Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Motorcycle racing is worth almost £28m to the Manx economy, government says

Motorcycle racing is worth almost £28m to the Manx economy, government says

Motorcycle racing is worth almost £28m to the Manx economy, the government said today.

The results from visitor surveys undertaken by Isle of Man based Research Offshore for this year’s TT Races and Festival of Motorcycling (which includes the Manx Grand Prix) have shown significant growth in the number of visitors to the Isle of Man and the economic contribution that both events make.

The Department of Economic Development introduced a new marketing strategy for the events in 2011 with funding from the government’s Marketing Initiatives Fund.

This new marketing approach coincided with the launch of the Classic TT Races and the evolution of the Manx Grand Prix Festival into the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

This year’s TT Races attracted more than 42,000 visitors while the Festival of Motorcycling attracted more than 15,000 visitors.

The DED says this represents visitor growth of more than 42 per cent over a six-year period, the majority of which has occurred since the introduction of the new marketing strategy in 2011.

The two events combined generated £27.8m for the Manx economy in 2015, which is an increase of £11.9m from a 2009 Treasury survey figure, an increase averaging 12 per cent per year.

The benefit to the taxman has also risen sharply during this period increasing from just over £3m in 2009 to £5m a year by 2015, giving average annual growth of 11 per cent.

The surveys also showed that more than 30 per cent of the visitors in 2015 were attending one of the events for the first time, which represents almost 15,000 new visitors to the Isle of Man this year alone.

The department says it will shortly start looking for an independent promoter to further develop the commercial and marketing programme for the TT and Classic TT, and to ensure these opportunities for further benefits to the Manx economy and taxpayer are realised.

David Cretney MLC, the politician responsible for motor sport said:

‘The results outlined in the recent TT and Festival of Motorcycling surveys demonstrate just how effective our marketing approach to both events has been in recent years.

‘The TT continues to enjoy year on year growth in all measureable areas, whilst the introduction of the Classic TT and the formation of the Festival of Motorcycling has delivered sharp increases in visitor numbers and spend in a very short period of time.

‘The department will have spent £4.6m by year end delivering these two events for 2015. With commercial income streams for both events rising sharply to over £2.4m for 2015 and with the benefit to the exchequer of £5m, we are delivering almost £3m worth of net receipts back to Treasury while at the same time generating almost £28m for the Manx economy on an annual basis.’

Source: Motorcycle racing is worth almost £28m to the Manx economy, government says

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For Sale : Honda CBF600S

For Sale : Honda CBF600S

Bike Make : Honda

Bike Model : CBF600S – Half faired ‘S’ model

Year :


Price :


Mileage :

30,000 miles

Colour :

Pearl Sienna Red bodywork, recently professionally re-spayed.

Front forks; Footrests; and rear swing arm powder coated satin black.

Extras :

Comes with; Givi touring screen; Givi Top-box mount (box not included); R&G Crash bungs, R&G Swing-arm bobbins, Oxford heated grips, SW-Mototech Bar risers +30mm/back 22mm, and Rear Hugger / front fender extender.

Overall Bike Condition :

Bike in top condition following a recent tidy up during the summer.

Tyre/Chain/Sprocket Condition :

Tyres: Michelin Road 4 – 75% / Chain: replaced @27,000miles 75% / Sprocket: new Gen. Honda

Service History/Receipts/Recent Service work :

Carried out my own servicing work / Receipts and Excel log of all items bought for bike during my ownership.

Recently serviced @29739 miles, Oil, Filter, plugs, air filter, Coolant, brake fluid. Front forks rebuilt with genuine parts by Honda Waterford. New EBC rear disc / new front and back brake pads. Rear caliper reconditioned.

Non Restricted/Shop Restricted/Factory Restricted : Not restricted

Bike Location : Dungarvan, Co.Waterford

Irish/English Registered : Irish registered from new.

Any Other Relevant Info :

Reluctant sale of my CBF. I have moved to Dublin and have no place to keep it stored indoors up here. It has been an excellent reliable bike, suitable for anyone looking at getting a full cat. ‘A’ licence. Or as a tourer / commuter. Bike is 599cc/75BHP (55Kw)/180Kg. Bike has many extras, wants for nothing.

Price: €3350 o.n.o

Contact details:

Contact Tom @ 0879904545 weekdays 6pm – 10pm. Genuine callers only, no texts or private numbers please,

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Source: For Sale : Honda CBF600S

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Derstrict my Suzuki AN125

Derstrict my Suzuki AN125

Hi my name is David..I went yesterday to look at two Suzuki AN125s a 2008 and 2011 model, the 2011 model was a bit sluggish and slow compared to the 2008, is it possible that its restricted? And if so does anyone have any info on derestricting it? also I drove both bikes within a half an hour of each other and the 2008 was definitely faster than the 2011

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Where to get Ohlins fork leg in Ireland ?

Where to get Ohlins fork leg in Ireland ?

Long story short, pinch bolts over tightened on the left hand fork leg (stanchion).

Big fuck off crack on it now, only spotted it while giving the bike clean. Spoke to K-tech in UK they can sort it. But time will be the issue. Anywhere in this country where I can get it sorted ?

Source: Where to get Ohlins fork leg in Ireland ?

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Trick or treater repellent

Trick or treater repellent

This should keep the little fuckers away

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For Sale : 2 sports leather jackets for sale. Dainese and Richa.

For Sale : 2 sports leather jackets for sale. Dainese and Richa.

Hi lads. I’ve two sports leather jackets for sale. Dainese is size 52. Richa is 54 or 44(UK).

The Dainese one is 5 yr old but very little use as have been racing with full leathers and sold road bike. Its red/black/white. It has no damage. Cost 350 euro. Selling for 120 euro.

The Richa one is about 5 yr old. Has scuff to arm and shoulder from a low speed fall. Didnt even go through colour. Its red/black/white. Selling for 80 euro. I cant upload pics to this sight. Dont know why. Can email pics or watsapp/viber pics if wanted. Im located in Maynooth. Call 087one3one87one0.



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Source: For Sale : 2 sports leather jackets for sale. Dainese and Richa.

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Helmet painting

Helmet painting

Anyone ever painted their bike helmet?

I have 1 hear that i don’t like the colour of. Its a dark silver. Very plain and boring. Ive been toying with the idea of getting the colour changed and ive whittled it down to 2 options

Im fairly handy with a tin of spray so i could do it myself. Im fancying a plastidip paint.matt black colour with a yellow wasp sticker either side of it. Cost works out about €20

2nd option is send it to a pro for a painting. Glossy black with a few small yellow details. Costing an estimated €100-120.

I reckon ill do it myself so trying to find out if any of ye have done similar

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Wanted : Looking for a rd350 ypvs any cond

Wanted : Looking for a rd350 ypvs any cond

Looking for a rd 350 any condition prefer non flairing model

Source: Wanted : Looking for a rd350 ypvs any cond