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Harley’s Street 750 scrambler custom

Is this the Street 750 Harley should have made?

HERE’S Harley-Davidson’s Street 750 re-imagined as a scrambler for a custom building competition staged by the firm.

Harley gave each of its European dealerships a Street 750 to turn into a ‘one-off masterpiece’ in its ‘Battle of the Kings’ custom competition. The scrambler is by Harley-Davidson Lausanne in Switzerland.

It was one of ...  Continue reading

Top 10 most powerful bikes of 2015

Based on independent, like-for-like tests

THERE’S always been a mysterious disconnect between the power figures quoted on spec sheets and the reality of the dyno room that makes comparing one bike to another based on manufacturers’ numbers an exercise in futility.

It’s not that there’s necessarily foul play at work, or even an attempt at one-upmanship between ...  Continue reading

First ride: Harley-Davidson Street 750 review

Guaranteed to appeal to non-Harley riders - because it's not like a Harley

HARLEY-DAVIDSON hopes to attract new people to the brand with the Street 750 and there are two reasons why the machine will. The first is the price. At £5,795 on the road, it’s £1,700 less than the next cheapest model in the range, the ...  Continue reading

Look, look, then look again. Then pull out regardless.

Motorcycle instructor fail

LOOKS like this chap had a lucky escape. Oh to be a fly on the wall at the post-ride debriefing.

Caption that: ‘Now then, where did I park…’

‘It must be here because I put a massive chain on… oh.’

THIS chained-up scooter wheel was spotted by a Visordown reader in Battersea on Monday. We’re guessing there might have been a scooter attached to it at some point. If it’s yours, let us know.

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Manx Grand Prix newcomer Dennis Hoffer has died

Dutch newcomer was involved in an incident during yesterday evening's practice

DUTCH Manx Grand Prix newcomer Dennis Hoffer has died following an incident near to the 13th milestone during yesterday evening’s qualifying session.

It was during Wednesday evening's practice session that the race was red flagged at around 6:40pm due to two separate incidents near to the 13th milestone. 

The Manx Motorcycle Club have issued ...  Continue reading

Cal Crutchlow extends contract with LCR Honda

The British rider has renewed his contract for 2016 and potentially 2017

BRITISH MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow has renewed his contract with the LCR Honda Team for 2016 and an option for 2017.

LCR Honda have announced that they have extended their contract with Isle of Man resident Cal Crutchlow for the 2016 season with a potential continuation for the following season. 

The LCR Honda ...  Continue reading

First impressions: Harley-Davidson Street 750 review

So far Harley's new entry-level cruiser seems easy-going and fun - but it could do with some hero blobs

I'M on the launch of Harley-Davidson's Street 750, the firm's new entry-level cruiser which is set to cost £5,795 on-the-road.

Visordown doesn't normally bother with mid-ride first-impressions, preferring to focus on testing the bike while the opportunity is there so we can bring you a full ...  Continue reading

Bradley Smith signs Tech-3 MotoGP deal

Smith forces through deal ahead of home GP

BRADLEY Smith has signed a deal to stay with the Tech 3 team ahead of his home race at Silverstone.

The deal means Smith will be riding for an M1 Yamaha for a fourth successive year in MotoGP, the same length of time as Colin Edwards

Smith is enjoying a vintage year with ...  Continue reading

Yamaha drops Fazer8, FZ1 and XJ6 from UK range

And you'd better be quick if you want an XJ6 Diversion

YAMAHA has dropped the Fazer8, FZ1 and XJ6 from its UK line-up.

A Yamaha source told Visordown the decision was taken due to dwindling sales of the models.

The Fazer8, FZ1 and naked XJ6 are no longer listed on Yamaha’s UK website and the bikes ...  Continue reading

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