BEACHY HEAD, the spot made famous by people who aren't all together too impressed by life, was the location for a recent road test by TWO magazine. So in between photo shoots, Road Test Editor, Niall Mackenzie, took time out to play on the new
“My worst Mackenzie memory? That would have to be the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in 1987,” Rob McElnea muses. “I was fairly well established on the Grand Prix scene at that point and then this Niall Mackenzie bloke comes along for the first race
It's dead easy - honestWAY BACK IN the autumn of 1989 I did a one-off test for the JPS Norton team. During that autumn day at Donington, their technical guru Brian Crighton assured me traction control was the future, and it wouldn't be long before we were all reaping the benefits...
Niall’s been lying around this month with a ruptured appendix, so he ponders the design of modern exhaust systems (as you would) and observes how Stoner cut his teeth on British tracks...Occasionally, I lose sleep wondering what manufacturers might
A good friend of mine, who also happens to be a fairly handy racer, recently rode next year’s Honda Fireblade. He had no real reason to hit me with a hard Honda sales pitch but he truly believes the new 2008 model may well have taken 1000cc sports bikes to a new level. You see, m...
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...
Lose the gizmos, says MaccaI'VE BEEN SPENDING a fair bit of time recently on Suzuki's new GSX-R1000K7. It handles superbly, goes like a Tornado GR4 in a straight line, and stops as quickly as you like using just two fingers on the brake lever. Sports bike launches are almost all ...
Fact: Racing motorcycles makes you madMost weeks my life goes something like this: Monday and Tuesday I might be organising or instructing on a track day. Wednesday and Thursday I could be on a road test with the mag. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I'll possibly be at a BSB round lo...
With every top British Superbike team changing either bikes or riders for 2009, it was always going to be tricky predicting the outcome of the season opener at Brands Hatch.But with my vast experience of racing, my inside knowledge and my no-nonsense logic, I felt pretty qualifie...
There are no Rossi-types in F1, says NiallIt's fantastic to see Lewis Hamilton chewing up the best racers the world has to offer in Formula One. Anything to make that sport more interesting, and put a Briton in the limelight, can only be good for us
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