Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Although America is seen as being the home of drag racing, adn the place where all the records are set, that isn't always the truth.
Last weekend, at Tierp Arena just outside Stockholm in Sweden, a new world record was set for the Top Fuel Bike class, with Peter Svensson running a truly astounding 5.709 second quarter mile at 355kph. Outstaning not only as it's relatively recently that the first five second Fueler run was recorded in Euroipe, but also because it has eclised the longstanding record of 5.746 set by Larry 'Spiderman' McBride back in 2008.

Of course, this bodes well for the Euro Finals at Santa Pod in early September, a meeting at which the first European Superstreet champion will also be crowned!
Mored details from www.santapod.com

Friday, 24 August 2012

Functional hover bike

US manufacturer Aerofex releases footage of its new device hovering in the desert, performing a series of manoeuvres. The 'hover bike' can be suspended up to 15ft in the air, and can reach speeds of 30mph. 

It is also extremely cool and we want one.



Thursday, 16 August 2012

Jap Classics in Cheshire

Last year it was held on the same day as Streetfighters Sunday at Lynn's Raven Cafe just five miles away, but this year's VJMC do at the Bhurtpore Inn only clashes with the Wheelie weekend, which is over 125 miles away...
Open to all bikes up to 1990, there's a guarantee that there'll not only be loads of really cool air-cooled Kawasakis, but probably a shedload of funky Suzukis too.
Oh, and the pub is utterly superb - it didn't gain the CAMRA Pub if the Year award for being crap y'know...

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Speed & Wheelie Weekend

Is this weekend, 18th and 19th August!
Aside from the top speed guys, who'll be clocking speeds knocking on the door of 250mph, and the mono-wheeling headcases topping 170mph at the end of a one kilomettre wheelie, there'll also be a stunt competition too. So 'action packed' is perhaps an apt phrase. The gates open at 10am on Saturday, and racing will end at about 5pm on Sunday.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

About Our Level...

Of ability, with with rather more enthusiasm and disrespect for personal safety...

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Bulldog Bash 2012

One of the largest events on the British modified motocycle calendar opens its gates tomorrow (Thursday 9th August) as the Bulldog Bash begins its 26th anniversary.
Known for having one of the largest custom bike shows in the UK, a bar and band marquee big enough to cover most of the Shetland Islands and a dance tent that, seemingly, never stops, the Bulldog is also known for the accessible and cheap drag racing - in fact, many people start their drag racing career at the Bulldog, but it's not just amateurs, as there's display runs by some of the fastest bikes in Britain, some squirelly and unpredictable drag cars and the fastest jet bike on the planet.
There'll also be an onsite dyno, the UK's Strong Man finals, a funfair (not so much fun if you've availed yourself of the beer tent and plentiful catering stalls) and an Adult marquee too.
The event runs from tomorrow until Sunday, is at Shakespeare County Raceway in Lng marston, just utside Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. And if you want to get the most bang-for-your-buck with the drag racing, get there early and stay util Sunday, and the strip will be open then too (weather permitting... ahem).

Thursday, 2 August 2012

SF223 - In Shops Now

On the cover we’ve got Jonboy’s awesome German-style GSX-R, whilst inside we’ve got Nick’s minimalist GSX-R with one of the Fuel Girls as garnish, plus the most interesting XJ600 Diversion you’ve ever seen.

There’s also a road test report on the 2012 Kawasaki Z1000, event coverage from a very muddy 26th Farmyard Party and the Beaulieu Custom Show, Chunky’s ‘Takasuki’ GSX-R-powered Z650 and another fully-faired oil cooled GSX-R sensation from the workshops of Tony Taysom.

Plus all the race reports, innovative toilet humour, political non-correctness and ferret cuddling you’ve come to expect from your favourite monthly.

SF223 is in shops now.