John McGuinness has told BBC Sport NI he wants to race at the North West 200 again despite sustaining career-threatening injuries at the event last year.
The Morecambe rider, who has won 23 Isle of Man TTs, suffered serious leg damage as well as breaking his back and ribs after a high-speed crash during practice.
McGuinness says he doesn't want to end his career in that manner and is considering making a comeback on smaller machinery, claiming he won't ever be strong enough to ride a Superbike.
The 46-year-old is currently still undergoing treatment on his injured right leg after surgery.
McGuiness also discusses frustrating difficulties with his Honda team.
"There was a lot of problems at the start of the season with me and [fellow rider] Guy (Martin) and the end result was what you saw - not my fault, and I feel fed up about that situation.
"If I do retire, I want to retire under my rules."