Every month when bike of the month looms we normally always have a debate about which bike we are going to choose. Sometimes the discussion goes back and forth for days. July and August have been no ordinary months for OSS with 3 events over the space of 4 weeks. Fortunately for us, this month required no debate and bike of the month just chose itself. In July we attended the Practical classic track day event at Cadwell Park. At the end of the Saturday track sessions Practical Sportsbike Magazine judged their favourite bikes of the weekend. While two OSS … Continue reading
It’s fair to say that most of us are either knocking on the door of middle age or older. When you consider the bikes we covet are 30 years old, that makes sense. So what possesses a guy, still in his 20’s, to build a 300BHP monster turbo bike based around GSXR slingshot? More to the point what possesses him to then race it on Pendine sands and compete in the international speed wheelie championships? In truth, I don’t know the answer, but whatever he’s on, I would like some too. I have been nagging him for some months to … Continue reading
Check out the crowd at today’s oldskoolsuzuki.info event. Official stats to follow but for now, here are some photos of a most excellent day. More photos and tales of truths HERE
On Sunday the 31st July a selection of fine motorcycles will test their metal against the rolling road at RTR Motorcycles in Nottingham . Things you need to know….. The day is almost at full capacity with pre-booked runs. There is still space for a couple of late comers but we can only guarantee spots for those who’ve already got their names down. Dyno sessions will be 20-25 minutes for just £25 Each dyno run will come with a full print out as well as on hand advice from RTR’s proprietor There will be tea and biscuits. Maybe even chocolate ones. Stickers will be … Continue reading
I have been to many oldskoolsuzuki social events where an assortment of fine OSS machinery sits in the pub car park for the weekend while the owners exchange stories at the bar. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I like the bar as much as the next guy but I have to say, there is no substitute for seeing these machines in action. For this reason we announced early in the year that all future OSS real world meetings would centre around bike centric events. To coincide with the anniversary of the relaunched site we arranged for a … Continue reading
Here at oldskoolsuzuki.info we are united by our love of these 80’s and 90’s bronto-bikes. The project section is our busiest forum section and it has supplied us with an amazing variety of very special BOTM builds. This month’s bike of the Month winner comes to us from the OSS trick frame department and it is fair to say that it is a truly exceptional example. When you follow a build like this you are immediately struck, or more accurately you are immediately dumbstruck, by the level of thought and absolute dedication to quality that has gone into every component. … Continue reading
The weekend of the 8th ,9th and 10th of July will mark 1 year of the new site being up and running. We will be marking that event at Cadwell Park with a gathering and participation in the Classic Bike Track day. There are some important things to remember for the weekend and with less than a week to go there’s just time to give everyone a poke and say “get your shit together dude it’s next weekend!” Riders So if you are on track you don’t have to worry about camping because it is complimentary but you do need … Continue reading
This time last year we were getting ready to press the go live button on the re-launch of oldskoolsuzuki.info. At the time we were all worried whether it would work and whether anyone would actually turn up. As we approach our 1st birthday we have the benefit of hindsight and fortunately you did turn up. Not only did you turn up but you stuck around and you shared your workshop antics and your crazed shed born master plans with us through nearly 8000 project posts. The projects section remains our busiest section and that confirms that we got the emphasis … Continue reading
Most of us are happy enough with a stroll on the beach and a toe-dip in the sea but MeanBean Rob and his Spondon framed custom build have other salty pleasures in mind when they hit the sand. In case you haven’t already heard this road legal, boosted monster has been officially clocked at an astonishing 178mph during the UK Speed Week held on the legendary Pendine Sands last month. Yes, you read that right. 178mph on sand. To see the pair in action from the riders view, click right here. To congratulate Rob on his the Bike of the Month pace setting winner, click here. We highly recommend you watch the video.
When you’ve got bigger ideas than your budget allows then it’s time you dusted off the golden rules – Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. This month’s winning brute had already seen some upgrades in previous ownership however with careful attention to detail and some inspired thinking, we reckon Sheep has firmly made his mark and still retained a sense of humour. Whether your build began with a standard machine or a ‘project bike’ or if you started from scratch, the tales are familiar to all so why not drop by here to congratulate Sheep on being a Bike of the Month Winner. Click for more details about his EFE.