Monthly Archives: May 2013

19 time TT winner John McGuinness sets Superbike benchmark during timed qualifying laps

After poor weather hampered practice, the sun is finally out and Morecambe’s John McGuinness has taken advantage of the warm, dry conditions to record the fastest time of 129.32 mph during four qualifying laps of the Isle of Man TT’s Mountain Course on his 1000cc Honda Fireblade. 

Padgett’s Honda’s Bruce Anstey wasn’t far behind, reaching 129.14mph on his fourth lap, whilst Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin and MSS Balthams Kawasaki’s Michael Rutter both recorded laps of approximately 128 mph.

The TT’s final qualification session will start at 6:20pm tonight.

Want to emulate John McGuinness?

Born in Morecambe in 1972, John McGuinness has been competing in the Isle of Man since 1996 and has won a total of 19 TT races. 2006 saw his best ever TT, lowering the outright lap record an unbelievable four times during the festival and winning the Senior, Superbike and Supersport races.

During road races such as the Isle of Man TT, McGuinness races for the Honda TT Legends factory racing team and in 2012, aboard the Padgett’s – HRC Honda Fireblade, the professional motorcycle racer finally won his first Superstock TT title.

And with Superbike Rental, you can experience the power and speed that helped John McGuinness win last year. At Superbike Rental you can hire the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – the same model that McGuinness rode when he clinched his initial win in the Superstock TT.

Awarded Cycle World’s International Bike of the Year 2008/9 and Best Superbike of the Year in Motorcycle USA Best of 2009 awards, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is regarded as one of the world’s leading road racing bikes, with multiple wins and top 5 rankings in the Macau Grand Prix and the Isle of Man TT.

The Fireblade offers the ultimate in performance, reliability, searing speed and inspirational agility, both on the road or racetrack. Lighter than comparable superbikes, the Honda CBR1000RR is the epitome of high adrenaline motorcycling.

Prices start at £155 per day or if you want to hire the Fireblade for longer, weekly prices are £495, all of which include VAT and fully comprehensive insurance.

Please note that Superbike Rental can only hire the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade to riders aged 25 and over.

For further information about our motorcycles available for hire, please call us on 01277 366602.

With the HP4 Carbon comes another first for Superbike Rental!

Proud to lead where others follow, the team at Superbike Rental is delighted to be in proud possession of a brand new BMW S1000RR HP4 Carbon edition, which takes ultimate performance one step further.

Keen motorbike enthusiasts will be well aware of the exceptional reputation the original BMW HP4 has; known for its ‘pure performance’, this exclusive motorcycle boasts impressive power, unbelievable handling and extreme lightness in the first 4-cylinder model of the HP series. Consisting of the finest modern materials, the HP4 features the supersports sector’s lightest 4-cylinder engine, a maximum torque of 112 Nm and a massive forward thrust with an output of 142 kW.

The BMW HP4 is also one of the most technologically advanced motorbikes on the market, with the world’s first dynamic suspension system DDC (Dynamic Damping Control), with various automatic modes – including Rain, Sport, Slick and Race – for additional control and enhanced rider experience.

Autotrader’s Roland Brown stated, “The standard S1000RR was already arguably the world’s fastest and best super-sports bike. The HP4 takes its road and track performance to a new level, and its semi-active suspension adds further sophistication. This is motorcycling’s state of the art in 2013.”

And now, with the BMW S1000RR HP4 Carbon, riders can enjoy the ultimate High Performance experience. Weighing just 169 kg, it certainly makes a lasting impression; with all the attributes you would see in the original, the Carbon edition also comes with a range of exclusive additions:

• HP brake lever
• HP clutch lever
• HP rider footrest system
• Carbon closed HP engine spoiler
• Carbon HP plate holder
• Carbon HP fuel tank trim

And with aluminium forged wheels in Racing blue, sponsor sticker kit and its uniquely numbered, High Performance fork bridge engraving, it is quite simply, a truly stunning motorcycle.

Only a limited number of HP4 Carbon edition models have been manufactured, due to limited availability of quality carbon components and the intricate manufacturing process. Usually priced at £19,350 on the road, with Superbike Rental, you have the opportunity to experience the power and sophistication of the BMW HP4 Carbon without having to remortgage your house.

From a single day for £200 to weekly rental at £695*, our prices are inclusive of VAT and fully comprehensive insurance.

