British Superbike regular turns his attention to the Isle of Man TT
FORMER British Superbike rider Peter Hickman has confirmed he will be making his Isle of Man TT debut this year. Hickman will be riding for the Ice Valley by Motorsave team where he will be competing in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races onboard a BMW S1000RR.
The 26-year-old has ... Continue reading
Is Yamaha planning sports-tourer using MT-09 engine?
SPECULATION is rife that Yamaha is planning a sports-tourer using the three-cylinder MT-09 engine, after the firm applied to trademark the name 'FJ-09' in the US.
Yamaha submitted an application to the US Patent and Trademark Office on February 25 to use the name on 'motorcycles, scooters, three-wheeled scooters and structural parts ... Continue reading
End of the Phillip Island tyre safety test with Lorenzo remaining at the top
OVER the three-day tyre safety test at Phillip Island, it has been Jorge Lorenzo has topped the time-sheets as well as also improving on his time each day.
Factory Yamaha's Lorenzo carried out a race simulation where he completed consecutive laps in the low-mid 1:30's, but the fastest lap that the ... Continue reading
Powered by half a car engine and with scooter-like practicality, Honda’s NC750X almost doesn’t have any direct rivals. Almost
Honda's NC750X defies comparison with other models because it’s so unusual: a quasi-adventure bike using half a car engine to make only 54hp, with a lowly 6,500rpm red-line, optional twist-and-go transmission, 60mpg+ fuel economy and a helmet-sized luggage compartment.
It’s in a class of its own, its closest rival probably the NC750S, ... Continue reading
Lorenzo remains fastest, race simulations expected tomorrow
ONCE again, Jorge Lorenzo finished at the top of the time-sheets on day two of the Phillip Island tyre test improving his time by 0.08 seconds compared to the previous day.
Finishing second was Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa 0.248 seconds slower than Factory Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, however Pedrosa did improve on his time ... Continue reading
More torque for Ducati's hyper cruiser
DUCATI has unveiled an updated Diavel, featuring a new exhaust system and full LED headlight.
The cruiser gets the latest twin-spark version of the 1198cc Superbike-derived Testastretta V-twin engine, offering a claimed peak torque increase from 94 to 96.3lbft and more grunt throughout the rev range. Claimed peak power is unchanged at 162hp.
Claimed fuel ... Continue reading
Some interesting titbits from the DVLA archives
STATISTICALLY, you can count the number of people who never invent numbers to suit their argument on one hand. Nonetheless, here’s a selection of interesting* nuggets pulled from various DVLA data-sets using an abacus and candlelight.
*it’s all relative
Anybody here go?
Hot dogs, motorcycles and crashes. In that order.
More than 40 years after it was mandated, and with little evidence of widespread support from riders, the Motorcycle Action Group still opposes the helmet law. MAG President Ian Mutch explains why
THE Advertising Standards Authority is a loathsome convert to the nanny state mentality. That body recently responded to a TV promotion by cycling Scotland showing a woman riding without a helmet by ruling that all future television advertising featuring cyclists must only show cyclists wearing helmets. In so doing the ASA exceeded ... Continue reading
Custom bike firm taking pre-orders for 125cc concept
CHINESE custom bike firm Bandit9 is taking pre-orders for this concept based on a 1967 Honda SS50 sports moped.
The Eve concept is available with a 90cc-125cc engine and features an all-over chromed finish, including on the unibody frame.
Bandit9 is taking pre-orders on its website for $4,600 (£2,748).
Other creations from the firm ... Continue reading
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