An unrestricted Yamaha FS1E. The nuts it gave me! It was my first freedom to roam and annoy the neighbours.
I’ve had enough rubbish, but I always carry some gaffer tape and my adjustable hammer and somehow get home.
A Yamaha Pasola with basket.
A Spondon to my own spec. Speed is cool, but a Spondon will always stand out in a crowd. Street fighters are sexiest when they are done well.
bike you ever rode:
I am still waiting to abuse my position in the band to get my hands on something really bad!
Honda CBR900 FireBlade in Repsol colours and a 1957 Lambretta LD150.
you’d most love to ride:
A police bike so I could nick all the w*****s who piss me off every day on the road. Or any bike that would allow me to achieve my ambition of doing 200mph.
did you start riding?
I started on waste ground on old made-up bikes when I was about 10 years old. I was hooked for life.
bike would you buy if money was no objects?
One of each, but fiddled to my spec. Then I would have a bike for all occasions. You did say money was no object!
do you use your bike for?
Going as fast as I possibly can.
Any without speed cameras or cops.
you’ve been on a bike:
170.3mph. That extra 0.3mph matters.
do you think of car drivers?
Cool if they’re fast enough.
you ever crashed?
Yes, an unlucky 13 times!
All the times when it just flows. You know, sunny day, hot road and the Devil himself driving. A track day in the pissing rain got my ass flapping, too.
embarrassing moment on a bike:
Most crashes get you blushing, but turning into a mate, thinking we were going into a garage, was pretty bad. My brother and his mates were watching.
the way you ride:
Erratic. You know how it is – you give a man a bike and he thinks he can take on the best. I just have fun.