Honda CBF 250 (007)
If its good enough for James Bond 007 … its good enough for SUPERBIKE RENTAL.
Skyfall the newest James Bond movie that everybody is talking about has some interesting motorcycle chase sequences.
The motorcycle used is a disguised Honda CRF 250 and its thoroughbred motocross DNA enables it to easily scamper through the roofs. As much as a hundred of these bikes were used during the shoot and all the stunting was done by Robbie Maddison who is a freestyle motorcycle rider and has a lot of records for the longest jumps on a motorcycle.
Jack from SUPERBIKE RENTAL has had the ‘James Bond’ motorbike, the Honda CRF 250 to play with the last few days. SUPERBIKE RENTAL love it! An ideal ride to work, great fun, great green laner and under £4000!
Mark meets Carlos Checa at the 70th Milan Motorcycle Exhibition!
The Milan 70th International Motorcycle Exhibition
Mark and Jack will be going to the Milan International Motorcycle Exhibition to check out all the latest models! Its tough work, but someones got to do it 😉
Can’t believe we have only just tucked the bikes away for Winter – all cleaned and prepped for next years motorcycle season and we are already not only getting loads of enquires but confirmed bookings for 2013!!
We will do our very best to supply your motorbike rental at short notice, but obviously it is subject to avaliablity.
Start thinking about YOUR motorcycle hire for next year now … to avoid disappointment!
How It All Began
Mark from SUPERBIKE RENTAL was recently at the Milan Motorcycle Exhibition – here on the Honda Stand he found this really cool 1974 Honda CB500 four.
This was the bike that started the love affair with motorbikes for Mark!!
It all began 38 years ago when Marks older sister’s boyfriend rocked up on this golden beauty! … It was love at first sight (for Mark).
It was the latest Honda out there which was a must have for every petrol head!
The Honda CB500 four, introduced early in the 1970s, was similarly styled to the CB750, but smaller and lighter, with an output of 48 bhp and a manufacturer’s specified top speed of 102 mph. Like the earlier CB750 it sported a single front hydraulic disc brake, rear drum brake, electric starter, and sohc 8-valve engine. The 4-into-4 exhaust pipes echoed those of the CB750. It was deemed a better handling bike than the larger model, although it was still no featherweight at 201 kg. Unlike the earlier dry sump Honda CB750, the smaller bike has a wet sump engine. Also, the primary drives were different, the CB750 having a duplex chain, while the CB500 had a “Hy-Vo” Morse chain. The CB500 formed the design basis for the Benelli Sei, a 750cc six-cylinder motorcycle. Several CB500 machines were entered in the Production TT races on the Isle of Man in the early 1970s. Bill Smith won the 1973 500cc TT Production race (4 laps) riding one, 8.2 seconds ahead of second place Stan Woods mounted on a Suzuki T500 two-stroke twin.
Since all that time ago back in 1974, Marks enthusiasm for ALL motorcycles has just got bigger and bigger – which has led to him becoming the Managing Director at SUPERBIKE RENTAL, where he can share his passion with all his clients!