Ex GP500 rider Niall Mackenzie establishes the form book for 2014 with a focus on all the British riders
There is no real off season in Moto GP. Although we complain about being starved of racing, for those at the sharp end, in little more than two months they have new bikes to assemble, team staff to put in place and sponsors to nail down that will pay for it ... Continue reading
23 countries and 4 continents travelled so far
Thank God that Kev and Karen didn’t crash their '79 Moto Guzi Spada around Mulholland like most of the other riders filmed there. That would be one long walk back home indeed.Find out more about thier round the world bike trip via Guzzi Overland.
Simoncelli to become MotoGP Legend
MARCO Simoncelli is to be inducted in the MotoGP Hall of Fame, becoming the 21st rider to receive the MotoGP Legend status.
The Honda Gresini rider will be awarded the title at an honorary ceremony before the Italian GP at Mugello in June.
Simoncelli’s racing career was tragically cut short when he was ... Continue reading
Light up the road ahead
GERMAN motorcycle engineering firm SW-Motech has released a new LED fog light under their HAWK range.
According to SW, the 10W white lamps use the latest LED technology for ‘optimum visibility, long life and low maintenance.’
The lights are cased in a black powder coated aluminium body and come supplied with a wiring ... Continue reading
New Indian streetfighter is no joke
HERO might be one of the world’s biggest motorcycle companies but with an output that’s largely limited to small-capacity commuters for the Indian market it’s no surprise that it hasn’t grabbed the attention of many European riders.
But that could be about to change.
The firm has just revealed its ‘Hastur’ concept bike ... Continue reading
Because we all like looking at things we can't afford...
YOU can't be a biker and not love Ducati. Nope, sorry, when your test certificate was signed off, you must have missed the little box at the bottom the examiner ticked that said: Rider will lust after expensive Ducatis. It's there, go and check your certificate again.
So if you love Ducati ... Continue reading
Pulsar CS400 and SS400 get ABS
BAJAJ Auto has unveiled two new bikes at the Indian Auto Expo show.
The bikes are called the Pulsar CS400 and the Pulsar SS400. Both are powered by the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine.
The engine is the same 373cc single that powers KTM’s Duke 390 and RC390 but it has been fettled by Bajaj ... Continue reading
Marquez breaks the two-minute barrier, Aleix Espargaro impresses again
WORLD Champion Marc Marquez has continued to improve on day two of the Sepang test by setting a lap under the two-minute barrier.
The Spaniard set a time of 1:59.926 before the lunch break, just short of the pre-season lap time of 1:59.607 that Casey Stoner set in 2012.
Marquez’s team-mate Dani Pedrosa finished ... Continue reading
More people switching to motorcycles and scooters
TODAY'S tube strike has caused chaos in London but public transport's loss is motorcycling's gain as more people switch to two wheels.
Londoners with a car licence are 'ditching public transport and opting for 125cc scooters' said one London-based motorcycle shop. For just £130 anyone with a car licence can take their ... Continue reading
250cc naked concept allegedly makes 38.5hp
TVS has showcased its new ‘Draken’ concept at the India Auto Expo show.
The concept bike is powered by a liquid-cooled 249.2cc, 4-valve, DOHC single cylinder engine, allegedly making 38.5hp at 12,000rpm and 17ft.lb of torque at 9,500rpm.
The motor is coupled to a six-speed gearbox and has a ‘reverse free-flow exhaust system’ ... Continue reading
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