Round 6 of the 2015 World Superbike Championship
KAWASAKI’S Tom Sykes has won at the British World Superbike round at Donington Park for the fifth consecutive time.
Sykes won the opening 23-lap World Superbike race at Donington Park in dry, but cold overcast conditions after a long battle with his Kawasaki Racing Team team-mate Jonathan Rea. The Kawasaki pair swapped ... Continue reading
A gallery of metal and atmosphere from the Bike Shed London 2015
HERE'S a slection of the coolest bikes to see at the Bike Shed exhibition in London this weekend.
They include a one-off custom Boneville 'Street Tracker' created to promote a new clothing line from Triumph and Barbour.
It was the second one-off Bonnie unveiled in a day. The other, called 'Venom', was unveiled ... Continue reading
Much-spied American touring version of the K1600 gets debut as a concept
USUALLY ‘concept’ bikes are intended to gauge public reaction before deciding whether or not to produce a new model but in the case of the new BMW Concept 101 that’s been turned on its head.
The firm’s plans to build a bagger-style tourer based on the K1600 and ... Continue reading
That’s not what we expect an American V-twin to look like…
THE ENGINE that will power the Roland Sands-designed Victory ‘Project 156’ up the Pikes Peak hillclimb has been revealed – and it’s a far cry from the usual air-cooled twins you might associate with the firm.
The motor, derived from the Indian Scout engine, was blurred out on earlier images of the ... Continue reading
KTM take note: this is how to disguise a prototype
WE’VE seen the prototype Royal Enfield Himalayan on test before but this new shot – caught by Indian website GaadiWaadi.com – reveals more detail of the bike.
Powered by a new single-cylinder engine, believed to be around 410cc, the Himalayan is Royal Enfield’s take on ... Continue reading
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The sporty face of maxi-scooters gets sportier
IT'S always been the sporty face of maxi-scooters and for 2015 it's even sportier. See our verdict on the updated Yamaha TMAX.
Read our full review here.
Think Yamaha's new R1 has an ugly front end? It's the future
STYLING a motorcycle must be a nightmare. There are so many fixed elements that finding a way to make your design stand out from its rivals without compromising its utility or ability must verge on the impossible.
While some machines are criticised for looking ‘derivative’ it’s nothing compared to the slating they’d ... Continue reading
‘More adventure as standard,’ says Suzuki. So what, exactly, does that mean?
WHAT’S wrong with Suzuki’s popular soft-roader, the V-Strom 650? Not soft-roader enough for some, apparently.
So for 2015, Suzuki has expanded the range with a new edition, the V-Strom 650XT.
It’s gained an alloy sump guard, crash-protection bars and plastic hand-guards. Most significantly, it’s got wire-spoked ... Continue reading
More power than a Ninja H2R: what happens when you fuse two R1 engines together
MAYBE it’s the sunshine or the nation’s legendary love of beer but it seems that Australia has cornered the market when it comes to crazy homebrewed V8 superbikes.
It’s more than 15 years since the appearance of Ian Drysdale’s 750cc and 1000cc V8 machines, built using Yamaha FZR400 and FZR600 components and ... Continue reading
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