We've had a very busy year here at Fastec, the new showroom and shop have been a huge hit along with the two Open Days with good reviews all round. We done many shows this year and built a few special bikes along the way including the Ducati & XT500 as featured in this months Built magazine and seen at The Bike Shed Show at Tobacco Dock and Motorcycle Social in Leeds.
We have spent the last few months working on a Tracker & Chop kit for Suzuki Bandits and these will be available to see at The Copdock Motorcycle Show in Ipswich on Sunday 7th October so come along and say hi and have the first glimpse at this exciting new project.
This will be put into a small production run working with Raw Steel Choppers and should be a great bike to ride so if you are interested, please pop along and see us at Copdock or come visit the shop.
We are currently looking for another skilled engineer to join our team based here in Newmarket, Suffolk.
We are looking for a skilled CNC machinist who can work on their own initiative and can work to very high standards and tolerances - motorcycle knowledge would also be preferred.
CAD/CAM experience is required so this position would also suit a design engineer with a mechanical/machining background.
It was great to go to a circuit that we haven't been to before and see how well BSB is received in Holland, the Dutch seem to love their bike racing! The racing was good - even if the rain wanted to cause problems for race 2 with numerous starts and stops before being declared a wet race. We even managed to experience the grid prior to the first race which was brilliant, the atmosphere is amazing as the teams prepared for the first BSB race. Its so different seeing it up close and feeling the tension compared to when you see it on the TV.
It's always great to see our parts on bikes in the pit lane inc BeWiser Kawasaki & Moto Rapido Ducati and we supply these teams through our relationship with MSS Performance
While we were there, Kawasaki had also arranged for all new H2 owners to have ride around the Assen circuit - those bikes have some serious power.
Despite the weather - torrential rain, thunder, lightning and same serious gales - it was a brilliant weekend. We can highly recommend Assen as a place to put on your list to visit - whether its for BSB or not, the roads are great to ride and the people are very friendly. Now looking forward to Silverstone and lastly Brands Hatch
We went to the 24th Copdock Classic Motorcycle Show in Ipswich that was held on Sunday 4th October. It is a brilliant motorcycle show organised totally by volunteers in aid of various charities, with a huge trade area, custom bike tent & bike show that grows every year.
We had organised to share the stand with our friends from Down & Out Cafe Racers who brought two of their current buiilds, a BMW and a Triumph that we made the yokes for, its always good when we get to see our manufactured parts on bikes as we get the chance to see if we could change anything in the future.
Its been a crazy few weeks trying to get the new build finished and we did manage to get it almost finished, enough to be able to exhibit it on our stand along with the cafe racer and both were a big hit with visitors. The frame on the cafe racer always draws people in as the chrome powder coating is quite new. Thanks to H & S Powder Coatings for that one and the new matt black frame on the new build. The Cafe Racer proved popular and won 1st in its Class which we were very pleased with so with that and the article in 100% BIker Magazine last week, its been a good week.
The new build - No 2 - is more of a street scrambler/tracker built from a 1200 Evo Sportster with a matt finish across the whole bike. The frame was powder coated at H & S again and the paintwork was completed in an incredibly short time by Hilary & Herbie at Hurricane Airbrush Art and looks fantastic, we will be getting some proper pictures done once its finished completely but below is one taken of the stand at the motorcycle show in the custom tent.