Saturday, 30 May 2015

Paul Baleta: Update

Our friend and fellow DTRA racer, Paul Baleta is out at the TT ready to practice and race on two bikes, at his debut TT. He's competed in the Manx before, the amateur TT held on the same course, but this is a step up. If you would like to support him with a donation or buy a T-shirt or cap, you can find out more here. G

GM Speedway Restoration

Italian GM-powered racer, from Geoff who previously sent us a photo of his Jawa speedway bike. The Bad Boy Club and Oakley stickers root this in the 90s. Bad Boy Club ironic comeback, anyone?

My ex-Shawn Moran 1990 PJ / GM 
I've just put the period correct stickers on Shooey's old PJ Framed GM so thought I'd send you a photo of it.  
Cheers Geoff

Friday, 29 May 2015

It's back. If you don't know real road racing, as in, racing on closed public roads, you need to take a look. If you do know it, the TT needs no introduction.

Practice starts on Saturday evening with first qualifying sessions on Monday and the opening race, the six-lap Superbike, gets things started in earnest on Saturday 6 June.

Friend of Sideburn, Guy Martin, will be racing in the two Superbike races (ie, Superbike and Senior TT), Superstock and both Supersport 600 races. There's a stack of TV coverage on ITV4, plus live coverage of qualifying and races on Manx TT Radio, which is a brilliant way to soak up the atmosphere (complete with ads for local chip shops and builders' merchants) while you're spannering in the shed/shirking in the hammock/wrestling naked on the hearth rug. MP

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Dirt Quake USA: On the horizon

Dirt Quake USA is coming up fast!
June 20-21
Castle Rock, WA.
For more info, go to our Dirt Quake USA page.

It could not happen without these great supporters.

See See Motorcycles

Icon One Thousand
Moto Factory PDX
Red Clouds Collective
W&W Cycles
Stump Town Coffee
Hop Valley Brewing
Kamp Grizzly

If you like the look of this poster you can buy a high quality version directly from

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

UK C&J Rotax Racer for Sale UPDATE - SOLD

SOLD (to a UK racer.)
One of our friends built this as a spare bike, but has decided to sell it.
Absolutely pukka C and J monoshock chassis with an electric start, late-model 604 Rotax engine for sale.
Alloy tank (not fibreglass)
Nickel plated chassis
Penske shock
Barracuda pipe
Great spec
Ready to race.
Suitable for DTRA rookie, restricted or pro and Thunderbike (you can race two classes on this bike in the DTRA series. Entries are just £65 in total for two classes. For that you get a minimum of six heats, plus two finals if you qualify).

More pictures here

Located in Oxfordshire, UK.

I'd say, don't think about converting it to a road bike, it's too lairy and demands and deserves to be raced. G

Monday, 25 May 2015

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Guy x Sideburn collab shirt

Guy Martin has been a supporter of Sideburn since day one and we're very happy to announce a collaboration T-shirt with him.

The Marting camp specified the T-shirt, a heavyweight, snug-fitting, 100% Combed Cotton Interlock 240g / 7.2oz. Fair Wear Foundation product.

The front has the Chris Watson illustration of Guy on his Pikes Peak class-winning Martek Turbo. On the back is a small Sideburn logo and Guy Martin skull and spanners on the nape of the neck.

Every order for the T-shirt from us also get the front design as a colour vinyl sticker.

£20 plus post. Go to Sideburn webshop.

Stomach-churning (in a good way)

Cameron Airshow 2014 from Aero Media Group on Vimeo.
This is the most nuts video I've seen in ages. It being the Cameron Air Show in Missouri, it is mainly planes, but a bit of motorcycle too.
Stomach-churning in a good way.

Thanks to Roger F for forwarding... G

Friday, 22 May 2015

Redmax Sportster Street Tracker

One of the many neat street tracker built by the Redmaxspeedshop in the UK over the last few years.
Check out the big range of tracker bodywork and parts they have. G