Brembo Z04 Review
Power is nothing without control, so says the old Pirelli slogan. Power is also immaterial if you can’t stop the bastard. Braking is an overlooked aspect when it comes to modifying and upgrading, with many choosing to spend big bucks on hunting horsepower, snazzy suspension or, even worse, anodised... Read more
Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd3 Donington Park
The glitz and glamour of being a support race at World Superbikes? Yeah, something like that. A rumbling horde of 899s rolled into to Donington Park for a Bank Holiday weekend of Ducati TriOptions Cup action, although the action started long before circuit activity. With organisers keen to clamp... Read more
Kawasaki H2R to race the TT?
That is the question. Without surprise, Kawasaki’s H2R has been launched amidst a whirlwind of fascination across the globe – and rightly so. The 326bhp-supercharged Ninja has blazed new standards for hyperbikes – or whatever they call them nowadays – and is, apparently, capable of over 225mph in the... Read more
KTM MX Experience
Anyone who has attempted motocross will know it’s the toughest, most brutal sport on earth. The blend of physical (and mental) exertion required is unrivalled, and only a bout with Tyson will be more painful the morning after. But it’s also immense fun regardless of experience, with fundamental bike... Read more
Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd2 Oulton Park
I’m almost certain a dog poo sandwich seasoned with semtex and barbed wire would have been tastier than the weekend I’ve endured. The second round of the Ducati TriOptions Cup rolled into Oulton Park alongside British Superbikes and, while it was generally a good meeting for my P&H Motorcycles/Carl... Read more
Let’s all vote for The Green Party…
Embroiled in parliamentary affairs, alluring lies, deceitful bullshit and party political broadcasts, the general election is nearly upon us – not that we’re politically circumspect. Who are you voting for? Do you even vote? What policies matter? After TV funny man and avid biker, Ross Noble alerted his twitter... Read more
Ducati TriOptions Cup: Rd1 Brands Hatch
Racing can an emotional rollercoaster riddled with the highest highs and the lowest lows. When it’s good, everything else in life is irrelevant. When it’s bad, it’s very, very bad – life itself is almost irrelevant, the journey home is a miserable place, something only racers can fathom. After... Read more
Baron’s Blog: Motorcycle Faffery
The sun is coming, the excitement is building – LOL WTF OMG this is really happening. Summer is knocking at the back door and the dreams of touring Europe, days out with your homosapien lovers, fantastical and outrageous ideas that this is the year to buy a special bike... Read more
Project 2015: The Finale
Actually, although the project has ended, 2015 has only just begun. After an epic first round of British Superbikes at Donington to whet the racing appetite, the BSB circus rolls into Brands Hatch for round two next weekend, which also means the first instalment of the 2015 Ducati TriOptions... Read more
Öhlins FGRT Fork: The Fitting…
My passion for working on bikes stems from being forced (in a good way) to rebuild two-stroke motocross engines as a teenager, locked in a garage by my father with only battery acid to drink. You either love it or hate it, and patience is a vital prerequisite –... Read more
Some Es are Good…
Is electric power really the future? EU suits and tree-hugging activists across the globe have been trying to ensure the transition happens a lot sooner, with manufacturers also attempting to look like they’re making the effort to save the planet in prototype form or token showcase models. Having sampled... Read more
Casey Stoner to race Suzuka 8hr
We don’t really do race news but this is a gargantuan newsflash: Casey Stoner will make his racing comeback for Honda at the Suzuki 8hr in July. Love him or loath him, having (arguably) the world’s fastest man on two wheels competing again is blockbuster stuff for motorcycling –... Read more