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Racing a BMW S1000RR at Silverstone

Michael Neeves, 14 June 2010 13:35

After a successful outing at the Brands GP round of the MRO Stocksport championship, where I picked up a couple of third places, the Vari-Trac Park Lane BMW team have invited me back to race with them for the remainder of the season, which I’m over the moon about. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale It’s a great team and ...

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First ride: Thruxton 904 Ace Special

Michael Neeves, 04 June 2010 13:48

Few bikes tick the boxes in so many ways as Triumph's Thruxton. Its big, meaty air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine has chunky power all the way through the revs and it¹s as enjoyable purring through town as it is blasting through tree-lined country roads on a sunny Sunday morning. It's also comfortable, loves corners and always draws a crowd. With its ...

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Video: Crescent Suzuki extravaganza

Michael Neeves, 07 May 2010 13:58

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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Bespoke BMW S1000RR track bikes from BMW Park Lane

Michael Neeves, 07 May 2010 12:04

BMW’s magnificent S1000RR has already proved itself to be the most powerful and technologically-advanced superbike money can buy. It’s turned the sports bike world on its head. Now dealers BMW Park Lane are catering for S1000RR customers who want take their BMW on track, by producing aftermarket parts like fairings and rearsets. On top of that, the really innovative bit ...

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Staff bikes: Ducati 848 Challenge Racer – showroom to race ready in 24 hrs

Michael Neeves, 23 April 2010 15:51

Wednesday 2pm, this shiny red Ducati 848 was sitting innocently in Moto Rapido Ducati’s showroom in Winchester. One short day later and it’s been transformed into a race bike, ready for round one of the Ducati 848 Challenge at Silverstone on Sunday. This is going to be my race bike for 2010 in a new team, which is a collaboration ...

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Neevesy’s top three bikes of 2009

Michael Neeves, 31 December 2009 12:30

At the end of the year it’s often time to reflect on the last 12 months, so we asked MCN’s road testers for their personal three best bikes of 2009. Their answers may surprise you. Here are Michael ‘Neevesy’ Neeves’…    1. Yamaha R1 - “Many people didn’t believe us when we raved about the new R1, thinking we’d been ...

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Video: Bob Farnham tunes Yamaha R1

Michael Neeves, 11 November 2008 11:26

The racing season has only just finished, but Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is already looking ahead to the 2009 season with his trusty 2007 Yamaha R1 long term test bike. He took it along to Bob Farnham, one of the UK's top engine tuners just down the road from Brands Hatch for an engine refresh and a bit of ...

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Video: JvB Moto Scrambler tested

Michael Neeves, 18 June 2008 11:30

MCN travelled to Cologne, Germany to ride JvB's Moto Ducati Scrambler and it's one of the most agile, responsive, fun machines we've ever ridden. The motorcycle starts off as a Ducati Monster and ten weeks and 8000 Euros later it's transformed into this mad Scrambler. Check out our video below to see what Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves makes of the Scrambler ...

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Husqvarna 2008 supermoto model launch

Michael Neeves, 21 February 2008 11:04

Michael Neeves, Senior Road Tester, is out in Spain testing the 2008 Husqvarna Supermoto range at a cart track in Benidorm and here’s his first impressions. “The big news is their new SM510R which is a Supermoto race replica. For the first time it has fuel injection and also a new frame, chassis components, engine tweaks and body work changes. ...

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Britain's got biking talent winner ridden

Michael Neeves, 11 January 2008 10:38

The Carole Nash ‘Britain’s Got Biking Talent’ competition that MCN ran last year pulled in over 4500 examples of specials and restored classics. Michael Neeves tried out the winning 170bhp Kawasaki ZRX1200 special and can confirm it’s as much about ‘go’ as show. The winner was announced at the Carole Nash stand at the NEC Show after thousands of motorcycles ...

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