From Jerome in London.


I am selling my YAMAHA SR400 Efi. It’s a 2016 model which is A2 and ULEZ compliant. This 400cc single cylinder will put a smile on your face cruising through the countryside or manoeuvring through the city. She's not the queen of the motorway, but you don't choose this kind of bike for speeding in a straight line. I wanted a vintage, bare metal scrambler look which makes everyone think the bike is much older than it actually is. The kick-start engine only is super simple to get going and will jump to life after one or two kicks without fail. She will come with new oil and filters, new tyres and a new battery. The engine (which I kept completely standard) has only 7000 miles on it.

Please contact Jerome on 07805 736 535, to find out more about the bike. I can talk you through any detail you might have questions about.

SR400 EFI YAMAHA 2016

£4800

-kick start

-7000 miles

-new oil/filter

-new battery

-new air filter

-new tires Conti Twinduro

-ULEZ compliant

-A2 licence compliant

-genuine and lots of hand made custom parts

-MOT end of august

-cheap road tax

-free congestion charge

-possibility for a twin seat (please get in touch)


#ForSale #Yamaha #SR400


After a seven-week break, the 2021 American Flat Track season resumes this weekend with the Atlanta Super TT. The track is part-asphalt, part-dirt, like the Daytona TT from previous seasons, and formed on the Atlanta Speedway NASCAR track. I’ve never been the biggest fan of TTs, but I think I’m in the minority of dirt track fans on that subject, and I must also admit this track layout isn’t doing much to win me over, but the sub-plots of this weekend are intriguing.


SUB-PLOT 1

Dallas Daniels to Debut on a Twin


Teen sensation competed in his first full season of American Flat Track in 2020 and blitzed the Singles class, winning eight of 15 events (no one else one more than two last season). We reported on 6 December 2020, that AFT had changed the rules and weren't allowing riders to compete in two classes on the same day. There has been some kind of U-turn, because hat rule is no longer in the book. So Daniels can race the Estenson Yamaha 450 in Singles, and the twin in Production Twins.


This will be the first time ever the Production Twins class will compete on a TT. In previous years they've been off the roster of TT events. Watch out for Cory Texter and Gauthier, they both put in a lot of motocross laps in training.


SUB-PLOT 2

Travis Pastrana to race AFT Singles

Arguably America’s most famous living motorcycle racer, Travis Pastrana, is racing as a wild card on a factory KTM 450, the same as those raced by Shayna Texter-Bauman and Max Whale.


There was a lot of discussion on our instagram with predictions about where Pastrana would finish. They ranged from not making the main to top ten. Only person, that I’ve seen, thought he had a realistic podium chance, but tempered the prediction with '... or crash trying'. Pastrana is a heck of a dirt bike racer, and stranger things have happened, but is he really going to go balls-out as a wild card with nothing to prove? I doubt it.


Ryan Sipes is also back for a TT outing, as a wild card, and he's won AFT TT previously. They're also up against king of TTs, Henry Wiles. Wiles raced the full season of AFT Singles in 2020, scored two wins (Indy Mile and Daytona Short Track), but there wasn't a TT on the 2020 schedule. There are two on the 2021 calendar, Atlanta and Peoria - the race he won 14 years straight, from 2004 - 2018 (he was injured and didn't compete in 2019).



SUB-PLOT 3

For a change, the focus is on Yamaha. JD Beach's season got off to a flyer with a podium in Volusia, on the Estenson Yamaha that struggled throughout 2020. JD's skill is unquestionable, but he's up against Mees and Bauman, both TT heavyweights, who are both on better bikes. TT's can throw up unusual results, witness the Yamaha 1-2 at Buffalo Chip in 2019. Beach won another TT that year too, the Arizona Super TT. JD could leave Atlanta leading the championship.

Also, could James Rispoli's road racing skill come to the fore, in the tarmac braking zones, and give him enough to finally get a top class win for the Harley XG750R?


Gates will open for fans at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT with Opening Ceremonies set to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. Live coverage of the entire weekend’s racing activities will be available on any device for only $1.99 a month via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

The Yamaha Atlanta Super TT will air on NBCSN on Sunday, May 2, starting at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. The broadcast will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage and the expert commentary of former Grand National Champion Brad Baker.


For more information on Progressive AFT visit https://www.americanflattrack.com.


Foreign fans can livestream using this link: http://www.americanflattrack.com/international-streaming

#AFT2021 #AtlantaSuperTT #AmericanFlatTrack #DallasDaniels #EstensonRacing #TravisPastrana


Guest blog from Nean Kiskela, one of the 2021 Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. riders (that's her above, with the bottle of water and checked Vans).

