2019 Road Racing Season is Over

End of Season
End of Season

The 2019 Road Racing Season is now over (with the exception of Macau).

You will notice a bit of a change in the site content over the coming winter months – with more ‘tech’ content. Just go with it, you might even like it – and be safe in the knowledge that when the bikes are back on the roads all the important info will still be here.

If you have no interest in anything that else that the site has to offer I won’t hold that against you either – just bookmark or save the site to your favourites and I will see you again in April 2020!

In the meantime make sure you subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar – as always it is free, keep up to date and already is starting to get the 2020 dates added to it. If you haven’t already subscribed have a read and get that sorted.

TBNI Road Racing Calendar – Click Here for Detailed Instructions on How to Subscribe.

See you in April 2020

2019 Irish Motorbike Awards : Results

2019 Irish Motorbike Awards
2019 Irish Motorbike Awards

The 2019 Irish Motorbike Awards in association with Cornmarket Insurance and Charles Hurst Motorcycles were held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Friday 17th January 2020. Here is the full list of the winners.

Check out the Official Facebook Page here : https://www.facebook.com/motorbikeawards/

Check out the Official Twitter Feed here : https://twitter.com/bikeawards

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2020 Isle of Man TT Prize Breakdown : Race Winners’ Payout

2020 Isle of Man TT Winners’ Payouts
2020 Isle of Man TT Winners’ Payouts

It’s 2020 and we are now in almost into the preseason. Chat and rumours are flying about who is moving where? Who is staying put? And who do we still not have a clue about? Then there is the reason you are here – what is the 2020 Isle of Man TT Prize Breakdown?

If you need to catch up have a read at the TBNI 2020 Road Racing Pre-Season Rumour Mill post here : http://tbni.blog/2020/01/01/2020-road-racing-pre-season-rumour-mill/ and then make sure to stay up to date with happenings moving forwards by following the TBNI Social Media Accounts and of course this website!

One of the most read posts annually since 2017 on this site is the Winners’ Payout Details (with over 45k unique hits at the time of writing) and since 2017 I have updated annually it with the latest information from the current Regulations Booklet. You can read the entire 2020 book here : (may not be available after 2020) :

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/iom-tt-races/tt_regulations_2020_v1-2.pdf

But if you are just here to see the 2020 Isle of Man TT Prize Breakdown and how much the competitors stand to win in each class then please read on.

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Paulo Gonçalves : 12/01/2020 : Statement from the Dakar

January 12 th 2020 – 10:36 [GMT + 3]

Paulo Gonçalves 2020
Paulo Gonçalves 2020

Paulo Gonçalves, racing on motorbike no. 8, has passed away from a fall sustained 276 kilometres into today’s special. The organisers received an alert at 10:08 and dispatched a medical helicopter that reached the biker at 10:16 and found him unconscious after going into cardiac arrest. Following resuscitation efforts in situ, the competitor was taken by helicopter to Layla Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.


40-year-old Paulo Gonçalves was taking part in his 13th Dakar. He made his debut in 2006 and had finished four times in the top 10, including an impressive performance as runner-up to Marc Coma in 2015. Paulo Gonçalves, the 2013 cross-country rallies world champion, was sitting in 46th place overall after stage 6 of the 2020 Dakar.


The entire Dakar caravan would like to extend its sincere condolences to his friends and family.

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2020 Road Racing Pre-Season Rumour Mill

Welcome to 2020 and the countdown to the start of the 2020 Road Racing Season. The winter break is now half over so I thought I would put together a quick post of some of the rumours (and facts) that have surfaced over the last couple of months.

If the news and gossip continues to come in at a similar I will need to do another one of these before April because there is a lot of interesting news to get through, unfortunately once you get past the positive and exciting stuff there is some really devastating news out there too, but more on that in a minute.

Happy New Year 2020 : May it be a great one for you all, and all of yours!

Happy New Year 2020

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NORAD Tracks Santa – Follow the big lad as the presents get delivered!

 NORAD Tracks Santa
NORAD Tracks Santa

As soon as Christmas Eve kicks off (in Samoa and Christmas Island) Santa gets busy to get all the presents delivered to all the people of the world.

If you are lucky the Santa might be brining you a new bike, bike parts or if not it may be a bag of coal for you!

Whatever you hope for and where ever you are I wish you a very Merry Christmas and I hope Santa is good to you.

To make things easy for you I have spoken to NORAD and Santa and TBNI / T80GSA will be live streaming Santa and his trip around the globe. So if you need to know where he is, maybe to get the kids off to sleep, or maybe to get your overly excitable other half to bed we’ll be right here keeping you all up to date from the early hours of Christmas Eve.

Happy a good one! Merry Christmas!

Mous Clarity Case for iPhone 11 Pro Review

Disclosure : I purchased this Mous Clarity iPhone 11 Case direct from Mous.co the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product.

Mous Limitless 3.0 Case Review : http://tbni.blog/2019/09/30/mous-limitless-3-0-case-for-iphone-11-pro-review/

If you start off by reading the above post you will see that I was already using a Mous case for my iPhone 11 Pro and in fact you will learn that I have been using Mous cases for quite some time.

