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Goodwood Festival of Speed is Go!!

It’s the first day of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michael Neeves, Senior Road Tester is there, here’s his first impression. 'I’m at the magnificent Goodwood Festival of Speed amongst the best collection of bikes I have ever seen at this event. I’ve spotted Eddie Lawson’s YZR500, Aaron Slight’s RVF750, Tom Sykes’ ZX-10R, Sam Lowes’ CBR600RR and Steve ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 July 2011

Video: Keith Flint revs up for Brands Hatch GP trackday on Suzuki GSX-R1000

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is pounding the tracks this year on his Crescent Suzuki-prepared Suzuki GSX-R1000 race machine. In this short video he joins MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves, on his BMW Park Lane S1000RR, for a blast around the glorious Brands Hatch GP circuit with top trackday company Focussed Events. We think he might have enjoyed it!

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 24 June 2011

Video: Neil Hodgson tests superstock BMW S1000RR

New MCN Road Tester and ex-WSB/BSB champ Neil Hodsgon got to throw his leg over two superstock spec Park Lane BMW BMW S1000RRs at Brands GP recently. One of the BMW S1000RR’s, which is raced by Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves in the MRO Powerbike championship is fitted with BMW’s new HP Power and Calibration Kit, which gives the machine ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 24 June 2011

Video: Keith Flint's FTR Moto2

If you’ve got deep enough pockets you can now buy your very own Grand Prix bike. This £75,000 FTR Moto2, belonging to Prodigy front man Keith Flint, is the first customer machine to be built by the British firm. It’s the same spec as their actual Moto2 racer, but has a tuned 135bhp CBR600RR motor. Flint is using a break ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 24 June 2011

Video: Riding Keith Flint's Moto2 bike

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went along to the Brands GP circuit to ride the FTR Moto2. You don’t have to be a GP god to own this bike, as it’s the British firm’s first ever Grand Prix machine, built for mortals with deep enough pockets. A complete bike will cost you around £75,000, depending on spec. This machine belongs ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 June 2011

Riding the FTR Moto2 bike

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went along to the Brands GP circuit to ride the FTR Moto2. You don’t have to be a GP god to own this bike, as it’s the British firm’s first ever Grand Prix machine, built for mortals with deep enough pockets. A complete bike will cost you around £75,000, depending on spec. This machine belongs ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 31 May 2011

Michael Neeves – MRO Powerbike blog: Rain, crashes and Bemsee Rookie racers.

A soggy Brands HatchSince it’s been resurfaced, Brands is super-slippery in the wet and now almost as bad as Donington when the heavens open. The Kent track used to be really grippy and you could set lap times close to your dry pace and get a serious lean-on (check out the picture of my old R1 at Brands, taken a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 15 February 2011

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Two months ahead of its official launch in Imola, MCN has got its hands on the new Ducati 848 Evo. Replacing the current 848, the 140bhp Evo has more power, a steering damper and Monobloc Brembos from the Ducati 1198R superbike. Senior Road tester, Michael Neeves has tested Ducati’s new mini-superbike on the track and road and says, “The 848 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 19 August 2010

Video: Crescent Suzuki extravaganza

It was a Crescent Suzuki extravaganza at Silverstone's new Arena GP circuit recently. MCN was there to see the 2010 Suzuki MotoGP riders on BSB bikes, meet The Prodigy's Keith Flint and ride his new GSX-R1000 race bike, and a whole lot more...          http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T ...

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  • General news
  • 07 May 2010

Michael Neeves's top three MCN videos

MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. MCN's guide to wheelies This beginner's guide to clutching up a wheelie was posted twice on You Tube, by us and our then photographer Howard Boylan. Between them they've had over 1.6 million views. It just goes to show that wheelies are big and clever.  Ducati ...

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  • General news
  • 22 December 2009

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