Foggy and James

Museum To Restore Foggys First Bike!

The National Motorcycle Museum is proud to announce that four times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty MBE has chosen the Museum’s workshop to restore his very first motorcycle!

This little Honda C50 based special was the product of Honda dealer Ken Martin who made the bike for his son Chris around 1972. Indeed, the specially manufactured tank badge’s still read “motochris” in recognition of the little bikes first owner.

Purchased from Ken Martin in 1975 by Carl’s dad George the bike was given to Foggy for his 10th Birthday.

Recently re-united with the bike after nearly 40 years, Foggy was looking to get the machine restored and phoned Museum Director James Hewing.

Speaking of the call James recalled: “ I have worked with Carl in the past & was really pleased that he thought of the Museum’s restoration team to restore the bike for him.  We have restored everything from the earliest and rarest veterans through to superbikes of  the 1970s but never anything like this”!

Foggy commented: “ it’s in a rough state but I know the lad’s at the Museum will restore it back to just how it was when my dad gave it to me back in 1975”

For more details of the specialist restoration service’s that the National Motorcycle Museum can offer please call (01675) 443311 or e-mail

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