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Racing Paintwork

Dream Machine's ongoing contribution to the colourful image of road racing goes back almost 4 decades, a policy of involvement which has continuously linked the company with both manufacturers and privateers to demonstrate the design and production skills which have made Dream Machine the industry benchmark in motorcycle refinishing. All early Dream Machine paintwork for race bikes was branded ”Superpaint by Dream Machine”, this was changed in the late eighties to “Dream Machine Racepaint” and race bikes carried these graphics. Dream Machine originated the word Racepaint which is now used by other companies to describe the product.


2016 - Dream Machine paints for the Factory Yamaha World Superbike Team.

Involved in developing the scheme from design to prototype stage and producing all paintwork and machine graphics for the Crescent based team. Riders are former World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli and ex British Superbike champion Alex lowes.


2015 - Dream Machine paints factory World Superbikes.

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team. Riders are former BSB champion Alex Lowes and current Suzuki test rider and former motogp star Randy De Puniet.


We’re doing the paintwork again for Keith Flints Team Traction Control in 2015. R6 supersport Yamaha’s ridden by American James Rispoli and Irishman Andy Reid in the BSB series shown live on Eurosport this season. There’s a third bike ridden by Joe Francis in the 600 superstock class.


2014 - Keith Flint’s Team Traction Control painted by Dream Machine for 2014 season. Racing at the North West 200 and The IOM TT and a full season of Supersport 600 in BSB, riders James Rispoli and Steve Mercer also have GSXR1000 Superbike and Superstock machines painted by Dream Machine. Contact Dream Machine for your road replica.

2014 - Dream Machine Racepaint  for Millwaukee Yamaha Team in 2014. R1 Yamaha’s will be ridden by Josh Brookes and Tommy Bridewell in the BSB championship with Dream Machine painted R1 and R6 Yamaha at the IOM TT ridden by Josh Brookes and Ian Hutchinson. Road replica paintwork available now.

2014 - Dream Machine paints Voltcom Crescent Suzuki factory World Superbike Team in 2014. Current BSB champion Alex Lowes and 2013 WSBK championship runner up Eugene Laverty are riding the Dream Machine painted GSXR1000’s.


2013 - Milwaukee Yamaha team launched at the  December NEC motorcycle show. Dream Machine painted R1 in Milwaukee colours was revealed alongside 2013 riders James Ellison, Josh Waters and William Dunlop. See launch pictures on our Facebook page.

Dream Machine will be painting World Superbikes in 2013 for the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team, riders are former BSB champion Leon Camier and Frenchman Jules Cluzel.

Our last series involvement in WSBK was with the Castrol Honda team, John Kocinski winning the 1997 title on a Dream Machine painted RC45.


October 2012 – Guest of honour Graeme Crosby visited our stand and signed our GSXR1000L2 painted as a replica of his GP RG500. Graeme previously rode a Dream Machine painted bike in Heron Suzuki colours at the I.O.M TT for a parade lap with Kevin Schwantz, the Kiwi told us that he liked the bike so much that afterwards he bought the GSXR1000 from Suzuki and had it air freighted home.

Aug 2012 - Dream Machine produces Triumph 675 Daytona in Castrol promotional livery for display at ‘Triumph Live’, Mallory Park. 


2011 - Tommy Hill is crowned 2011 BSB Champion riding the Dream Machine painted Swan Yamaha R1.

Hill narrowly beat John Hopkins on another Dream Machine painted bike, the Samsung Crescent Racing GSXR1000 Suzuki. Both teams have been fabulously successful throughout the season. Hill, Hopper, Laverty and Kirkham ensured that a Dream Machine painted bike won a BSB race at every round of the championship throughout the 2011 season. At Donington and Silverstone differing combinations of these riders placed our painted bikes in first, second and third places in three of the four races. Congratulations to both teams and all four riders for a magnificent season!

Call now for details of replica Swan and Samsung paintwork, the two brightest designs on this years BSB grid are available for your Yamaha R1 or Suzuki GSXR1000.

April 2011 - Dream Machine is supplying paintwork for Swan Yamaha British Superbike team. A new partnership this year sees Dream Machine painting factory R1 machines for title contenders Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty.

April 2011 - For 2011 Dream Machine are painting the Samsung Crescent Racing GSXR1000 superbikes ridden by ex Moto GP star John Hopkins and 2010 British Superstock Champion Jon Kirkham. Replica paintwork in the newly created sparkle blue Samsung design for road bikes is now available. 

