Foggy dressed in Dainise Red Ducati leathers and Whitham in White/black road race leathers put in a fair few test ride laps on Ade's works Honda 450 (Foggy) and Boastie's 450 Suzuki (Whitham) and showed some pace - Foggy pulling harder and faster out of the turns and Whitham sliding nicely and somewhat stylishly into turn one of our secret test track (Coventry speedway).
As a side note , I was there to get some laps in on my Norton after my broken collar bones - and that was a sucsess (after i drained the flooded sump of oil !) as i found the bike fast enough to keep with the 450's and handling was great (now iv'e changed the bent shocks ) and i felt able to hit the apexes at will and wheelie at will too ! - somethings the Harley won't do - on a short track .
So - i'm looking forwards to racing her at the next speedway track race - hell it even comes off the line fast - if you can keep the front wheel down ! Of course as is usual on a vintage bike something went wrong - i pulled off with a misfire and found the brand new motorsport spec on/off switch had vibed apart ! (£30 wasted !). Still i guess i'll have to hard wire the loom past that and just use the kill switch .