Faulty engine control unit may prompt excessive fuelling
SEVERAL 2014 and 2015 Triumph motorcycles are being recalled due to an issue with the engine control unit (ECU).
The recall states that certain motorcycles may experience an ‘unintended activation’ of one of the fuel injectors because of a faulty ECU. This could result in the engine either not starting, or if already ... Continue reading
Thousands of bikes are recalled every year; here are the biggest ones on record
THERE are two ways to look at recalls. Pessimists see them as an admission of a failure on the part of the manufacturer in either the development or production of the bike. Optimists applaud positive preventative action from responsible bike firms.
Which camp you fall in is likely to depend on how ... Continue reading
More able to go off road but still not able to go off road
A BIKE that’s become more able to go off road must therefore be able to go off road, right?
Wrong, according to Triumph. In a series of promo videos for the new Tiger 800, the firm says it has ‘increased off-road ability’ but then adds in a disclaimer at the end that ‘Triumph motorcycles are not suitable ... Continue reading
A shortlist of the finest 600s from the past 30 years
IT’S weird, when you think about it, that bikes are so heavily defined by their engine capacities. People will talk about a ‘1000,’ a ‘600’ or a ‘250’ with no further definition even though the capacity alone arguably has little to do with a bike’s style, performance or ability.
This top 10 ... Continue reading
Sixteen reasons to go to Birmingham tomorrow
IF you only ever go to one UK bike show, Motorcycle Live at Birmingham’s NEC starting tomorrow would probably be a good one to choose.
This year has been one of the most exciting we can remember for new bike launches, and all the best ones will be making their UK debut ... Continue reading
Styling changes and a new engine for the 2015 scooter
PEUGEOT has announced the new Speedfight 4 will make its UK debut at Motorcycle Live.
The fourth generation scooter gets new twin optical 35W headlight, a restyled grille and instrument console, and ‘micro bulb crystal turn indicators’.
The dashboard also gets a makeover, with an onboard digital multifunction computer and USB socket for smartphone ... Continue reading
Prices announced for full line-up including new Panigale 1299 and Multistrada
DUCATI has announced prices for its 2015 model line-up.
Unveiled at Eicma show in Milan, the base model Panigale 1299 will come in at £16,695, whilst the higher spec S and R versions will cost £20,795 and £28,995 respectively.
The 2015 Multistrada, now with variable valve timing, can ... Continue reading
Byrne intends to retain his championship title in 2015
THE 2014 British Superbike champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne has re-signed for the Paul Bird Motorsport along with his 2014 Scottish team-mate Stuart Easton.
Byrne, 38, said: 'It has been another fantastic year for me and the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team, winning a fourth title, to make it two Championship wins from the past three ... Continue reading
The dangers of riding Down Under
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Like being stared at? Ride one of these
IF you like being stared at, get a Touring Road Glide Special. I've never ridden a bike that draws so much attention.
As if the bright orange paintwork wasn’t garish enough, the Special sits there with its wide-eyed LED headlights, an abundance of chrome, and that huge shark nose fairing. Saying it’s ... Continue reading
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