June 14 2013.

WK Bikes is celebrating its first Isle of Man TT, winning maximum positive exposure at the event and in the media, plus a 109 mph practice lap for the rapidly developing 650cc lightweight class machine.

The lightweight TT machine is based on the WK 650i sports bike and was prepared by Hampshire Motorcycles and Quads for the company's debut in this year's Isle of Man TT races, where during the first Saturday practice and under yellow flags, it lapped at over 109mph in the hands of Gary Johnson, before he handed it over to Dave Johnson, (pictured), who was side-lined by a technical issue in the Lightweight TT race.

"This was our first outing at the TT and although we didn't come away with any silverware this year, we certainly raised a few eyebrows with the level of performance after such a short development period, " explained WK sales manager Henry Maplethorpe.

"We will be back next year and judging from the response to this year's team effort and the pace of our development programme, we expect to see more WK machines fighting for rostrum places in 2014,"said Maplethorpe.

WK also reports that the heavy media coverage has already had a positive effect at both trade and retail customer levels and has had to increase theorder for the next batch of 650i machines to cope with the post TT demand.

For further information on WK bikes visit www.wkbikes.co.uk 

For dealer open areas call Henry Maplethorpe at WK Bikes on 01507 523 900 

Photograph by Jon Jessop Photography.