NIALL MACKENZIE1986 HRC test, SuzukaOur own 'Spuds' Mackenzie had been riding an Armstrong 250 in GPs and ridden the Skoal Bandit RG500 in the last few 500cc races of the year. Then he got a call to go to Japan for a private test with the mighty HRC..."I was doing the Castrol Six...
They are lodgings that are utterly without charm, and on a dark night, one of the last places on earth you’d like to be holed up. In Valentino Rossi’s own words, the Motegi track hotel in Japan is a “faintly disturbing place” which looks like the Overlook hotel from The Shining. ...
The brain holds many memorable events from our lives, including which bikes made an impact burnt in to the memory of their riders.These bikes only hold a true relevance and meaning to the person that developed the relationship with them, with the attraction instantaneous or built...
Valentino Rossi may be one of the world’s highest paid sportsmen, well ahead of F1 champ Lewis Hamilton and just behind global brand David Beckham but his whopping £21m a year salary is dwarfed by the likes of Tiger Woods, the highest earning sportsman of all time, who tucked awa...
August 2001I wasn't surprised to see the results from the Donington WSB races, with most of the five riders I said would do well doing well.Chili, Corser, Hodgson, Edwards, and Bayliss, although Bayliss had a bit of nightmare with his tyres
was spinning up on exit. I'd put this down to big power and average asphalt as the 600s didn't have the same problem. More interestingly, Michelin had the crazy idea of fitting a set of these tyres to Colin Edwards' race bike to show what punishment they could
tempt Jorge away?Monster Yamaha Tech 3Colin Edwards – Yamaha’s interest in keeping the Texan Tornado on board stems from his contribution to the factory with countless testing miles and valuable input into the development of the bike. The next season has
Colin Edwards has been busy. Between testing his new GP bike and fulfilling sponsors' whims, he's been developing Michelin's new dual compound tyres."It's all about consistency," said the disarmingly normal Texan at Michelin's secret test facility
time, Kent jumps the Fat Boy off a bridge into a stormwater canal in pursuit of a young John Connor played by Edward Furlong. The bike was too heavy to make the landing so it was supported by one inch steel cables which meant the bike effectually
brake. With the engine on full choke the front wheel locked (on the sheet ice I also hadn't noticed) and down we both went, like a sack of sorry King Edwards.I was completely shocked by my undignified wake up call - winter riding is not for the forgetful
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