Why don’t we have any British MotoGP riders?
In years gone by, we’ve had some bloody good British riders in the premier class of motorcycle racing. The latest and greatest is undoubtedly Cal Crutchlow, but before him we had Jeremy McWilliams to cheer on and it’s easy to forget that former WSBK champions Neil Hodgson and James... Read more
MotoGP Qatar Rd 2 Schedule
Did you see the first round of the 2021 MotoGP season? If you didn’t, it’s worth trying to find a way to watch it. For those of us that did, the action had us glued to our screens, on the edges of our seats, and all that cliché stuff.... Read more
Motorcycles of the future; what will they be like?
Since the invention of the very first motorcycle, nearly 150 years ago, they’ve been getting better and better and better. And although there’s liable to be a few flat-cap wearing coffin-dodgers that reckon the 60s, the 70s or the 80s were the golden age of motorcycles, I think most... Read more
Slow drivers; you’re the problem
How many times have you heard someone say ‘speed kills’? It’s obviously a very odd thing to say, since we all know that it’s not the speed that kills; it’s the stopping really, really quickly that does the damage. No, when someone tells you that ‘speed kills’, they’re talking... Read more
Cheating in Bike Racing
You don’t always hear about it because it’s usually only discovered after the telly cameras have stopped rolling. But even now, there’s still plenty of cheating in bike racing. More often than not, it goes completely undetected, but every now and then the perps get caught red handed. But... Read more
Why everyone needs a small capacity motorbike
When you’re in the market for a new bike, the temptation for a lot of us is to go for the biggest, fastest thing we can afford. And it’s really hard to ignore it, with so many super sexy superbikes to choose from. But if you can be persuaded... Read more
A wedding or a new bike?
I saw a statistic the other day that genuinely made my jaw drop. Apparently the average cost of a wedding in the UK is £16,000. Now I don’t know (or really care) how true that actually is, but if you’d seriously consider spunking that sort of cash on a... Read more
MotoGP Qatar Schedule
After not the coldest, but probably the most miserable winter on record (well the most miserable winter in my lifetime anyway), we’ve finally got something to smile about. No, Bozza still hasn’t opened the pubs, but MotoGP is about to start. After a bit of a teaser a few... Read more
When selling a bike is like losing a family member
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to seeing someone load my pride and joy into their van. You might have just shoved a fist full of dollars into your sky rocket but it’ll be scant redemption. And if seeing it disappearing down the street doesn’t put a knot... Read more
Popular misconceptions about sportsbike riders
They might look like Power Rangers on acid in their latest multicoloured airbag suits, on their latest £20k+, 200mph+, fanny magnet superbikes. But remember, sportsbike riders are still human beings, and they eat, shit and shag, just like the rest of us. But some folk do hold these streak-of-lightning... Read more
Marc Marquez to miss opening GP
The Repsol Honda HRC MotoGP team have just announced that Marc Marquez will be watching the first round of the 2021 MotoGP season from the side lines. Or, more likely, from home. The press release said he made the decision with his medical team, however I suspect they made... Read more
Is it ever OK to wear second rate riding kit?
When you’ve crashed as many bikes as I have over the years, you soon appreciate the differences between decent riding kit and cheap stuff. And not just because the stuff that costs a bit more looks a bit nicer. Pucka riding kit usually fits a bit better to start... Read more