Larry Spiderman McBride Captures First Victory on New Motorcycle

The ManCup MTC Nationals from Rockingham, N.C, Sept. 17-18, could not have gone much better for Top Fuel Motorcycle legend Larry “Spiderman” McBride.

After more than eight years of precise, careful labor on a new, state-of-the-art motorcycle, McBride’s “Star” finally reached the winner’s circle running on BST Carbon Fiber Wheels. McBride scored a 6.20 at 228 mph, “pedal fest” final-round victory over veteran Sam Wills.

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Larry “Spiderman” McBride and team celebrates the first win for the new motorcycle

“I can’t tell you how happy I am and how thankful I am to everyone who has helped us along the way. It’s been a real battle,” said McBride, who has fought hard to correct minor gremlins in his machine since debuting it earlier this year. “It was a great weekend and I’m confident we have an awesome motorcycle.”

A lot of the help McBride mentioned came from longtime supporter Trim-Tex Drywall Products, who stepped up to be the team’s primary sponsor 10 months ago.

“I could not be happier. They are like family and they have been working very hard,” Joe Koenig, president of Trim-Tex said.  “It’s incredible how many hours they have put into the machine and the program.  It’s so nice to see it pay off.”

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Larry McBride and Joe Koenig

Lately McBride has gotten a little advice and help from an expert in the Top Fuel car world.

“I have to thank Bill Miller at BME big time,” McBride said. “He’s been a great inspiration.”

The much-anticipated win ends a more than-year-long event victory drought for McBride, who last won in August of 2015, also in Rockingham. Since that last win McBride sustained a near-career ending explosion and almost totaled his former motorcycle “Blue.” He’s been determined to make a comeback all along.

“It’s been a very humbling experience. It has not been easy and we have worked very hard. This win was very gratifying,” said McBride, who was able to complete the race using just one motor. “We have learned a lot.”

The win also inserts McBride right back into the championship picture. He entered the race trailing Wills by 38 points and now is less than a round behind. McBride will ride his championship hopes into the ManCup Finals in Valdosta, Ga. this November.

spiderman1“It would be awesome to get No. 16. I’m going to give it my best,” McBride said.  “I’ve learned you cannot count points. When you start counting them, that’s when you don’t get them.”

Koenig is equally excited at the prospect of winning a championship.

“The fact that they were able to run on one motor all weekend in hot conditions with a difficult track says a lot. They have killed the gremlin,” Koenig said.  “It’s going to be a real battle in November.”

Next up for McBride will be a match race with Dave Vantine at the IDBL DME Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct. 7-9.

“We might have to go for a new record,” said McBride, who holds the national record at 5.76 said. “We have a lot of confidence in this bike right now.”

 

BRAD BINDER WORLD CHAMPION

Blackstone Tek congratulates Brad Binder who  became the first South African Motorcycle Grand Prix world champion in 36 years, when he closed out the Moto3 title with four rounds still to go. The 21-year-old finished second in his race to wrap things up.

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Brad Binder’s nickname is Bradical, a moniker he’ll be expected to live up to in as he takes on the Moto3 World Championship with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team.

South African Brad started out in karts and was national champion aged just eight. Looking for a new challenge he moved on to two wheels at 10 years old, and hasn’t looked back since.

After rapid progress on motorcycles in his native South Africa, Brad was accepted into the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for 2009, and his talent shone enough over the next few seasons.

In 2011 he was drafted into the RW Racing team in the 125cc World Championship as a replacement for the injured Luis Salom. Brad’s displays and professional approach impressed the team, and he earned a full time Moto3 ride with them for 2012.

In 2013 he rode a Mahindra and made excellent progress, and went on to score two podiums the following season, with his performances catching the attention of a number of top teams in the paddock.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo set-up were able to beat off the competition to earn Brad’s signature, and his adventure with the three-time championship-winning outfit brought him four podiums in 2015.

2016 quickly saw a maiden victory for Brad at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España in April.

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Norton’s 200hp V4 Superbike Plans Revealed!

Norton’s 200hp V4 Superbike Plans Revealed!

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A Norton super bike has been discussed since back in 2008 when the business was re-energized by entrepreneur Stuart Garner but we haven’t got a chirp since then, until now that is.

According to Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner, this new class of Norton motorcycle will feature a brand new V4 engine, designed, built and crafted utilizing the best of British racing’s tradition and knowledge. They’re even calling in help from us guys from BST, at Formula One and a few favors from Aston Martin to guarantee that this super bike truly has the ‘wow’ factory. norton-reveals-the-plans-of-their-200-hp-1200cc-v4-superbike_2To raise your eyebrows, Norton have let slip that they plan to build a fuel injected and liquid cooled 1200cc engine with an output of more than 200 hp, which should turn a few heads, at the very least – a task that they’ve assigned Ricardo Motorcycles to develop. On top of that, Norton also plans to race into the 21st century with a wide range of Gran Prix style gadgetry and enough on board tech and Carbon Fiber to make this new (currently nameless) Norton able to compete with the some of the best sports bikes out there.

