MSS Performance

MSS Performance have been involved in the preparation of motorcycle road racing bikes since 1982, from club racing right up to World Super Bikes and the illustrious Isle of Man TT.

Vantage were recommended to us by a team in the Superbike paddock that we've worked with on chassis development. There was an instant synergy with the consultant, John. He was very knowledgeable about the industry and motorsport in general. He gave me total confidence in the process, so it was a no-brainer. Nick Morgan MD MSS Performance
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About MSS Performance Limited

MSS Performance have been involved in the preparation of motorcycle road racing bikes since 1982, enjoying success at every level of competition from club Championships at BMCRC to WSBK and the illustrious IOM TT Races. It's main focus is on the Kawasaki Ninja range supplying racing parts and full Team Green Technical Support for all Kawasaki Racing riders and teams. They have fully trained and knowledgeable technicians specializing in every aspect of bike performance. It has dedicated engine room, Dyno facilities and a machine shop for cylinder head skimming plus a chassis department for full machine set up and detailed front fork, rear shock servicing and fork kits.

Motorsport Innovation

MSS design and manufacture it's own range of suspension accessories as Nick explains "we have to keep developing these parts, otherwise they become obsolete in the fast moving world of bike racing. We work with many race teams, who mainly come to us with a problem, so we will build prototype components for them to test and once successful, we will feed that knowledge into our customer based items."

Why Vantage?

Vantage were introduced to Nick Morgan of MSS Performance by one of his clients. "The scheme was originally introduced to me around 10 years ago, but the process seemed so complex and time-consuming, I steered away from it. I need to focus my time on getting a cam shaft working better or reworking a cylinder head, I didn't want to get involved in something like that, but working with Vantage now just makes life so easy." says Nick.

"It was very, very, very straightforward. Seamless. Nothing was too much trouble. We've had other companies come in and offer better terms, but we wouldn't swap the service we get from Vantage. They're specialists in their field, they understand and explain what qualifies and what doesn't qualify. They give you enough information to understand the process, but don't overload you and that's really important."

The reward

"The financial benefits are huge. We invest so much in R&D, often for scant rewards, so the relief aids cash flow massively. The cash has enabled me to implement and introduce new systems to make us more fluid in what we're doing, so that we don't go chasing something that isn't there. We've also invested in new equipment, that makes our life a lot easier. In a sense, it actually lessens the financial input from HMRC, because it makes our company more efficient. So, we're reinvesting in our machinery, so that we can do more R&D and we can work on better processes and better engineered products for testing and development going forward."

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