Fast doesn’t mean dangerous
I love going fast. That’s one of the reasons I love riding motorbikes. But going fast is just so dangerous, isn’t it? Well, no not really. I don’t think it is, anyway. Because we all know that it’s not going really fast that hurts, it tends to be the... Read more
How police are tackling bike thieves
We all know how police are clamping down on us ‘generally’ law-abiding motorcyclists, with their speed cameras and their driver awareness causes and all that nonsense; so I don’t need to go into that. What I’m sure most of us want to know, is what they’re doing to tackle... Read more
Pedrosa confirmed for MotoGP wildcard
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test rider and MotoGP leg-end Dani Pedrosa is coming back for more, three years after his last MotoGP appearance. The Grand Prix of Styria will be where the tiny Spaniard makes his MotoGP comeback aboard the KTM RC16; and it’s only fair really, since... Read more
Kawasaki return to Suzuka 8 Hours
If you’ve got a good memory, you’ll remember Kawasaki winning the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours waaaaaaay back in 2019. They finished just 18 seconds in front of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team; who finished 48 seconds in front of Red Bull Honda. All after eight hours of racing. But... Read more
BSB Superbike vs Superstock | What’s the difference?
To the naked eye, and from a dozen or so paces away, a Superbike and a Superstock bike might look the same. But they’re not. If you’ve ever wondered what £30k will get you, compared to £100k+ in the BSB paddock, wonder no more as we ask, BSB Superbike... Read more
Triumph enters off-road sector?
We hear plenty of industry gossip on a weekly, sometimes daily basis and it’s up to us to decipher the guff from the gold. But a few weeks ago, I heard something utterly preposterous: Triumph entering the off-road market and, in particular, motocross and enduro. Oh how I laughed... Read more
Understand your bike | Why it’s important
Over the years I’ve met plenty of people that love riding motorcycles, but don’t actually know the first thing about them. They know how to turn them on, where the throttle is and all the important stuff… but quite often, that’s where their knowledge ends. And that’s fine. You... Read more
LCR Honda boss expects better results
In an interview this week, Lucio Checchinello, boss of LCR Honda MotoGP Team gave a no nonsense appraisal of his two riders Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami, saying he expects better. Both riders have had a few top tens, including top six finishes, but neither have stuck it on... Read more
Who’s crashing during COVID?
Numbers recently released say that there was a 16% reduction in road deaths in 2020. That’s across the board; cars, bikes, everything. It’s clearly not because everyone has all of a sudden got better at driving, though. It’s because most of us spent the majority of 2020 locked up... Read more
Home race advantage | Is it a myth?
Is there such a thing as a home race advantage? Or are MotoGP, WSBK and BSB riders all  professional enough to be just as fast wherever they go? Well, if you ask me, the stupendous performance by FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Rory Skinner at Knockhill at the weekend only goes... Read more
Who should stand-in for Morbidelli?
With no word on whether or not Franco Morbidelli will be fit enough for the Styria GP in a month’s time (8th August), social media is rumbling with debate on who should stand–in for Morbidelli, should he not be passed fit. The big-haired Italian underwent knee surgery after a... Read more
24 Hours of Teesside | Freetech Endurance
Forget about the Le Mans 24 hours, that’s yesterday’s news. The Freetech Endurance Championship is heading back to Teesside and this time it’s for 24 hours of racing. The inaugural 24 hours Freetech Endurance race will take place this weekend (3rd – 4th July 2021) with the race beginning... Read more