Facebook Friends: Robert “Bob” Clegg

Bio:

Name: Robert “Bob” Clegg

Current Race Bike: Kawasaki ZX-14R (2012)

Hometown: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Home Track: Elvington, North Yorkshire, England

Age: Experienced

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 190 lb.

Number of years riding: I have been riding since I was 16

 

 

Profession: TV Broadcasting Engineer

What was your first exposure to motorcycles? Age 16, I was allowed a 125

What was your first exposure to racing? Quarter-mile sprints in the 1980’s

How did you get involved in racing? Through a friend who was a member of the National Sprint Association

What year did you start racing or being involved in racing? I think around 1988/89

History of racing bikes and classes: Road-legal classes: Brighton Speed Trials, Weston Speed Trials, N.S.A. Southern Section meetings, 200MPH Club, and Straightliners

 

Accomplishments: Several 1st and 2nd trophies with N.S.A. over a quarter-mile. I won the last ever Weston Speed Trials. Been over 200 on both of my Kawasaki’s

Other hobbies outside of racing: Weight training, photography

Do you have any favorite riding spots for your daily driver/non-racing bike? I live in Devon, most of the county has great roads

How is the motorcycle culture in your country different from the U.S.? It’s much the same

Do you have any advice for those aspiring to get into racing? Join a club and do it on the track

Do you have any rituals that you do before racing? No, there’s too much else to think about if you’re aiming for 200+ MPH

Have you ever thought about trying another form of motorcycle racing? No, I have done track days and tried a trials bike but wouldn’t change what I do

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Modifications:

Engine: Stock Internally – The name of the class I race in is “Unopened Engine”

Chassis: Brock’s Performance Front End Lowering Kit / Fully Adjustable Window Links™

Swingarm: Stock

Exhaust: Brock‚Äôs Performance CT Series™ QuietKore Single

Clutch: Brock’s Performance Clutch Mod Kit with .180 Shims

Fuel Injection Control: Brock’s Drag Flash 2 ECU / PCV with O2 Optimizer and Brock’s Map

Fuel: Premium Pump Fuel

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Land Speed Racing Best Performance:

Class: 2

Record: 203.1 MPH Standing-Start Mile

Date: April 15th, 2013

Location: Elvington

Organization: Straightliners

Click here to read more about Robert’s recent 203.1 MPH pass on ZX1441R.com

 

Video:

Above: In this on-board video, Robert Clegg pilots his Kawasaki ZX-14R to 203.1 MPH at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, on April 15, 2013 in a standing-start mile.

“Some GoPro video I shot, had to move the camera off the tank so I could tuck in properly and the view’s not great, no time to check it, but you get the impression of how these bikes accelerate. The fun begins at around 45 secs. Get the full effect through some decent speakers. You can also see the extended revs of the Brock’s Flash2, the ever optimistic rev-counter showing around 11,900.” – Robert Clegg