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Every classic motorcycle enthusiast has dreamed of owning the ultimate road legal cafe racer.
With the precision built Tonkin Tornado, Tonkin Typhoon and Tonkin Tempest, this impossible dream is now possible.
Born out of 40 years of professional racing and restoration experience, the new range of bikes are a spirited combination of legendary British racing heritage combined with brand new hand crafted build quailty, and old fashioned attention to detail. Steve Tonkin raced bikes professionally from 1970 until 1983. His illustrious race career included numerous top 6 Isle of Man TT places, the 250CC Junior TT title in 1981, and winning 3 British 250CC championships between 1980 and 1983.
Steve puts all of his extensive racing knowledge and machine preparation experience into the development and production of the new range of bikes. “The first rule in racing is that to finish 1st, you have to finish! ‘My new machines are built with this in mind, with a gereat many hand-built parts. Quality and good engineering are the corner stones of what I do. I like to think I provide my customers with a very personal service, that gives them a truly unbeatable machine for their money.”
Steve’s bikes have been featured in several magazines in the UK and across the globe, including MotorCycle Classics, Classic Bike, Klassik Motorade and Classic Bike guide just to name a few.
After many years of restoring classic bikes to concourse condition, Steve is now channelling all of his passion into his brand new hand crafted bikes that are al built to order. “I aim to improve upon the classic legend, and provide the ultimate road going modern cafe racing machines!”
The Molnar Manx Norton replica Tornado is fast, and will easily reach 130mph, or happily cruise all day at 100mph, whilst providing the most comfortable ride on a cafe racer, ever!