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About Alan Duffus Motorcyles

Multi-times Scottish Road Race Champion Alan Duffus took to the track at SPA Belgium at the Biker Classic in July riding his 1970s Yamaha TZ750 and says that the bike was hard work but that it is still very fast (this bike was timed at the Isle of Man at a fraction under 190mph in the seventies!!). "The TZ750 is great but I still love my new YAMAHA YZF-R1!!!"Alan DuffusBIG NAME DROPS
Also taking part in the Classic at SPA were none other than 15 times old world champion Giacomo Agostini, Steve Baker, Luca Cadallora, Fast Freddie Spencer, Kevin Schwantz, Mick Grant, Randy Mamola, Steve Parrish, Will Hartog, John Cooper, Jamie Whitham, Jonny Checcotto, and John Surtees the only man who won both F1 and GP world titles!!!
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Head Technician GavinParts & Sales Barrie 
20 years of experience as a top technician (15 years dedicated to Alan Duffus and Yamaha), our head mechanic and top bloke!!! Gavin rides an XJR1300 in his spare time plus for fun he spannered Alan's championship winning TZ750 at the Bikers Classic in SPA this year. If you want your machine repaired, fettled or serviced give Gavin a call.Barrie is here to help solve all your parts, servicing, clothing and accessory needs. A long term bike enthusiast, Barrie has been biking for many years and currently has a small collection of bikes from his Triumph Tiger to his Triumph Bonneville through to his two project bikes.... a Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 and an old Honda CB750... a great all round bloke with a good knowledge of motorcycles having been in the trade down south working for a Multi franchise dealership. Good sense of humour and always willing to help. 
Mechanic BarryParts & Service Rhona 
Barry or Baz to his mates, Small in stature BIG in knowledge! Been in the trade a LONG time, fully Aprilia. Triumph and Yamaha trained. Great Mechanic, Great Bloke.....Rhona, our parts and service advisor. She has been with us three years and has built up a good knowledge of spares and servicing, her speciality is off road bikes and quads, her son leon is well known round both the british and international quad racing circles and has an impressive collection of silver ware. Whatever your needs Rhona is here to help so call her now....We need a new book-keeper! Could it be you? Call Mark on 01592 264135 if you are interested.

Alan Duffus Racing History

Alan Duffus started racing in 1966. Being an apprentice earning only 3 per week it meant loads of Part-time jobs and building his own bikes from cheap second-hand parts. However, with perseverance and help from a few good friends the dream was realised, but owing to the fact that Scotland at that time had no full time racetrack, and only four races a year to compete in, progress was difficult but lap times were good.

By 1969/70 came the first wins and travel to places south of the border where more wins and lap records were recorded. Then with sponsorship the first bikes that were not Home Made.

Throughout the 70's Alan took numerous race wins, lap records and pole positions, fastest laps etc. plus 5 Scottish championships as well as other prestigious titles throughout Britain racing at places like Cadwell Park, Oulton Park, Brands Hatch, Mallory Park as well as the Isle of man T.T. and G.P.

"The competition was tough then as it was the golden era in British Road Racing. Imagine standing on the start line waiting for the flag to go down knowing that the opposition included Mike Hailwood, Mike Grant, Barry Sheen, John Cooper, Bill Simpson, Jock Findlay etc. etc! It was never going to be easy but it was good fun and great racing."

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After a crash on the Isle of Man, the decision was made (whilst lying in hospital) to open Alan Duffus Motorcycles. On a snowy day in 1977 that dream also became a reality.

Alan won championships in almost every category from 200cc single cylinder 2 stroke through to 4 cylinder 1000cc Superbikes, and feels honoured that Knockhill's First Corner was, for 30 years, named Duffus Dip after him.

Alan isn't the only racing talent involved with 'Alan Duffus Motorcycles' however. Triple superbike champion Niall MacKenzie was for many years a Director of the company.

Niall is the man who throughout his long career has amassed a tremendous record of achievements. He's been team mate to the likes of Mike Doohan, raced all kinds of bikes in many different countries and finished 4th on the world 500 Grand Prix Series.

Niall has now finally retired, but can still be found working in motorcycle broadcasting and press.

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