Thursday, 21 March 2013

EVEN FASTER SAM


 
Behind every fast rider you will find skilled people building engines, fabricating parts and setting up the chassis, behind York's Sam Matthewman there is.....Sam. Invariably the class winner and often FTD at most hillclimb events, more development has gone into the old TL this winter to make it even quicker. Severe weight loss, bigger bore motor, new exhaust, new rear suspension, new bodywork the list goes on and everything done in house. Bike hillclimbing used to be mainly for the more nimble Supermotos, no way could you be competitive on a big sports bike on the narrow twisty roads but more than anyone Sam has changed all that.


He also has huge balls...

* Yorkshire Hillclimb championship kicks off at Olivers Mount Festival of Speed 4th and 5th May.

5 comments:

StreetKORE said...

Yeah, That's freak'n quick. I ran across a build thread on this bike some time ago when he was working out the supercharger. Me being a modified TL fan, he became one of my heros, lol. Good luck to him this season. And more videos please.

Pete Stansfield said...

Look on Youtube for username "TL1000sam"

Spindle Hindle said...

very cool

Albert Crackleport said...

Hill climb picture - Wiscombe ?? Glad you're back doing the blog Pete, cause I regularly stop by. Albert Crackleport - (Ian - o/all Hill Climb Champ 1982...)

Pete Stansfield said...

Enjoy your Vintifakering too Albert/Ian, didnt realise you were an ex hillclimber. Got any photos ?