BH&DMCC Active Member & Webmaster



NAME : Dave Pilbeam
 






WHAT TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE DO YOU LIVE IN ?

Burgess Hill

 

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE ON THE COMMITTEE & HOW LONG ?

I was secretary for 4 years and have been webmaster for over 13 years now

 

OCCUPATION ?

Premises Manager

 

HOW LONG A MEMBER OF BH&DMCC ?

15 years

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BIKE & WHEN ?

Lambreta200 I had a part share with friends when I was 15, it wasn’t road legal and we used to ride it on school fields and waste ground. I also remember hand painting in gloss magnolia; still we had no love for it but it was fun and eventually scraped it, lol

My first road bike was a Puch Maxi that my Dad gave me; I had to pedal like mad to start the thing. My first proper bike was a Honda CB125 Twin. I can remember going 2 up with camping equipment to Birmingham NEC bike show on it one year, ah to be young again

 

BIKES YOU HAVE HAD IN THE PAST ?

Lambreta200, Puch Maxi 50, Honda CB125 Twin, Honda CB200, Triumph Trident 750 Triple T150, Kawasaki GPZ550, Suzuki Bandit 1200, Yamaha XJR1300,  MZ Mastiff 660, Cagiva Raptor 1000 and a Honda XL1000 Varadero

 

BIKES YOU RUN AT PRESENT ?

Suzuki DL1000 V Strom

 

WHAT WOULD YOUR NEXT BIKE BE ?

Ducati Monster S4RS with the 999 sports bike engine or maybe the Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 or maybe a Moto Guzzi Stelvio, or a Buell XB12S Lightning, or the new MV Brutale 910 or maybe the Ducati Diavel or maybe………………….

 

HAVE YOU HAD A BREAK FROM MOTORCYCLING ?

When I was self employed and had to learn to drive a car, about 9 years

 

FAVOURITE BIKING EVENT ?

Motorcycle World Beaulieu, Garden of England Show

 

FAVOURITE BH&DMCC EVENT ?

Camping & BBQ weekend

 

OTHER BIKING EVENTS YOU HAVE ATTENDED ?

NEC, Superbikes Brands Hatch, Festival of 1000 Bikes Brands Hatch, Kent Custom Show, Amberley bike show and various smaller events.

 

FAVOURITE BIT OF KIT ?

Daytona bike boots, expensive to buy but I have had them for the past 15 years and used them all year round. They have never leaked, are very comfy and still have some sole left, but will need replacing soon.