Visitors to this year’s Motorcycle Live show will have the chance to test their reaction times on a Speedway bike formerly owned by triple World champion Greg Hancock.
Ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd – which sponsors 46-year-old Greg – has purchased one of his old bikes and has fitted it with a clutch release reaction tester so that motorcycle enthusiasts can test their skills on the company’s stand at the show which is being held at the NEC, Birmingham on November 19-27.
Californian Greg – who is currently leading the 2016 Speedway World championship – is renowned for his lightning fast reactions at the start of races.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Mark Hallam said: “We are delighted that we have been able to obtain one of Greg’s bikes and we are planning to debut the ‘reaction tester’ on our stand at Motorcycle Live.
“We have sponsored Greg for a number of years and I’m sure the opportunity for visitors to test their reaction times will be a big attraction, not only for Speedway fans but for all motorcycling enthusiasts. There will be a prize for the fastest reaction time on each day of the show.”
Visitors will also have the opportunity of obtaining a limited number of special baseball caps signed by Greg in return for a minimum donation to the Down’s Syndrome Association.
NGK – the leading supplier of original equipment (OE) spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda and other engine management sensors – was main sponsor when its Sales Manager – North Stuart Bayne completed an 1100-kilometre sponsored cycle ride through Europe last year to raise £17,066.98 for the charity, and he is planning to announce an even more challenging trip later this year.
This year’s Motorcycle Live will feature non-stop interactive entertainment, classic, custom and special anniversary displays, celebrity appearances and the incredible FMX Live Arena.
More than 33 of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers are exhibiting alongside NGK, showcasing not only their existing models, but also their 2017 machinery for the first time in the UK.
NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has long been synonymous with the two-wheel bike scene both on the road and also in the motorcycling racing arena where its spark plugs have helped the world’s leading teams and riders to numerous victories and will be exhibiting at the show at the NEC, Birmingham, on Stand 4E10.
NGK is the world’s number one OE fitment and its Iridium IX spark plugs are popular with motorcyclists for their ability to provide enhanced ignition efficiency, better acceleration, faster starting and smoother running, longer life, and better fuel consumption.
For more information about NGK and its products and services, please visit the website at www.ngkntk.co.uk Also you can check out its new blogzine at ngktorque.com