Ex-Confederate designer’s long-running project finally completed
UNLESS you’re in the David Beckham/Tom Cruise/Brad Pitt league of massively wealthy motorcyclist, always on the lookout for an even more extreme two-wheeled statement to be riding next time you’re papped for the front cover of a vacuous, celebrity-focussed glossy, you’re probably not in the market for the newly-completed Bienville Legacy.
Brainchild ... Continue reading
And rumours of another model to be unveiled next week
THE long-overdue MV Agusta Turismo Veloce will finally arrive in dealerships in Spring 2015, according to internet reports.
Aimed squarely at competing with Ducati’s Multistrada, the Turismo Veloce 800 is said to be going on sale between March and April next year alongside its pannier-equipped sibling, the Turismo Veloce Lusso.
Using the same ... Continue reading
Because a 296hp sports bike wasn't mad enough
Just in from the Gannet Design drawing board is this café racer concept of the Kawasaki Ninja H2 R.
Usefulness of a 296hp supercharged wide-barred retro bike aside…I like it. It's got an essence of BMW's R1200R concept about it, except with added bite.
The designer, Ulfert Janssen - who's ... Continue reading
TT racer is back with four more speed-based challenges
ISLE of Man TT racer Guy Martin is back gracing our screens with season two of his TV series ‘Speed’.
Series one saw Guy ride a pedal bike at over 100mph, set the record for the world’s fastest gravity powered sled and attempt to pilot the fastest ever human-powered aircraft.
Series two will see Guy take on ... Continue reading
Visordown’s anonymous industry expert asks: Can a supercharged superbike be something more than just vanity?
THERE’S always been an element of schoolyard braggadocio about the top end of the fast bike market. A generous slice of ‘mine’s bigger than yours’ based purely on spec sheets.
And Kawasaki’s H2 has jumped straight to the top of the pile in that game of grown-ups’ Top Trumps with a set of numbers that ... Continue reading
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'With one race left, maybe I can beat it', says Marquez
MARC Marquez secured another victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix, matching Mick Doohan’s record for most premier-class wins in a single campaign.
The Spaniard, who scooped the 2014 MotoGP World Championship title earlier this month, overcame difficult riding conditions in the heat at Sepang to secure his 12th win of ... Continue reading
Lifetime supply of metal polish not included
BRITISH marque Matchless has released the first official picture of the 1916cc S&S V-twin engine used in their new Model X Reloaded.
The picture is the third shot released by Matchless since they released ‘under construction’ shots two weeks ago and official renderings of the bike last month.
Detailed ... Continue reading
Rossi extends his lead for second place in the Championship
MARC Marquez has now won twelve premier class races in one season, but has already secured the Championship win. Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi is looking to secure second place in the Championship.
Both Movistar Yamaha riders Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are battling it out for second in the Championship, however after a ... Continue reading
Honda win their 63rd Constructor’s Championship in Sepang
THE 2014 MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez won his twelfth grand prix of the season in Malaysia whilst his team-mate Dani Pedrosa crashed out twice.
In blistering heat, Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo took the lead from the start as Pedrosa lost the front at Turn 15, but was able to remount. Unfortunately, ... Continue reading
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