Thursday, 25 November 2010

Motorcycle Live! At the NEC

The International Motorcycle Show at Birmingham's NEC, this year having the exciting 'Motorcycle Live!' title, begins on Saturday. The SF team will be setting up the Custom Xtreme display tomorrow, showcasing thirteen of the UK's best streetfighters alongside a further thirteen of the country's best custom bikes as organised by Back Street Heroes.
Those of you who have seen the floor plan contained within this week's copy of 'the country's favourite motorcycling newspaper' may have noticed that we're not actually listed as Streetfighters or BSH (Yeah, thanks for that MCN!), but you will find us listed as 'Ocean Media'. Either way, we're located at stand X10, smack bang in the middle of Hall 4 and between Piaggio and Honda and the 'Get On' training zone.
At the Custom Xtreme display, you'll be able to see, amongst others, Lee Workman's Yoshi GSX-R (the cover bike from issue 200), Sammy's Pink Bits(a) Gixer and Tony Taysom's angular GSX from the same landmark issue, the turbo Bandit from the last ish and 203's centrespread bike, a trick-framed GSX1400. The new issue will also be avaiable at the show, along with some new merchandise.
See you there!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Veidec Vids

Blatantly blagged from the King Racing website, this is a lovely video from the Veidec racing featival in Sweden. Although the video states that it's nitro bikes, there's other stuff, like ProStockers, in it as well.

There's some beautiful slo-mo footage, and plenty of proof that the Pro bikes don't always go as straight as the riders would like...

Friday, 12 November 2010

Stunt Starz feat Chesca Miles

Couldn't get enough of Chesca Miles, our featured babelicious stunt rider this month? No, us neither.

Well here she is in glorious technicolour moving image, out practicing with partner Alstar. Check out or look up Stunt Starz on Facebook for more. And of course, if you haven't already, go out and buy SF #202 for our exclusive interview. With naughty pics! Wibble.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Fighting Talk 202

Despite our incessant whining over the issues that motorcyclists face in everyday life, it's actually been over a decade since we last had any great threat to the lifestyle of the inveterate motorcycle tinkerer, and while the huge Euro Demos of the time were, seemingly, effective in ridding us of the threats of power limits and anti-tampering regulations, nobody was under the illusion that the suits in power in Brussels were going to leave us alone for the rest of time...

So none of you should be surprised at the recent announcement by the European Commission, which intends to implement regulations that restrict modifications made to motorcycles – a move eerily close to the proposed anti-tampering legislation of a decade or so ago.

As has become common practice amongst those who, seemingly, create new legislation in order to keep themselves in a job, rather than pass on a consultation document to parties with an interest (and knowledge of) the area in question, they keep it quiet, whisper amongst themselves and hope that no-one who is likely to disagree with their aims ever hears about the legislation in question.

Luckily for us, we have our eyes and ears amongst both the British and European parliaments, and although they couldn't be seen as being quite as exciting as international espionage – we haven't quite got a mole in Whitehall, or even a badger in Brussels (although we do have a stoat in Amsterdam…W) – the work that the Motorcycle Action Group and the British Motorcyclists Federation do is invaluable for the future of motorcycling...

Read the rest of this Fighting Talk in SF202

Do You Make Things?

Ever wonder why it's so satisfying?
Read this

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

One memory of Fighterama...

... but more are appearing through the fug.

There'll be loads more pics in issue 203!

Streetfighter & Stunt Fest @ Wembley

Here tis, the video of the event. Filmed and edited by Matthieu Ferreira, it's essential watching if you weren't there and essential watching if you were. Either way, it's essential...

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Rrrrrrunaround... Now!

There's been a slight lack of posts here on the SF blog of late, as Will and MDM prepare themselves for a weekend of Continental debauchery.
Will's heading to Italia, to check out the bikes at the Milan show which, besides being the manufacturers' venue of choice to reveal the new European market machines, also has a big custom bike show.
Meanwhile, MDM and the advertising Js are hitching a lift with merchandising guru Glyn, piloting the fun bus through the night to get to Fighterama by tomorrow morning.
Consequently, there'll be no posts on here until sleep has been caught up on and hangovers banished...