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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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Biggest ever grid for electric bikes at Brands Hatch

Michael Neeves, 30 September 2010 16:01

A 15-strong grid of electric bikes line up at Brands Hatch this weekend for the final UK round of the TTXGP.  The TTXGP electric motorcycle championship (also called the eGrandPrix) will run as part of the packed Bemsee/MRO program, which also features Yamaha Past Masters, 400s, 600s, 1000s, Thunderbikes and sidecars. The innovative, home-grown, zero-carbon, battery-powered machines, with riders from ...

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Win an Arai helmet with the No Budget Cup

Michael Neeves, 30 July 2010 17:42

A new Arai crash helmet is just one of the prizes up for grabs in the first ever No Budget Cup three-hour endurance race, at Anglesey on September 12th. The new race series is aimed at riders who want to try their hand at road racing, without the huge expense. To keep costs down to a minimum, entry fees are ...

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Goodwood is go!

Michael Neeves, 02 July 2010 10:26

I've just arrived at the Goodwood Festival of Speed having ridden down on our group test winning BMW K1300GT and very nice it was too. It was comfy on the motorways and easy with the cruise control, whilst being fun on the twisty roads on the final run into Goodwood. Yesterday was set up day for the Festival of Speed, one ...

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You'd want to stay out of the fast group at this one...

Michael Neeves, 10 June 2010 13:08

I am at the Focused Events track day at the new Silverstone Circuit riding the Team Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane S1000RR I'm racing this season. Theoretically, on this bike, I should be one of the faster riders out there. It hasn't quite worked out that way. I've just been out on track in the fast group and was buzzed by ...

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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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Michael Neeves's top three MCN videos

Michael Neeves, 22 December 2009 14:50

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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Ducati boss predicts growth

Michael Neeves, 14 October 2009 16:50

At the world launch of the new 796 Hypermotard, Ducati boss Gabriele Del Torchio exclusively told MCN how they were faring in the current financial crisis. Ducatis for sale “It’s a tough time for everybody and the market is declining all over the world and down by 32, but Ducati’s market share is constantly growing. "I believe at the end of ...

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