Bikers enjoy home from home courtesy of VW
Thursday, August 02, 2007
It features a garage area with checker-plated flooring plus a grp lining for the walls and ceiling. Anchorage points for the bikes are provided along with storage space for tools and fuel.
Cardiff VW dealer Volkswagen Van Centre has got together with Tui Motor Caravans of Doncaster to create a vehicle that's purpose-built for motorcycle racers. Designed for use as a mobile base for weekend race meetings, the Crafter Race Home can carry two motor bikes or a quad bike.
The curved kitchen comes with a three-burner gas hob with a grill, a microwave oven and a fridge. In the sleeping quarters you'll find a pull-out double bed and another high-level double bed, plus a shower and a toilet.
All the furniture is hand-built, the upholstery is leather, double-glazed windows are fitted throughout, blinds and a flyscreen are installed too, and so is a heating system.
“We wanted to develop a durable but luxurious vehicle with a bespoke design built to the highest standard,” says Volkswagen Van Centre Cardiff managing director, David Pugh-Jones. “Crafter Race Home is the culmination of 12 months of detailed research.”
Based on a 136 bhp 2.5-litre diesel long-wheelbase high roof Crafter van, the Race Home will set you back £39,995 plus VAT. It has already appeared at a number of motocross events and is scheduled to pop up at British Enduro Championship meetings all over the UK during the rest of the year.