Sunday, 22 August 2010

Castle Combe Track Day

Last week's track day at Castle Combe on board a 1996 Honda VFR 750. Not the ideal bike for a track day, (the pegs kept folding up) but the old girl looked after me well.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Friday, 6 August 2010

2010 Cholmondeley Castle Pageant of Power

These images were taken whilst at the recent 2010 Cholmondeley Castle Pageant of Power- basically a Goodwood Festival of Speed style event for those plucky Northerners.

As expected the food was crap and it rained.

This didn't detract from what was an enjoyable day, I was even persuaded to throw a leg over Honda's latest 750cc Shadow cruiser the Black Spirit.. Priced at £6,750 on the road, it's chuffin good value lad!

Aprilia Tuono and Tuono V4

Aprilia's handsome Tuono V-twin has been on my wish list for a while now and with the promise of the new V4 engined version based on the latest RSV4 on it's way, the itch has got stronger. Although Italian, build quilty and reliability is rumoured to be of a very high standard. An 'Italian BMW' has been said before!

Out with the old..

And in with the new Tuono V4.

The new V4 engined bike is said to be lighter, more powerful and with better handling and with price approaching £10,000 you should dam well hope so. This rendering image show lines more reminiscent of a muscle bike than the original, Aprilia clearly relying on the magnificent reception of the RSV4's motor to attract buyers, although some design features may be passed over. Me, I still want the original- I must be getting old!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Visordown Online

I would like to invite my readers of Mr Motor Tweeter and Clubman Classics to try Visordown's website and join the UK's largest online biking community.

I have recently began working for Visordown and have responsibility for the reviews section of the site where we encourage owners to review their bikes, through our online reviewing function. Each week we randomly select reviewers to win some great prizes.

The site also contains road tests, features, news, a blog and much more at