Redcar Bears star Hugh Skidmore has built his own F2 machine in Australia. Aiming for easy practice and to keep fit, he felt the F2 machine was a great way to go.
He said:”The F2 speedway bike a great way to have a bit of cheap fun and is easy to maintain”
“To become a better speedway rider you need to practice and it is a bit hard and expensive to ride a real speedway bike all the time with a GM speedway engine in it.
“You need to get it serviced every forty heats or races which is roughly forty minutes. It would cost around £400 on average for a service.
“It also takes six hours to wash a speedway bike the good thing about a F2 bike is it takes 20 minutes to wash !
“You can ride it for 20 hours before you need to even look at the engine which is cheap anyway.
“I just got a CRF450 motocross engine in mine. I did find it rode a bit different to a ‘normal’ speedway bike but after a few rides I got the hang of it.