Guy Martin: "BMW goes like s**t off a shovel"

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 10 Mar 2015

Martin got his first taste of the BMW in Spain

Guy Martin has said he is ‘more than impressed’ after getting his first taste of the BMW S 1000 RR in Spain yesterday. 

The racer turned TV personality is out testing with his Tyco BMW team at a BMW Motorrad event at the Almeria circuit on the south east coast of Spain.

Martin, along with teammate William Dunlop and British Superbike counterparts Tommy Bridewell and Michael Laverty, put in a significant amount of laps in the first of three days testing. 

“I haven’t hardly touched a thing on the Tyco BMW S 1000 RR apart from footrests and bars and I’m more than impressed already,” said Martin. “It’s that nimble and has such a great feel, you could ride it for a lifetime; it really is a mega bike. 


“We rode today on used tyres, which does help you get a good feeling for a bike, and I had one hundred percent confidence in it and felt great,” he continued. “It goes like ‘you know what… off a shovel’ and even though I haven’t ridden a competitive bike for around six months, I know fast when I ride it, and it did everything I asked of it. 

“If I’m honest I’ve got more out of the first day on this bike than I did here last year for three days – so take from that what you will.” 

Martin will compete aboard the BMW at this year’s Isle of Man TT, as well as the North West 200 and Ulster GP plus others, with some suggesting the move to the German manufacturer could see the Lincolnshireman enjoy his best year yet.