Average speeds of over 130 mph.

The first road races took place in the early 1900's where the average speed around the original configuration of the Isle of Man TT course was just over 30 mph! Nowadays average lap speeds are over 130 mph.

The most well-known road race is the Isle of Man TT - the challenging 37.7 mile course is the pinnacle of the road racing calendar. Thousands of people travel from all over the world to watch riders take on the famous mountain course.

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Northern Ireland plays host.

Making use of the miles of scenic countryside on offer, Northern Ireland sees some of the most competitive grids in the world line up to take on the roads.

The road race season is rounded off at the Macau Grand Prix in November. The twisty street circuit and the humidity of the Chinese city makes this race even more challenging. 

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Tyco BMW

Run by the TAS racing team, renowned father son duo Hector and Philip Neil, Tyco BMW are the Official Team for BMW Motorrad UK.

For the 2018 season Dan Kneen has joined the team having impressed with two podiums at the Ulster GP last year standing for injured team rider Ian Hutchinson. The 30-year-old Manxman is looking forward to representing Tyco BMW at the Isle of Man TT Races.

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Road Race Specification

  • Tuning Specification – BMW Motorrad Type 6
  • Gearbox – BMW Motorrad Type 6 RR
  • Clutch – STM Slipper
  • Exhaust System – Akrapovic Titanium
  • Air Filter – K+N
  • Frame – Standard
  • Fork Clamp – Tas Racing/NME Adjustable off-set/Rake/Trail 
  • Swingarm – BMW Motorrad
  • Wheels – OZ Racing
  • Rearsets – Valter Moto
  • Fuel Tank – Tas Racing/NME 24 liters
  • Bodywork – Carbonin Carbon Fibre
  • Screen – Powerbronze High Race
  • Seat – Carbonin /Tas Racing
  • Radiator – Standard/Samco Hoses
  • ECU – BMW Motorrad Race Calibration 3 Kit
  • Wiring Loom - Standard
  • Data Logger – BMW
  • Suspension Logger – 2D
  • Quick Shifter – Lohmann
  • Front Calipers – Brembo Evo Radial Monobloc
  • Front Discs – Brembo 320mm
  • Rear Caliper – Brembo Radial Mount
  • Rear Disc – Brembo 200mm
  • Brake Lines – HEL
  • Brake Pads – SBS
  • Forks - K-Tech KTR 3 25mm Closed Cartridge
  • RCU – K-Tech DDS
  • Steering Damper – K-Tech SDS
  • BHP – 220 @ 11,000 RPM
  • Weight – 170 kg

Hutchy – slow talker, fast rider.

A British racer who would rather let his achievements speak for themselves…

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Road Race Meetings

North West 200

15 - 19 May

Isle of Man TT

26 May - 08 June

Southern 100

09 - 12 July

Ulster Grand Prix

07 - 11 August