First day of the opening WSBK round, reigning British Superbike Champion impresses
VOLTCOM Crescent Suzuki rider Alex Lowes finished at the top of the time-sheets after the second free-practice of the first round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island in Australia.
Most riders sat out the first free practice due to varying weather conditions and instead waited for the second free practice ... Continue reading
£20,000 production version of KTM's Dakar-winning 450 Rally
KTM has revealed a production version of its Dakar-winning 450 Rally.
The 450 Rally Replica features a new frame, re-worked rear suspension, and a new overhead single-cam 450cc fuel-injected engine with an Akrapovic Titan exhaust.
Multiple tanks with separate pumps allow the rider to control weight distribution by choosing which one supplies fuel to the engine. According to KTM, the carbon-fibre tower ... Continue reading
Not taken by the new Lotus C-01 superbike? Then you also may not be tempted by these...
At this price, you'll need to win.
Spanish telecom giant to back Yamaha in 2014
IT'S been the subject of speculation for a while and now it’s being widely reported in Spain that the telecom firm Movistar will be the main sponsor of Yamaha’s MotoGP effort in 2014. The deal is understood to be part of a thrust by Movistar to create a TV service that will concentrate ... Continue reading
‘Best of Web 4’
There are plenty of bike scenes in this ‘Best of Web’ video although a few more wouldn’t have hurt. Unlike the fall at 9:00.
Furygan's do-it-all jacket
I FIND searching for winter gear harder than almost anything else. You whittle your shortlist down to something realistic and go and try it on, only to find they don't fit properly, are too bulky, look naff or something else that makes you turn your nose up at them.
As a result, ... Continue reading
It's swaggered into the middleweight twin class, out punching and undercutting its rivals left right and centre. But don't dismiss the competition just yet...
The MT-07 sets a new benchmark for the middleweight twin class, with more power and torque and less weight than any of its direct rivals. It's a blast to ride, loves to wheelie and looks great. And then there's the price: £5,199. Only the SV650S is cheaper, and that's an 11-year-old design. The ... Continue reading
Waterproof boots for a smidgen under £75
COME summertime, it appears that I seem to lose all control. As the sun comes out and the clouds retreat, my inbuilt 'bling' beacon seems to go off on one.
I end up spending vast sums of money on colourful race-rep leathers and flashy race items. And I don't even race.
As a ... Continue reading
New soft luggage collection for 'street-styled' bikes
DESIGNED to fit street-styled bikes like Yamaha’s MT-09 with no secure strapping points, the Ventura system consists of three elements: L-brackets, rack and luggage pack.
The L-brackets bolt to the bike’s existing mounting points, the rack can then be fitted which allows you to mount your chosen luggage pack in place. QL ... Continue reading
Famous museum opens virtual doors to Google
IT'S now possible to tour Ducati’s museum without going anywhere near Bologna, at least in a virtual sense.
The Italian marque has opened the doors to Google Maps, allowing anyone with a computer to survey the famous 9,150sqft museum without walking a single actual foot.
Museo Ducati in Borgo Panigale receives 40,000 very ... Continue reading
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