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Phil Armes continues to defy the odds using Eazi-Grip Tank Grips!

We had the pleasure of meeting Phil Armes at the Official BSB Testing last week at Silverstone. We are keen to share his story and the impact of using Eazi-Grip Tank Grips has had on his confidence getting back on the course.

In August 1995 Phil Armes’ motorcycle racing career came to an abrupt end when he crashed at the Ulster Grand Prix and broke his back, leaving him paralysed from the lower chest down, and confined to a wheelchair.
Fast forward 18 years and the father of three was invited, as a past winner, to take part in the 90th anniversary celebrations of the Manx Grand Prix on the world famous TT course in the Isle of Man. This included a parade lap which the organisers agreed that Phil could take part in, if he could prove he was safe and competent to do so.
After learning to ride again on a modified bike at The Bike Experience charity at Silverstone race circuit he took on the challenge of riding the world’s toughest track in September 2013. It didn’t all go according to plan and a technical issue forced Phil to pull out after 24 miles of the 37 ¾ mile circuit. Two subsequent attempts in 2014 and 2015 were thwarted by a combination of technical and weather problems, but on August 29th 2016 Phil became the first paraplegic to complete a solo lap of the TT course on his Triumph Daytona 675.
After finishing the lap Phil said, “that was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done on a motorcycle, but also one of the most rewarding. To be able to ride the TT course again was certainly something I never thought would be possible, but it just goes to show that if you put your mind to something you can often get a great outcome.”
 
The Triumph Daytona was fitted with several technical modifications including a duel brake lever on the right handlebar, a Pro-Shift gear change unit with auto-blipper which allowed for thumb operated gear changes, and extended footrests with cycle toe clips to secure Phil’s feet safely. But one of the simplest additions, that made one of the biggest improvements was the fitting of Eazi-Grip tank grips. Being paralysed means that Phil can slide in the seat, and the extra grip between his knees and the tank eliminated much of this problem and made life so much easier.

Riding the TT course was the height of his return to two wheels, but just two weeks prior to this historic ride, he also made an emotional return to Northern Ireland to successfully complete a lap of the Ulster GP track that he crashed at 21 years ago. He commented afterwards, “the Dundrod track is known as the fastest road race in the world, but it took me 21 years to complete a lap which has to be some sort of record in it’s own right!”

We are so pleased to have been a part of Phil’s journey and wish him all the best for the future.

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019 in News

California Superbike School Australia to Launch CSS Japan!

California Superbike School Australia have been at the Osaka and Tokyo Motorcycle shows to launch CSS Japan!

 

 

Their CSS Lean Bike was on full display for all the visitors to see and test, equipped with Eazi-Grip Tank Grips 💪😍

For more information about CSSAU take a look at www.superbikeschool.com.au/

Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 in News

Monteblanco and Seville BSB Official Testing 2019!

Official Bennetts British Superbike Championship testing in Seville and Portimao over the past couple of weeks has been a success for all Eazi-Grip™ supported teams 💪

It was fantastic to see some of the supported riders such as Scott Redding and Jason O’Halloran at the front in the First Official BSB test using Eazi-Grip Tank Grips 🏍️🙌

We look forward to Silverstone Testing on 9th April and the start of the 2019 BSB Season!

 

Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 in News

Continuing to Support JG Speedfit Kawasaki in 2019!

Eazi-Grip™ is delighted to continue supporting JG Speedfit Kawasaki in 2019. 

We are continuing to support James Hillier in the Isle of Man TT 2019 and North West 200.

Glenn Irwin and Ben Currie will also be supported whilst they compete in the Official Bennett’s British Superbike Championship.

Ricky Stevens & Ryan Charlwood who are DOUBLE British F1 Sidecar champions for Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki will also be sponsored throughout 2019.

We are looking forward to a successful partnership with the JG Speedfit Team 2019.

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 in News

Eazi-Grip™ in Almeria with McAMS Yamaha!

McAMS Yamaha Team including Jason O’Halloran, Tarran Mackenzie and Matt Truelove have been busy testing at Circuito De Almeria in Spain.

