Full Highlights of the 2022 Dakar Rally
This morning, after thousands of race miles the Dakar Rally came to a dramatic end. The problem is, in the UK, unless you know where to find it, it’s really difficult to watch on the telly. So we thought we’d make it easy for you, and put all of... Read more
Who’d ride a modern Kawasaki ZXR400?
Would you ride a modern day Kawasaki ZXR400, if they were as good as they used to be in the 90s? I think I would. And we might just get the chance to soon, because rumour has it, Kawasaki have got a model ready to launch that might hark... Read more
Marc Marquez better and back on a bike
Fans of Marc Marquez will be pleased to know his latest ailment seems to be on the mend. His diagnosis of diplopia (double vision, in English) has been confirmed, by ophthalmologist Dr Sanchez Dalmau, to be making a clear improvement. Thanks to this favourable prognosis the doctors, as well... Read more
Sam Sunderland wins Dakar on a GASGAS
After twelve long stages and over 38 hours of competitive racing, Sam Sunderland from Poole in England, has just won his second Dakar Rally, this time on a GASGAS. The Brit, on his KTM Rally Replica-derived GASGAS only actually won one stage (stage 8) but his overall victory just... Read more
Slowing down makes you crash.
We all know that speed doesn’t kill. It’s usually slowing down or coming to a stop really, really suddenly that does it. But I think the point they’re trying to make is that you’re more likely to die, or hurt yourself, if you crash when you’re going fast. I... Read more
Government cancel Smart Motorway rollout
After billions of pounds of our hard earned taxes have been spent, the government have decided that there isn’t enough evidence to suggest smart motorways are as safe as they first thought, so they’re canning the rollout of any new smart motorway schemes for five years. The plan is... Read more
Triumph officially back in WSBK paddock in 2022
After scoring seventh and eighth in the British Supersport Championship with Kyle Smith and Brandon Paasch respectively, Dynavolt Triumph are stepping up to the big leagues, the World Supersport Championship, for 2022. That’s right, the news has just come through that the Simon Buckmaster run team will be running... Read more
North West 200 dates officially announced
We’ve just had conformation that the North West 200 Road Races will take place this year (2022) on the 8th-14th May. The news comes after two years of the event being cancelled thanks to the dreaded C word. I’m talking about the Covid, not that four-letter one that you... Read more
There’s no such thing as bad weather
It’s January and it’s raining outside. It rained yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that. And it’s easy to use the excuse of ‘bad weather’ to stop us going out on our bikes. I’ll be honest, I’m as guilty as the next man for it.... Read more
The Chelsea Chariots of Motorcycling
When I was at school there was a certain breed of parent that wanted to drop their kids off every morning in the biggest, flashiest, most expensive 4×4 their finance company could stretch to. They didn’t live on a farm, or at the end of a long, unpaved track... Read more
Watch Sam Sunderland Race up the Burj Khalifa
If you’re impressed with Sam Sunderland s form at this year’s Dakar Rally (you should be, he’s leading the standings as we speak), you might also be impressed with his acting skills. Unfortunately, his time-keeping leaves a lot to be desired. But you can get away with setting off... Read more
Confessions part 4 | Don’t steal my sponsor
There’s an unwritten rule in bike racing that you don’t steal someone else’s sponsor. It’s like shagging another bloke’s wife; it’s just really bad form. That said, I’m sure both of those things do go on in equal measure, in most racing paddocks. They certainly do in any racing... Read more