Skin Deep.

This has a short life spanAre you getting what you paid for?

IT seems that you are not. We had a gent in the Monday before the start of TT week. He had his Ducatti re-sprayed ready for the trip. Some cracks had appeared in the plastic that the sprayer said had been plastic welded.
mud-gaurd-beforeThe spray job was great but there was a problem with the so called plastic welding.  It was a bit of filler and fiber glass smeared across the back for support hence it had re-cracked, no surprise there!
Just recently another customer was almost suckered by a spray shop saying they could plastic weld. When they started talking about reinforcing the back to stop it cracking further, he decided not to go back because he lost trust in them. He felt they did not know what they were doing.
Plastic welding has been around for a long time. It is recognised by insurance companies as a proper repair meeting their very high standards. It is also part of the NVQ, SNVQ, National diploma, Higher National diploma and Foundation degree for motor vehicle engineering  and yet some repair shops still bodge repairs; there is no call for it; this is part of the reason we do not spray, you can see we have given you the ‘real deal’!
honda_vfr_seat_tabsWe have seen over the years repairs using super glue, rivets with metal support, soldering iron and super glue, filler and fiberglass and wire ties. All valid temporary repairs by the DIYer but have no place in the professional workshop.
If you are paying large amount of money for a repair you should expect the best, it’s not always a good idea to go to a one stop shop; once the paint is on you do not know what you have paid for. It may be a great finish but will it be let down by the foundation crumbling.

Your chance to make you and your bike famous.


A cafe racer film celebrating the Royal Enfield Continental GT, from London to Madras

Format: Music Video for Digital

13 riders (male & female) for the shoot aged 20 – early 30’s

3 lead riders (throughout the film)
10 riders (for London only)

1 day London
1 day Europe
1 day India

All riders to be paid.

Dates of filming to be confirmed.

The 3 lead riders to remain constant throughout the film and be available to travel to other countries for subsequent filming. The 10 extra riders are only required for the London part of the filming.

If you are interested, please contact:

Abir Panchanan
Head of Production Hello Robot
Tel: ++91 (0)976 909 0689


Stunt fest and Streetfighter show update. Wembley 2013

Ace Cafe London Stunt Festival & Streetfighter Show, Wembley 2013

Tickets are now available to purchase at the cafe and via the on-line web shop

Ace Cafe London, this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of having originally opened in 1938, returns to the world famous and iconic Wembley Stadium Complex for the 4th annual Stunt Festival & Streetfighter Show featuring the premiere of the all new Stunt Bike Open Freestyle Championship Finals, to be held throughout the day from 10am Sunday 28th July.

In addition to trade and industry stands and displays, the Carole Nash Grandstand, this increasingly popular annual event combines the cafe’s legendary Streetfighter Sunday, as well as showcasing the dramatic live action finals of the stunt competition, with stunt riders from across Europe and beyond taking part and competing in the “Metzeler Arena” for the coveted awards, Metzeler tyres, Draggin Jeans and cash prize fund totalling £5K.

Individual Free Style:

1st – £2K
2nd – 1K
3rd – £750

Draggin Jeans Longest Stoppie – £750

Sickest Trick – £500

Highlights of this prestigious event also includes “Best Streetfighter” static display and competition, with cash prize fund of £500, the awards and prizes include vouchers for exclusive, precision-made performance products, courtesy of Germany’s renowned LSL Motorradtechnik, to the value of £1800!

Best in Show:
1st – £100 & LSL Voucher £750
2nd – £75 & LSL Voucher £500
3rd – £50 & LSL Voucher £250

Best Engineering: £50 & LSL Voucher £50

Best Brightwork – £50 & LSL Voucher £50

Best Rat – £50 & LSL Voucher £50

Best Junior/Lightweight – £25 & LSL Voucher £50

Special cash prizes, each of £50, are to be awarded for the “Best Harley Streetfighter” & “Best BMW Streetfighter”, each also receiving a £50 LSL Voucher, both marques this year respectively celebrating their 110th and 90th anniversaries.

Best Streetfighters competition will be run on a “Show Up n’ Shine” basis and are to be on site at Wembley by 9am.

All fourteen winners, of both the Stunt Bike Open Freestyle Championship Finals and the “Best Streetfighter” Show Up n’ Shine competition, also receive dragging Jeans product vouchers courtesy The Key Collection.

