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Welcome to the [not so] new Posers' League!

Following recent discussion on our Forum, the points scoring system has been revised and some more goodies have been added. It used to be a case of "flash, bolt-on, visible-to-the-eye goodies" that would amass points, but a little squabbling in the ranks recently has instigated a closer scoring system, and more emphasis on modified bikes with both visible and  hidden changes!

Extra emphasis has also been put on genuine HRC parts now, as they are becomming harder to source, and our appreciation is shown to those dedicated owners out to find them!

Some fierce competition has seen the stakes upped drastically lately, read on to see current leaderboard.

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Points are awarded at the editors' discretion as follows:

Model:  MC16/MC18
MC18SP
MC21R/MC28R
MC21SE/MC28SE
MC21SP/MC28SP
MC28SP Repsol Limited Edition
5 points
6 points
7 points
8 points
9 points
10 points
 
Chassis:  SE/SP forks on R model
USD forks
HRC RS250 forks
Steering damper (other)
HRC Steering damper
SE/SP shock on R model
Aftermarket rear shock
HRC F3 rear shock
Magteks on non-SP bike
Marchesini/Marvic/HRC RS Magtek etc.
Brembo front calipers
Brembo rear caliper
HRC rear caliper
HRC rear master cylinder reservoir
Brembo Radial M/cylinder
SS brake lines
Kevlar brake lines
Rear sets
Aftermarket clipons
1 point
3 points
5 points
3 points
4 point
3 points
5 points
5 points
2 point
2 points per wheel
4 points
5 points
5 points
2 points
10 points
3 points
5 points
4 points
2 points
 
Performance:  RS motor - It's a GP motor, after all!!
HRC RS250 Barrels
HRC F3 Barrels
300cc (TYGA/Eric Gorr)
HRC head conversion
HRC F3 crank
Modified crankcases
R motor with dry clutch conversion
Modified inlet (reeds/HRC rectifiers/cages etc.)
HRC Jet kit
HRC Ignition Card
HRC Air Box
HRC Wiring Harness
Big carb's (PJ/PWK etc.)
Pod filters (Ramax/K&N etc.)
Ram-Air system (This should be the next big thing!)
Mild Steel Race chambers
SS Race Chambers
HRC Race Chambers
Ti Race Chambers
Aftermarket Radiator
HRC Radiator & catch tank.
20 points
10 points
8 points
6 points
2 points
8 points
5 points
3 points
3 points
3 points
3 points
3 points
3 points
6 points
2 points
20 points
2 points
5 points
7 points
10 points
5 points
6 points
 
Bodywork:  Replica paint/custom paint
Custom fairing
Custom seat
C/F clock surround
C/F yoke (triple) protector
C/F tank protector
Hugger
10 points
8 points
5 points
1 point
1 point
1 point
1 point
 