Why hire a HP4 when you can rent a HP4 Carbon edition? Please call Superbike Rental on 01277 366 602 to find out more.

* Please note that you must be at least 30 years old to hire the BMW S1000R HP4 Carbon.

Superbike Brentwood

Stay on track – hire a motorbike Sat Nav with Superbike Rental

So you’ve hired the motorbike, you’ve chosen the route and you’re ready and raring to go. But what happens if you miss that turn, or you find yourself in a traffic jam and don’t know the area well enough to deviate from the plan?

Just as Sat Navs have revolutionised the way a driver plans their journey, a motorcycle GPS navigation system can make a rider’s trip a lot less stressful. A good portable motorbike Sat Nav will tell you where to go, how far away you are and how long it will take to reach your destination. It will also help you avoid heavy traffic and provide you with alternative routes if you do find yourself getting stuck.

In fact, if you wanted to, you could plan your entire trip with your motorcycle GPS, taking in food and petrol stops, overnight accommodation and places of interest.

Superbike Rental’s motorcycles can not only be hired to ride in the UK, but to explore Europe. At our base just off the M25 in Brentwood, Essex, we have a wide range of superbikes, sportsbikes and tourers, all of which are recent models and maintained to the highest possible standard. All of our rental prices include VAT and full comprehensive insurance to travel in the UK.

Many of our bikes have navigated Pyrenees, Alps, Barcelona, Milan, the Italian Lakes, St Tropez and many more. If you are planning a trip abroad, we will sort your European insurance and breakdown cover*, leaving you free to plan your touring holiday.

Superbike Rental also has a selection of high quality motorcycle Sat Navs and mounts available to hire, including: http://www.superbikerental.co.uk

  • TomTom Rider and TomTom Rider Europe
  • Garmin Sat Nav
  • Garmin zūmo
  • Ducati Sat Nav
  • BMW Navigator 5

You can choose the route you want to take, whether it’s the fastest way to get from A to B, one that avoids motorways or for those of you touring, the most scenic. With some, you can even plan a winding route!

Bluetooth technology feeds the instructions from the Sat Nav through to the rider’s helmet.

The TomTom Rider Europe comes pre-loaded with maps of 45 countries in Europe, ensuring that wherever you are travelling to, you won’t get lost on the way.

Please call The UK’s Motorcycle Rental Specialist, Superbike Rental on 01277 366 602 for further details.

*Charges apply

Superbike Brentwood

Another Movie for SuperBike Rental – ‘Welcome To Essex’

welcome to essexAnother movie for SuperBike Rental . . .

Smoking Monkey Productions couldn’t wait to get their hands on SuperBike Rentals brand new BMW S1000 HP4 CARBON to star in their new film ‘Welcome To Essex’.

In this horror movie the United Kingdom is consumed overnight by an epidemic of terrifying proportions. The majority of the population are killed in a matter of hours as millions of recently-killed people return to life and began to attack and kill the living. The disaster spread so rapidly that the government had no time to control the situation. The order to evacuate England was given. But it was too late. A small group of mismatched survivors find themselves trapped in the famous town of Brentwood, hunted by large hordes of fast-moving corpses. They must learn to work together and reach the last-known point of rescue, Southend-on-Sea, or face certain death. Or worse.

Movie star Julien Lee Seager – who has recently worked with Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Lena Headey & Angelina Jolie – as seen in Thor, Les Miserables, Broadchurch and many more – hits the road on our BMW S1000 HP4 CARBON to try and escape . . .

Who will live? Who will die?

Coming to a cinema near you soon . . . . .

Superbike Rental Photoshoot

At Superbike Rental we have all our motorcycles photographed by our own photographer, so when you look at our website the photos of the motorbikes that you see are actually our motorbikes. Unlike our competitiors who use library photos or photos downloaded from the internet. This can be very misleading. With Superbike Rental – what you see, is what you get . . . IMG_2711. . . Best Bikes, Best Price, Best Service!

Tough Mudder 2013

tough mudder

SuperBike Rental are proud to support Jack Coventry in his Tough Mudder 2013 challenge whilst raising money for Help The Hero’s and  Macmillan Cancer Support – two very worthy charities!

Tough Mudder is probably the toughest event on the Planet!! Its events are hard-core 12 mile long obstacle courses designed by the Special Forces to test your strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.

Such a brilliant achievement – Well done Jack!

http://toughmudder.co.uk/