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Video: BMW S1000RR onboard at Jerez

Michael Neeves, 29 December 2011 10:00

Check out this on-board lap of Jerez aboard Michael Neeves’ BMW Park Lane S1000RR. The footage was taken at the 2011 Racedays event on 9th November. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Foggy Petronas FP1 race parts wanted!

Michael Neeves, 02 December 2011 10:41

In MCN this week we ran a story about Swiss bike builder, Livio Kägi buying up some of the Foggy Petronas FP1 road bikes from oil giant Petronas, to sell on to interested collectors. It looks like we could also see another FP1 running at selected special motorcycle events: the only genuine Petronas WSB bike in private hands, if the ...

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Do we need electronic rider aids? You decide.

Michael Neeves, 17 November 2011 15:26

Hi, it’s Michael Neeves, Senior Road tester here and I’m looking for willing volunteers to help me with a road test feature. I would like to invite a couple of you to try some bikes fitted with and without traction control and ABS, to see what you think of electronic rider aids. The bikes would include the 2012 R1, so ...

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Michael Neeves blog – Racedays, Jerez

Michael Neeves, 16 November 2011 11:18

I’ve just come back from riding my BMW Park Lane S1000RR at Racedays in Jerez. It was my final ever outing on No.5, after two years racing it in MRO. What is/who are Racedays? Racedays is a three-day trackday with a difference, as you get the chance to qualify and compete in a number of races. It’s all the best ...

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Shake-up for 2012 Lansdowne classic series

Michael Neeves, 04 November 2011 11:42

Classic racing club, Lansdowne will introduce a number of changes for the 2012 season, including a control tyre for their Bonhams British Historic Grand Prix Championship. Just like BSB, WSB and MotoGP, competitors riding pre-1964 Grand Prix machines will all have to use the same tyres - Avon’s 19-inch racing rubber. Lansdowne are expecting this to make the series closer ...

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Nurburgring – bikers beware

Michael Neeves, 04 October 2011 16:52

Roadworks and no warning signs caused an eight-car pile-up at the Nurburgring on Sunday, on one of the busiest days of the year. Luckily no motorcycles were involved, but the incident should remind bikers of the perils of riding the famous ‘pay-and-play’ Nordschleife circuit in Germany, where the track is classed as a public road and is also used by ...

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Michael Neeves 2011 Goodwood Revival blog

Michael Neeves, 15 September 2011 12:23

I’ll be going back in time at 9am tomorrow when practice kicks-off for the Barry Sheene Memorial race, at the 2011 Goodwood Revival. This year's Revival meeting promises to be the best ever, with the biggest depth of field. I'll be racing against the likes of Jeremy McWilliams, Keith Amor, Cameron Donald, Sean Emmett, James Haydon, Steve Brogan, Michael Rutter, ...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed is Go!!

Michael Neeves, 01 July 2011 12:02

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 ...

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

Michael Neeves, 24 June 2011 11:27

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!

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Riding with the stars on the TT parade lap

Michael Neeves, 15 June 2011 14:24

We’re walking up the start/finish straight towards our bikes before the Arai parade lap kicks off on the closed TT course, Reservoir Dogs-style. Next to me are five of the best racers in the world: GP legends past, present and in the making: Mick Doohan, Nicky Hayden and Cal Crutchlow; BSB star Josh Brookes and eight times TT winner Ian ...

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