They are great. Well designed offering superb protection but with a form factor that isn’t offensive and they are made with a variety of stunning materials from leather to walnut to carbon fibre.

There is a lot to like.

However I also wanted something a little different. For that difference I chose a slickwraps skin – actually one from their retro range, being a child of the 80s I love retro and they have a great range of retro Apple skins…

Slickwraps Apple Retro Skins
Slickwraps Apple Retro Skins

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Motorcycle Live 2019 : Gallery

Motorcycle Live 2019
Motorcycle Live 2019

Motorcycle Live returns to the NEC, Birmingham in 2019 from 16th – 24th November 2019, so at the time of writing you still have time to visit the show and I can easily recommend that you do visit the show.

Official Motorcycle Live Website

I have reviewed the Motorcycle Live Exhibition a number of times of already – so have a look at them if you are undecided on your attendance. In summary though I have been going since 2014 and that trip requires getting up before 3am to make my flight and not getting home to around 11pm. That should be enough to make anyone think it is worth checking out – but let’s put it simply – it is a day walking about looking at bikes, talking about bikes, spending money on bikes or at least thinking about how you would spend money on bikes – how else would you rather spend a cold, damp November’s day?

Just for reference in case anyone – cough BMW Motorrad cough – is feeling generous this is now top of my wish list…

BMW R Nine T GS Urban 'Option 719'
BMW R Nine T GS Urban ‘Option 719’

Previous MotorcycleLive Resources :

Motorcycle Live 2014 : Includes the first pics of the new Africa Twin – that was exciting and a dyne testing of the Kawasaki H2

Motorcycle Live 2015 : A gallery

Motorcycle Live 2017 : MCL in a Day – from Northern Ireland : A detailed review on the event as a traveller – getting flights, getting fed, getting round the show and getting back to Northern Ireland all for about £50 – and this is still the method I use.

Motorcycle Live 2018 : A detailed review on the event with some highlights picked out – from Best Display – to Most Wanted – to Bike that Got Me Thinking.

Back to Motorcycle Live 2019 :

At the bottom of this post you will find my full Motorcycle Live 2019 Gallery, but it is worth checking out my Instagram for a regular boost of Motorcycles | Technology | Photography – I would really appreciate the follow.

TBNI.Blog Instagram
TBNI.Blog Instagram

A few other bikes really caught my attention – this Suzuki DR800S has 5 miles on the clock!

Suzuki DR800S
Suzuki DR800S

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2019 Macau GP Results (Motorcycles)

2019 Macau GP Results (Motorcycles) :

The 2019 Macau GP will be running from 13th – 17th November 2019, if you are visiting on these dates make sure you miss none of the action – bookmark or save the link to the live stream! If you have arrived after the event and just want to know the 2019 Macau GP Results then just keep scrolling down.

Live Stream – https://livestream.com/MacauGrandPrix

2019 Macau GP - Davy Morgan
2019 Macau GP – Davy Morgan

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2019 Macau GP Motorcycle Schedule

2019 Macau GP Motorcycle Schedule

UPDATE : Scroll to the bottom of this post to see this year’s entry list…

Make sure you miss none of the action from the 2019 Macau GP – bookmark or save the link to the live stream!

Live Stream – https://livestream.com/MacauGrandPrix

2019 Macau GP Motorcycle Schedule
2019 Macau GP Motorcycle Schedule

Thursday 14th Novemeber 2019

7:30-8:30 (UK Time : 23:30 13/11/2019 – 00:30 14/11/2019) – Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 53rd Edition – Free Practice

16:05-16:50 (UK Time : 08:05 14/11/2019 – 08:50 14/11/2019) – Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 53rd Edition – Qualifying

Friday 15th November 2019

7:30-8:30 (UK Time : 23:30 14/11/2019 – 00:30 15/11/2019) – Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 53rd Edition – Qualifying (2)

Saturday 16th Novemeber 2019

11:50-12:10 (UK Time : 03:50 16/11/2019 – 04:00 16/11/2019) – Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 53rd Edition – Warm Up

15:55-16:55 (UK Time : 07:55 16/11/2019 – 08:55 16/11/2019) – Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 53rd Edition – 12 laps

**Organizer reserves the right to re-schedule the programme without prior notice.

Live Stream – https://livestream.com/MacauGrandPrix

Love Road Racing? Then make sure to subscribe to our free road racing iCal Calendar – it updates automatically with all the dates and details for every Irish / Northern Irish and Manx race. Read More about it here : http://tbni.blog/road-racing-calendar/

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Apple TV+ 1 Year Free Trial Not Showing Up?

Apple TV+ launched on 1st November 2019, and if you purchased an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch or Mac (iMac, MacBook Air / Pro, iMac etc) after 10th September 2019 then you will be eligible for an Apple TV+ 1 Year Free Trial!

NOTE : You only have a limited time to take up this offer. I believe that limited time is 3 months so do not hang about too long.

However some users are reporting that when they go into their Apple TV app on their device it seems to only be offering 7 days of a trial – then the billing starts at £4.99 / month.

There is a very easy work around for this issue (I was one such user who experienced this).

Apple TV+ 1 Year Free
Apple TV+ 1 Year Free

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