This week Andrew Stroud, a Kiwi icon and 9-time New Zealand Superbike Champion, announced his retirement from racing at the age of 45.
He is also directly connected to the Britten V1000 which he raced successfully in the BEARS category, at Assen, Daytona and the Isle of Man TT. At most meetings near Auckland, i.e. Pukekohe, Paeroa and Hampton Downs, he often spends time with Kevin Grant’s Britten on display, freely talking to the many admirers who pass by the stand. We at Tailpipes and Headlamps have followed Andrew throughout his career and we will miss his aggressive riding style, keeping much younger men in his rear view mirrors (except of course he doesn’t have them on his Suzuki GSX-R 1000 superbike).
Thanks for the many memories Andrew.