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My finest motorcycle?

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After nearly two months of distractions1, this week I have returned to the important business of riding my motorcyle. I tend to imagine I have mostly owned sports bikes — ZZR600, YZF-R6, Fazer 600, K1200S — but I suppose half have been trailies — TS125X, KLR650, 640 LC4 Supermoto and 950 Supermoto. We Brits seem to obsess about having the fastest bike man has ever known2 but there are in fact speed limits and being bolt upright without a fairing […]

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Wg Cdr Andy Green: “Is life with zero risk interesting? No.”

A team of British engineers is aiming to break the 1,000mph (1,610km/h) barrier on wheels for the first time. Wing Commander Andy Green, who broke the land speed record in 1997, talks about why he wants to go even faster as the driver of Bloodhound. Watch the video here. I served at RAF Leeming with Andy in 1994: it’s great to see a fighter pilot setting out to inspire engineers.

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