NIKEN LONG-TERMER
Back Street Heroes|February 2020
SO, AFTER LAST MONTH’S WONDERFUL SILLINESS OF MR DAVE COATES ESQUIRE RIDING THE NIKEN LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ONE RIDDEN BEFORE, AND PROBABLY WON’T AGAIN, THIS ISSUE IT’S BACK TO THE REALITY OF A COLD, WET BRITISH WINTER.

Actually, I say you probably won’t see a Niken ridden like that again, but back in November Dave actually took delivery of one that he’s been given by Yamaha ‘specially to use in his stunt shows so, if you go to one, you’ll see one ridden like that and, depending on how much room he’s given to play in, maybe even more spectacularly – the area he had to work with at Copdock (big thanks to Roo Hall and the Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club for letting us use their showground) was only big enough for him just to get it up, so to speak, before he had to put it down again and so, given enough room, he can get it up to balance point and up through the ‘box, which is always pretty bloody impressive. Check out his website at www.davecoates.co.uk for a full list of where and when he’ll be playing on it.

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