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Just got back from the annual Thundersprint with hundreds of pictures to download :) Here is a taster :)


James Toseland gives Andy Hornsby (editor of American V magazine) some tips on qualifying.



Another tyre gone James?


Phil Read Junior on the fabulous hub centre steered Vyrus set the fastest time of the day (again) this year. Spectacular!
 

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Here are a few of our XR1200 in action. As you can probably tell by the attire, Andy is more used to forward controls and apehangers, but acquitted himself very well (and importantly didn't drop it!). Exhaust sounds glorious, although was completely drowned out by the classic racers on show and taking part in the sprint.
 
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I know the feeling. I was competing in the London City Airport sprint a few years back on a nitroused Busa, and was drowned out noise-wise by a bloody Honda 50 with a megaphone...........
 

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high quality stuff!!!

More, Matt, more! The Vyrus is amazing....I'll bet head-shake is not a problem on it [:)]!

Phil Read, Jr,......growing up in that family he had no choice but to be fast...its in his DNA!
 

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The great thing about having a bike in the competition was access to the infield, which was completely unrestricted, making for some great photo opportunities. A fraction after I took this, Phil's knee hit the straw bale I was sitting on! I thought he had taken my lens with him!



More global warming. This guy (Adam Child from Motocycle News) did an entire lap with the rear wheel doing this!
 

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Rather than keep taking space here, there are loads more pictures of the event on my Flickr page here.

I still have hundreds to process so may get round to all of them by next year!

 

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Is that Scotty with a shave? :D Later,
 

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nice!

Very nice Matt! Keep 'em coming...
 

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I've got a couple more pics of that Norton and the Super rocket behind it, I'll post them up latter..

And that aint me on that Tiger Grub, those leathers are far to clean to be me, and if i sat on one of those you wouldnt be able to see the bike.. :rolleyes:

Some good pics there Matt.
 

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hmmm...

I know they are meant to be ridden but if I owned that old Velocette I believe it'd be under glass somewhere....it's paid it's dues and deserves a rest....too beautiful to get bent....:nono:

Great pics.:clap:
 

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And this guy was shooting the DVD for the event, he seemed to like the Supertrapps, ha also said he could tell it was quick because of the stunning ORANGE colour :devil:

 
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the super rocket is an amazing bike!! besides adrenalins XR this is my favorite of all the ones posted!

and no matter how old something is....use it for what it's built for!
 

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I have eventually managed to get the rest of the photographs uploaded onto my Flickr site from the weekend. You can see the rest of them here (although there are still more to do these are the best ones).



On the exhaust front.....We should have a price sorted out by next week and they will be on the web site as soon as we have it finalised. We have just finished writing mounting instructions etc so it won't be long :)
 
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