First post of the new year.

 Welcome to 2016! Did you have a good time over the holiday period? All rested anchopperd ready to go!? I’m not really ready having trouble getting into the swing of things. I don’t think the constant rain and grey skies are helping.

Anyway! we have reset our opening times back to normal, moving back to our half day Saturday. We have also made some changes to the blog as you can see. Giving it a bit of a spruce up for the new year and changing the header to a drawing of the newer looking GSXR. I have also littered this post with a number of other sketches of bikes.

I did promise to post more often last year but did not keepharleyd it up. I’m not doing that again this time. The real world tends, in our case, to push our digital presence into the background. It is possible this would be different if our business was more digitally based. A lot of what we do does not require a computer.

That just leaves me to say that we wish you all the best for the coming year.




The Ride out season begins.

Date: Bank Holiday Monday 26th May
Depart Ace Cafe: 10.30am
Route: A406 – A13 – M25 – A2 – M2 – A299 to Margate seafront

The 7th annual Margate Meltdown is the most recently established of Ace Cafe London’s free to
attend major ride outs.

The ride out from the cafe to this popular seaside resort in Kent has been held each year on occasion of the annual Spring Bank Holiday. Margate seafront and harbour is given over to motorcycles and scooters, diverse club and trade stands, a stage with live entertainment from Noon,
featuring on the Ace stage the semi-acoustic sounds of The Elbeats, together with rockin’ DJ’s Bill & George Guntrip.

Working closely with the cafe’s chosen charity for this event, The Royal British Legion Riders Branch (RBLRB), the town and Thanet District Council, Margate not only has everything that a great ride out requires,  but also a great beach and plenty of heritage to include a legacy from the 1960s that
is of world renown relating to motorbikes, scooters and the Mods & Rockers that rode them!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous Mods & Rockers clashes of 1964!

For all enquiries please contact

Be paid for for giving your opinion.

Paid Motorcycle Market Research!
£100 for two hours

Forensic Fieldwork Ltd is specifically looking for owners of:

Suzuki GSX-650F
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F

To attend a focus group, lasting two hours, that will take place at 7pm on Thursday 6th March in Central London.

To this end all respondents will be asked to bring their vehicle docs (V5)

Respondents will receive £100 for their time and input.

The purpose of the research is to talk to current owners of these motorbikes, get their feedback on usage and thus be instrumental in design ideas for the next generation of vehicle.

As well as being a unique opportunity to influence the future of the bike, all registered attendees will be offered an honorarium to thank them for their time and input.  Only your personal opinion is important. It is not a sales / promotion event. The event management is entirely independent and neutral.

This would be a great opportunity for riders to help design future models.

If you are interested, please contact:

Aaron Sion

Project Principal

Forensic Fieldwork Ltd.

+44 20 3435 5715

Broken plastic get a discount.

Three wheeled special

Three wheeled special

Get the year off to a good start by getting yourself a discount on those repairs that you put off last year. At the same time Check out the new web site and see what is new for this year.

10% All repairs until the end of February 28/2/14

To receive this offer just use the contact form put discount in the comment section and we will send you a special code that can be redeemed against any repair this includes the VFR seat lug service before the end of February 2014.

All work needs to be completed by the 28/2/14

Just for kicks

The motorbike anthem blast your ears as blast down the road.

Ton Up Day – Just for Kicks!
Sunday 3rd November
9am – 5pm

“If there’s one thing that I like, it’s a burn up on my bike”, released on 7″ vinyl, at 45rpm, by Parlophone, R4974 and charting in 1963, written by Charles Blackwell, produced by Robert Stigwood and famously sung by Mike Sarne, “Just For Kicks” is the Ton Up anthem!

Celebrating this seminal song daytime at the cafe on Sunday 3rd November, occasion of the cafe’s annual Ton Up Day, with raffle prizes up for grabs to include the cafe’s 70th anniversary CD album “Bikes n’ Leather Rocking at the Ace!” which features the song at track 10.

Other prizes include 2 pairs of tickets to attend the cafe’s annual Johnny Kidd Tribute Night with the band The Fireballs on Saturday 9th November together with the books “Classic British Motorcycle”, “How To Build A Cafe Racer”, “Building Budget Brits” and an Ace 75th anniversary goody pack.

Spend £5 or more over the counter at the cafe on Sunday 3rd November from 10am and receive a raffle ticket.
Draw to be held at 3pm.