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.
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
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
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.
Panigale V4 WSBK bike tested
A new engine note was heard when action got underway in a two-day WorldSBK test at Jerez.
Feel, My Story – Freddie Spencer with Rick Broadbent
How Spencer got his speed
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
Living the life - Test Rider by Julian Amos
The True Motorcycling Adventures of a Secret Development Test Rider by Julian Amos
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
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
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
Garden Gate Manx: The Book about my Bike
Anatomy of a Norton