For one very short spell in history during the 1960s, that gay dandy of head-dress - the beret - was actually cool.Before then it had been the national headgear of the French (bad) and after in the 1970s it was to be mocked by the likes of Frank Spencer, but you would not have sc...
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. It seems to be the way things are goin...
September 2001"Do you want a long-termer, Niall?" asked editor-bloke Alex, the only man to have got his knee down in the Valencia pit lane (he was falling off at the time). Well, when I found out this meant a free bike for me, and not as I had first assumed a lengthy stretch in B...
August 2001Ever since they first came out way back in 1992, I've lusted after a FireBlade. Loved the looks, the performance, the name, but hated the insurance costs and the prospect of having a target on your back because you've got the best sports bike under your arse.But things...
June 2002On your right is the Aprilia RSV Mille R. Bertie Simmonds not pictured. And why wasn't I? Well, I just couldn't do it...Sticking my ugly mug in the picture alongside such a thing of great beauty would have been tantamount to Bernard Manning being spotted gurning in the b...
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