Rally ace inspires chopper

Published: 21 September 2009

This Suburu-inspired chopper was unveiled at the Goodwood Revival as a tribute to rally-ace Richard Burns.

It has been created by Brit-based Ironside Choppers and will be auctioned off to raise money for the foundation established in memory of the late World Rally Champion.

The paint for its distinctive Subaru livery was created especially by Oxfordshire-based Prodrive –the company that used to prepare Burn’s cars.

It was autographed by many of the racing legends at Goodwood, along with Burn’s father Alex, and has a list of his racing achievements inscribed on the body work.

It took Ironside more than 100 hours to build, and specs are to be released prior to the bike going for auction at the Stafford Show in October.

Peter Martin, administrator of the Richard Burns Foundation, said: “What has been interesting is that lot of people who knew Burns and have seen the bike have been telling stories about his bike days, and how much he would have loved this bike.

“He is probably looking down on us quite envious and disappointed that he never got to ride it.”