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29 March 2018

Mr Smith: a sharp mind in a blunt body

I was having one of my usual stress-filled days at Gassit HQ a few weeks ago, when an email from Bill McKinnon, former editor of Two Wheels magazine, lobbed into my inbox.

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06 March 2018

Guy Martin Road Racer book

Guy Martin is among the world’s best known road racers, now famous as much for his film and television appearances as for his racing achievements. As the principal player in a 2010 TT documentary film, Guy dodged death in a spectacular 240km/h fireball crash. Working with TV

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26 February 2018

Whispering Smith by Barry Smith

Did you know that Aussie racer Barry Smith won a TT at the Isle of Man with a motorcycle he’d only done one practice lap on? I didn’t either, until I read his honest and entertaining autobiography Whispering Smith. Like Barry’s self-backed career, this book is self-publish

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25 February 2018

Michelin Road 5 world launch

The world launch of Michelin’s new Road 5 tyre has just wrapped up in Seville, Spain. Here is a quick behind the scenes look at what went on.

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23 January 2018

Panigale V4 WSBK bike tested

A new engine note was heard when action got underway in a two-day WorldSBK test at Jerez.

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13 December 2017

Feel, My Story – Freddie Spencer with Rick Broadbent

How Spencer got his speed

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23 October 2017

Pub Yarns – Colin Whelan

You can’t go far wrong with a book about pubs in Australia. Lots of local history, classic architecture and earthy characters – on both sides of the bar – are bound to leap off the page. That’s definitely the case with this new 300-page hardback from motorcycle enthusiast

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16 July 2017

Living the life - Test Rider by Julian Amos

The True Motorcycling Adventures of a Secret Development Test Rider by Julian Amos

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13 May 2017

Mike Sinclair, King Kenny’s Spanner-man, by Kerry Swanson

“I was the original schoolboy dreamer who got to live it all.” That’s New Zealand’s Mike Sinclair reflecting on a technical career that spanned the last 25 years of the 500 GP era, from 1976 with private entrant Stu Avant to the works Yamaha team with Max Biaggi. Sincla

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11 May 2017

Nip and Tuck on the CFMoto 650NK

It was nip-tuck time for our CFMoto – the fender eliminator kit for the 650NK is now available and our mates at Promoto kindly installed it for us. I’d like to say that it has enhanced performance, but apart from shaving a modest 1.5kg off the 209.4kg wet weight, it really is

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15 March 2017

Daily Bikers Motorcycle Colouring Book

Dan Michael, has published the second edition of his Motorcycle Colouring Book, after a sell-out first edition. The second and improved edition book contains 33 highly detailed line drawings of motorcycles spanning four popular categories: Sportsbike/Road/Adventure, Cru

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07 March 2017

Garden Gate Manx: The Book about my Bike

Anatomy of a Norton