January 2011 - Dream Machine were asked to use the 2011 GP race bike design as inspiration to produce a design for the scooters and paint them for Alvaro Bautista and the Rizla Suzuki team. 


October 2010 - Legendary racer Eddie Lawson visited the Dream Machine stand and signed two specially painted bikes, a Lawson Rothmans NSR250 Honda and a modern twist to the classic Lawson Green Meanie on a z1000.

May 2010 - Crescent Suzuki Silverstone Extravaganza - See the MCN website for a video of this event. All the bikes shown including the Rizla GSXR1000 (featured in MCN May 19th), the BSB machines in Rizla colours, the GSVR Grand Prix bike and Keith Flint of the Prodigy Worx Special GSXR1000 are painted by Dream Machine. All these designs are available on road bikes. 

May 2010 – Dream Machine paints Fireblade ridden by Michael Dunlop for Hunt’s Motorcycles at this years TT. Replica Fireblades and CB1000 special paintschemes are available in this design.

May 2010 – There's a feature in May’s Classic Racer magazine on Malcolm Wheeler’s Ducati, which we painted 25 years ago and have now refurbished. 

April 2010 – Dream Machine paints for the Worx Crescent Suzuki team with riders Tommy Hill and Yukio Kagayama in the 2010 BSB championship.

March 2010 – Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista will be riding Dream Machine painted paddock scooters this season. 


October 2009 - Stafford Classic Bike Show. Dream Machine wins best trade stand for the second time. Freddie Spencer visited our stand to sign the Rothmans Spencer replica.

May 2009 - Revamped the design and painted bodywork for Norton Rotary Racer.

Sylvain Guintoli won first time out on the new GSXR1000 K9 in the new Dream Machine painted Worx Suzuki colours at Brands Hatch. The new design features a special effect green originated by Dream Machine to accompany the factory Suzuki blue and white colours.



2008 -  Dream Machine has produced the first batch of GSXR race bike paintwork for the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike team.

’08 Rizla BSB design now available for GSXR roadbikes, other ’08 designs for WSB and Moto GP roadbike replicas now ready.

2008 - Suzuki Moto GP Scooters 

For the ’08 season Dream Machine has designed and painted the paddock scooters used by Loris Capirossi, Chris Vermeulen and the Rizla Suzuki Moto GP team. 


2007 - For 2007 Dream-Machine painted both the British Superbikes and the Moto GP bikes for Suzuki. We painted the factory Suzuki GSVR800 machines ridden by John Hopkins and Chris Vermeulen in the Moto GP championship.

We were responsible for transferring the project from the design stage to 3D prototype, implementing the changes necessary for it to become the finally approved race bike livery.

Dream Machine painted bikes have won World Superbike and Sidecar GP races and championships, but Chris Vermeulen’s win at the Le Mans round of the Moto GP championship was the first time that a Dream Machine painted bike has won a Moto GP race.

We also undertook the Rizla Suzuki GSXR1000 British superbikes of Chris Walker and Cal Crutchlow for the BSB championship.

Both teams use the base colour light blue with special effect pearl, which was originated by Dream Machine 7 years ago.


2006 - For 2006 Dream Machine designed the Rizla Suzuki British Superbike colour scheme and provided team paintwork for the fifth consecutive year. Ridden by Shane "Shakey" Byrne returning from Moto Gp and ex World Superbike rider James Haydon. Steve Plater deputised for the injured Haydon for much of the season. Dream Machine designed and painted paddock scooters for both Rizla BSB and Moto Gp teams


2005 - In '05 Dream Machine painted for the Rizla Suzuki BSB team, GSXR1000 superbikes ridden by Scott Smart and John Reynolds. Rider changes occurred through the season, James Haydon replaced Scott and for the unfortunate John plagued with injuries, an end of season crash at Brands prompted his retirement. During the same season Dream Machine painted the GSVR bodywork into Red Bull livery for the Suzuki Moto GP team's one off sponsorship deal at Laguna Seca with bike's ridden by John Hopkins and Kenny Roberts. Dream Machine also painted the Moto Gp Teams paddock scooters.


2004 - As Rizla Suzuki's racing requirements became more demanding Dream Machine concentrated on servicing the one British Superbike team. Dream Machine designed the '04 Rizla paintscheme and provided the paintwork for the season as John Reynolds won the BSB title and Yukio Kagayama finished 3rd in the championship.


