The highlight of this winter has to be my visit to last week’s Anaheim Californian Supercross. I’ve followed this spectacular series on Motors TV but the atmosphere while watching the action live is something else. Forty five Yankee dollars gets you a good seat high in the stadium, with practice starting ... Continue reading
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
A 500GP bike never fails to stop me in my tracks and that’s exactly what happened when I spotted this Schwantz example from the early nineties, proudly displayed on the Arai stand at the recent Motorcyclelive show.
On loan from Crescent Suzuki and accompanied by a rostrum publicity shot from the 1990 German ... Continue reading
There is lots of shiny new metal on show at Motorcyclelive this year but for me it’s the new Triumph Daytona 675 that steals the show. We’ve been starved of brand new models in the Supersports segment for years but for me the latest Trumpet has made the wait worthwhile. And if its performance ... Continue reading
Lots of great riders are calling it a day, but not Rossi
The racing season may be over but the winter nights will surely fly by as we watch reviews, debate events of 2012 racing and relish the excitement that lays ahead in 2013.
Unfortunately retirement seems to be popular right now so with major names leaving BSB, WSB and Moto GP things will never ... Continue reading
A chance meeting to Moto Direct last week let me gate crash their RST dealer presentations and get a sneaky peak at the comprehensive range of new products for 2013. The first item to catch my eye was the all new Trach Tech Evo boot. It has a new sole compound, redesigned ... Continue reading
KTM's £45,000 GP replica
I never really know when I’m asked what my dream bike would be but should Camelot shine on me this Saturday I know what I want at the moment, the KTM250GPR.
At around £45,000 and with only 49bhp the Austrian firms over the counter Moto 3 racer for 2013 might not sound that ... Continue reading
I was interested to see none other than William Dunlop doing some shakedown testing on a very nice MV 675 F3 at Donington recently. The bike appeared failry standard but sounded sweet and looked pretty rapid out on track. Ohlins technician Richard Brendish was gathering information and helping with set up but ... Continue reading
It might have been the fumes of the 40:1 fuel mix but I had a tear in my eye when the chequered flag came out for the last ever competitive two stroke race in the Moto GP paddock on Sunday at Aragon.
With two riders on the sick list twenty two identical ... Continue reading
I’m still buzzing from an amazing weekend of Moto GP in Misano. It took until Saturday lunchtime for the sun to get his hat on but from there on in the atmosphere at both the circuit and the nearby beachfront was first class. As usual on race day we had epic ... Continue reading
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