Other features include tyre-frying burnout’s and the “Extreme Wheelie”  machine for those who want to experience “Up in the air thrills, a fun mini moto circuit ( 40 cc’s, 5 “on track” at any one time and open to all over 6 years of age and with a special Academy session for kids), together with interactive stands and displays.

The Forces motor sport charity run by veterans, serving officers and motor sport professionals, providing respite, rehabilitation, recreational activities and training to those affected by military operations within the framework of motor sport, will be present, to include with a motorcycle display by Ash Hall, a double above the knee amputee who has also lost most of his left hand!  A selection of specially adapted bikes will also be on show at the Mission Motorsport gazebo – please give generously.

Live entertainment on the Ace stage includes with The Fuel Girls, and mixed with the music, the roar of engines and tyre-shredding drifters, along with the spectacular motorcyclist aerobatics and hot tricks of the East Coast FMX Team, featuring Chris “Sir Swampy” Birch, widely acknowledged as Britain’s No.1 FMX rider, a regular at the Red Bull X Fighters and BoldDog FMX British Championship winner, adrenaline will be pumping – let the action begin!

The London Rockin Rollers, having been rolling with the punches since 2007 with their eight wheeled thrills and spills, will be assisting in raising funds for “Riders for Health”, the events chosen charity and who will be operating a helmet park on the day.

Tickets are available at the cafe and via the Ace on-line web shop as well as “On the gate on the day”

Buy your ticket at the café and you will receive a free tea or coffee.

Tickets (Gate)
£10 per person
£15 Family Ticket (available on the day only)

Club & Group pre-booking concessions available – please contact Lora David at the café on

9am – 11am – Practise
11am – 11.10am – Mission Motorsport Display
11.10am – 11..40am – Eastcoast FMX Display
11.30 – 1pm – StuntBike Freestyle Competition
1pm – 1.20pm – Eastcoast FMX & The Fuel Girls
1.30pm – 3pm – Draggin Jeans Longest Stoppie
3pm – 3.30pm – Show Up n’ Shine Presentation & Awards
3.30pm – 3.40pm – Mission Motorsport Display
3.40pm – 4.10pm – Eastcoast FMX & The Fuel Girls
4.20pm – 5.20pm – StuntBike Sickest Trick
5.20pm – Ace Cafe London/SBF Presentations & Awards


Some money to take part in a focus group.

I am looking for owners of the following bikes to attend a focus group on Tuesday 16th July in London W.1. at 6.30pm.

Payment: £100 for 2 hours

Men & women aged 20 – 60

Ducati Panigale / Panigale S
MV Augusta F4 1000 / 1000R
Aprilia RSV4

All bikes must have been bought from new and later than 2009.

For more information, please call Luci on 07940 520 224


French filming at the cafe.

Your chance to get involved

French TV Channel Escales is making a programme about motorcycling and the spirit of rock n’ roll in the UK.

They will be at the cafe filming and interviewing riders with Triumph’s on Friday 6th September 6pm-11pm and on Classic Bike Day, Sunday 8th Septmber from 9.30am.

For more info contact:

Another chance to be payed for market research.

Get paid £80 !!

Indiefield Market Research
is looking for owners of the following bikes:

Ducati Panigale / Panigale
MV Agusta F41000 / 1000R
Aprilia RS4V

Two focus
groups will be set up on Saturday 25th May in Hammersmith, London, and will last
for two and a half hours, to discuss motorcycles and

Participants will receive £80 on the day.

participants must have purchased the bike from new later than 2009, be the main
rider, hold a valid license, have been the main decision maker with regards to
the purchase of the bike and intend to buy a motorcycle of the same category

Anyone who fits the bill and is interested in going along, please

Gareth Walters
020 8884 7255 (direct

Gareth will check through your
details and if eligible, will book you in and email you an invitation and

Short notice to take part.

Car & Bike enthusiasts wanted for TV programme!

Shine Television is
looking for car and motorbike enthusiasts to be part of a factual entertainment
series for Sky One. Filming will take place on Wednesday 17th April at Ace Cafe
London and it would be great if you could bring your car or motorbike with

Filming will start at 2pm and finish at 4pm

For more
information, please call:
020 7483 6607