Bless...and he's got hairDON'T KNOW ABOUT you but I find many of my friends and colleagues in the motorcycle world tend to have a favourite manufacturer and stay faithful to them throughout their bike buying life. This probably happens for one of three reasons. It was the very fi...
Motocross, WSB, MotoGP and of course the jewel in Donington's annual crown of world-class events, the Day of Champions Niall Mackenzie ride-in on 21 June! I've had so many happy memories at Donington in the last two decades so, like the dedicated staff, I
Niall always went to bed early on a launchMY FIRST NEW bike launch experience took place in the winter of 1997, while I was still riding for Yamaha in BSB. The model to be unveiled at the Cartagena circuit was the ground-breaking original R1, so I
I wonder if any of you have experienced a strange phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country? I had actually heard of this via the ramblings of the fascinating Mr.Clarkson (unlike a lot of bikers I don’t mind the chap as anyone who punches Piers Morgan gets my vote).I was r...
won the ‘Niall Mackenzie’ trophy, which I happily passed on to second placed man and worthy front-runner Lewis Farrow.Many thanks to everyone who helped me that weekend, get well soon Kenny Edwards and don’t worry Andrew Pitt, I think your job is still
I have to confess, when I first saw the press pictures of the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 I was hugely disappointed. The new model image I had been building in my head was of a smaller, sharper machine with no underseat pipes or bug-eyed headlights. I truly believed we would get a combina...
In these days of incessantly getting ripped off and pathetic customer service I have a happy tale to report. Fearful of breaking down then getting stranded in the middle of nowhere on some freezing winter’s night, for many years, I have faithfully renewed my RAC ‘get you home’ me...
on the road but I have to disagree. If just riding alone isn't entertaining enough (it is for me, I often write this column in my head on a long ride) then there's always the old iPod, onboard computer or the latest sat nav device. Lately, to amuse myself, I
months later his MotoGP dream would be over and he’d be swapping jobs with Ben Spies. I only hope Aprilia attend the show this year. The RSV4 is so beautiful, just looking at one in the flesh brightens up my day.One thing is sure and that is Mackenzie
For the past two months there has been an unusual air of anticipation and excitement down at the old Mackenzie ranch. You see it was mid December when Cantlie laid down the challenge for five of us to find a dirt cheap bike for this month’s Great
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