Their bikes have all been fitted with our Eazi-Grip™  Tank grips and also our New Eazi-Grip™ Silicone Hose Kits!

 

We are positive that McAMS Yamaha Team will have a successful 2019 Official BSB Season!

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 in News

NEW PARTNERSHIP with California Superbike School Australia!

We are happy to announce that we are now partnered with the very successful California Superbike School Australia🙌

”CSS Coach and Hire bikes are now fitted with Eazi-Grip Tank Pads to improve rider stability by maximising the connection and the feel between rider and bike. Students will also be able to purchase Eazi-Grip for BMW S1000RR’s at any CSS Event!”

 

We look forward to the future of this excellent partnership!

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 in News

New Eazi-Guard™ kits available

The following kits are now available for purchase on our website.

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 in News

Eazi-Guard™ Stone Chip Protection Kits Coming Soon!

Our design department has been busy working on finishing the kits for the following bike models.  These should be available to purchase in the coming weeks. 

EAZIGUARD COMING SOON

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 in News

Impressive showing by Eazi-Grip™ supported riders this weekend

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It was a brilliant weekend for Eazi-Grip™ supported teams as they dominated the standings in BSB, WSBK and at the Bol d’Or 24-Hour Race.

 

The Milwaukee Aprilia team headed to Portugal for Round 10 of the WSBK championship this weekend.  Eugene Laverty and Lorenzo Savadori had their best Superpole results of the 2017 season so far at Portimao taking P2 and P3 on the grid.  The team had shown promising pace all weekend and were consistently within the top ten in Free Practice. Both riders delivered in the pole shootout session, with blistering laps that put them on the front row together for the first time and behind only series leader Rea.

 

Eugene Laverty:

Race 1: Grid P2, Finish P7

Race 2: Grid P4, Finish P4

Lorenzo Savadori:

Race 1: Grid P3, Finish P8

Race 2: Grid P5, Finish P6

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The Honda World Endurance Team kicked off for the 2017/2018 FIM Endurance World Championship at the Bol d’Or 24-Hour race with a dramatic 3rd place finish completing 673 laps covering 4,000 km over 24 hours.  The team line up for the 2018 season will feature Gregory LeBanc, Sébastien Gimbert and Yonny Hernandez.  The team return to France next year for the 24 Heures Motors in April where they look to continue their championship push.

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Meanwhile, back in the UK the MCE British Superbike Championship Showdown got underway at Oulton Park with Eazi-Grip supported riders dominating the podium rostrum in both Race One and Race Two with JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider Leon Haslam topping the podium in the rain soaked opening race of the day.  The action-packed Race Two ended in dramatic fashion with Haslam and Dan Linfoot crossing the line side by side with the Honda Racing Rider taking the win by 0.05 seconds.  The championship heads to Assen in two weeks time with Leon Haslam and Josh Brookes leading the championship points.

Race 1

  1. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  2. John Hopkins – Moto Rapido
  3. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Racing
  4. Jake Dixon – RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki**
  5. James Ellison – McAMS Yamaha

Race 2

  1. Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing
  2. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  3. Bradley Ray – Buildbase Suzuki
  4. Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing
  5. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Racing

Championship Standings

  1. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – 571 Points
  2. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Racing – 549 points
  3. Shane Byrne – Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team – 548 points **
  4. Jake Dixon – RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki – 541 points **
  5. Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing – 530 points
  6. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing – 517 points

**Denotes non-supported rider.

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Special thanks to all of our supported teams for the use of the photos and to Impact Images.

 

 

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in News, Sponsorship

Success at Cadwell Park

2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R08, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, UK. 20th August 2017. Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

It was a great weekend for Eazi-Grip supported riders and teams at Round 8 of the British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.  The weekend saw supported teams top the podium in both Race 1 and 2.  Eazi-Grip™ tank grips play an important role for riders at this physically demanding circuit who need that extra bit of grip with its sharp gradient changes, long fast curves and tricky hairpins, not to mention the mountain section where the bikes go airborne!

