What A Week…and its only Tuesday!

Well its only Tuesday and the workshop is busy busy!

We have a Kawasaki ZX6 in for a pair of new tyres, A Ducati S4RS in for a service and a rear shock rebuild as well as a Ducati 996 which is in for a big service before a trip abroad: new chain and sprockets, belts and the works!

We’ve also collected a very nice Ducati 748 which will be prepared and hopefully available in our showroom by the weekend…keep an eye on our Bikes For Sale page for details…she’s a beauty inside and out!


Lets Make The Most of Summer!

Summer seems to be well on the way out as temperature have dropped off this week but lets make the most of whats left of summer!

We’re very much looking forward to Cadwell Park this Bank Holiday weekend and we’re lucky enough to be going to Silverstone next weekend for the British round of the MotoGP. Word has it that this will be the last year we’ll see MotoGP coming to Silverstone with next years host still to be decided….personally I think it would be great to see it come back to Doddington Park but we’ll have to wait and see.

Despite many people being on their summer holidays the workshop here has been really busy this week.  We’ve got a Moto Guzzi on the bench today, Christian’s Ducati 999s is in for a pair of new tyres, Sarah has picked up her beloved Monster following an MOT and there’s a queue of bikes forming in the yard – looks like next week’s going to be busy guys!

British Super Bikes Comes to Cadwell Park!


Cadwell Park BSB 2014

BSB at Cadwell Park – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014


So the weekend has finally arrived at long last and the party is well underway at Cadwell Park.  We were hoping to stay the weekend but commitments won’t allow however tickets for Monday have arrived via Special Delivery Whoop Whoop! – lets hope the weather isn’t too bad 🙁

Hope to see you all on Monday!

What a weekend!

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Cadwell Park 80th Anniversary – A Beautiful Track









What a weekend!

Adam had a great time at Cadwell Park on Friday for the Classic Bike Burn-Up Track Day – the first time the 851 has been on track and she did a grand job, didn’t miss a beat!

Sunday’s events were equally as entertaining with beautiful weather that really made some beautiful motorcycles and cars shine in all their glory…many thanks to Classic Bike Track Days and Cadwell Park for their efforts.


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Track Day: Only 3 More Sleeps!

Adam’s Ducati 851










Adam’s 1991 Ducati 851 is prep’d and ready for this Friday’s Classic Bike Burn-Up Track Day (1st August) which is just the start of Cadwell Park’s 80th Anniversary weekend celebrations.

This fine machine has received some serious TLC with a new chain and sprockets, new timing belts, brakes stripped & cleaned, and full suspension set up….and doesn’t she look lovely!

V Duo will be at Cadwell Park on both the Friday and the Sunday so we hope to see you there!

Classic Bike Burn-Up – Cadwell Park: 1st August

Classic Bike Track Days

Classic Bike Track Days






The Classic Bike Burn-Up was literally a roaring success at Cadwell Park in 2013, so Classic Bike Track Days are doing it all again in 2014 – but this time it’s bigger and better and with the PS trackday on Saturday it promises to be one of the largest classic bike rider events of the year!

This year’s Burn-Up will be held on Friday 1st August 2014 and will kick off Cadwell Park’s 80th Anniversary weekend celebrations with an awesome 3 days of motorcycling, featuring no less than 11 hours on track from 9am until 8pm!

Go to http://www.classicbiketrackdays.com/events for further details.


In Stock: Norton Commando 961 SE

Norton Commando 961SE-Tank

Receive admiring looks on this  Norton 961 SE









A modern bike with classic Norton design hand built in the UK.  This was one of the last SE built by Norton and consequently has had all the recent upgrades such as gear change linkage. Only 200 were built and should prove to be the best investment of all the 961 range, complete with full Ohlins suspension and carbon fibre wheels, chain guard and rear tail tidy. It further benefits from brand new sports exhaust pipes plus the standard pipes are included with the bike.


  • 2013/13 Registration
  • 570 Miles
  • Limited Edition
  • Service History
  • Best of the 961 Range
  • Full Ohlins Suspension
  • Carbon Fibre Wheels
  • Chain Guard
  • Rear Tail Tidy
  • Sports Exhaust
  • Standard Pipes Included
  • As New Condition
  • £15,995

New Stock Has Arrived!

We’ve increased in numbers with the addition of some really lovely pre-owned motorcycles in the showroom.  They’re all polished, ready and waiting to be taken home by new owners!  Details of these bikes and all of our available stock is listed on our ‘ Bikes For Sale’ page.

New stock includes:

Ducati 1100 Monster

Ducati 1100 Monster








Suzuki GSX-R1100 WR

Suzuki GSX-R1100WR










Ducati 851

Ducati 851









Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss Limited Edition

Ducati 1098R-Bayliss LE









We’ve also just taken in a Honda CB1000F on an 06 plate and an MV Agusta Brutale on a 55 plate.  Both bikes need preparing for the showroom but will hopefully be added next week….so keep checking our website for details!

Ride Out: Matlock Bath

Sunday 29 June

Join us for a nice steady run to Matlock Bath in Derbyshire on Sunday 29 June. Please meet fuelled and ready to go at the Cafe at 9am.  The Cafe will be open for breakfast and refreshments prior to departure. The route map will be added closer to the time.

Please express your interest via email to either sim@cafeportico.com or vduoadam@hotmail.co.uk

For additional details please don’t hesitate to contact either Sim: 07956 653156 or Adam: 01522 527848/07977 521115

Matlock Bath Cafe Portico

Ride Out: Spring Cup TT Warm up at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

13th April – Meeting from 7:00am at Cafe Portico, departing 8:00am prompt

First ride out of the season in conjunction with Cafe Portico. Route map will be posted within the next few days. If you are coming along please make sure that you arrive fully fueled and ready to go as we will not be able to wait. We will be heading to Oliver’s Mount to spend the day watching the first road racing meet of the season after which you can make your own way home or join the group for the ride back to Lincoln. Entry to Oliver’s Mount for this event is £20.

With the top riders desperate to try out their new bikes, and others needing signatures for their mountain course licences, to enable them to compete in the Isle of Man, the first “Real Road Race” of the season promises to produce some excellent racing.

William Dunlop and Guy Martin out on the latest Tyco Suzuki’s, Conor Cummings making a welcome return to the Mount, and Ryan Farquhar coming out of retirement to prepare for his TT come back, all in all this meeting should produce racing equally as good as the 2013 Gold Cup.

The up and coming riders are all entered, including James Cowton, Dean Harrison, Ivan Lintin, Phil Harvey, Daley Mathison, Dan Frear and James Neesom, plus a couple of the older riders, Davy Morgan from Ireland and Paul Owen from Wales, plus Mick and Mark Goodings from Doncaster.

With this tremendous entry, and another week to go before entries close the meeting looks like being another great success for the Auto 66 Racing.

Please express your interest via email to either sim@cafeportico.com or vduoadam@hotmail.co.uk

For additional details please don’t hesitate to contact either Sim: 07956653156 or Adam: 01522 527848