With an engine that boasts optimum performance, Norton also plan to give the bike a body worthy of the Norton name, complete with carbon fiber fairings, an aerospace aluminum and billet frame and sporty single sided swing arm, as well as our BST Carbon Fiber Wheels to boot. Apparently, the shapes that Norton’s designers have thought up for this new model are too complicated, thus ruling out using plastic for the fairings. All of the work will be undertaken by British engineers at their British base in Great Britain’s Midlands – it’s so British, something’s bound to go wrong.

Hopefully they give us a shout here at BST before that – so we can help!

norton-reveals-the-plans-of-their-200-hp-1200cc-v4-superbike_5OK, time for the price. While nothing is confirmed yet, we do know that the Norton will come out in two versions: a standard and a premium. Comparing the Norton with the Panigale and Superleggera, a good estimate would place the Norton somewhere between the $40k to $45 region for the standard model. For the premium, it’s worth considering the cost of the Superleggera and pitching it at around price, $84k, which is a phenomenal amount of money.

So there you have it. No name. No definitive price. No talk of availability. It’s one for the wealthy riders only. But it is a new Norton though…

 

BST, Christian Audigier, Rever Corsa

The goal was to take the iconic Ducati Monster to another level with BST, Christian Audigier & Rever Corsa .

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Incorporating Rever Corsa’s race driven design ethos and the creative genius of Christian Audigier, Rever Corsa have conceptualized a truly performance inspired two wheeled work of art. BST, Christian Audigier & Rever Corsa.


This luxury Ducati Monster utilizes the best equipment available in the motorcycle industry today, from top manufacturers such as Brembo, Ohlins, Rizoma and BST. These race proven parts are combined into a tasteful, high performance package, that will propel the Christian Audigier Ducati Monster 1100 S into a instant classic.


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LIST OF MODS >>>

STM Evo Superbike 48 tooth slipper clutch. STM clutch slave. Magnesium clutch housing. Magnesium alternator cover. Magnesium cam covers. Carbon fiber timing belt covers. Carbon fiber front sprocket cover. Termignoni performance exhaust system. Termignoni Carbon fiber silencers. Ducati performance air filter with lid. Ducati performance ECU. Ducati performance camshafts. Ohlins FG front suspension with black lowers. Exclusive Ohlins TTX rear suspension. Ducati on BST BST Carbon fiber 5 spoke front and rear wheels. Exclusive Brembo black monobloc front brakes. Brembo rear brake (black).


Brembo front gold brake rotors. Brembo RCS radial brake and clutch pumps with adjustable ratios. Speigler performance brake lines. DiD 520 gold race chain. STM quick change rear sprocket. NCR Titanium sprocket hub. Pirelli Diablo supercorsa tires. Titanium axle nuts. Billet triple clamps. Rizoma fully adjustable rear sets. Rizoma taper handle bar. Rizoma billet grips. Rizoma Tomok mirrors. Rizoma brake and clutch fluid reservoirs. Rizoma billet turn signals.


Custom made serial numbered gas cap. Custom paintwork by Thinair concepts. Carbon fiber gas gap surround. Ducati on BST Carbon fiber tank panel. Carbon fiber front fender. Carbon fiber oil cooler covers. Carbon fiber tank inserts. Ducati performance rear fender eliminator kit. Carbon fiber dash cover. Custom made seat.


 

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This luxury Ducati Monster utilizes the best equipment available in the motorcycle industry today, from top manufacturers such as Brembo, Ohlins, Rizoma and BST. These race proven parts are combined into a tasteful, high performance package, that will propel the Christian Audigier Ducati Monster 1100 S into a instant classic.

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R1 PowerBike with BST’s

R1 rider in the UK:Random Testimonials yamaha

“My friend and I race identical R1s in the UK PowerBike Championship. My friend fitted BST wheels to his bike which I’ve just tested at Brands short circuit and was shocked after only a few laps to find myself lapping three seconds faster than ever before. I also couldn’t believe how the bike now turns faster and holds a tighter line. I’ve tried two makes of magnesium and aluminum race wheels before, but could tell no worthwhile difference and my lap times hardly altered. That’s why I’m ordering a pair of BSTs from you now!”


I have them on my 06 and they are the single, most effective mod I’ve done, followed closely by the Ohlins shock. I think they’re worth every cent, I’ve had them for four years, and every time I ride it, I notice it. Absolutely worth the money.