With young Taylor finally lifting my riding ban from his 125 Duke last week (I snapped the gear lever off in a failed garden stunt), I’ve been clocking up a few miles on what surely is the ‘must have’ learner bike of 2011.Last week I hopped aboard for a jaunt into the heart of Le...
of the benefactors so their ambassador Randy Mamola joined in on a Ducati Diavel accompanied by Bradley Smith on an Yamaha RD400 and a certain Taylor Mackenzie on a 1979 Suzuki X7. The sight and smell of dozens of Japanese classics brought back memories of days when
in and keeping her pinned to reach the 130mph + top speed.It’s probably unlikely myself or anyone else will show up with one of these on a track day soon but it is always nice to dream.
deserved to be the 2012 British Superbike Champion. Shane Byrne’s dominance over the Brands Hatch triple header on the PBM Kawasaki ZX10RR was a joy to watch as he dealt with speed and determination of Alex Lowes on his WFR Honda Fireblade and Josh Brookes
An erratic work schedule combined with a full season of kids racing means, there aren’t many opportunities during the summer months for the Mackenzie family to grab a holiday. Instead, we tend to save our pennies and head off somewhere sunny
at Brands later this month.Spanish based Scot Kev Coghlan has been beavering away under the radar trying hard to get his FTR Moto 2 machine up to speed. His 8th place finish in the rain was a much needed boost for the Aeroport Castello team as they qualified
got flicked skywards on a regular basis. Top speeds were also nudging 200mph so fingers were normally covering clutches at circuits like Hockenheim, just in case the crew chief had made a mistake with the jetting. I didn’t suffer too many injuries
Champion in Almeria so a few personal questions had to be asked.N.M. You seem to have a permanent grin on your face these days, any particular reason?N.H. To be honest Niall, I feel like I’m living the dream. My life is in a good place these days with a
manufacturer race with only Honda and KTM capable of slogging it out for podium positions.Oral and Ioda appear to be a long way off with both speed and reliability but they have to be admired for attempting to take on the mighty HRC. The wealthy Mahindra team
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