Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Rollie Free Returns?

If so, he's living in India...

Friday, 15 April 2011

Closer To the Hedge?

I was lucky enough to manage to blag my way into the premier for the new TT film, TT3D - Closer To The Edge, last night. Not because I wanted to hobnob it amongst the stars and glitterati, but simply due to the fact that I'd seen the trailer (below) and knew that I just had to see it...

Rest assured, it's everything that you'd expect after seeing that trailer, and more. If you've never been to the TT then it gives you a true flavour of what it's all about, and if you have been, then you'll enjoy it all the more.
Focussing around TV's favourite canal barge pilot, Guy Martin, as well as the softly-spoken Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness and bean pole Manx hero Conor Cummins, the timing for the filming couldn't have been better as, with the 2010 race results, and what happened to all four of those riders, it couldn't have been scripted any better.

My favourite film of all time used to be Mad Max, followed by Bladerunner and Dr Strangelove, but they've all been surpassed by this astounding film. The 3D element does add a certain attraction, but it's not really what it's about - it's the love and passion for true road racing in the world's most amazing race. Watch it.

It's on release, in 3D cinemas, from April 22nd.

Straightliners Round 3

This Sunday, the 17th March, sees Straightliners back at Elvington for the first time in 2011 for Round 3 of the championship, alongside Round One of the Terminal Velocity top speed championship, as run over the standing start 1/2 mile.
Entry for spectaors is a tenner, just follow signs for the Yorkshire Air Museum off the A64.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

It's Czech, Mate

The Czech Republic isn't a country that is known for its motorcycle industry, but maybe this is the start?...

Not the most svelte of machines, the reason being that the FGR Midalu is shunted forward by a massive 2500cc V6 engine, claimed to make in the region of 240bhp!

The factory claim that that's enough to make it the world's most powerful production bike. Well, it will if it makes it into production, which will hopefully be the case within six months. More info in the next issue of Streetfighters...

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Behind The Scenes at Bulldock

Whilst they were over in Japan last year, Boxer and his chum, Jason Fullington, called in to Bulldock Mototcycles in Tochigi. Regular readers will have seen the features of the gorgeous, and very trick, Zeds that Boxer photographed while they were there, and here's some video footage of their visit, sushi-side...

You can see more stuff from Boxer on his online telly channel - HoonTV, and the cool Icon gear that Jason is always seen wearing in such style (what is this, Hello?) will shortly be available in the UK through Parts Europe