With only 3 races left and 75 points up for grabs before the showdown begins, 9 riders are fighting it out for the top six places in the showdown with 7 of those riders being Eazi-Grip™ supported.  We couldn’t be happier to have some of the best riders and teams in the country using and testing our products!

Race 1

  1. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki

Race 2

  1. James Ellison – McAMS Yamaha
  2. Lee Jackson – Smiths Racing BMW
  3. Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing BMW

Congratulations to Lee Jackson on his first podium and new lap record!

 

Championship Standings ( supported riders in bold text)

  1. Shane Bryne – Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team
  2. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  3. Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing
  4. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing
  5. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Racing
  6. Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  7. Jake Dixon – RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki
  8. Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW Motorrad
  9. James Ellison – McAMS Yamaha
  10. Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing

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Photo credits: Impact Images, Jon Jessop and Double Red Photographic

Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017 in News

Success at Thruxton for Eazi-Grip™ supported riders

2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Peter Hickman, Louth, Smiths Racing, Josh Brookes, Australia, Anvil Hire TAG Racing, Jake Dixon, Dover, Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve Kawasaki

 

The 7th round of the 2017 British Superbike Championship was held at the fast and abrasive Thruxton circuit.  The Hampshire circuit never disappoints to host some of the best racing of the season.  As this circuit is only used a few times a year it is a great testing ground for our Eazi-Guard™ stone chip protection.

Eazi-Grip™ supported riders once again topped the timesheets in both Race 1 and 2.  Anvil Hire TAG Racing’s Josh Brookes took the top step of the podium alongside Peter Hickman of Smiths Racing with 7 supported riders finishing in the top ten.  Race 2 saw eight supported riders finishing within the top ten with Peter Hickman on the top step of the podium and Leon Haslam of JG Speedfit Kawasaki finishing in third.  With only 5 races left at Cadwell Park and Silverstone before the showdown begins at Oulton Park in September the points chase is close.  Eight Eazi-Grip™ supported riders are battling it out for the top six places to fight for the title in the final three events.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the friends and family of Mark Fincham of the True Heroes Racing team.  A true hero who will be missed by all of the racing paddock. 

2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Daniel Linfoot, Knaresborough, Honda Racing   2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Peter Hickman, Louth, Smiths Racing   2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki 2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Peter Hickman, Louth, Smiths Racing

 2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Josh Brookes, Australia, Anvil Hire TAG Racing   2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Peter Hickman, Louth, Smiths Racing   2017 British Superbike Championship, BSB R07, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK. 6th August 2017. Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

Photo credit: Impact Images

Posted on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in News

Eazi-Grip™ backed riders had a strong weekend at Brands Hatch

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Photo Credit: Impact Images

The Kent circuit was filled with action-packed excitement with 4 days of track activity over the Easter Weekend.  Eazi-Grip™ supported riders had another fantastic showing at the Brands Indy circuit with podium finishes in multiple classes.  McAms Yamaha’s Tarran Mackenzie added three more wins to his championship charge in the Dickies Supersport class.  JG Speedfit’s Team Ricky and Ryan had their first race weekend of the season and started in fine form with their new Kawasaki machinery finishing 2nd in both of their races.

Young gun Luke Mossey had his first ever British Superbike win and made it a double topping the podium steps in both Race 1 and 2.  Race one saw JG Speedfit’s Leon Haslam in second with Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon finishing off the podium spots in third.  Race two showed familiar names topping the podium with Iddon finishing in second and Halsam in third.

British Superbike Race 1 results

  • 1. Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  • 2. Leon Haslam – JG speedfit Kawasaki
  • 3. Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW
  • 5. Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing
  • 7. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing
  • 8. Michael Laverty – McAms Yamaha
  • 10. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Racing

British Superbike Race 2 results

  • 1. Luke Mossey – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  • 2. Christian Iddon -Tyco BMW
  • 3. Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki
  • 4. Josh Brookes – Anvil Hire TAG Racing
  • 5. Jason O’Halloran – Honda Racing
  • 6. Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing
  • 8. Bradley Ray – Buildbase Suzuki
  • 10. Sylvain Guintoli – Bennetts Suzuki

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Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in News, Sponsorship

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