NK Racing was
formed in 2000, as a result of a hobby getting a bit out of hand. In 1997 I started to
build what I imagined to be the ultimate street RD350YPVS. I had a pretty good picture in
my mind of what I wanted it to be like and set about building it. Like most well laid
plans it altered as I went but in 1999 it was completed and unveiled. During this building
process there were many parts, special, one-off parts I needed to make or have made to
build the bike, and I spent many hours days and weeks finding and making the necessary
bits. During this time I discovered one thing.
Getting one-off bits made for a
custom project isnt as easy as you think.
As the project went on, I discovered that
some of the people I found would actually teach me how to do some of the things they were
doing for me, to use their machinery and equipment, so I could actually make a lot of the
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When the bike was
finished I then started getting two questions continually asked of me.
1) How did you do that?
2) Could you make me one?
When I answered yes to the second
question, NK Racing was formed, and so the hobby began.
the last three years the hobby has since spiralled out of control with new product lines
being added and projects undertaken for people from making a single component to building
a complete bike to customers specifications. I have always stayed loyal to the
Yamaha Two-Stroke, but have undertaken work for other bikes as well.
In August 2003, I made the decision
to give up the day job and NK Racing went full time. I worked out of my home
for a couple of years, but it didnt take long before I grew out of my garage, so the
business was moved to an industrial unit nearby.
That in itself was like lighting the
blue touch paper. I now had 1250 sq ft of unit, and room for all the equipment I wanted.
Or so I thought. I have since discovered that you can never have too much space and can
never have too much stuff!
Now some 3 years after moving in,
much has changed, and much still remains, but with a fully equipped machine shop, with CNC
machining, turning, a fully equipped fabrication shop, with TIG & MIG welding,
cutting, folding, rolling, swaging and bending facilities, bead blasting, and 3 bike
building stations. I really do have the workshop Ive always wanted.
will see from the following pages that there are many products available, and new ones are
being added all the time. Most of the products are made within my own machine shop, and
the ones bought in from other manufacturers are passed on with considerably less mark-up
than the big catalogue suppliers. Compare the prices
manufacturing is always available, it is how most of the product lines started. If you
have a requirement, please call me to discuss it. The business was created to provide
products, engineering, and fabrication facilities to enthusiasts at a sensible cost. Not everyone in this world trying to build something has the budget of
a fully sponsored race team.
I hope you enjoy the
site, and if you have any suggestions, requests, or wish to place an order, please contact
This is continually being
updated with new products and information.
for your interest and business so far, you are all in some way responsible, for making me
give up a perfectly good career, to do what I love doing. Making bikes a little bit
different from all the others.