Indonesian factory gearing up for new model
HONDA’S existing CBR125R has become something of the odd-man-out in the looks department, with the new (and now delayed) CBR300R gaining twin-headlight styling in line with the CBR500R, 600RR and 1000RR.
It’s also out of sync when it comes to the chassis, as it still uses the steel beam frame of the ... Continue reading
WHEN we last saw this bike it was called ‘Biiista’ (yes, with three ‘i’s) and while that name is still emblazoned on the sides, the production version is actually going under the name ‘Johammer J1’.
Name aside, not much has changed on the crazy-looking, Austrian-made electric bike in the two years since our ... Continue reading
Tory MP's Bill to ban veils in public also affects motorcycle helmets
A BILL introduced by a Tory MP could make it a legal requirement that motorcyclists remove their helmets when asked to do so by shop or garage staff.
Philip Hollobone's Face Coverings (Prohibition) Bill aims to prohibit the wearing of face coverings such as Muslim veils or balaclavas in public and will also empower shop ... Continue reading
Let's hope they have the creative brilliance of whoever wrote BMW's press release
BMW HAS given four of Japan's top custom bike builders for months to turn the new café racer-style R nineT into something unique.
The four will 'ply their trades of skill and imaginative bike building to produce four very individual customised' examples of the 1170cc boxer, according to BMW.
The firm said: 'The four gentlemen involved ... Continue reading
Single-cylinder 660 Sportard 'invents a whole new category' says importer modestly
CZECH manufacturer Jawa has broken away from its utilitarian two-stroke roots with this single-cylinder 660, which has gone on sale in the UK for £6,745.
The 660 Sportard uses an engine from Italian firm Minarelli, part of the Yamaha Motor Group.
With Jawa not inclined to buffet on the winds of bureaucracy, the ... Continue reading
Plus £150 worth of accessories, just by reviewing your bike
WE'VE teamed up with crash protection firm R&G to offer one lucky reader a place on the highly-rated California Superbike School level-one course, plus £150 worth of accessories.
All you have to do for a chance to win the prize, worth £560 in total, is add a review of your bike to Visordown ... Continue reading
Firm offers to convert your favourite kecks. No guarantee you'll look good
KEVLAR-reinforced and armoured jeans are nothing new but the service being offered by Ruste is something we haven’t seen before. The firm will take an existing pair of jeans or trousers and add protection to make them bike-worthy.
So if you’ve got a favourite pair of 501s which you’re desperate ... Continue reading
New bike from the Japanese brand you hadn’t heard of
TALK about Japanese bike makers and the conversation is likely to stop once you’ve covered Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. The chances are that Snake Motors won’t get a mention.
But this is the firm’s new bike, the ‘250 Single Racer,’ and you can’t deny it looks great.
Still in prototype form, the ... Continue reading
New model rumoured
SUZUKI’S Hayabusa is one of those bikes that’s carved out its own niche in motorcycling. It’s a legend that’s gained hoards of followers over the last 15 years since the first-generation bike was revealed - and now we’re hearing that a third-generation version is on the cards.
Believe it or not it’s ... Continue reading
Two suspects tied to tree swarming with deadly ants for three days
AMAZON villagers took revenge on two suspected motorcycle thieves by tying them to a tree swarming with venomous ants for three days.
Bolivian authorities say the men, aged 18 and 19, nearly died of stings from fire ants in Ayopaya.
They were freed on Saturday when relatives paid a ransom of £2,211, nearly ... Continue reading
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