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Video: Troy Bayliss' high-side at Phillip Island

Former WSB champ gets thrown out of the seat during free practice

THREE-time former World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss had his first high-side in over six years during practice for his recent wildcard return to the championship at Australia's Philllip Island.

The WSBK YouTube channel doesn't allow the video to be embedded into this page but you can watch it here.

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Caption that: it turned out the end of the rainbow actually held a pot of s**t

Welcome to our weekly caption contest. You know what to do.

OF course, the 150cc 'Yayama R6' may be a very accomplished motorcycle. We'd be more inclined to think so if it didn't say ‘Producde by sport’ on the fairing.

Can you producde a funny caption?

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Top 10 car-engined bikes

For when a bike motor just isn’t big enough…

STICKING a car engine into a bike is generally a bad idea but it’s one that’s been around for decades.

Usually, the resulting creations are one-off custom bikes, designed to turn heads rather than actually perform well, but once in a while somebody will put a car-powered bike into production.

Here are the ...  Continue reading

Sepang MotoGP test II times - day three

Ducati in top five, Marquez in front after three days of testing in Malaysia

AFTER three days of testing, reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez led the field with a time of 1:59.115 around Malaysia's Sepang circuit.

Intense heat during day three meant a small time frame for flying laps. Race simulations were conducted in the afternoon to allow teams to evaluate true competition pace.

Repsol Honda’s ...  Continue reading

Half a million drivers on the phone

'People must have the fear of being caught increased'

ALMOST half a million people used a phone behind the wheel last year, according to a new study. 

In research by the Transport Research Laboratory, 1.1% of drivers in England and Scotland were seen holding a phone in their hand and further 0.5% with one at their ear, equating to more than 470,000 motorists in 2014.

In stationary traffic, 2.3% of drivers were ...  Continue reading

Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire coming to UK

UK riders will get to try Harley's much-hyped electric cruiser

HARLEY-DAVIDSON will offer UK riders a go on its new electric bike when the firm's 'Project LiveWire' comes to the UK this summer. 

Harley has already offered test rides in the US on the 74hp LiveWire, in an exercise designed to gather customer feedback on ...  Continue reading

Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Piaggio announce 0% finance deals

Pay over 24 months with a 40% deposit

PIAGGIO UK has announced 0% finance deals on some of its Aprilia and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, and two Piaggio scooters.

The Moto Guzzi V7 II, Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro 750 are now available with 0% finance over 24 months following a 40% deposit.

Piaggio’s Zip 50 and Fly 125 scooters are also available ...  Continue reading

Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F prices leaked?

Info leaked on dealer website

A MOTORCYCLE dealership appears to have accidentally leaked UK prices for the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F.

The dealership has listed prices for the two new models on its website, revealing that the GSX-S1000 super naked will cost £8,699 and the GSX-S1000F, which is identical apart from the addition ...  Continue reading

Sepang MotoGP test II times - day two

Suzuki makes progress while Aprilia appears to struggling

MARC Marquez has resumed his usual place at the top of the time sheets on day two of the second Sepang MotoGP test.

The Repsol Honda rider and MotoGP world champion returned to the top slot after yesterday's brake issues which left his team with no data.

The young Spaniard was one of only ...  Continue reading

Guy Martin to ride for Smiths Triumph at TT 2015

Martin to ride 675cc Triumph Daytona in both Supersport TT races

GUY MARTIN is set to ride for the Smiths Racing Team at this year's Isle of Man TT in both Supersport races alongside Australian Dave Johnson.

The Smiths Racing Team is run by father and daughter Alan and Rebecca Smith, and is known for winning the 2012 and 2014 British Supersport Championships with ...  Continue reading

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