Have you won our £20k Garage competition?
Hundreds of people have entered our MCN Fantasy Garage competition to win a Hein Gericke HGR Racing one-piece suit, and it’s taken our judges until now to sift through all of the entries.
You were asked to spend a virtual £20,000 on your dream garage from the adverts placed on our Bikes For Sale section, and the responses were many and varied. The MCN team got into the spirit of things, and you can read what we’d have bought with the money, here.
But there can only be one winner, and his name is Simon Lock from Altrincham in Cheshire. He managed to find seven bikes and still come in almost £1000 under budget, and our judges felt the bikes he chose represented some of the highpoints in motorcycling.
Here’s his garage, with his own explanations for choosing each bike:
Yamaha RD500LC (£2995) I would have one of these because the power band on a 500 V4 two stroke is incredible. This bike is a piece of racing history and the engine characteristics are unique. Riding one of these shows you truly how good people like Mick Doohan were at racing motorcycles. I would have to have one now that the two-strokes have left GPs. When it revs up, everyone turns their heads.
Ducati 916 Biposto (£4495) In my opinion it was the first bike to have true sex appeal. A stunning bike in every respect and beautiful in red. There had to be a V-twin 1000 in the garage just purely for the gorgeous exhaust note they create and the Ducati 916 is definitely the best looking. The centrepiece of the garage. You can have a fantasy garage without a Ducati.
Honda VFR400 NC30 (£2099) The amount of revs you have on a 400 is incredible. They handle very nicely because they are light but give a good bit of power from a little V4 engine. A lot of fun. Everyone needs a small four-stroke in the garage to play with, and they’re very good bikes for trackdays.
Honda CBR600 (£3995) One of the best selling bikes of recent years and for very good reasons. The best of the 600’s and I would have to have a supersports bike.
Aprilia RS125 (£1495) Just in case one of my mates or girlfriend wanted to learn how to ride. A good learner bike, stylish, fantastic for traffic jumping and good to thrash around because you can use all the power it gives out. Not too sluggish if derestricted.
Suzuki GSX-R750 (£2995) I needed a 750 to round off the four-stroke collection and it was between the Suzuki and Kawasaki. The GSX-R won and could be used as a track bike as well.
Yamaha RD350YPVS (£999) Legendary two-stroke from the eighties and I know my mum would like one. My dad rates them quite highly as well, and it would remind me of a capacity that the world has forgotten about.
The total: £19073. Simon says that the leftover money would be spent on after-market parts or some new leathers. And his Hein Gericke suit means that part of his fantasy has come true.
Keep checking the site for more competitions and fantastic prizes. And our new Bikes for Sale section means finding your next bike is quicker and easier than ever.