Steve Parrish and Bradley Smith enjoying December's festivities
Despite my heritage I really enjoy Christmas and would honestly deny I'm the biggest scrooge in the paddock. That award goes to my old team mate from the Silverstone Armstrong days, Donnie McLeod. When Donnie was running his own team he would doze between venues in the bunk behind the drivers seat in his 508 ... Continue reading
Christmas afternoon viewing...if the wife will let you
MOST probably know what they're getting by now with Duke Video's yearly MotoGP Season Review.
A comprehensive run-down of the previous seasons events, well-edited and highlighted for a sub-two hour experience.
As always the quality of the season dictates the entertainment value of the season review, but Duke do a sterling job of ... Continue reading
Showroom condition GS up for a touch under £9,000
A GS as an investment? This 1983 R80G/S is a good candidate. One owner for 20 years, it was then snapped up by a classic BMW restorer who's rebuilt the engine and fitted a few modern Siebnerock parts including new barrels and pistons.
Did you know the G/S comes from Gelände/Strasse which ... Continue reading
Keep that bike looking spic-and-span
DODO JUICE wax is a high-end wax for keeping the sparkle on your machine.
Dodo Juice are a young company and although their stuff is aimed at car owners, it'll work on your motorcycle too. Their flagship product being their 'carnauba' waxes as pictured. Carnauba wax is notoriously a premium raw material, so ... Continue reading
1996: Doohan versus Criville at Jerez
Maybe I should take off my rose-tinted specs but whenever I go on the hunt for great GP battles, they're almost always pre-2005. Here are a handful of clips that get the adrenaline flowing. First up, Doohan versus Criville at Jerez, the fourth round of the season. Doohan was to beat ... Continue reading
The venerable annual returns
JUST IN TIME for Christmas comes this year's Motocourse offering, the grandaddy of motorcycle racing annuals.
This year is Motocourse's 37th, and the resulting product does a just service to that illustrious record. Covering, as always, all major championship racing, the Isle of Man TT and road races and even the World ... Continue reading
Supersport-spec your 675
Factory is the motorcycle world's equivalent of 'legend': it's a word that gets thrown around so much it loses its meaning.
However, this Factory Race Kit Daytona 675 justifies the 'factory' tag. It's the kit developed by Triumph for race teams who want a quick step up to the maximum amount of ... Continue reading
Tricks on tour
Making Jackass look tame in comparison, this popular 'street bike crew' perform stunts at stadiums and events. But by the looks of this promo video, their antics on the road also get a lot of attention from local cops (and panel beaters). Slightly salty language.
Baby got back
KRIEGA is well known for making backpacks that take the weight of the world off your shoulders. If you wear a Kriega pack when you ride, you can now do your back an extra favour.
Forcefield has come up with a fully CE-approved back protector insert designed specifically to fit into Kriega's R15, ... Continue reading
Ridden by the man who won the first ever World Superbike series
This ex-Fred Markel RC30 is coming up for auction with Bonhams in Feb 2013. It's a special bike.
Merkel won the American championship three years in a row for Honda but was let go after controverial allegations were rumoured. He quit the US and went to join Oscar Rumi's Italian squad to ... Continue reading
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