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Now that's how to prep a bike for learners

Honda’s special training-editon CB125F

IF you learnt to ride anytime in the last 40 years or so there’s a good chance your first tentative wobbles were made on some variant of Honda's CG or CBF125. The latest version – the Continue reading

First ride: Ducati 959 Panigale review

Is the baby Panigale still a baby? Or does Ducati now make two superbikes, one big the other massive? Read the first full and considered review of the 959 Panigale.

I KNOW what you’re thinking. You’re thinking ‘what in the world is with that exhaust?!’

I can’t sit here and be an apologist for Ducati but I am sympathetic to their dilemma. Meeting a European emission standard is hardly the most romantic brief for a new motorcycle but the looming Euro 4 ...  Continue reading

Top 10 best-selling Hondas

These were Honda's top 10 biggest sellers in the first half of 2015

NOT long ago we did a run-down of the 10 best-selling bikes in Europe and one big surprise was the paucity of Hondas. For the firm that’s still reckoned to be the world’s number-one bike maker, there wasn’t a lot to celebrate. 

But what about this ...  Continue reading

Ever wondered why some people spend a life riding the world? Watch this

35,000 miles in 14 minutes with postie-bike adventurer Nathan Millward

MOTORCYCLE adventure videos are all over YouTube but we can’t remember one as engaging as this.

Nathan Millward gives a captivating insight into his motives for riding 35,000 miles from Sydney to Alaska on a 105cc Aussie post bike. If you’ve ever wondered what possesses some people to spend ...  Continue reading

Ducati 959 Panigale launch - onboard track session

Visordown's Ben Cope rides the new Ducati 959 Panigale on track at the launch at Valencia in Spain

VISORDOWN'S Ben Cope is at the launch of the new Ducati 959 Panigale at Valencia in Spain, where he's just done this track session.

The 959 Panigale makes 157hp and 79.2lbft - 9hp and 6.2lbft more than the Continue reading

Top 10 best-selling Suzukis

These were Suzuki's top 10 biggest sellers in the first half of 2015

REMEMBER the days when a big Japanese manufacturer like Suzuki could sell thousands of a single model in a year? When the GSX-R600 accounted for perhaps 2000 sales a year, with a similar number of GSX-R1000s also finding new homes? 

Well ...  Continue reading

Police motorcycle stunt fail

Maybe stick to trying to keep the roads safe, eh fellas

NOT sure we'd be queuing up for a Bike Safe course in Brazil after seeing this performance. Lesson one: watch me as I... wo, woah, WAAHHH! 

Video review: Yamaha XSR700 road test

Yamaha has hipster-fied the popular MT-07 to make the new XSR700. So is it worth the £500 extra? Visordown found out at the launch in Sardinia.

Read our full review here.

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CCM's GP450 goes supermoto

CCM's lightweight adventure bike gets supermoto wheels to become the GP450 RS

CCM has just revealed its new GP450 RS, which is a road-biased version of its off-road ready GP450 Adventure.

To make it more suited to life on the road, along with the 21 inch front and 18 inch off-road wheels from the Adventure, the RS gets an extra ...  Continue reading

Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 and 125 on sale by spring 2017

Husqvarna confirms 125 version of Vitpilen will hit showrooms at the same time as 401

HUSQVARNA’S Vitpilen 401 will go on sale in spring 2017 alongside a 125cc variant of the roadster, the firm has confirmed on its website.  

The Vitpilen 401, shown above, uses the frame and engine from parent company KTM’s Duke and ...  Continue reading

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