Bridewell and Laverty unveil Tyco BMW’s 2015 challenger


The Tyco BMW team have unveiled their brand-new livery today in a presentation held on the opening day of the Motorcycle News London Show.

The stunning bike, which is predominantly white with flashes of blue and red, was unveiled by the team’s MCE Insurance British Superbike duo of Tommy Bridewell and Michael Laverty.

Tyco’s Pirelli National Superstock 1000 rider, Alistair Seeley, was also in attendance to show-off the new-look bike.

At the launch, Bridewell said: It is nice to unveil the new Tyco BMW in London and there has been a really good response already. The bike looks phenomenal; I am really taken by it. I am keen to get the next couple of weeks of training done to wrap up pre-season and then get out to Spain testing. I can’t wait to get riding and enjoying it all. Hopefully we can take off where we left off last year with a stronger package around me. I can’t wait to get cracking.”

Bridewell’s teammate for the new campaign returns to the championship following two seasons in MotoGP on a Paul Bird Motorsport Aprilia.

Laverty has had success with the team before, winning the British Supersport title back in 2007, and is looking forward to competing in BSB once again.

Laverty said: “I am feeling pretty confident ahead of the season, obviously you don’t know for sure what you or the bike are capable of until you get your leg over it, but all the signs are really very promising. The bike is a real bit of kit and the team have done a great job of converting it for Superbike, so the potential is definitely there, we just need to get it dialled in and get up to speed on track.

“I am looking forward to the season. It is going to be a heck of a tough season, with so many strong riders on strong equipment, but it promises to be a vintage season – I can’t wait to get rolling. Once testing is under our belt we will know where we stack up, but I am feeling really positive ahead of the season.”

The 2015 season presents a fresh challenge for the Tyco team after switching to BMW power, following a 14-year partnership with Suzuki.

Team boss, Phillip Neill, is full of excitement after unveiling their first BMW motorcycle.

Neill said: “By the response of the fans here in London all the hard work has paid off and we seem to have pleased BMW with our 2015 livery. It’s been a busy winter with a lot of change for all of us at TAS Racing, but we still have the support of Phil Dashey and his team at Tyco Security Products, and all our other associate sponsors; and of course we are obviously very honoured to have been chosen as BMW Motorrad to spearhead their official effort this season in British Superbike. It’s almost time to take the bike on track in preparation for what we anticipate will be an exciting season.”

Fans will be able to see the new Tyco BMW in action next month when the team go testing for the first time ahead of the 2015 campaign.