James Hew­ing

MU­SEUM DI­REC­TOR, NA­TIONAL MO­TOR­CY­CLE MU­SEUM

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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.

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