August 2, 2016
We had a stand up at Aberdare Road Races this weekend and had an amazing time. We watched some awesome racing and met loads of people - thanks to everyone who came over to say hello and a big thanks to Derek for inviting us.
The absolute highlight though had to be when the legendary John McGuinness (we are not worthy!!!) came over to our stand to say hello. He sat on our Mark's SR500 and Richard bored him to death talking about what we do; however saying that he did look very impressed and we feel honoured to have been able to tell him about us.
July 21, 2015
We have been invited to the Aberdare Park Road Racing event this weekend 25th/26th July 2015 www.aberdare-park-road-races.co.uk.
Mark is racing his 400CC Honda, and Colin (Mark's Dad) is taking part in the 50CC event.
We will have our small shelter with a selection of tanks on display in the Infield.
Hope to see you there.
Richard, Aline and Mark
March 1, 2015
Great news...We have been promised a Triumph Thruxton with the EFI system for us to design a tank and it should be with us soon.
We will post via this news page and also Facebook as soon as we are ready to launch these new tanks - so please check our Facebook page on a regular basis from May 2015.
We are sorry that we cannot take orders for EFI tanks just yet.
January 4, 2015
We are back on January 5th 2015. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Our current lead time is 4 to 6 weeks.
We are starting back with a batch of Lyta Sprint style tanks. The base of each tank is different as they are designed for the bike for which they are ordered. We have a variety to make this time around including the Triumph T140, Norton Commando, Yamaha SR500, Hinckley Triumph Bonneville and of course the Norton Featherbed Wideline and Slimline frames, and the Norley.
Once we are through the Sprint style tanks, we will be working on Norvil style tanks for the Commando and the Hinckley Triumph with a few 5 Gallon Manx Style tanks for a bit of variety.
By the end of January we will be fabricating another batch of Moto Guzzi Tonti Frame tanks.
Alloy tanks for the Ducati Imola, Ducati Single, TT2 and 900SS will follow the Guzzi tanks. (We hope also to put through either an NCR or a Hailwood replica tank when we do these - yet to decide on a Pantah or Darmah base.)
Motorcycle seats in production right now include a Commando style seat for a Yamaha SR500, Norton Wideline and Slimline seats with alloy humps, another for a Yamaha XS650, one for a Ducati Imola and a seat designed to match the Norvil tank to go onto a Hinckley Bonneville.
We hope you have a good year for riding in 2015!>
January 2, 2015
We have just learned that there is a new guide book available written by Sean Pol Creachmhaoil. The book is titled YAMAHA RS SERIES Race replica DIY guide. What is relevant to us is that our Terry Baker is mentioned in the book. Terry built the tank that is featured heavily in the guide.
October 2, 2014
You might want to check out issue 186 of 100% Biker magazine.
There is a very nice article on a XS650 Cafe racer built by Thunder City Motorcycles in Leeds.
The bike has our Slippery Sam tank and we also made the seat cowl.
We have a "spare" XS650 Slippery Sam tank lying around the workshop so if you fancy building one yourself then drop me a line.
August 22, 2014
Good News... Mark Purslow has joined our team on a permanent basis (well when we can get him back from the Isle of Man GP that is!).
As a result of this we have been able to improve our lead times considerably.
We aim to manufacturer our standard tanks in 8 to 10 weeks from order - for tanks such as the Norton Featherbed Sprints and 5 Gallon tanks we intend to improve to 5 weeks or less.
August 21, 2014
From mid September 2014 we are starting our custom seat making service.
We are able to make café racer style seats to suit many motorcycles using one of our generic seat "hump" shapes.
We are happy to discuss your requirements - please contact us by phone or by email.
Please note that it may be necessary for you to send us your frame dimensions and you may also need to adapt your frame to allow for seat fixings.
The seat hump will be made out of 1.5mm aluminium. The seat pan will be 2mm aluminium and will be reinforced with fibreglass.
We can arrange for upholstery or you may wish to arrange this yourself. (We use a motorcycle seat upholsterer in the UK.)
Prices start from £150.00 for a basic seat pan and hump not upholstered. Upholstery available from £50.00.
March 12, 2013
This is an Imola tank that we have recently made and had professionally painted to a very high standard. If you need more information or more photos please drop me a line.
March 23, 2011
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with a reputable and highly skilled local painter and can now offer a painting service,we can now offer our tanks fully painted to any colour of your choice. Please email for details and prices.
December 28, 2010
We can now offer our very own racing seat complete with alloy seat humps.
These seats are a fibreglass construction with a hand made alloy "hump" fitted over the fiberglass part.
We can offer these seats for the Wideline or Slimline featherbed frames and also for the Commando.
They are available in bare material or fully upholstered.
Available with or without cutout for oiltank.
December 28, 2010
At long last we are now able to supply tank straps for the Sprint and Manx tanks.
The straps are manufactured in highly polished stainless steel and come complete with all the fittings and a backing strap.
These are available in a traditional plain Stainless finish or with decorative holes. The straps with decorative holes are fully adjustable. Price from £75 including VAT.