• Race Bike Preparation and Engine Specialist


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Sam Palmer trading as Palmer Performance


I am a professional motorcycle racing technician offering bespoke services to my clients including…

Chassis and suspension setup consultancy

Datalogging and Electronics analysis and development, predominantly with Motec and manufacturer “Race Kit” systems.

Race/track bike preparation from Motocross to Superbike

Race engine builds, refreshes, tuning and development

For regular updates please check my Facebook page “Palmer Performance”


I have worked in the motorcycle racing, tuning and engine building trade since 2000. In 2013 I decided it was the right time in my life to go it alone and set up a small workshop dedicated to providing quality work and a personal approach at reasonable prices. I also spend time contracting for race teams within the British Superbike championship and International Road Racing.

I pride myself on maintaining close relationships with my customers and being at the end of a phone or email for them whenever they need me.

2011-2013 was spent building engines and bikes for the British Supersport and Superstock championships culminating in race wins and a 2nd in the 2012 Superstock championship.

2014 I worked with Danny Buchan in the National Superstock 1000 championship which we won convincingly with numerous lap records and 11 out of 12 pole positions.

2015 Was spent concentrating on customers at club level and helping out local riders in National Superstock 1000

2016 I worked with the RAF BMW Superbike team with Alastair Seeley and Jake Dixon. We also competed in the North West 200 and collected a podium finish.

2017 Found me back with Danny Buchan in the National Superstock 1000 Class. Multiple wins, poles and lap records culminating in another championship win.

2018 I returned to the RAF team but this time with Kawasaki’s and running the Superstock bike as well as providing support for Jake Dixon on the Superbike. This year also included working with Gary Johnson at the North West 200 and my first trip to the Isle of Man TT. The deal with Gary was very last minute so minimal testing but we managed to get some top 5 finishes.

2019 I stayed with the RAF team as crew chief for Ryan Vickers in his first year of Superbike and also looking after Gary Johnson again on the roads.

Prior to that I built championship winning bikes and engines at club level, 2 stroke and 4 stroke, motocross engines, supermoto, classic and GP machinery.

With my extensive knowledge, fully equipped specialist workshop and the select few companies whose services I use there is nothing I can’t do.

For all your exhaust needs and repairs…. www.mhpexhausts.com

For all your electronic and dyno needs…. www.trackelectronics.co.uk


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