2003 - Dream Machine are pleased to continue our association with Rizla Suzuki, painting bikes for front runners John Reynolds, BSB 2001 Champion, and Japanese ex-GP and factory Suzuki test rider Yukio Kagayama.

In 2003 Dream Machine painted bikes again for the ex-privateer winning team, which for this season has secured the ex-factory WSB machines from 2002, and this year is the official BSB presence of Kawasaki UK.

Riders were Glen Richards and Scott Smart, the unluckiest and hardest working rider in Supersport last year, finishing runner up in the 02 series. Ex Superbike privateer Lee Jackson joins Hawk Racing to make a strong three man team.

Thanks to Double Red for the images.


2002 - Rizla Suzuki. The official factory backed Suzuki British Superbike team with riders John Reynolds (2001 British Superbike champion) and Karl Harris (2001 British Supersport champion), there was also Nick Medd on the third bike, a Suzuki scholarship GSXR1000.

2002 - Hawk Kawasaki. Previous superbike privateer championship winning team - backed by Kawasaki UK and ran experienced Australian Glen Richards and Mark Burr on ZX7R Kawasaki's in the superbike class.

2002 - Scott Smart. Former British 250 GP champion, ridden in World Supersport, 500GP, British Superbike and British 600 Supersport. The Channel 5 TV presenter is running his own team in the British 600 Supersport series.

In addition to these teams we also backed our own Tony 'Pony' Morroll. Dream Machine mechanic Tony is "Hooters Racing" and raced in the BEMSEE Series.


2001 - Painted for two separate manufacturers teams, Kawasaki UK in the British Superbike series, with Steve Plater and Michael Rutter riding, and Castrol Honda UK in the British Supersport series, Kirk McCarthy and John McGuiness both coming close to winning the title.

Sponsorship problems meant a change of design halfway through the season for the factory Kawasaki ZX7R machines, with Michael Rutter finishing the season as the teams sole rider.

Hawk Kawasaki contested the privateers section of the Superbike series - painted by Dream Machine and ridden by Mark Burr and Gordon Blackley.


2000 - Dream Machine painted bikes in the British superbike championships for Ray Stringer. Now in management and running the 'Level 3' Yamaha team, with riders Michael Rutter and Paul Young. In the Privateer superbike class Dream Machine painted the Hawk Racing bikes again. In the British Supersport series Kirk McCarthy and Jim Moodie rode Dream Machine painted Castrol Honda CBR600s.


1999 - Saw a year of huge commitment to Castrol Honda. Dream Machine painted the RC45 Honda's for the World Superbike team of Aaron Slight and Colin Edwards.

James Toseland and Pere Riba rode Dream Machine painted CBR600's in the World Supersport series. The team was also supplied with Dream Machine painted paddock scooters matched to the race bike livery with personalised covers for the riders.

In the UK Karl Muggeridge and Jim Moodie rode Dream Machine painted CBR600s, the team scooters design matched to Castrol colours. Both Jim and Karl wore Dream Machine painted helmets.

Dream Machine also designed and painted the Hawk Racing Teams ZX7 and ZX6Rs in the British Superbike and Supersport series for riders Phil Giles, Gordon Blackwell and Gary Mason. Dean Ashton rode his final season in the British Superbike series on a Dream Machine painted R7 Yamaha.


1998 - Dream Machine painted RC45s ridden by Aaron Slight and Colin Edwards.

As the Castrol Honda Supersport 600 team was introduced Dream Machines involvement grew, adapting the paint scheme to fit the CBR600 and producing paintwork for CBR600 machines for James Toseland, the late Michael Paquay and Kirk McCarthy. Paddock scooter paintwork and personalised covers were again supplied by to the team. James Toselands later helmets were painted by Dream Machine.

1998 saw Dream Machine continue sponsorship of Dean Ashton in the powerbike series and Colin Seeley who managed a previously unheard of Australian Karl Muggeridge, Dream Machine designed and supplied paintwork throughout the season for his Duckhams sponsored CBR600. Dream Machine completely designed the Performance Bikes racing team's colour scheme and supplied paintwork to the CBR600 equipped team headed by rider Matt Hewellyn.


