Graham Taylor
motoscot ~ A Bit More History

 motoscot is the trading name for Steve Grover ~ Senior BMW Technician

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I began
my motorcycle career as an apprentice with a Honda & Villiers
dealer in Edinburgh back in 1975

I started motorcycle road racing, as
a hobby, in 1979 on a Honda CB750F2 then briefly on a Laverda Jota,
Kawasaki KH250 and finally in 1981
on a Yamaha RD350LC. I also took
part in two AMCA Motocross
seasons on a Yamaha YZ250,
with vaying results!
Honda 750

Steve, motocrossing a Yamaha YZ250 1987

Steve with Yamaha RD350LC
East Fortune circuit 1981

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Weir



Graham Taylor 250cc

Armstrong 1985 Junior TT at the black dub


From 1982 onwards, I mechaniced for my lifelong best friend and double Scottish champion, Graham Taylor


We spent approximately 10 years racing, including; the Isle of Man TT, Irish Road Race circuits and 250cc Supercup Series throughout the UK, where we enjoyed great success as

a team 


I then helped Andy Bradford on a Honda RS125 for two successful seasons


Padgett's, Harris Yamaha 500cc British Grand Prix
Donnington Park 1995

During 1995/96 I worked for Padgett's Grand Prix team  on Yamaha YZ500V4 two stroke machines and a number of riders including; Toshi Arakaki, Eugene McManus, Chris Walker, Paul Young, Iain McPherson and Dennis Ireland to name but a few




Graham Taylor Aprilia 250 GP machine racing in
the British Supercup Championship

Steve pushing Graham Taylor
out of the pits 1985 F2 TT

Dennis Ireland Suzuki RG500 1985 Senior TT


Steve motocrossing in 1987

Steve on his Kawasaki KH250 Scottish production
championship Knockhill 1980