First Chinese motorcycle enters TT

CF Moto leave their mark in the history books

WK BIKES will be entering into the 2013 Isle of Man TT, a first for a Chinese manufacturer.

The Hampshire-based firm will be entering the WK650i in the Lightweight class. The bike will be prepared by Hampshire Motorcycles. WK isn't an actual manufacturer, it is the UK brand name for motorcycles made by CF Moto in China.

Australian David Johnson will be riding the bike, he scored a top 15 finish in both Superstock and Superbike races in 2013 with a fastest lap of 125.831mph.

Paul Phillips, TT and Motorsport Manager, Isle of Man Government, commented:"The TT is back on the map worldwide and this campaign could well represent the start of a new era in motorcycle racing. We originally introduced the Lightweight Race to the TT schedule as it represents an affordable way to go racing and already in only its second year it has become an established part of the TT."