February of this year, I was officially accepted into the Royal Enfield Build.Train.Race (BTR) programme, which, if you're unfamiliar, is a freakin' opportunity of a lifetime! Royal Enfield carefully sifted through video applications to choose a group of women from all walks and moto disciplines each to be the receiver of one of their brand spankin' new INT650 motorcycles. The chosen women then learn through building to the best of their ability, and with the guidance from some of the finest at Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy, to turn the twin into the flat track race bike of their dreams. During the same timescale, the riders train to race them in the American Flat Track race series against each other. HOLY SHIT, Y'ALL! Can you sense my nervous excitement?

For 2021 there are nine of us ladies picked for the programme, the group consisting of advanced, intermediate, and first-time flat trackers. We eagerly made our way to Florida in late-March for our first weekend of training and for an exciting meet and greet. Before then, all of us ladies had only talked via email or text. We all were set for two radical days of training at the Moto Anatomy Slide School.

Speaking of being excited and grateful, we were poised to study under one hell of a legendary flat tracker; Johnny Lewis - owner/operator of America's Royal Enfield Slide School. He would be ever so graciously instructing us over the weekend courtesy of, and in association with, the fantastic BTR program head and Royal Enfield global brand manager, Bree Poland. Nerves were a bit high, but our spirits were far surpassing. Saturday morning, I found that my first professionally built hot-shoe along with my boot was delivered straight to the school from Gary and Kellie at Lightshoe, and I couldn’t be more delighted by its steely brilliance. It was perfect, and it felt like everything was finally starting to get real for me at that moment.

Johnny eased us into our first day of training with a two-hour, sit-down lesson plan. We went over the bikes we’d be riding and the training we’d be applying on a tiny and tight oval track that day. His Slide School is equipped with Royal Enfield Himalayan FT411s {like the Slide Schools in both India and the UK] that were kitted out for flat track. We were ready to learn the patience and proper form to begin our curriculum.

We started slow, some of us fumbling. Me nervous, giggling, and being only 4’11” (150cm), I felt like I was struggling to reach the right footpeg to properly weight it and stretching the hell out of my left leg to try to glide around the corners smoothly under Johnny’s constant attention. Big emphasis was on 'try'. We won’t talk about the nervous sweats I had, but then again, maybe it was just the humid Florida climate. That’s it. I blame it on the weather. I guess you could say that’s the gist of what day one was: a lot of going in circles and slowly but surely getting better at it.


Besides flicking away the caterpillars that were ruthlessly descending upon us from the trees, all of us were doing our best to get our bearings on the new to us bikes, and take in the track conditions while hanging on every word of guidance Johnny was giving us. Retaining his flat track advice was a bit hard for me at times, because my muscle memory kept going back to riding like I was on my dirt bike in the woods or on a motocross track. I had to remind myself those skills don’t exactly apply here, but I feel like regardless of what all of us previously knew, or didn’t know, before we got there that day, we all got along and braapped into the evening as best we could. The first day was an overall success in my book. Also, it was pretty epic being that it was my birthday. Who could have asked for a better gift than to spend the day going left on a dirt track with good people?

Day two started with a quick group Q&A with Johnny, some silliness because naturally all of us were best friends by this point, and a review of what we had learned the day before. Then it was on! We were told we'd be going fast and turning left on the 1/5th mile oval track that day. Our studies would consist of going faster, perfecting and pushing into our slides, smooth foot braking, and *gasp* going elbow-to-elbow with our competition without looking at them.

I had to work on staying focused, i.e. 'Quit looking over at her! Watch what YOU'RE doing, not what she's doing, or else the bike will follow!' Johnny would urge us. But, by golly, when someone is that close to you in the turn it's pretty tough. I have a deeper level respect for the expert racers out there getting slideways with the concentration like they're the only one out there ripping up the track.

By the end of our last day, I felt like we all had the fundamentals down. Still, we could agree that more practice will be necessary if we want to start to get truly slideways, especially if we're going to come even remotely close to being a badass like our invaluable teacher Johnny Lewis.


I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for round two of our training that’s set to be sometime in May. Plus, I’m already missing my new friends...


If you’d like, you can stay tuned to these Instagram accounts to watch our journey-

@motoanatomy_

@royalenfield_na


The Riders

@neanerneaners

@malaryyy

@fevvvaa

@jaycee.33

@bridgetteleber

@machinist_gab

@jmdeschenes

@ferris_909

Photos courtesy of Tristan Afre


See last season's Build.Train.Race Royal Enfield Twins.


#RoyalEnfield #SlideSchool #JohnnyLewis #WomenWhoRace