Fresh government warning over sites that triple costs
MISLEADING websites are tripling the cost of applying for road tax or a driving licence, according to the government.
The sites exaggerate their services and supply nothing more than a completed paper application form, according to the DVLA.
Links to the sites can appear high in the results generated by online search engines.
It’s ... Continue reading
Bad riding or bad roads?
FOOTAGE of a motorcyclist lowsiding and then sliding head-on into a lorry has been captured on camera.
The rider is seen taking a wide line around a country road bend before the front end tucks, sending him into the opposite carriageway as an HGV approaches.
At first glance it looks like a clear ... Continue reading
This time it’s official (and not a rendering)
KAWASAKI has just officially revealed the first image of road-legal Ninja H2 in its 12th teaser video for the new model.
The video shows two versions of the bike, the track-only Ninja H2R that was officially revealed last Tuesday and another one with what looks like a rear mudguard, number plater hanger, indicators and ... Continue reading
Guaranteed way to secure a 1290 SDR for next year
KTM UK has introduced a deposit scheme so riders can guarantee they secure a 1290 Super Duke R for the start of 2015.
The scheme was launched after demand outstripped supply in the UK during 2014, leaving some customers unable to secure a 1290.
To participate, riders need to go to their local ... Continue reading
Next-generation R1 to be unveiled next month
VALENTINO Rossi is set to test Yamaha’s new R1 in the next couple of weeks, according to Italian news website Gazzetta.
They say the test could take place between this Sunday’s MotoGP race at Motegi and the following round at Phillip Island on 19 October.
Yamaha recently released a teaser video ... Continue reading
Yes, it’s another teaser video
MV AGUSTA hinted at a new-for-2015 machine a little while ago with a close-up of a spoked rear wheel, and allied to the fact the firm has trademarked the name ‘Turismo Leggero’ we jumped to the conclusion that the bike it would be attached to would be a lighter version of ... Continue reading
Andrea de Cesaris dies at 55
FORMER F1 driver Andrea de Cesaris died yesterday when he appears to have lost control of his bike and hit a guardrail in his home town, Rome.
The 55-year-old drove in Formula 1 from 1980 to 1994, totting up 208 races in total to become the most experienced F1 driver never to ... Continue reading
The all-time greatest game-changers
SOME of these top 10 lists are easily quantifiable, backed-up with facts and figures and virtually impossible to argue with. Others are purely subjective, but this one falls somewhere between those extremes and depends largely on your interpretation of influence.
Influence is, according to Oxforddictionaries.com, the capacity to have an effect on ... Continue reading
If leaving darkies upsets you, look away now
KAWASAKI has just released its 11th promo video showing the Ninja H2R undergoing track testing.
The 296hp hyperbike, unveiled at Intermot show last week, is seen being ridden around Autopolis, Kawasaki's test track in Japan.
The video ends with a written message saying: 'Getting sharper and sharper.' before '4 November, 2014 EICMA' appears on ... Continue reading
No 186mph ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ for track-only R version
THE recently launched 296hp Kawasaki Ninja H2R will hit over 210mph, according to sources close to the firm.
Kawasaki test rider and racer Jeremy Toye uploaded a photo of the H2R to his Instagram account, saying: ‘I went 210mph on it today. The wings really work.’
Shortly after, Derek Keyes, R&D rider for ... Continue reading
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