My Current Bikes

Honda CB1100R (D) 1983
KTM450 EXC 2003
Kawasaki KE175B3 1977
Ducati Multistrada 1200


My past Bikes

In order of ownership (approx)

Puch Grand Prix JPS
Suzuki AP50 Mk1
Yamaha RS125DX
Honda MTX125R
Yamaha RD350LC (x3)
Honda MTX200R
Kawasaki KH250
Kawasaki KDX200 (x2)
GSXR750 (G) (slabside)
GSXR1100 (M)
CBR900R Fireblade (Urban Tiger)
Kawasaki H2
Honda 400/4
Ducati Multistrada 1200
Kawasaki KE125 x 2


Current Project

The KE175 before restoration
At last it's finished, after many months of hard work and a couple of 'why did I start this' moments its done - phew!

Do you have a classic Japanese motorcyle?1972 Kawasaki H2

I'm not a motorcycle dealer or anything like that. I'm just a keen amateur working with very limited resources, so sadly I can only buy motorcycles for cash as funds allow. However feel free to ask me if you have something getting under your feet that you want rid of, I might just know someone who wants it.

If you are reading this and have some classic Japanese bike spares laying on a shelf or cluttering up the garage or shed please don't bin them, they are getting harder and harder to find. That old Jap bike hidden up the corner, or in boxes around the house, might just be salvageable and I'll willingly come and get stuff to save the scrap man melting it down.

Me, my brother Chris and a good mate called Matt spend as much time as the families allow either riding, going to motorcycle events or tinkering with one bike or another. We are always happy to meet new people and often get contacted by people sharing a similar interest in classic Japanese motorcycles. If you're interested give us a shout, we may be passing on our travels.

Trail Riding

Bournie makes a splash

We've done quite a bit of trail riding, mostly in Wales with Big Pete, Andy and the boys from the Worcester TRF. It's been fun over the years and we've met some great people.

Road Trips

All the way to France and he fell off!

Over the years we done a few road trips including a trip to the Moto GP in Le Mans. We've also been to the Nurburgring which was truly awesome ... you think you're quick until you get there!
Fixing Stuff

Some new running gear for the CB900F

Matt's CB900F was in a bit of state when he got it and you'll see that we spent ages rebuilding it. Why not take a look on his website, he hasn't just stopped at the engine!

Honda CB1100R & CB900F

2009 Stafford Show

I've always wanted a CB1100R, ever since pressing my nose up against the window of Devimead in Tamworth and seeing one. My humble steed that day was an AP50 and I swore one day I'd buy myself the big Honda.

Having saved for a long while I found this D model for sale and have spent a little time gently restoring it to it's former glory. It recently won a highly commended at the Stafford Show, much to my amazement - I thought I'd only put it on the owners club stand to make up the numbers. Thanks to Matt for the help, RS Paint for matching up the swinging arm paint and providing a can, and Motopaint for the superb job he did with the engine casings.

The CB1100R owners club is a useful source of information if you are interested in the model, if you already have one why not come along to a meeting or join us for the European Rally in Holland this June. If you have a Honda CB900F or CB750F and want some help or contact with others who have one why don't you have a look at Matts website.