Originally Posted by Turnip1
In 2006 kevin was riding the R6 for a nice chap who owns a few bikes under a Team banner who lets riders use his machines for the TT. He does this for the pure enjoyment of being involved in the TT. The riders then pay for all racing costs which amount to a minimum of 5 grand for the fortnight.
We supplied his tyres and new leathers for the 2006 TT, but we were looking to be more involved in the 100th aniversary TT so we decided that we would like to sponser Kevin to continue Road racing in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Mann and especially the TT next year.
The R6 was and is a great bike, however the Honda RR is proving to be a better bike for Kevin. It was also available at a very reasonable price.
For those that have never experienced the TT, it is in my opinion something that everyone should experience once in their lives. OK its not politically correct and riders are injured and killed every year but these guys are Gods with kahonies the size of melons. To be able to maintain average lap speeds of over 120mph around a road circuit 37 & 3/4 miles long whilst inches away from stone walls, kerbs, street furniture etc is truly amazing.
I,ll second that....been going for about 10 years now.....the riders are true heroes...you will never forget the first time you see a racer pass by doing nearly 200mph within a few feet of you...truly amazing....2007 is the centenary year so should be special.
if he is averaging 109mph on a 600 bike he is a very good rider.
it really is a must see but you better be quick cos i dont think it will last much longer...the pc brigade are starting to get their teeth into it & last year even the mcn gave it a slagging...the thing that makes the festival is the weather & last year it was perfect all race week.
Counting the days to next june
Nice bike...shame about the retro leathers!!!!