Owner: Tim Lynch, 51, Plymouth
Why this bike? I actually bought this as a box of bits. I just wanted the tank for another bike, and I didn’t know what to do with, so I built this bike to do one mile sprints on. But now I ride it on the road as well.
Modifications: It took me six months to build about 15 years ago and it has been through different stages of modifications. It is on to its fourth engine. It used to be a four stroke 500, but I have bored and stroked it, so it’s a 600.
Favourite thing: It has surprised a lot of people on Japanese bikes that think its not going to be very fast, but its 45bhp and will do a quarter mile in 13.8 seconds, which isn’t amazingly fast, but is fast enough to surprise a lot of people.
The competition: More than 450 bikes were entered in to the 2009 Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash contest.
The final 12 bikes, which are featured in Carole Nash’s 2010 calendar and are on show at the Britain’s got biking talent stand at the NEC Bike Show (location 2B15) this week, were chosen by MCN readers.
A JPS Norton NRS500 replica was chosen as winner of the competition.
For your free calendar featuring all 12 finalists visit the Carole Nash stand (location 2C20) at the NEC Show.
If you can’t make it to the show, but would still like a calendar log on to http://www.carolenash.com/biketalent_cal.asp to order one at a small cost.