MotoGP Rear Ride Height Device explained
If you’ve been watching MotoGP recently, you’ll have heard the commentators talk about the rear ride height device, and you might have seen one in action too. Particularly now Suzuki have finally jumped on the bandwagon. But if you’re wondering what it is, where it’s come from and why... Read more
Top 5 Value For Money Road Bikes
The motorcycle market is bursting with bikes to suit all botties, but not to suit all budgets. For more of us than not, all that’s separating us from the bike of our dreams is a few thousand pounds. Or a few tens of thousands of pounds. But don’t let... Read more
How to embarrass yourself on a motorbike
Riding motorbikes is a great way to make yourself look seriously, seriously cool. But they can also make you look really daft, if (when) you get it wrong. And I should know, because I’ve got it wrong myself on numerous occasions. In fact I’ve spent my life ‘getting it... Read more
MotoGP Styria 1 2021 | Rider Ratings
The MotoGP from Styria at the weekend was reminiscent of the Freetech Endurance championship race at Teesside Autodrome earlier this year, not because of the fantastic performance seen by the Suzuki Factory riders, but because there was a massive, lap three bonfire. The Pedrosa/Savadori crash that saw the red... Read more
Crew Chief to the MotoGP stars | Jose Manuel Cazeaux
One of the most important jobs in a MotoGP team is undoubtedly the crew chief, second only to the rider. He (or she) will have his (or her) finger in all the different pies in the MotoGP pit box and is the first person the superstar rider will speak... Read more
Valentino Rossi Retires from MotoGP
Valentino Rossi, The Doctor, The GOAT, the most successful MotoGP rider in recent history, second only to the great Giacomo Agostini, has just announced his retirement from MotoGP racing. Just this morning, he called the world’s press to attention when he announced he’d made a decision regarding his future... Read more
Arm pump | What’s the big deal?
A week ago last Tuesday I found myself in a conversation with a friend (more of an acquaintance, actually – I don’t really like him, if the truth’s known) about arm pump. This character, who’s done a couple of trackdays and is a solid ‘medium group’ rider has never... Read more
Isle of Man, you’re too good to us
I’ve ridden motorbikes all my life (well, since I was about four). And in that time, I’ve often felt like a bit of a second class citizen. A lot of people think we motorcyclists make too much noise, get in the way and generally cause trouble. And it’s clear... Read more
How to make it to MotoGP
I spent a good proportion of my youth convinced I was going to make it to MotoGP. Unfortunately, I didn’t even come close, for a number of reasons. But now I’m older and wiser, I’ve got half an idea what those reasons were. And because I don’t want anyone... Read more
Thruxton | The best circuit you can’t ride
This weekend, BSB are back at Thruxton, one of the best circuits in the world, and the fastest circuit on the BSB calendar. The Hampshire circuit is fast, flowing and mega grippy, but apart from seeing it on the telly, or watching it from the side-lines, you’ve probably never... Read more
MotoGP | The boys are back in town
The news that Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow will once again be on the MotoGP grid has got me a little bit excited. I know it’s unlikely either of them will be at the very sharp end (although I’d love it if they were), but it’ll be fantastic to... Read more
When is a bike racer ‘past it’?
As I write this, I’m celebrating my 31st birthday. Happy birthday to me, and all that. And, as per every other birthday I’ve ever had, I woke up this morning feeling exactly the same as I did the day before. Certainly not feeling a year older, anyway. And although... Read more