A letter from Mike Hailwood : After the 1978 TT
The Sports Motorcycles bikes at the Isle of Man TT 1979, which Mike refers to in his 1978 letter. See below.We've found a whole archive of Sports Motorcycles articles, photos and memorabilia! And we thought we might as well share it with you, so keep checking back for more. First up is a letter from Mike Hailwood to [...]
'Mike Hailwood’s TT Winning Ducati : The Inside Story' by Alan Cathcart
(from an article written by Alan Cathcart and printed in Motorcycle Classics, 2009)Thirty-one years ago, Mike “The Bike” Hailwood stunned the motorcycling world when he emerged from 11 years of self-imposed retirement to win the Formula One TT at the Isle of Man on a specially prepared 883cc Ducati V-twin. A week later he rode to victory at Mallory [...]
Sports Valves are a great bit of kit that are a true alternative to cartridges!
Review of the new SPORTS VALVE by Mitch Mulligan from Australia. Mitch rides a Ducati TT2 and can often be found racing round Sydney Motorsport Park."I finally found a solution to the front end patter issue that plagues many older bikes at Eastern Creek / Sydney Motorsports park. Sports Valves have given me the control [...]
Whatever Happened to Steve Wynne? (by Steve Wynne)
Mike Hailwood’s iconic and legendary F1 World Championship win on the Sports Motorcycles Ducati brought Steve’s Sports Motorcycles to the the attention of the world and boosted Ducati sales, as they went on to produce a staggering 7,500 Hailwood Replicas.But there were also many Sports Motorcycles success stories with world class riders and events over [...]
With these fitted, my lap times make me look like a hero!
Review of the new SPORTS VALVE by Philippe Bernard from Belgium. Phil's pride and joy is a Yamaha TZ350 and he hates anyone else touching it."Fitted these at my home in my TZ350. I am blown away by the difference it has made. Fork patter has disappeared. And my lap times, they make me look [...]
Glyn Robinson on the New SPORTS VALVE by Sports Motorcycles
What make of motorcycle is the Sports Valve suitable for?Almost every model currently fitted with damper rods will benefit from a Sports Valve. It is not designed for a cartridge-style fork. We’ve fitted the valves in a wide variety of forks with great success, though there are a small number of forks that won’t conform. I have developed [...]
My lap times were 3 seconds a lap quicker than my previous best ever...
Review of the new SPORTS VALVE by Mark Halls. Mark lives in Auckland and races a Norton twin in the NZ National Classic Series. "Thank you for the Sports Valves you fitted to my forks for me - the improvement they have made is incredible. [...]
The NEW Sports Valve for Fully Adjustable Damping Control : NOW AVAILABLE
A new low-cost, high-tech solution to the shortcomings of damper-rod forks is finally available.The ‘Sports Valve’ from Sports Motorcycles Ltd, transforms the dynamic performance of classic damper rod forks without affecting their outward appearance.This system allows fully adjustable control of both compression and rebound damping performed by simple external access. A low mechanical skill requirement also means they can [...]
Don't get left behind!
Sport Motorcycles Ltd is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Sports Valve. This small, but beautiful, piece of kit, designed, developed and engineered by Glyn Robinson, contains multiple improvements to the standard emulator. Not only is it fully adjustable on compression and rebound, but it is also easy to adjust externally.Keep checking back [...]