Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Barry Sheene's TR500s on show at KICKBACK...

Seeley Suzukis
These machines when tested/raced were ridden by Stan Woods, Barry Sheene, Pat Mahoney, and Dave Crockford

These wonderful TR500s will be on full display at The Prescott Bike Festival incorporating KICKBACK, this June. Read about these Seeley Suzukis below by their proud owner.



The monocoque has a dedicated chapter written about it in Colin Seeley’s biography Book 2, ridden by Pat Mahoney, Barry Sheene, Stan Woods, Dave Crockford – the bike was stolen, found in a ditch returned to Colin S and kept in Colin’s loft for years – I purchased it from Colin Seeley, and it was restored by me – I sold/loaned it to Phil Morris and it was ridden years ago at Scarborough by Barry – I bought it back in a deal a few years ago and it is used at meetings on the Continent, rarely seen in the UK because of the noise although Peter Crew rode it last year at Donnington at the Classic GP.


The tubular bike was owned by Barry and Frank Sheene, ridden by Barry and eventually sold to an old friend of theirs, Dave Goddard who owns a motorcycle shop near Heathrow along with Barry’s Bultacos – when Barry was contracted to Suzuki Japan.

The bikes remained in D.G. ownership for many years until all of them were purchased by Steve Wheatman. Steve owns the largest collection of factory racing Suzuki’s in the world.


All the bikes were restored by Nigel Everett (ex Kawasaki factory mechanic) – the Bultacos were featured in a program hosted by the comedian Vic Reeves and I bought the bike from Steve last year following a display/parade at Pistons and Props, Northampton last September.

I have pics of Barry and Pat Mahoney riding the bikes, books, factory drawings and Seeley articles, to support the bikes as part of the display at KICKBACK in June.


Stuart Newton

You can see these fabulous bikes and hundreds more, on full display at Prescott Bike Festival + KICKBACK on 15-16th June 2019. On the Sunday 16th you can see them blasting UP THE HILL CLIMB!

Tickets available now at TheCustomShow.com

Monday, 8 April 2019

Latest entries for the 2019 National Champs...

Here's a selection of some of the latest customs and specials to enter the 2019 National Champs at KICKBACK this June. The five categories are: Freestyle, Best Young Builder, Best Budget Build, Butchered Classic and Modified Performance Sportsbike. The Grand Final takes place at KICKBACK on 15-16th June 2019 at the Prescott Bike Festival.







More information on how to enter your masterpiece or buy
discounted tickets for the weekend please visit TheCustomShow.com 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

More Finalists and Invitational show bikes...

Please see below latest Finalists for 2019 National Champs. There will be 80 custom masterpieces in the Finals this June at KICKBACK. You can see the complete list of Finalists in the Show Guide upon arrival. You will see the bikes up close and meet the builders during the two days at the event. For tickets, more info and how enter your bike please visit TheCustomShow.com

















Tony's Speed Triples qualify for Finals...

We're very pleased to announce that Tony Scott's wonderful pair of custom engineered Speed Triples have qualified for the 2019 National Champs Finals. Tony runs Associated British Motorcycles and has built these sublime Triumphs which will be on full display during the KICKBACK weekend from 15-16th June at Prescott in Gloucestershire. See pics below and full spec at bottom of page.

More info on how to enter your masterpiece at TheCustomShow.com





GEMINI INDIANAPOLIS - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE & TRANSMISSION 
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder Capacity 1050 cc Bore 79 mm Stroke 71.4 mm Compression 12.92:1 Max Power 160PS/158 Bhp @ Rear Wheel @ 10,100 rpm Max Torque EC 122 Nm @ 7,150 rpm System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection Exhaust ABM Swept Up & Over or HP Corse Hydroform (Black) Stainless Steel 3 into 1 silencer Final Drive X ring chain Clutch Wet, multi-plate slip assist clutch Gearbox 6-speed CHASSIS Frame Aluminium beam twin-spar Swingarm Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster Front Wheel Adjustable Multi Spoke Tubeless Kineo 17 x 3.5 in Rear Wheel Adjustable Multi Spoke Tubeless Kineo 17 x 6.0 in Front Tyre AVON Trail Rider 120/70 ZR17 Rear Tyre AVON Trail Rider 190/55 ZR17 Front Suspension Ohlins (Black) FGRT 208 upside down billet machined forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping Rear Suspension Maxton GP10 Billet machined monoshock with adjustable preload, ride height, rebound and compression damping. Front Brakes EBC VEE Series Twin 320 mm floating discs, HEL 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers. Rear Brakes EBC VEE Series Single 255 mm disc, 2-piston sliding caliper. Instrument Display and Functions Options: AIM MXS Digital Full-colour MG Digital/Analogue Classic Acewell Digital Display in Billet surround.





GEMINI NAKED - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE & TRANSMISSION 
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder Capacity 1050 cc Bore 79 mm 
Stroke 71.4 mm Compression 12.92:1 Max Power 160PS/158 Bhp @ Rear Wheel @ 10,100 rpm Max Torque EC 122 Nm @ 7,150 rpm System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection Exhaust ABM Swept Up & Over or HP Corse Hydroform (Black) Stainless Steel 3 into 1 silencer Final Drive X ring chain Clutch Wet, multi-plate slip assist clutch Gearbox 6-speed CHASSIS Frame Aluminium beam twin-spar Swingarm Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster Front Wheel Cast Aluminium Multi Spoke 17 x 3.5 in Rear Wheel Cast Aluminium Multi Spoke 17 x 6.0 in Front Tyre AVON 120/70 ZR17 Rear Tyre AVON 190/55 ZR17 Front Suspension Ohlins (Black) FGRT 208 upside down billet machined forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping Rear Suspension Maxton GP10 Billet machined monoshock with adjustable preload, ride height, rebound and compression damping. Front Brakes EBC VEE Series Twin 320 mm floating discs, HEL 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers. Rear Brakes EBC VEE Series Single 255 mm disc, 2-piston sliding caliper. Instrument Display and Functions Options: AIM MXS Digital Full-colour MG Digital/Analogue Classic Acewell Digital Display in Billet surround






Thursday, 14 March 2019

Under Pressure...

KICKBACK National Championships Judge Pete Pearson, has told the organisers that he hopes to bring and display Pressure Drop. This remarkable custom masterpiece was voted World's Best V -Twin Custom in 2018.


Tony joins Judging Panel...

Tony Taysom has joined the Judging Panel for the 2019 National Champs at KICKBACK this June. Tony will not be allowed to enter, obviously, but we're really thrilled to announce that he will be bringing his stunning XL 600 custom along to show off.





Photographs courtesy of Del Hickey.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Another lovely creation...

Ben Hall (Valespeed Motorcycles) has made the Finals with his exquisite custom board-tracker. See it in the metal and meet Ben at KICKBACK this June.