If you have to crash, do it like this.
He makes this guy look like an amateur.
Short legs? You can still have a massive Harley next year
HARLEY-Davidson has never been known for its short, snappy names and the Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low that’s joining the range in 2015 continues the tradition of convoluted titles.
Sadly haven’t got pictures of it, but the bike has been leaked on the emissions certification documents that the firm has filed for ... Continue reading
Emission changes point to updates for next year
IS SUZUKI planning to launch updates on its GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 models next year? The latest evidence says 'yes'.
Documents released today on the website of the California Air Resources Board – which certifies all vehicles sold in the state – show that the 2015 GSX-R750 is certified to put out different ... Continue reading
Version three of Buell Thunderstorm-engined café racer gets handlebar fairing
SPANISH firm Bottpower has revealed these images of a new version of its Buell Thunderstorm-engined café racer, the Bott XC1.
The renderings show 'version 3' of the XC1, with a handlebar fairing added and a reshaped tank and tail unit.
The XC1 is based on Bottpower's flattracker-style XR1, and designed so that one ... Continue reading
Speed camera van didn’t get 139mph motorcycle’s number plate
SCOTLAND'S fastest speeder in 15 months was a motorcyclist who was clocked at 139mph and never caught, according to a local paper.
A speed camera van did not record the rider’s number plate as he hit more than double the limit on the 60mph A96 between the towns of Keith and Huntly.
It was ... Continue reading
First of two series to air this October
ISLE of Man TT racer Guy Martin will soon be back on our screens with two new TV shows lined up.
The first series, which will air in October on Channel 4, will follow a two-year restoration project of a Spitfire plane. This will be followed by series two of Speed, due ... Continue reading
Only 25 to be produced, at £11,000 each
SUZUKI has just revealed this new limited-edition GSX-R1000 with a World Superbike replica paint scheme.
The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki liveried Gixer has an official price of £11,999 but is one of the models in Suzuki’s current £1,000-off promotion, so can actually be had for £10,999 plus on-the-road charges.
It’s £1,000 ... Continue reading
S1000RR-powered BB3 on sale now for £31,750
THE only UK dealer for exotic Italian marque Bimota has opened in Scotland.
Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-powered Bimota BB3 superbike plus a limited 40th anniversary edition of the hub-centre-steered Tesi. A plate on the Tesi 3D's frame shows it's number one of 40.
Moto Meccanica opened as a workshop on March 3 and ... Continue reading
Machines that had it all on paper but still couldn’t tempt buyers
IT MUST be a nightmare to be a product-planner at any firm that makes consumer goods, particularly something like motorcycles that are so heavily influenced by fashions and external forces like legislation.
We’ve already pointed out a few of the bikes that sold in greater numbers than we might have expected last ... Continue reading
Futuristic cruiser arrives in UK dealers priced at £9,699
HONDA’S comic book-esque NM4 Vultus has arrived in UK dealers priced at £9,699 on-the-road.
The Japanase manga-inspired cruiser, using the 745cc parallel-twin engine from the NC750 range, went on sale quietly in July with no announcement from Honda.
Like the NC750s, it makes 54hp with 50lbft of torque.
It comes as standard with Honda's ... Continue reading
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