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Major updates for Vespa GTS 300 Super

Traction control, ABS and styling updates for UK's best-selling big scoot

MAJOR updates have been announced to the Vespa GTS 300 Super including the addition of traction control and a bigger under-seat compartment.

The country's best-selling big scooter gets 'ASR' Anti-Slip Regulation, the same traction control system as Vespa's flagship 946, the 125cc scooter with an eight-grand price tag.

The GTS Super also gains optional ...  Continue reading

Another chance to own Steve McQueen’s Husky

Surely someone must want it? McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna 250 crosser relisted on eBay

FOR a bike that’s supposedly so desirable, you might think buyers would be queuing up.

But four months after Steve McQueen’s 1971 Husqvarna apparently failed to sell on an auction website, it’s up for grabs again, this time on eBay.

The Moto-Cross 250 was advertised in December complete ...  Continue reading

New: 2014 Knox Venture shirt

Updated 2014 shirt gets increased ventilation

CRASH protection specialist Knox has redesigned its Venture shirt for 2014, with increased ventilation and comfort for riding in hot conditions.

Designed and manufactured in Britain, the Venture shirt combines the latest armour with stretchy Lyrca, which Knox say makes it suitable for both on- and off-road motorcycling, as well as other ...  Continue reading

Your top 10 irritations on the road

The things drivers do that wind you up most

A LITTLE while ago we ran a piece asking whether the police focus on the wrong driving offences and the feedback we got suggests we struck a chord.

At the time we promised that with enough responses we’d come up with a list of your top on-road irritations, and you gave us ...  Continue reading

Caption that: why front wheels have recommended torque settings

It's our weekly caption competition. Check out everyone's funny captions and leave your own

Welcome to Visordown's weekly caption competiton, where you can show just how funny you are by adding your witty comment to the latest from our weird picture archive.

Let the captions commence!

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Kawasaki J300 long-term review: part two

Can I beat a GSX-R600 off the lights?

REAR brake engaged, throttle at a quarter-turn, centrifugal clutch-springs on the verge of biting. My eyes tear as I refuse to blink, for fear that I might miss that pivotal moment when red light turns to green. The rider next to me has his GSXR poised, it’s in gear and he’s ...  Continue reading

Victory patents new liquid-cooled cruiser

Is this Victory's new performance cruiser?

EUROPEAN design patents have been registered for what looks like a new liquid-cooled Victory motorcycle.

The design sketches, filed by Victory owner Polaris Industries, show a single-seat cruiser featuring a DOHC V-twin engine with a radiator clearly visible at the front.

Victory is thought to have its sights set on the performance end of ...  Continue reading

Motorcyclist claims against Shumacher over road accident

The F1 champion allegedly knocked man off his motorcycle after failing to give way at a roundabout

A MOTORCYCLIST involved in a road accident with Michael Schumacher just weeks before the former F1 champion's ski crash has launched a compensation claim.

The Spanish rider is accusing Schumacher of knocking him off his motorcycle after he failed to give way at a roundabout in Bormujos, near Seville.

In an accident report, police have said poor lighting ...  Continue reading

Yamaha to produce PES1 electric sports bike and PED1 dirt bike

At last, a tempting-looking electric concept from Japan will make it to production

FOR years, Japanese manufacturers have been teasing us with tempting-looking electric bike concepts on the premise such machines are just around the corner.

And now it seems they are.

Yamaha’s PES1 electric sports bike, along with its off-road sibling the PED1, will be in production by 2016, the firm has confirmed in an ...  Continue reading

Lost biker spotted with night vision equipment winched to safety

Biker lost in Australian bushland found by police helicopter

A MAN has been winched to safety after getting lost on his motorcycle yesterday.

The man from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, was riding through bushland in the Burra Rock area when he found himself in an inaccessible area, just south of Coolgardie.

A plane spotted the man by chance and called for a police ...  Continue reading

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