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When Phil Armes broke his back in a 1995 racing accident, he thought he would never get on a motorbike again. Now, 21 years later, not being one for giving in, Phil has journeyed to get back on a bike and return to the Isle of Man TT course. This has finally come to realization with the help of the Pro-Shift PS2-R Buttonshift System!

On Monday 29th August 2016, Norwich's Former World F1 Championship competitor took on the most famous circuit in the world, the full 37 plus miles of the public-road Mountain Track of the Isle of Man Classic TT. 

In his own words Phil describes the return as "probably the hardest thing I have ever done on a bike, not made any easier by my throttle/brake hand being numb from about halfway around the lap. Certainly made the very last corner, Governors Bridge, pretty entertaining!!"

He adds: "The Pro-Shift unit worked without a hitch, and certainly contributed in no small way to me completing the lap; especially once I was battling against a numb hand; so many, many thanks."

Phil is now the only paraplegic in the world to complete a solo lap of the TT!

Here at Pro-Shift we are all very happy for Phil's achievement and proud to be able to support and help him fulfil his goal. 

 Phil Armes

Photograph courtesy of Sue Collister 

Contact us info@proshift.com if we can help with either a gearshift installation or a Bespoke motorbike adaptation and it may be you we're writing a News article about in the months to come!

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After 3 seasons of use the gearbox internally looks like new and needs no revision at all. This shows how good the Pro-Shift system has worked. All I can say is thank you very much to all at Pro-Shift for such a good package, I can fully recommend it to anyone looking for a similar system!

MIKE CASON (UK) November 2 2014

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ADRIAN LEWIS (UK) May 24 2016

Really happy with the system. It's just completed the bike, it's made it so stable on heavy braking and down shift!! The lap times are the proof I needed! Transformed the bike so a big thank you to all at Pro-Shift. 

TOM ELLIS (UK) May 10 2016

Everything installed and if I had to give a rank from 0 to 10 for it I would give 12.

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Your shifter works exceptionally well. The ability to shift through corners allows for fast corner shifting without having to change riding geometry and is a great benefit. I won my first race of the weekend virtually without practice. Very pleased.

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