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Staff Blog: Hyperstrada on tour video

Michael Neeves, 11 July 2013 14:52

In his third video update, Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves takes his Ducati Hyperstrada long term test bike on a trip to Portugal, covering 3600-miles in eight days. See how he got on with the bike and find out what’s good and what’s not. He also explains what riding kit he took along for the ride.  BLOG13 | HYPER13 brightcove.createExperiences();

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Video: Ducati Hyperstrada first ride

Michael Neeves, 14 June 2013 17:34

MCN road tester Michael Neeves gives us a look at his first ride on the new Ducati Hyperstrada – his long term test bike for 2013.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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Staff Blog: Neeves on the Hyperstrada launch, broken keys and trackdays.

Michael Neeves, 07 June 2013 09:29

This is the second in the series of video reviews for my Ducati Hyperstrada long term test bike. Here I go along to the official launch of the Hyperstrada, get a puncture, bend my ignition key and do a trackday at Anglesey.   brightcove.createExperiences();   BLOG13 | HYPER13 

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Dream Yamaha FZR750R OW-01 ride proves you should meet your heroes

Michael Neeves, 22 December 2011 13:40

Yamaha’s OW-01 is one of the most evocative motorcycles ever built. It was first shown to a wide-eyed public at the Earls Court motorcycle show in October 1988 and went on to take racing by storm, winning hundreds of races at club level, BSB and WSB. It gave Terry Rymer his first WSB win, Rob McElnea a BSB title, Foggy ...

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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: Neil Hodgson tests superstock BMW S1000RR

Michael Neeves, 24 June 2011 10:49

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 ...

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Video: Riding Keith Flint's Moto2 bike

Michael Neeves, 13 June 2011 13:47

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 ...

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

Michael Neeves, 15 February 2011 10:33

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 ...

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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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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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