TOP 10 VISITORS' BIKES
A COMPILATION OF OUR FAVOURITE INTERESTING VISITORS
Many weird and wonderful bikes have rolled into the Wemoto car park over the years. And we've had the pleasure of meeting their riders and capturing the bikes as part of our ongoing Interesting Visitors series. Here, we share a some of our favourites.
YAMAHA SR 125
What do you think of this little monster?
STICKERTASTIC SUZUKI DRZ 400
What do you think about the crazy amount of stickers on this bike?
Bought as a Honda DN-01, this motorcycle had been 'triked' by its owner. It's a 700cc trike, with Reliant Robin rear axle and, unusually, it had been converted to disc brakes.
SUZUKI TS 250 M
Made in 1976, this Suzuki had been beautifully restored by its owner of 19 years.
This ex-production racer had been lovingly restored by its owner of 3 years, after being off the road since 1978.
The owner of this 1958 Triton carries laminated spec sheets with him because he gets asked about his bike so much. It has a Norton Commando front end and clutch, BSA gearbox and Triumph engine.
This 600cc ND 99 was built in 1960. It has a Norton Commando brake and a spacer from the owner's very first Norton 88 which he owned in 1965.
CRASH HELMET YAM
We'd never seen anything like it before. What do you think of this Yamaha?
1954 FRANCIS BARNETT
When the owner bought this bike, the only information he had to restore it was an ancient cigarette card with a picture of a Francis Barnett on it! But with some help from FB enthusiasts, he's managed to keep this beautifully rare factory off-road version going.
BIO-DIESEL ROYAL ENFIELD ROBIN
This bike's owner has one of the most interesting back stories we'd ever heard. Riding round the coast on this recycled-chip-oil-powered bike, he was receiving discount fish & chips everywhere he went.
And finally, in homage to one of our favourite customers yet..
This is Dave. He stopped by in 2014 on his Honda CB 250 Nighthawk to get some bits for his bike. Nothing unusual there. But we got chatting and discovered that Dave was 92 years old. He'd had a license since 1947!! and had only been on the road on a motorcycle for 10 years.
That Dave had switched to biking aged 82, and continued to ride 10 years later was inspiring enough. But that wasn't all. Dave told us he rides all year round, isn't afraid of long journeys and does about 20 miles per week on a bicycle as well!
Dave's inspiring story showed us all that it's never too late to take up somthing that you love.
We hope you like our visitors' bikes. If you're ever in the area, pop by with yours. Or if you want to share your bike and your story, send it to email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you.
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