‘Who needs a 1000?’
HONDA RVF400 NC35 DAVE BOWLER
I’VE WANTED TO try racing for a long time. Last year I booked a Yamaha Past Masters Rentaracer. For £500, I got to race Saturday and Sunday, all tyres and fuel and the aid of a fabulous mechanic Len Grant, from the club. On the Sunday night, my road bike, a 2017 BMW S1000RR went on eBay. I bought an ex-RLR Honda RVF400 NC35, with tyre warmers and two crates of spares for £4000. Two weekends later, I bought a VW T5 transporter for £4500 to move it all around. I raced it at Donington for the first time last month, and got faster all weekend. Everyone should try it!