2015 300cc Kawasaki Ninja


Vehicle: 2015 300cc Kawasaki Ninja

Engine: 300cc

Colour: Neon green with pinstripes, black and pink handle grips

Transmission: Six speed

Name: Francie Winteringham (racing number 63)

From: Invercargill

When and why did you acquire it? About three months ago. More fun and to compete in the biggest class in New Zealand [300] Supersport

What is the bike’s history? It was an on-road bike, now it’s been turned into a race bike

Have you altered it in any way? Added a lap timer, race tyres, race bearings and pink handle grips

What’s it like to ride? Actually really nice, smooth… not near as bad as an old bike [such as a Rudge]. It can go around a corner and not worry. And quiet

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? On-track: Levels in Timaru; off-track: Otatara

Top speed? On-track: 170kmh

Best riding experience? During the Burt Munro Challenge Wyndham races in 2014 when I competed in the sidecar racing and winning the Burt Munro Family Trophy that year

Worst riding experience? When dad [Stephen] ruined my race. I was in the lead when it was red-flagged, and it was dad, and I lost the next race. It was really gutting

What other motorcycles of note have you owned or raced? 1930 Rudge [and sidecar], SV650 Suzuki, Motard RMZ 450

Best music to ride to? The sound of the engine

Describe your driving style: Win it or bin it – a strong desire to win

If you could go for a ride on any motorcycle it would be a…? Britten

What was the first vehicle you ever bought? 70cc Honda Monkey Bike

Do you belong to any clubs? Motorcycling Canterbury

Event: Competing at the New Zealand Supersport Championships in the 300cc division from January 6 to mid-MarchSports ShoesNike Foamposite One Grey Suede