises, Big CC are having an open day this Saturday, 19th September, with the cars v bikes horsepower stand-off that we mentioned on here a couple of weeks ago.
The idea is that the ten most powerful bikes of the day have their overall power added up, to see if they'll beat the aggregate total of the top ten cars!
There'll be a barbecue, and free tea and coffee too, as well as a few dyno trophies for aspirated, turbo & nitrous bikes, and also a Best Custom bike and Streetfighter trophies.
More info at Big CC

STOLEN!

SF feature bike nicked...

SF feature bike, Issue 156, February 2007, stolen from Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Metmachex framed Bandit, registration N492 YEW. If you have any information please phone Ian on 07971 836339 or Chesterfield Police on 0345 123 3333 and quote crime reference 52233-09.

Scottish Drags

This Sunday, the 20th, sees the Finals of the inaugural Scottish Drag Bike Championship at Crail in Fife, close to St Andrews and across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh - a beautiful part of the world...

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Fuel Gauge Not Required

A chance to scrap those unnecessary clocks by having the new answer to fuel level monitoring, and far easier than having to stop, flip up your fuel cap and rock the bike from side to side to see if any fuel is sploshing around...
Fitted as a new feature on Mark Law's Hayabusa (as seen back in issue 162) this see-thru petrol cap is of Mark's own manufacture, neat huh?

Burd Burnout

We had a DVD handed to us at the Prees Streetfighters Sunday containing some pics and the vid of this tyre-poppingly fantastic chick burning out an Aprilia... Cool.

From Y & U, somewhere in Wales.

video

Can you better this? Send us your vids!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

If In Doubt...

... just drink beer and carry on.

And that's the rallying cry of a website we've just stumbled across. Drink Beer And Carry On is here to support our local hostelries in their hour of need. And to allow you to post silly pics of yourself having a pint... like this man.

New European Pro Stock Record

Congratulations to Dave Beck for setting a new European Pro Stock record at last weekend's European Finals at Santa Pod.
Having not competed in any UEM competition over the last few years, concentrating on the domestic championship and the Dave Beck Racing business (and travelling over to the States to race over a couple of seasons too), Dave shattered his previous personal best of 7.11, and showed that even after a few years away from Euro competition, he can still run the numbers! The succesful weekend has prompted hopes that he may compete in the full UEM championship in 2010!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Streetfighters Sunday, Prees


Sunday 13th September, yes, this weekend, is time for another Streetfighters Sunday at Lynn's Raven Cafe in Prees, just south of Whitchurch in Shropshire.
Kicking off just in time for an early Full English (ie about 8am, which is early enough for anyone on a Sunday morning), there'll be the usual variety of 'fighters from across the UK, with an additional element added by the fact that this SF Sunday coincides with the run into North Wales organised by Motorcycle News in their 'Reclaim North Wales' campaign.
With an initial meeting point at Llangollen (about 30 miles from the SF Sunday venue) at noon, followed by a gathering at the Swallow Falls Hotel in Betws-y-Coed at 4pm, MCN are using the demo as a lever to force the North Wales constabulary to stop their unfair approach towards motorcyclists on their patch.
Naturally, due to the North Wales coppers 'rigid' approach towards those folk travelling on powered two-wheelers, it is imperitive that you are 100% legal if you want to join the demo, so that means small plates, loud pipes and dark visors will be a no-no, but then that's been the case for anyone riding the roads of North Wales for years anyway...
Go to Here to read up on what you can do if you're stopped...

South Coast Shenangans

Saturday 12th September is the date for the annual Brighton Speed Trials, held on Madeira Drive in the East Sussex seaside town of Brighton, as the name suggests.
Known for its ecclectic mix of machinery, the Brighton Sprint has classic cars and bikes alongside the faster specific drag bikes, although don't be thinking you can just turn up and run. It's almost become an invitational, as the limited number of entrants is invariably filled with previous years' competitors, keen to run once more in front of the expansive crowds at the historic venue.
Brighton Speed Trials
The following day sees Madeira Drive at the focus for the Ace Cafe's Brighton Burnup, with up to 10,000 bikes leaving the Ace Cafe on London's North Circular Road at 10am, and anything up to 50,000 in Brighton later in the day!
Ace Cafe

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

World's Fastest Streetbike

How impressive is this? A 7.13 second quarter on a road-legal motorcycle!
And what's also rather astounding is that the pilot of said machine, Taylor Wood, is just sixteen years old...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Two versus Four

Big CC Racing, down in sunny Wokingham, are running a ten bikes versus ten cars horsepower shootout at their Open Day on the 19th September.

The dyno shootout will pit motorcycle rear wheel horsepower against car front or rear wheel horsepower in a straight contest with the most accumulated power from the either side being the winners.

Only fifteen cars can be allotted for the day so, if you've got a big-power four-wheeler you will need to pre-book your vehicle at sales@bigccracing.com . A horde of modified motorcycles await their challenge to them. The top ten power-makers from the fifteen cars will be added together and the same from the bikes. There's already anumber of very trick cars booked in, including a Bentley, a Lamborghini and several TVRs.

Each vehicle will have two full power runs on the rollers to determine maximum power. Entry into the competition will cost £25 to assist in trophy purchasing & the BBQ! Winners of the horsepower shootout will get trophies, and there'll be trophies for best modified bikes & cars too!

The Power Shootout will be taking place on the Big CC Open Day where free technical help will be on hand for turbocharged, supercharged and nitrous applications. All of which are the specialty of Big CC Racing. An onsite BBQ and warm drinks are available as well as one of the country's biggest gathering of forced induction motorcycles you will witness!

More details from Big CC