Mackenzie on Rossi's Assen win and cash for crash lids
Based on being a fan since his GP career kicked off in 1996, myself and a few close friends have always refused to believe that Valentino Rossi wouldn’t win another race.
Disappointingly, many people who I used to consider quite knowledgeable chose to write the great man off. My faith (or sad ... Continue reading
$25 million investment agreed
THE relationship between the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer Hero and Eric Buell Racing has just got a little more serious.
Whilst Visordown reported that Hero would be supporting EBR over a year ago, Erik Buell has recently sold a large stake of the company to the Indian company.
Having learnt his lesson from ... Continue reading
Yamaha ‘investigating’ idea of selling retro single over here
YAMAHA has announced that the SR400 – a bike descended directly from the classic SR500 of 1978 – could be sold in Europe in the near future.
We speculated whether there’s a market for the SR400 over here just a few months ago, and it looks like Yamaha has had the same ... Continue reading
US market machine heading this way
YAMAHA’S new Bolt cruiser is set to go on sale over here minus its inexplicable name and instead given the XV950 moniker.
The bobber-style bike is clearly a rival to Harley’s 883 Sportster, and like the American Bolt version largely eschews chrome in favour of matte black and matte aluminium finishes on ... Continue reading
Untapped market offers an opportunity for manufacturers
LOW COSTS, reduced travelling time and smaller carbon footprints are all attractive propositions for companies with fleet operations. But how many outside the police, breakdown services and couriers are known for choosing motorcycles over cars?
Honda's new general manager Nick Camplocci wants to change that, calling fleet sales a "priority area" and ... Continue reading
More smoke than Snoop Lion
Swapping their Speed Triples for a pair of 204BHP Daytona 675R turbo'd sportsbikes, Ernie Vigil and Nick Brocha are back for some more drifting. With a Monster sponsor behind them, this video is bigger and better than before. Even if you hate long swingarms on motorbikes, there's no denying their skill, ... Continue reading
More YOLO than ATGATT
THIS motorcycle cop was recently caught setting a bad example to other road users, apparently texting on his phone at speeds of 80mph last week.Despite looking at his phone rather then the road, this Tempe Policeman is not breaking the law. In his state of Arizona, it's still legal ... Continue reading
Follow on from R1’s four and MT-09’s triple…
YAMAHA has revealed a new parallel twin engine that carries on the ‘crossplane’ thinking of its R1 engine and the new MT-09’s triple.
The firm is building a whole line of motors around the crossplane concept, and this is the latest, revealed in an event in Japan.
Details are virtually non-existent. We don’t ... Continue reading
American “Patriot” edition shown to dealers
THE KTM Super Duke R 1290 isn’t a secret. It was shown as a concept bike last year and has been spied on test several times since. But the production model was shown to dealers in America and these pictures have been posted online by an employee of the Kiska design ... Continue reading
Honda's 1992 CBR900RR
Those big round headlights on this Blade mimicked my own seeing this bike for the first time. Amazing to think this model is now 21 years old.What's no surprise is these classic sportsbikes are now collector's items, offering retro big bike looks with everyday practicality to boot. Find ... Continue reading
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