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February 10, 2014

Weaving brings more youthful talent to the XpressCoffee stable

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Jordan Weaving, the 16 year old Motul Motostar championship contender, is the latest addition to the XpressCoffee “Fuelled By” stable of riders for 2014. The Gloucestershire resident was born in South Africa but holds dual nationality and is a rising star in the junior racing class; after gaining two race wins last season, his maiden victory came at Knockhill on his first appearance on his KTM Moto3 machine after switching from Honda 125cc power and backed that up with a thrilling victory at Donington Park after a fantastic last lap dice.

XpressCoffee is the coffee brand of choice for many MCE British Superbike and support class teams and riders and the Milton Keyenes based company has been looking for a promising young rider to add to its growing stable and build a long-term relationship with. Chris Palmer of XpressCoffee explained why they chose Jordan, “We’ve kept an eye on Jordan for a while now after being introduced by a mutual friend earlier last season. We were impressed not only with his approach to racing but the manner in which he conducted himself around the paddock, that was very important to us in choosing a young ambassador for our brand in the Motostar class. Jordan’s performances on track last year underlined his potential and XpressCoffee are proud to work with him and his family towards greater success in 2014 and beyond.

Colin Weaving, Jordan’s father said “Jordan and the whole family are proud to be chosen to join the “Fuelled By XpressCoffee” stable of teams and riders, we’re certainly in very good company that has a mass of race experience. Chris’s hands-on approach to looking after his sponsored riders and the faith he’s already shown in Jordan is great bonus to us and something we’ll be looking to repay at the earliest opportunity. The fact that we’re already looking to make this a long term relationship speaks volumes for Chris and what he’s trying to achieve in the paddock.”

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November 25, 2013

Fuelled by XpressCoffee

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Ten things to see at Motorcycle Live 2013

Not only is Motorcycle Live the first opportunity for you to cast your eyes on manufacturers’ offerings for 2014, it also gives you chance to rub shoulders with your racing heroes, purchase all a biker needs at those end of season show prices and in all, have a good day out.

After two days at the show, we’ve compiled a list of ten must see things if you’re heading to the show, which doesn’t finish until Sunday so there’s plenty of time! We’ve tried to be a little different in including a couple of alternative things to do and our ten suggestions could easily fit in with the rest of your day.

Behind Bars

Already advertised as a highlight of the show, the “Behind Bars” movie delves into the lives of eight professional motorcycle racers from a spectrum of championships and types of racing.  The film shows it how it is, how the life of a racer is hard work and no corners are cut. A genuine insight into the lives of Scott Redding, Cal Crutchlow, Tom Sykes, Alex Lowes, Shane Byrne, John McGuinness, Tommy Searle and Tai Woffinden, Behind Bars is a must-see if you’re visiting the show.

There are multiple showings each day at the cinema found in Hall 4.

Suzuki 50 years in the UK Celebration Stand

Suzuki

Suzuki take up quite a bit of space at this year’s Motorcycle Live and we certainly aren’t complaining. They’re treating fans to the sights and sounds of five classic Suzuki’s from the last half century, as they start up machines such as Barry Sheene’s 1975 RG500, Kevin Schwantz’s RGV500, the TR50 ridden by Dick Sullivan and Dave Goddard and John Reynold’s BSB title winning GSX-R1000 K4. Even if you don’t make it to the stand in time to hear the bikes started up, it’s worth a visit just to take in the beauty of some of motorcycle racing’s finest history. Did we mention there’s free tea and coffee at Suzuki?

WK Bikes

If like us, you’ve already managed to catch a glimpse of the 2014 model ranges and fancy something a little different why not head over to the WK Bikes stand? A lot of people might scoff at the thought of a Chinese import but they’re actually quite stylish and when you look at the price tags you have to think twice. Take their 650i, for just £4199 you get an awful lot of bike for your money and that price simply trounces their more traditional competitors. Worried about reliability? They also offer a two year parts and labour warranty… Of course, you probably won’t believe us – so go have a look for yourself and make your own mind up.

Bennetts R1

Bennetts R1

We know we talk about the Bennetts R1 quite a lot, but we’re often told by people they didn’t realise what a work of art it is until they got up close. The intricate carbon paintwork by Altamura concept is a hit with all, so go check it out at the Dunlop stand!

The Year of the Nakeds

As you’ll probably know, naked bikes are in for 2014 with KTM, Kawasaki, BMW and Ducati having all released high-power naked machines in their 2014 model range. Each man has a different opinion on which is the best, so we implore you to go and check them out for yourself. Looks wise, we think it’s between the Ducati Monster 1200 S and BMW’s S 1000 R but the sheer insanity of the 180bhp KTM Superduke 1290 R and innovative design of Kawasaki’s Z1000 throw the situation somewhat…

TT Paddock Experience

Make sure you take a visit over to the Isle of Man TT stand, housed within the Isle of Man TT Paddock Experience marquee. Not only can you get your hands on some brilliant TT merchandise but you can also take a look at some of the incredible machines to take on the Isle of Man TT over the years. The TT trophies are also there for you to get a pic with and don’t forget to check out the Classic TT stand too!

Honda Racing Café

Honda Racing Café

It’s worth checking out the Honda stand, complete with “Honda Racing Café” in association with Xpress Coffee. Sip a coffee in style alongside your Honda racing heroes overlooking incredible race machinery such as Marc Marquez’ Grand Prix championship winning RC213V and the winning Fireblades of John McGuinness and Alex Lowes.

Crank’d

The side shows at Motorcycle Live have always been fantastic and with them being free for the last few years, this makes them even better. This year at Motorcycle Live you can witness the live action show which is Crank’d. Taking homegrown superstars from BMX, Mountain Bikes Trails, Motorcycle Trials and road bike stunt riding and chucks them onto a bespoke indoor playground comprising of dirt ramps, jump boxes, high jumps and flatland sections. It’s certainly action packed and there are a number of shows throughout the day so make sure you get to one!

Blackhorse Stage

It’s always worth checking out what’s on at the main stage when at Motorcycle Live, if not for anything else but the pure hilarity that is James Whitham. Throughout the week you can catch the likes of Whitham, Parrish, Moody and Ryder interviewing racing stars, dragging punters on stage for game shows and much more. If you can get sat down it’s a great way to rest your legs after a long walk around the stands.

Ducati Panigale 1199 Superleggera

Ducati Panigale 1199 Superleggera

If you’re into beautiful looking motorbikes, the 1199 Superleggera is a must see. Chances are, it could be your only chance to catch a glimpse of one of the most stylish bikes ever produced and they’ve even got one stripped down purely for you to gawp at. Yes, it’ll depress you that you’ll probably never get your hands on one and yes the price tag is perhaps a bit excessive not to mention the limited production run, but you just have to treat your eyes for a couple of minutes. It’s really worth it, we promise.

Motorcycle Live runs at the NEC Birmingham until Sunday 1st December with tickets available on the door.

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October 21, 2013

Latest from the Honda Newsroom

Filed under: Coffee Machine Articles — auctiondesigns @ 12:59 pm

The Samsung Honda team is celebrating its fourth British Superbike Championship title after Alex Lowes defeated Shane Byrne in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch to become BSB champion for the first time.

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