A small but very significant addition to the BSB paddock in 2010 has been the Racing Steps Foundation GP125 team. RSF is an organisation founded by wealthy businessman Graham Sharp, to help talented youngsters with no funding make their way up the motorsport ladder. As a boy, Sh...
Last week God liked me. First thing Monday morning just after BBC Breakfast’s Scottish weather woman predicted three days of sunshine an E mail popped up saying my new S1000RR had landed at Pidcocks. Mint! Some may say I’m boring as this is my second Beemer but why not as I never...
of Niall and James on the Triumph Street Triple R and BMW F800RTriumph Street Triple R SpecificationsPrice: £6999Top speed: 141mphEngine: 675cc, 12-valve, liquid-cooled, in-line tripleBore x stroke: 74mm x 52.3mm Compression ratio: 12.65:1Power: 107bhp @ 11
Find an excellent example and you'll realise why this was one of the key machines that transformed sports bikes. "Life changing,"' as Whit would say. So let's set the context: early '80s sports machines were heavy and wallowy.The first GSX-R750 (it was sold as a 400 in 1984 in Ja...
Click to read: Honda Pan European ST1100 owners reviews, Honda Pan European ST1100 specs and to see the Honda Pan European ST1100 image gallery.This is quite simply a genius piece of motorcycling. The Pan is a modern classic and ages incredibly well thanks to good old fashioned b...
The faint, but distinctive waft of rebellion is in the air. It's 8am, Niall, Daryll and myself are at James Whitham's house and outside looks cold. Very cold. The thought of the 250-mile ride from Huddersfield to Edinburgh on naked bikes is becoming
at Donington Park with some old trout called Mackenzie, a team shirt and two VIP passes to a 2003 British Superbike event.And if that isn't enough, all purchasers are entered into a draw where you will be in for a chance to ride JR's superbike at a closed track
The Valkenswaard International Motocross Circuit near Eindhoven in Holland hosted the European launch of the brand new Suzuki RM-Z450 recently. And while I knew attending would surely involve humiliation and pain, the masochist in me still happily accepted the invite.The 1.1-mile...
It took just three laps of the Estoril GP circuit in Portugal to tarnish my four-year record of never crashing on a new bike launch. And the clues were staring me right in the face because I had seen World Champ Karl Muggeridge have a front end moment on the wet track for no appa...
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