Clothing:  Replica Helmet (matching paint!)
Replica Leathers
10 points
15 points
NSR-WORLD.COM T-shirt (white)
NSR-WORLD.COM T-shirt (black)
NSR-WORLD.COM polo shirt
NSR-WORLD.COM paddock shirt
Hey, editors' decision is final!! 5 points!
6 points!
7 points!
10 points!
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Is this fair? Well, that's up to me - being the editor and all that! :-) This genuine 1986 RS250RW-F is owned by Mark Brown from Deltona, Florida. Mark's beautifully restored bike is completely stock... well, as stock as an HRC chassis can be! The true history of the bike is unknown, as is how exactly Mark came to have custody of it! What is known is that the '85 Fast Freddie replica is the closest thing you can get to a full-on GP NSR of it's era, and that has to be the clear winner down the pub!! Bodywork is all airbrushed, not a single sticker in sight, and looks stunning! The motor is piston-ported, unlike the later RS/NSR/MC16E's crankcase induction. Back in '85/'86, all "NSR250's" were designated RS250R, even the HRC bikes. Even so, this the 1986 equivalent of Robby Rolfo's 2004 NSR!! Points? Incalculable! Click to enlarge
Matt Patterson's MC21/300 previous score of 93 had him fuming, and he scuttled back off into the shed to produce a stunning new variant of the TYGA 300 which has set a new benchmark in modification! This truly is a stunning example of what can be achieved with the NSR. The most immediate upgrade comes in the form of stainless steel race pipes - the previous incarnation used Jha mild steel chambers. Matt always scores heavily in the engine modifications department, but this time he really has turned "nutty professor"!! Under the TYGA RSW style skin are a host of new modifications including a full ram-air system (20 points alone!), VHM heads, one-off clutch, and all sorts! He scores extra points with a rather trick NRS, a CR250/500 super-motard, and a recently acquired CR500, an RS250 (a real one... not any of that Aprilia rubbish!) a CBR150 with a CR250 motor transplant, and a petrol strimmer he keeps in the garage just to rev out every now and again for a "fix"!! An absolutely stunning 203 points! You can read the full spec' soon in an imminent feature right here! Click for a bigger pose!Click to enlarge
Stephen A'lee is just getting greedy now! I guess he figures that adding the score for his full HRC MC21F3 to the score for his MC18R5K, and then submits his R6K Terra replica, that he will be the clear winner!! Currently kicking out almost 73hp at the rear wheel, the F3 is an incredible machine, stunning all that ride it! Virtually everything on it is HRC, which just goes to prove how effective their parts are when used as a complete package. This would've been a formiddable weapon in it's day, and I am sure will humble a lot of bikes at forthcoming track days this year! Considering all Matt's bolt-on goodies, Steve's hot on his heels with 187 points due to the replica Cup Noodle paint and HRC RS250 Magteks adding another 14 points on to his recent 173!. Ramair is all it would take to see him in the lead!! F3Click to enlarge
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Well, time has come to give my MC21SE some of the unclaimed points I suppose it deserves, and push Leigh Frost's MC28 to the bottom of the ladder!! Modifications have been a long time coming and the paint finishea it off as one of a pair Stephen and I have been working on for 2 years now! Updates include HRC RS250 USD forks, HRC discs & calipers, HRC F3 rear shock, HRC head conversion, HRC jet kit, and a few other HRC goodies now the bug has bitten! Cases are reworked and matched to the barrels, and drive a very rare HRC TT/F3 close ratio transmission. Plenty more in the pipeline, but for now I'm happy to have cracked the ton! 101 points. See the original feature on it back in 2001 here! Cup NoodleClick to enlarge
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The competition is hotting up now Bill Limb has submitted this striking Honda Britain/Joey Dunlop TT replica and climbed into 1st place on the Posers' League Table! Bill is one dedicated owner, having owned this MC21SP for almost a decade! In that time it has seen a host of performance modifications as well as the cosmetic additions such as the 2001 RS250 seat and polished frame & swingarm. Chassis parts include a one-off Spondon alloy subframe, EBC ProLite disks, Brembo radial master cylinder, Öhlins shock & steering damper, Pro-mach alloy triples, and anodised preload adjusters! Performance parts include the obligatory HRC jet kit and head conversion, Active carbon reeds, and Swarbrick end cans. Although he has a one-off set of Pete Gibson pipes, Bill prefers the characteristics of the stock pipes - understandable really when this MC21SP kicks out a very healthy 66hp! Final icing on the cake is his Honda Britain replica leathers and Manx TT beanie! Bill's addition this spring of a TYGA 300 kits sees him almost the first to crack the magic 100 points mark - an incredible 97 points! Click to enlarge
For it's spectacular front cover appearance and feature in UK's Performance Bikes magazine alone, Frank Mitchell's beautiful MC21SE must sit right near the top of the rankings!! Shod in TYGA Performance's latest RSW replica bodywork, and painted in 2005 Roby Rolfo replica colours, it is one of the most complete NSR restoration projects . has ever seen! Read the feature on Franks MC21 here. Tied with Bill Limb with a magnificent 97 points! .Click to enlarge
A spectacular MC21 Rossi Mugello Replica, owned by Nigel Moss. ZXR400 forks are fitted with Brembo 4-pots, and both front and rear calipers grab custom-made "wavy" disks. TYGA Performance additions include the obvious bodywork, plus SS chambers with Ti end cans, Hy-Flo reed cages, and lightened flywheel. Less obvious are the Magteks, Technoflex rear shock, and rear hugger. A true 2-stroke enthusiast, Nigel also owns an RGV250K and an RGV250R VJ23, and still has a keen interest in his beloved RD350LC's! A Posers' score as spectacular as his MC21! 95 points! Click to enlarge
Mike Fraser breaks striaght into the middle of the pack with a great looking 2000 Shell Advance Ukawa replica. Based on an MC21R, he has certainly done a great job in placing so high, with plenty of potential for future upgrades. Current Poser Points are added for the Brembo Ducati 999 4-pot calipers, the RVF400 USD fork conversion, very posy CRG adjustable clutch and brake levers, and WR's rearsets with home-made carbon fibre heel guard. Extra points just had to be added for the Translogic Micro digital dash c/w thumb operated lap timer!  very credible 72 points, with more to come I'm sure! Ukawa NSR250Click to enlarge
Things get worse for Luke Fabian and his MC21 Fortuna Pons Replica! This MC21 saw a host of original features, not least the fact that it wore both the original, first ever TYGA GP bodywork kit, but also TYGA's first Roberto Rolfo replica paintwork. Other TYGA features include SS pipes with alloy cans and rear-set step kit. Up front VTR1000 disks are hauled upon by stock Nissin calipers mounted with custom plates onto Ducati 748SPS USD forks! The front 3.5" rim wears a 120/60x17 GPR70SP and the rear 5.25" Technomagnesio 5 spoke is fitted with a 160/70x17. Sadly a few points had to be deducted for the awful fluorescent pink chain, but the fact he's the proud owner of 3 MC21's across 2 continents scores him a handsome 70 points! Click for a bigger pose...Click to enlarge

