MUSEUM DIRECTOR, NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM
1980/90s Ex-works rotary Norton race bike
The museum owns all the ex-works rotary race bikes and I’ve been lucky enough to test most of them. If you have not heard or seen one spitting flames on the over-run you should make it a priority before your trip to the great paddock in the sky.
1992 Ducati 851
I had one in my living room (and on the road). Looked great in the house but my wife at the time did leave me; guess she wasn’t as impressed as I was…
1980 Triumph T140D Bonneville
Styled for America with its black and
2017 Triumph Speed Triple R
gold peanut tank, cast alloy wheels and two-into one exhaust. The best looking Meriden Bonneville by a mile. I have always loved the Triumph three cylinder engines. I’ve ridden the new one and it was just brilliant, the perfect bike for me. I am very patriotic and it’s fantastic to see Triumph so successful.
2012 Ducati Hypermotard
I fancy the look of the air-cooled 1100 with some trick bits on it. Probably my age but I find I can ride bikes with higher/wider bars longer than I can ride conventional sportsbikes.