Wryst Timepieces become the Official Timing Partner of Isle of Man TT Races

Wryst Timepieces become the Official Timing Partner of Isle of Man TT Races

The Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development has confirmed an agreement with adrenaline Sport watch brand Wryst to become an official sponsor of the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Wryst Timepieces will be the official timing partner in a two-year deal.
The luxury Swiss Watch manufacturer has an extensive range of Extreme Sport inspired limited edition designer watches that combine ultra resistant performance with perfect craftsmanship and reliability.
The company offers five collections; the ultimate Sport Watch, the Shoreline Gold Watch, the Wryst Automatic, the Airborne Extreme Sports and the Motors Racing Sports collection.

Wryst Timepieces will receive a number of high profile sponsorship benefits and branding rights to promote their association with the world’s leading road race including programme and race guide advertising, trackside branding and a présence on the Isle of Man TT’s official website.

Wryst Timepieces will present the winners of each of the race categories with an exclusive limited edition Wryst Swiss sport Watch. Reinforcing this collaboration the brand is already considering the release of an exclusive watch paying tribute to the Isle of Man TT Race and its incredible history next year.

Wryst Timepieces brand owner and designer Jacques Fournier commented:

“Our collaboration with the legendary and historic Isle of Man TT races is a fantastic opportunity. The partnership is incredibly inspiring and a perfect match. We are thrilled and feel privileged to sponsor the Isle of Man TT event, which fits perfectly with our enthusiastic association with Motorsport. The TT race has a huge deal of history starting early 20th century and this is of course inspiring for our future sports watch design creations.”

David Cretney, Isle of Man Government’s Tourism and Motorsport représentative commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Wryst Timepieces to our growing portfolio of TT Race sponsors and commercial partners.  Our commercial programme continues to go from strength to strength and Wryst’s endorsement by becoming an official partner will also further help us to promote the event to new audiences.”

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Ktm owners…problem with instrumentation….

Ktm owners…problem with instrumentation….

On today’s commute my instrument panel seemed to go a bit haywire a number of times, basically it was going on and off in the same manner as when you first put the key in and turn it. All the dash lights engaged for a second, and the rev counter went over and back all the way, and then it was back to normal.
This happened about 4-5 times in a half hour or so. The bike still had power and drive, so it wasn’t cutting out completely.

Anyone seen this before, any ideas on it? Loose connection maybe?

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Guy Martin takes Superbike double win at Cookstown

Guy Martin takes Superbike double win at Cookstown

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TYCO BMW’S Guy Martin won both Superbike races at the KDM Cookstown 100 road races on Saturday.

Martin won the non-championship Superbike race from Michael Dunlop who finished just one hundredth of a second behind the Lincolnshire rider. Derek Sheils finished in third despite leading in the early stages.

The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 saw Derek Sheils on the BikeBitsNI Kawasaki take the lead from the start, but as Martin moved ahead Sheils was left to contend with Michael Dunlop on the Milwaukee Yamaha.

Dunlop managed to edge past Sheils on lap four of the 10-lap race and it was clear he had his sights set on leading man Martin as the Ballymoney man posted the fastest lap of the race on lap 5. After closing down on Martin, Michael made a move at the end of lap 6 to take the lead, but it all went wrong on the next lap.

The Milwaukee rider high-sided on the exit of Mackney’s on lap 7 which led to a premature end to the race. A result was declared from the opening six laps and therefore Martin was awarded his first win at Cookstown.

Sheils took second with Mar-train Racing’s Dean Harrison placing third on corrected time. William Dunlop on the second Tyco BMW was fourth ahead of B.E. Racing’s Jamie Hamilton and James Cowton completed the top six.

‘I could have smoked a Woodbine in that last race, the Superstock BMW was so stable and working just mint,’ explained Martin.

‘I was never under any pressure and when Dunlop came past, I thought, “this will give me a chance to have a look at what he is doing and plan my pass for the last lap.”

“‘e certainly had an advantage on the back part of the circuit and definitely the speed on the front straight to make the pass. It didn’t need to happen, but a good day all round and just what we needed.’

The Supertwins provided the closest race of the day as the top four were covered by only three quarters of a second and, although Michael had criticism regarding his decision to race for Milwaukee Yamaha, he proved them wrong after leading the race from start to finish.

Michael Sweeney, Hamilton and pole sitter James Cowton didn’t make Michael’s Supertwin win an easy one, as they were right behind from start to finish. This leading four all broke the old lap record and the new lap record now stands with James Cowton.

Derek McGee finished in sixth with Andy Lawson coming from the second wave to take sixth.

It was William Dunlop who dominated the 600-class taking the CD-IC Yamaha to a double in the Championship and Invitation races. Harrison took second from Hamilton in the Invitation races whilst the Championship race was much closer.

Derek McGee took second place in the Championship 600 race on the Wilson Craig Honda machine ahead of Harrison whilst Hamilton finished a lonely fourth place with Sheils in fifth. Seamus Elliot completing the top six. Despite setting the fastest lap of the race, William’s brother Michael retired on lap four.

Up next in the 2015 National Road Racing season is the Tandragee 100 next week.

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Police appeal after motorcyclist left with serious injuries by rope tied across path at neck height

Police appeal after motorcyclist left with serious injuries by rope tied across path at neck height

The rope was found tied between two trees on a woodland path in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

POLICE are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was left with serious injuries by a rope tied between two trees at neck height.

The 16-year-old, who suffered injuries to his neck and wind pipe, was immediately rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after riding into the rope on a woodland path in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

He remains in a serious but stable condition. 

Detective Constable Diane Tomlinson said: ‘The young man is in a serious condition in hospital and I would like to speak with anyone who may know why the rope was tied to those trees, or who may have put it there.

‘Anyone who uses the area, such as dog walkers, who may have information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should call police.’

Last year, police launched an investigation into a similar incident when string was found tied across a main road at neck height, posing a danger to motorcyclists and cyclists.

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Wanted : Wanted xt660z tenere

Wanted : Wanted xt660z tenere

I’m looking for a 2008/2009 Yamaha xt660z, I have been looking for a while and am finding them like hen’s teeth! I have cash waiting, so if anyone knows of one for sale or knows someone potentially selling one, I am very interested! Cheers.
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Sell motorcycle no log book

Sell motorcycle no log book

Hi guys, I bought a foreign reg suzuki drz400 last summer with the intention of using it for on and off road riding. Paid the vrt and all that and then decided to declare it off the road and just use it for that. Now I need to sell the bike for the money but have no logbook for it because I never taxed it for the first time and can’t tax it without insurance. So what can I do about this?
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getting a swing arm braced.

getting a swing arm braced.

I recently started a build on a bandit 12 and decided to buy a new swing arm for it. So ended up picking up a second hand JMC for it. The plan then changed as I didn’t want to cut up my own bandit and ended up buying another frame, tank, front end etc. But meantime I threw the jmc into my other bandit. Looks savage but the time to put it on the build nears and when I went to clean it up tonight to get ready for the refit I was turned off it big time..Under braced would be so much better.. Anyone here ever get a swing arm braced and what kind of bobs? In Cork?

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