Jamie Wheeler's MC28SP Rothmans: Well, finally an MC28! Jamie has spent years tweaking his MC28 into a beautiful showroom condition bike. Obvious modifications include the race seat, Dog Fight pipes and trick TiNi RS250 USD forks, but this is only the beginning of a list of modifications as long as your arm! From Wave disks to Brembo master cylinders and calipers, TSR rear sets and Earles brake hoses, and the super trick one-off iridium screen, Jamie's a serious contender for the Ultimate Poser in the World!! Right up there with the best at! Now new & improved with Jha RS Force chambers with Ti cans!! Read all about Jamie's MC28 by clicking the thumbnail of his bike! Beaten into 5th by Luke's race bodywork and replica paint, even though he's also a proud owner of an MC21 project!! 70 points!

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Wow! We know they are out there, but trick MC18's still only pop up once in a blue moon - this one putting some MC21's to shame!! Steve Cocking's MC18R2J is a superb example of an early model NSR indeed. TYGA Performance supplied the Rothmans painted GP style fairing and race seat, and also the stainless steel race chambers. Front disks are converted to full-floaters and grabbed by Brembo calipers mounted on custom adaptors, fed through Earles SS lines. MC21SP Magtek wheels, front suspension, and radiator have been added, along with a host of other neat little finishing touches such as carbon fibre clip-ons and Coerce rear-sets, which all adds up to a superb score in its' own right! However, Steve is the proud owner of a street legal  CR500 too, so tips the scales at a hefty 66 points! Click for a bigger pose!...Click to enlarge
StephenRC45's MC18 R5K HRC replica was languishing down in 2nd-to-last place until some recent modifications! Now sporting a tuned 300 motor (one of only 2 known MC18/300's so far!), an MC21SP transmission with dry clutch, and fueling adjusted with an HRC jet-kit, he's rapidly climbing the ladder to the distinction of the highest position MC18 in the league table! Still a few more points to claim should he submit a picture of him in his coveted NSR-WORLD.COM polo shirt, but until then he has to settle with 56 points! Click to see larger image of Stephen's MC18 R5k...Click to enlarge
Charles Gallant's MC21SP Repsol Replica: Well, as Charles has sold his MC21, all he can do is look back on it with pride! He built up one of the most visually striking MC21's I've ever had the pleasure to gaze upon - mint in every detail, he must have spent hours every day polishing it! GP pipes, GP bodywork, RS250 suspension, and gracing our Homepage for over a year, a truly stunning example. A picture of him in his tailor-made Repsol replica leathers would've added another 15 points to his 55 points, but as he doesn't even own the bike anymore... Click for a bigger pose!Click to enlarge
John Huckins' MC21 Nastro Azzuro Replica: John manages to boost his score under the revised points scoring system! He scores well with replica Repsol leathers and a Rossi lid, but his picture of him simply being a tw@t and getting into the whole spirit of the competition bumps him up the table! His new race pipes will see him up another 10 points when we get the pictures! Maybe he can pose with the new leathers too - that would make 35 extra points to add to his already accrued 53 points and bump him up to 2nd position! Click to see a bigger pose!Click to enlarge
Billy Wilson's MC21SP Rothmans has tied with Jeff's MC21SE Nastro Azzuro replica, which goes to show that starting of with a genuine SP model is not necessarily the best way to get to the top of the table! As it was already a Rothmans edition, he doesn't score points for replica paint (although I did give him half marks for the paint on the seat!!) nor the stock fairing! Even the highly sought-after Magtek wheels don't score, as they are standard fitment to the SP! There are some bonus points for the chromed race chambers however, and also for the Brembo brakes and adaptor plates. A more detailed feature is coming soon, so watch this space!! 46 points! Feature coming soon...Click to enlarge
Jeff Szenftner's MC21SE Nastro Azzuro Replica: Faired better than he thought, due to all the little posey bits behind the screen! Anodised suspension adjusters, clip-ons, and master cylinder cover, plus a carbon fibre instrument surround! Although dropping a couple of points on the new system, the extra points awarded for 296mm CBR929 brake conversion brings him nicely up to 46 points! Click for a bigger pose!Click to enlarge
Leigh Frost's MC28SE 2006 Fortuna replica sneaks into the chart this week although he's still in the process of modifying it! His eagerness to show off the new paint means that while it doesn't rank too high just yet, the Posers League is obviously becoming a serious hang-out for the entusiast! Planned upgrades including (but not limited to) new brakes, carbon hugger, HRC swipe card, and a steering damper, will soon have him seriously climbing the ranks! In the mean time, he'll have to settle with 44 points! Feature coming soon...Click to enlarge

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