Test ride the latest sports bikes on track with Focused Events

By James Keen -


 25 February 2010 12:02

Track day organiser Focused Events have launched a track day demo-ride scheme where you can ride the latest Supersport machines at a circuit of your choice.

Riders can choose from the Ducati 848, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600 or Yamaha R6 at top circuits across the UK and Europe. Ducati and Kawasaki also offer a full refund of the track-day bike-hire costs for all riders who go on to buy a 2010 supersport bike from them, for a limited time. 

The bikes will be fitted with race-day bodywork and high performance rubber, but everything else is stock so they'll retain their original characteristics for riders wishing to ‘ride before they buy’. Riders can even choose to try two machines head-to-head.

The choice of tracks includes: Brands Hatch (London and South), Oulton Park (North West), Silverstone (Central), Knockhill (Scotland), Cadwell Park (North East), Snetterton (East Anglia), Anglesey (N Wales), Pembrey (S Wales), Mallory (Midlands) and Rockingham (Midlands).

The price for the bike-hire is £245 (Ducati 898 - £275) plus the circuit specific trackday cost (with prices as low £59 in off-season) and includes petrol, tyres and regular inspection by mechanics during the day. To test ride two machines back-to-back it costs an extra £45.

Focused Events owner, Kevin Healy said, “We’ve been working hard to get this idea off the ground as we always believed it was a win-win situation for everyone; for riders the opportunity to try all the main Supersports bikes on track, for manufacturers and dealers the Ultimate Demo scheme and for us to be able to offer something very different for existing and future customers."

For more information on trackdays and bike-hire, Focused Events are available on 0845 0267272 or info@focusedevents.com. For full event and circuit details see www.focusedevents.com.