1997 - Probably Dream Machine's heaviest year of sponsorship in racing. In British Superbikes the Colin Seeley led GSE Racing team Ducati ridden by Sean Emmett (a race winner and regular podium visitor), Sabre Kawasaki team ridden by Ray Stringer (the series privateer champion) and Steve Hislop and the immaculately turned out 5-7 racing Ducati's ridden by Dean Ashton and Andy Ward were all Dream Machine designed and painted.

Dream Machine painted the RC45's ridden by Aaron Slight and world championship winner John Kocinski. A Dream Machine concept for this season was design coordinated paddock bikes for the team with personalised colours for the riders.


1996 - Dream Machine painted the Castrol Honda RC45s ridden by Aaron Slight and Carl Fogarty in World Superbikes.

Dream Machine also designed and supplied the paintwork for the Duckhams Ducati's of Ian Simpson and Jim Moodie, two of the most outstanding colour schemes on the grid were the privateer champion Ray Stringer's ZX7R Kawasaki and Scarborough specialist Dean Ashton's Baxi Ducati, both Dream Machine designed and painted.


1995 saw a continuation of the association with Colin Seeley and Brian Crighton, following the 1994 successes with the Duckhams Nortons they moved to run the Castrol Honda Britain team, Dream Machine supplied the season's paintwork.

Dream Machine became the official paintwork supplier to the Castrol Honda World Superbike team in 1995 via a link with the Colin Seeley led Castrol Honda Britain Superbike team.
Dream Machine was actively involved in designing the colour scheme which remained with the Castrol Honda team until 2000.

Dream Machine painted the Castrol Honda RC45 ridden by Aaron Slight and as Castrol involvement with Simon Crafar grew towards the end of the season Dream Machine painted the purple and black Italian Rumi Honda RC45.

Dream Machine also painted the Honda Britain RC45s of Phil Borley and Ian Simpson. These riders were injured and substituted by Terry Rymer and Jim Moodie later in the season. The Dream Machine painted RC45's of the Castrol Honda Britain team with McCallan, Jefferies and Dunlop winning the Senior TT were high profile at the Isle of Man with Dream Machine painting all the RC45's which the marshalls used as course bikes.

Pre 1995

Over the years support for privateers has allowed Dream Machine the freedom to create some of the brightest images in British racing. In 1989 Chris White's CBR600 in dayglo streamers was ground breaking, MCN described it as "a psychedelic wild painted Honda".

Throughout the early nineties by supplying sponsored design and paintwork Dream Machine made levels of team presentation available to a series of privateers which otherwise would have been unachievable.

During the eighties and nineties Dream Machine painted many of the memorable bikes of British Racing, the JPS Nortons ridden by Steve Spray, Trevor Nation and Ron Haslam, the white Isle of Man TT winning Norton of Steve Hislop and the Duckhams Nortons of Mark Farmer, Jim Moodie, Phil Borley and 1994 British Superbike and 600 champion Ian Simpson run by Colin Seeley and Brian Crighton.

On the world stage Dream Machine designed and painted Kevin Mitchells' 500 Yamaha raced in Grand Prix and in 1991 Howard Selby won the European Supersport championship on a Dream Machine painted FZR600.

Steve Henshaw, Ray Stringer, Dean Ashton, Michael Rutter and Steve Linsdell have all competed over the years at the Macau Grand Prix on machines with Dream Machine paintwork. In 1992 Carl Fogarty and James Whitham teamed up with Mick Grant to race at the Macau Grand Prix, Dream Machine painted the Yamaha 500's, Carl won the race.

Dream Machine's involvement in road racing started in the early 80's, the days of 2 stroke 500's racing in Britain. Steve Henshaw rode a variety of RG500's, Simon Buckmaster a Honda Triple and Rothmans Honda Britain riders Wayne Gardner, Roger Marshall and Roger Burnett all rode machinery painted by Dream Machine.

The emphasis in British racing changed to 4 stroke machines with the 750 superstock class, Dream Machine painted bikes for the late Kenny Irons and Steve Henshaw and prototypes for Loctite Yamaha.

As racing moved even further to 4 strokes based on unlimited production and 600cc machines available in showrooms, Dream Machine painted bikes for 1989 and 1990 British production champion Dean Ashton (a privateer) and the Mick Grant works Durex Suzuki's ridden by Phil Mellor and James Whitham. James went on to win the 1991 superbike championship on a Dream Machine painted GSXR and contested the 1992 series on the new shape GSXR750 with a Dream Machine designed and painted colour scheme.

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