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Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike Blog – Final round, Brands.

Michael Neeves, 28 September 2011 16:56

It wasn’t quite the perfect end to a perfect season, but it was damn close. After the chequered flag was waved for the final race of the MRO Powerbike season last Sunday at Brands, I lost the championship to worthy winner and fellow BMW rider, Rob McNealy, by a hundredth of a second – less than a bike length. I’m ...

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New Rieju RS3 tested

Pierre Galpin, 12 August 2010 15:09

If this bike had been about when I was 16 I would happily have sold my parents for it. The new Rieju RS3 50cc, with a design clearly inspired by the 2009 Yamaha R1, has everything to make budding motorcyclists happy. Compared to its predecessor the RS2, the RS3 is more modern, slimmer and better equipped. The bike retains the ...

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In next week: Suzuki GSX1250F group test

Chris Newbigging, 09 April 2010 17:25

MCN has tested the new Suzuki GSX1250F for the first time on UK soil – but as it only has one real direct rival, we’ve done things a little differently. We’ve included it’s closest competitor, the CBF1000GT, for the most direct comparison, but as Suzuki has claimed it’s a match for more expensive machines, we’ve included more upmarket machines too. ...

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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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BMW S1000RR dyno curve

Trevor Franklin, 19 December 2009 15:30

MCN’s readers correctly spotted a mistake in the comparative test (issue December 16) of BMW’s new S1000RR superbike against the Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki ZX-10R.    Video: BMW S1000RR world first group test Read the BMW S1000RR review The actual rear wheel brake horsepower figure supplied by MCN’s usual dynamometer shop was inaccurately reproduced in graph ...

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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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Download your free British Superbike test wallpapers

Sarah Carnell, 31 October 2007 12:25

This week in MCN we have brought you an exclusive road test of four of the best British Superbikes. And now here's your chance to share in some of the action with these four exclusive wallpapers of MCN's Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves on the motorcycles, which you can download. Simply click on each image to enlarge them and save them ...

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Video: Racing a British Superstock Yamaha R1

Howard Boylan, 30 July 2007 18:46

MCN man Michael Neeves already races his long term test Yamaha R1 in the MRO powerbike series, but he recently got the chance to use the Rockforge British Superstock R1 at Brands Hatch - and loved it. Check out the video below to see how he got on on the impressive motorcycle. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | ...


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