It was good to catch up with my old mate Daryl Beattie last weekend in Misano. Daryl was pushing Mick Doohan hard for the 500cc World Championship in 1995 until he high sided and broke his collar bone in Assen mid way through the year. He eventually finished runner up in the seri...
; one click on the side pods and it’s off, a gentle push and it’s back in place. It seems good value at £159.99 so I’ll keep you posted on how it stands up to the relentless everyday abuse in Mackenzie world.
I didn't realise how much I had missed riding at Donington Park over the past eleven months until I reaquainted myself with what is still one of the world's best circuits last weekend. There is nothing like a fix of Craner Curves and the Old Hairpin to make you smile, especially ...
This picture of me chasing Foggy on the Daytona banking in 1991 brought back some bitter sweet memories recently. I did half a season as his team mate on the Silkolene RC30s before scurrying off to Japan to ride a factory Yamaha Superbike. I’ve never been a quitter but I felt the...
Alongside the most stunning collection of race and road bikes at their Motegi museum, next to some race bikes, Honda also has a step by step guide on most aspects of riding. I photographed the wonderful text on push starting but I also have lots of equally hilarious instructions ...
It was good to see my old HRC team mate Shinichi Itoh making his final Moto GP appearance last weekend at Motegi. At 44 he was a bit off the pace compared to his younger team mates, but that didn't matter as it was a joy just to see him circulating on what I reckon is most stunni...
I know there has been a lack of blogging on my S1000RR recently and that’s because it’s broken, but only a little bit.On July 18th I was at Silverstone looking after some Bahnstormer BMW customers, when late in the afternoon something hit me
finished by saying, "But you can see Niall, she is the wrong shape, too many snacks and chocolates. She has plenty talent so now I am working on some serious training!." Everybody loves the ever grinning, hard working Nobby so I wish him all the very best
If you’re into boy’s toys then a day out at the newly opened Westlands Activity Centre, near Annan on the Scottish border, might just hit the spot while you’re waiting for some better biking weather to arrive.Last week I had the honour of opening this seventy acre, fun filled fac...
Whitley Bay is not somewhere you’d ever expect to meet a Grand Prix star in the off season but that’s exactly where I happened to bump into Bradley Smith at the weekend.We were up there joining a whole load of generous bikers in the Trojan Rooms on South Parade for a cracking nig...
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