Motorsports Photography Blog

Honda VFR750 Project Nearly Completed

Not much to do now to get my Honda VFR750 on the road. Finding decent fairing panels has been difficult and taken some time, I don't have the lower panels but that won't stop me from getting it tested and on the road. I'm tempted to go the half fairing route like the kit sold by Pferrer which really looks great. If I do go for the half fairing then I will have to sort something out with the coolant reservoir, but I've got an idea……
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.

Honda VFR750

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.


New Season - New Site Design

The old site design was looking tired and I've updated it to a fresher, modern design before the season starts. I've also added a little more detail to the my Honda VFR400 NC24 rebuild and updated the photos especially some of the front forks which are often a source of confusion as the components differ between legs. I'll be updating the progress of my other bike, a VFR750F RC36 which is coming along nicely and should be finished by spring.

VFR750F rolling chassis

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.


British Superbikes Cadwell Park. 28 August 2016

Ducati Trioptions paddock

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 BMW
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW during practice.

Christian Iddon BMW crash
Lavertys teammate Christian Iddon crashed out in Q2 - the start of a disastrous weekend for him. He also crashed in both races.

Christian Iddon BMW crash
Iddon, shaken but uninjured gets to his feet on the infield……

Marshalls pick up Christian Iddons BMW
….. the bike slid outfield picking up lots of turf on its way

Jason O'Halloran and Jenny Tinmouth
Jason O'Halloran who grabbed a third and a second with Jenny Tinmouth in the trade area

Monster energy drink girls
The Monster stand was as popular as ever…

Monster energy drink girl
…not hard to see why!

Leon Haslam and James Ellison
Leon Hallam, who set the fastest ever lap of Cadwell to claim pole, James Ellison…

John Hopkins
and John Hopkins amongst others signed an awful lot of autographs


British Superbikes Snetterton. 10 July 2016

First time at Snetterton for many years and I was greatly impressed with the whole layout and facilities. In particular the MCE BSB Victory Circle was a brilliant idea allowing fans to witness post race interviews of the riders by Matt Roberts, James Haydon and Jamie Whitam. Hopefully this will become a regular BSB feature.

snetterton BSB grid
The BSB grid is always a busy place

Laverty Tyco BMW
Michael Laverty showing no nerves

Shane shakey Byrne grid interview
Shakey Byrne gives James Haydon his thoughts for the race

laverty Tyco BMW
Michael Laverty on the Tyco BMW gets ready for the race

Shane Byrne Be Wiser Ducati
A last minute adjustment on the beautifully turned out Be Wiser Ducati

Leon Haslam Kawasaki
Leon Haslam at the ready.

Dan Linfoot
Dan Linfoot gets all the information he needs

Matt Roberts interviews young rider
They just seem to get younger and younger!

Honda RC213V-S
On display outside Honda hospitality the highly desirable Honda RC213V-S