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Watch Goodwood Festival of Speed live now

It's like being there, without the smell of Castrol R

SEE all the action from this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed on this live stream. It's like being there. You'll have bring you're own Castrol R smell though.

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GS1000 added to Suzuki Vintage Parts programme

Owners rejoice. All 10 of you.

SUZUKI has announced it’s adding the GS1000 to its Vintage Parts scheme and making nearly 1000 components available for it.

That’s got to be good news for owners, even if a quick check of the DVLA statistics on www.howmanyleft.co.uk reveals that at the end of 2014 there were only 10 GS1000s on ...  Continue reading

Rider dies in Pikes Peak crash

Carl Sorensen becomes second fatality in two years

DESPITE its fearsome appearance and reputation the Pikes Peak hillclimb has claimed relatively few lives over the 92 events held so far. But the 93rd has added to the total as Ducati 848 rider Carl Sorensen was tragically killed yesterday during practise for this weekend’s event.

Sorensen, who finished 16th in last ...  Continue reading

Motorcyclists know road rules better than drivers

Sometimes it’s nice when a survey confirms what we already knew

MOTORCYCLISTS know the rules of the road better than car drivers according to a survey confirming what many of us will feel was already beyond doubt.

The study asked drivers and riders to complete a quiz based on the official theory test and found the motorcyclists were more likely to pass.

Sixteen per ...  Continue reading

New Triumph Speed Triples revealed

New style, tweaked engine for Triumph’s super naked

IT might not be able to rival the latest 180hp-plus superbike-derived naked bikes from the likes of Aprilia, BMW and KTM but Triumph’s Speed ...  Continue reading

TT legend John McGuinness will be first to ride Honda RC213V-S in UK

McGuinness to ride Honda’s road-going RCV MotoGP bike at Goodwood Festival of Speed tomorrow morning

TT LEGEND John McGuinness will be the first to ride Honda’s new RC213V-S in the UK as it makes its debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The 23-time TT winner, who set a new lap record of 132.701mph during his Senior win two weeks two weeks ago, ...  Continue reading

Car tech could slash SMIDSYs

Ford’s latest camera system looks around corners

FORD has announced that it expects to fit most of its models worldwide with front-mounted cameras by 2020 as it launched a new system that sees ‘around corners’.

Trucks in the US are expected to pioneer the technology, with some gaining as many as seven cameras mounted in various positions around the vehicle. Most ...  Continue reading

MAG's odd new company name: 'Nice Employer Limited'

Motorcycle Action Group accused of ‘childish’ company name change after losing employment tribunal

THE Motorcycle Action Group has changed one of its company names to ‘Nice Employer Limited’ after losing an employment tribunal.

MAG Membership Services became Nice Employer Limited two months after the riders’ rights group lost an appeal against the tribunal’s decision that three employees had been constructively dismissed.

Nich Brown, MAG’s former General ...  Continue reading

41-year-old women most likely to pass bike test

Women at 41 ace the practical module 2 test

41-YEAR-OLD women are the most likely to pass the module 2 motorcycle test, according to figures published by the Department for Transport.

Over 80% of 41-year-old women passed the road-riding section of the bike test between April 2013 - March 2014. This compares to just 69% for men of the same age.

28-year-old ...  Continue reading

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