Performance Bikes (UK) - - Performance Bikes - DAVE McCRACKEN

SINCE I started track­days, I was get­ting bored with road riding. So I sold the ZX-7R, kept the R1 for track du­ties and took a chance on some­thing a bit men­tal. It makes 70bhp and weighs 120kg!

It was me­chan­i­cally sound, just a bit tatty. I put new vinyls on, a Ri­zoma bil­let fluid reser­voir, a Va­por dash with temp, rpm and speed pick-ups, and an LED brake light to a 12V RC bat­tery. I re­placed all the fas­ten­ers and mis­matched bolts to tidy it up.

I’m plan­ning on plenty of back­road scratch­ing, a few trips to Crail kart track and I’ll maybe throw it in the van for An­gle­sey or Cad­well. It puts a huge grin on my face whether I’m riding it or just stand­ing look­ing at it. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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