Wednesday, 31 March 2010

TGSS Open Day

Top Gear Superstore, suppliers of streetfighter-focussed clothing, helmets, boots and suchlike, are having an open day on Saturday April 10th to coincide with their 2010 Spring Sale at their Bexhill-on-Sea premises.
More details are available here, or take a look at this flyer...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

RASpberry TEChnical?

Although it was in an uunfinished state when we clocked it at FIghterama last November, this trick-framed turbo GSX looks like it'll be a real head turner when it's had the finishing touches completed.

Built by Rastec in Holland, there's already a host of innovative and clever touches...

Thursday, 25 March 2010


Streetfighters issue 195 is currently fighting it's way through the postal system to subscribers, and will be appearing on newsagents' shelves next Thursday.
Containing Scaeffer's stunning B-King (as shown on the cover, smothered by Algina), no less than five trick Suzi oil boilers, a gorgeous cafe racer TL Thou, an old school Swede Honda, a South African big Kat, plus all the usual tech, news, product and project bikes. Oh, and a feature to give you some inspiration in what to do on your 'fighter this summer...

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

John Britten

Astoundingly, it's nearly fifteen years since the world lost John Britten, the Kiwi engineer and innovator, although his legacy continues not just in the legendary race bikes that he built, but in the way that they have influenced race (and road) bike design.
John Britten was an astounding man, and not just in the motorcycles that he built. The video that you can see here shows John at work on his bikes - fascinating footage of a revolutionary thinker at work, and inspiration for anyone who's interested in engineeering, the way he produced the bodywork shapes for example - and is also an insight into what he was capable of making aside from racing bikes.
Crap taste in jumpers though...

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lahi Smoker

Just in time to catch issue 195 still in the newsagents' shelves, here's a little video of Lahi's turbo GSX-R...

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Stamford Stunter

Suzuki-sponsored stunter Mattie Griffin will be displaying his monowheeling and smoke machine abilities at Stamford Superbikes in Peterborough this weekend, the 20th and 21st March.
Ex-BSB and WSB racer and all-round nice bloke John Reynolds will also be in attendance.
Stamford Superbikes are at Aston Buisness Park, Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough, PE2 7BX, 01733 235213.

Demon Dyno

This Saturday, March 20th, see the first dyno day of the year at Demon Tweeks, just outside Wrexham in North Wales.
Dynojet UK will be in attendance with their dyno truck, with runs on the dyno costing just £15, and subsequent advice on the setup of your bike is free!
Naturally, the expansive Tweeks store will also be open, with the day starting at 8.30am and running through to 5.30pm.
More details here

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Nearly there...

SF196 is going through final corections, and Jo should have everything all shiny and nice by the end of play tomorrow, and on the way to the printers. The deadline shenanigans are the reason for a lack of posts here over the last few days, but we should be back in normal fashion now. Well, once we get back from the traditional post-deadline pub visit.
The new issue will be heading out to subscribers in a week's time...

Friday, 12 March 2010

Blast From The Past

While we find it quite astounding that many of our feature bikes seem to disappear off the face of the planet just as soon as we get them featured, there's occasionally a bike that'll crop up, years after it was featured, almost identical in shape and form as it was when it was photographed. This Suzuki appeared in an issue of Streetfighters way back in the early Nineties, complete with a bloke in a Simpson with a feckin' gert big machine gun, an iconic image that was replicated by Antoine Collignon of Artkore for one of his tee shirts (now available from the French magazine Street Monsters).
As per the original feature, the bike still has a double-clubfoot swinging arm in a rigid configuration with a Dymag rear wheel, still has the right-way-up Gixer front end, still has the big bore GSX engine, pro-pipe and nitrous. And best of all, is still seeing use on the public roads. Whoever the owner is, we salute you!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Best advert yet...

And congratulations to Kawasaki Germany for having the balls to make it...

Straightliners 2010, Round 1

This Sunday, the 14th March, sees Round 1 of the Straightliners 2010 championship take place at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. All the usual classes will be run - so that's the 11.10, 10.10 and 9.10 bracket classes, the Ultimate Streetbike classes of Pro, Unlimited, Up-to-1175 and Up-to-750, the premier road-legal class Top Bike, and the slick tyre and wheelie bars class of Comp Bike, plus the various scooter classes and junior class. Essentially, a class whatever bike you ride. Race entry is £35 for Straightliners members and £40 for non-members.
There's a run-what-yer-brung / test day on the Saturday, and overnight camping is available. Bearing in mind that this is one of only two bike-only events at the Pod, it's well worth supporting!
More details on 200mph
The weekend also plays host to the first round of the Straightliners stunt championship - if you've not see the level at which UK stunting has risen to over the last five years or so, it's worth the trip to the Pod for this alone! More behind-the-scenes gossip on stunting here

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Family Ties

One of the great things about working for Streetfighters is watching bikes develop, and of seeing projects come to fruition. And that includes bikes that get built to run on the road, and then modified further until they become a feature bike.
This Honda is a prime example - a CB900 with a water-cooled CBR lump in place, uprated rolling gear and some neat and subtle modifications. We're keeping an eye out for the mods that this bike has for 2010...

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Front Page Freelancer

Regular contributor Yantosh made the front page of his local rag recently when further flurries rendered travel awkward for those on two wheels...

Monday, 8 March 2010


Clocked last year at the Streetfighters Sunday meeting in Prees, this Kawasaki ZRX is quite trick, in a subtle way. Would make for a nice feature if anyone knows it's whereabouts...

Friday, 5 March 2010

Ally Pally Winner

Last weekend's American Motorcycle Dealer World Custom Motorcycle Championship Show (or some such lengthy title) saw Sinister Steve Conway's blinged dragfighter Slabside GSX-R take away the trophy for Best Metric / Streetfighter! This pic wasn't actually taken at Alexandra Palace, but has been chosen to prove a point to the naysayers who claim that the bike doesn't run...

Pics from the Ally Pally Show in the next issue of Streetfighters.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

PJC Power

We just got this in from Mark at PJC Motor Services, with reference to the bike that is the centre spread beast in the new issue:-
"Just a quick update, we got the bike back from Big CC on Saturday with a power output of 284bhp! Sean was impressed with what he could get out of a stock motor and now coupled with the wet weight of the bike of 195kg the bike is now an animal! The owner's words were rolling on in 6th on the motorway was akin to pinning it in 2nd on a litre bike!"
Impressive stuff indeed, more more than a MotoGP bike from an internally stock Busa motor!

Calling London

London Calling.
Tomorrow night - that's Fruday 5th march, sees the Ace Cafe London hold one of its regular streetfighter nights, and now that evenings are beginning to draw out, and the temperature is picking up (there, that's cursed it, freezing fog and snow for tomorrow...) why not make a social trip to The Ace

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

From The Studio

You can see some video of this month's centre spread bike on the Streetfighters TV section of our website here

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Streetfighters #194 on sale now!

With shitloads of great stuff like the PJC/GIA turbo Hayabusa (and Sarah Arnold with no clothes on), plus a gorgeous Yoshimura rep GS1000, turbo Slabside street sleeper, a fightered Benelli TNT from Germany, a genuine in-house build from Bakker, bikes and babes from the LA Calendar show and loads, loads more.

Wonderfulness abounds. Get it bought.