The Isle of Man TT 2017

The Isle of Man TT 2017

Hello present and future customers of No Limits Moto.

Welcome to our blog, we'll be bringing you a diverse range of motorcycle related topics and new product release info to keep you in the loop.

This opening blog focus’s on the most prestigious road event in the British road racing calendar and is the most historical and unique road race in the British and Irish Isles. The event is the Isle of Man TT!

The event was first run on 28th May 1907. The term “TT” refers to “Tourist Trophy” which came about from the frustration encountered by regular Road users in Britain who were restricted to 20/25mph when riding or driving their own daily transport.

Looking at the riders in the event for 2017, particular focus will be on three competitors who are veterans of the British road racing category. The two main riders fighting for supremacy will be Ian Hutchison (“the Bingley Bullet”) who has won 14TT’s and Michael Dunlop (“Micky D”) who has achieved 13TT’s. The third rider who will be grabbing the attention of the fans is the notable and charismatic Guy Martin. He has acquired 16 podiums, seven (7) 2nd and Nine (9) 3rd placings, but sadly no firsts. Many hope that Martin will finally achieve that elusive victory he so desperately seeks after striving for twelve years at the Isle of Man. Many believe that with Neil Tuxworth’s Honda Racing Team behind Martin, on the new 2017 Honda “FireBlade”, will give him a real chance at securing the top step of the podium… Good Luck Guy!  

Out of this years TT is John McGuinness, 'the second most successful TT rider of all time next to the late Joey Dunlop' due to a broken leg as a result of a crash during the NW200. Australia's Josh Brookes will replace John in the Supersport race with the Jackson Racing Honda Team.

The flying lap record of 133.962mph is held by Michael Dunlop which he achieved in 2016 on a BMW S1000RR .

One event that is continuing to attract interest and create debate is the TT Zero event. This is the “Electric” Bike race which first debuted at The TT in 2009. In 2012, the bike first exceeded the 100mph lap average by Team Segway Racing Moto Czysz ridden by Michael Rutter, achieving 104.056mph for the 37.73 mile / 60.72 km course.

We here at No Limits Moto would be interested to hear what you, our customers and fans of motorcycle road racing think about the introduction and evolution of the electric bike concept. Will this be an insight into the almost silent future of the TT or will it remain just one of the classes of the TT by die hard fans who's enthusiasm for this iconic race are fueled by what they hear not just what they see?!

Practice has started and racing commences Saturday June 3, go to the official website for official information.

Good Luck to all the riders in the event!

Till next time, safe riding and enjoy!      


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