The traditional and most common colour is red but I decided at an early stage of the build to go with Lapis Blue and I'm really pleased with the result, particularly as there is a near perfect colour match between all of the components after cleaning and polishing.
I need a screen, mudguard and a few minor bits and pieces and its ready to go. It starts on the button and sounds great but theres a very slight misfire which I'm hoping will clear on running. Anyway barring any unexpected gremlins I should get a full summers riding in.
Since the photograph was taken I've fitted Motad pipes, Delkavic end can with high level link, seat and tank in Lapis Blue. I'm collecting matching plastics in good condition - only the lower fairing panels needed now.
August Bank Holiday and another round of British Superbikes at Cadwell Park, my local track. It's my favourite race series and track let down only by the scramble to escape the car park at the end of the day. It wasn't too bad this year I managed the 50 yards or so in a little over half an hour.
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW during practice.
Lavertys teammate Christian Iddon crashed out in Q2 - the start of a disastrous weekend for him. He also crashed in both races.
Iddon, shaken but uninjured gets to his feet on the infield……
….. the bike slid outfield picking up lots of turf on its way
Jason O'Halloran who grabbed a third and a second with Jenny Tinmouth in the trade area
The Monster stand was as popular as ever…
…not hard to see why!
Leon Hallam, who set the fastest ever lap of Cadwell to claim pole, James Ellison…
and John Hopkins amongst others signed an awful lot of autographs
The BSB grid is always a busy place
Michael Laverty showing no nerves
Shakey Byrne gives James Haydon his thoughts for the race
Michael Laverty on the Tyco BMW gets ready for the race
A last minute adjustment on the beautifully turned out Be Wiser Ducati
Leon Haslam at the ready.
Dan Linfoot gets all the information he needs
They just seem to get younger and younger!
On display outside Honda hospitality the highly desirable Honda RC213V-S