Racing legend John McGuinness loans award-winning bikes to the Lakeland Motor Museum


MOTORCYCLE fans who typically head to Isle of Man TT races this time of year can get their Superbike fix with the Lakeland Motor Museum’s special tribute to the legendary racing event.

The museum’s Isle of Man TT Collection tells the story of this special annual event with a Hall of Fame, video presentations, and a timeline tracing its history from 1907 to the present day.

SPEED: Yamaha R6 600cc bike

TT legend John McGuinness even lends some of his two-wheeled speed machines to the show.

Known as the “Morecambe Missile”, John was the first man in illustrious TT history to break the 130mph lap record and is one of the most successful Isle of Man TT racers in the world. all the time.

The leathers he wore on this historic tour are currently on display at the museum.

In total, John is loaning six motorcycles with Isle of Man TT history to the Lakeland Motor Museum.

This includes his Yamaha R6 600cc motorcycle on which he finished 1st in the TT Junior 600 race in 2004.

The incredible motor machine had a very impressive top speed of 175 mph and during the race it set an incredible lap speed of 120.57 mph.

There is also the Honda CBR1000 Fireblade on which he took 2nd place in the 2008 TT Superstock Race.

BIKE: Honda CBR1000 Fireblade

BIKE: Honda CBR1000 Fireblade

This one had an even more impressive top speed of 185 mph.

These magnificent machines are part of a diverse lineup of Superbikes on display at the Backbarrow Attraction, including the Honda RVF750, known as the RC45, which is one of over 200 built and sold around the world.

Capable of reaching a top speed of 160 mph and covering a mile in 11.1 seconds, it is considered one of the best-built Honda motorcycles and most desirable Superbikes of the 1990s.

Other models include the 1985 Ducati 900 2S and the 1991 Ducati 851 SP3, which are Italian models renowned for their style, engineering and performance.

Other must-see exhibits for motorcycle fans are an extremely rare collection of AJW motorcycles from the 1920s and 1930s.

RACE: The leather overalls worn during races

RACE: The leather overalls worn during races

Other exhibits include bikes from Norton, Suzuki, Lambretta, Ducati and Triumph to name a few.

New models will continue to be added regularly to the display and further announcements of new additions will be made beforehand.

The museum is excited to hear comments from the public on their displays and exhibits.

The Lakeland Motor Museum is now open and reservations are taken online for spring and summer at:


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