bodyfat. So we picked our champion in the shape of features editor John Hogan (who used to box in the Army and endlessly bores us with stories of clouting people) and packed him off to Sheffield to knock Karl’s arse on the floor over three full
Preconception: I'm off to California! Reality: Freezing SilverstoneWhat I learned: To think about my ridingThe California Superbike School has been around for donkey's years peddling the biking equivalent of Caribbean voodoo, but it still holds a mythical quality in the eyes of r...
Mission #9 CCM flat track school Preconception: Flat track is coolReality: Flat track is cool What I learned: I'm no Jay SpringsteenWhen it comes to activities that could result in personal injury, I have a fail-safe rule. I get my wife to watch whatever it is for a couple of m...
Preconception: cops hate bikersReality: this cop doesn't, he's trying to helpWhat I learned: we need more people like AndyAS A GENERAL rule British bikers love sports bikes. Buying any litre sports bike is no bad thing. Creeping over the national speed limit is no real biggy eith...
This weekend you could be riding the bike of your dreams, and it won't cost you a penny. All you need to do it dress right, talk right and head into your local dealer armed with a good attitude and he will give you a bike with a full tank of petrol to play on for at least two hou...
mudguard and flailing his arms and legs wildly everytime his NSR even approached its tiny powerband. Hogan’s Kawasaki actually ran okay for a short while, even if he sat bolt upright and looked like your dad’s best mate on a Brough Superior, until the chain
The jet engine, the telephone, the iPod and toilet paper: Britain has a lot to answer for when it comes to innovation. And you may not realise it, but when it comes to innovative, class-leading motorcycles we’re leading the world in more ways than one.We gathered three of the bes...
will always yield better results than spending £1,000 on slick tyres and a fancy exhaust. The bike can do it - it’s your head that’s the problem.To prove this theory we took a novice (our Art Editor Barry), an intermediate (Hogan, former Features Editor) and a
Potential: If I hum the theme tune to Kickstart while riding it'll be okay Reality: Outta my way Lampkin... Or I'll knock you off as I crash. Again What I learned: Throttle control, balance and slow speed controlI always thoughtI had reasonable throttle control until I went trial...
MotocrossPreconception: motocross is for young extreme athletesReality: motocross is for young extreme athletesWhat I learned: I'm not young any more, or an athleteMotocross: the motor sport of choice for legends and lunatics the world over. The basic principle (I think) is to fi...
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