That’s a lot
HONDA has celebrated the manufacture of its 300 millionth bike since the first Dream Type-D rolled off the production line in 1949.
The milestone 300 millionth machine was a Goldwing 40th Anniversary model built at Honda’s Kumamoto plant, although given how fast Hondas fly from production lines at factories around the globe ... Continue reading
Old brand brought back with cast-off Husqvarnas and Chinese-funded new models
IF you’re old enough you might recall the name SWM (that’s Speedy Working Motors) as a maker of trials and enduro machines in the 70s and 80s. Well now the name is back with a line of Huswqvarna-derived off-roaders and supermotos and new retro street models.
If the Superdual 650, SM450R and ... Continue reading
Find your earplugs
HERE'S a video of Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 R on a dyno at the Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.
No power figures were released since the bike was only taken to 10,000rpm, instead of its 14,000rpm redline.
The H2 R, which makes a claimed 310hp, will be run on a DynoJet ... Continue reading
182hp for £10,600
SUZUKI has slashed £400 off the list price of a GSX-R1000, making the 182hp superbike £10,599 plus on-the-road charges.
That's for the 2015 non-ABS edition of the GSX-R1000. The ABS version, which is new for 2015, will cost the same as the non-ABS model did this year, at £10,999 plus OTR charges.
The price ... Continue reading
The Rainey days
A documentary recalling one of the scariest and greatest eras in motorcycle racing history and the legendary riders that rode the 500cc GP bikes.
It doesn't have to be Japanese to be good, you know?
HERE are your 10 most highly-rated non-Japanese sports bikes on Visordown, as chosen by you.
We've taken all European and American sports bikes from our database with three reviews or more, then averaged out owners' detailed ratings on the engine, brakes, handling, comfort and build to bring you the consumer's top 10. The ... Continue reading
Welcome to our weekly caption contest. You know what to do.
WELCOME to Visordown's weekly caption competiton, where you can show just how funny you are by adding your witty comment to the latest from our weird picture archive.
Faulty engine control unit may prompt excessive fuelling
SEVERAL 2014 and 2015 Triumph motorcycles are being recalled due to an issue with the engine control unit (ECU).
The recall states that certain motorcycles may experience an ‘unintended activation’ of one of the fuel injectors because of a faulty ECU. This could result in the engine either not starting, or if already ... Continue reading
Thousands of bikes are recalled every year; here are the biggest ones on record
THERE are two ways to look at recalls. Pessimists see them as an admission of a failure on the part of the manufacturer in either the development or production of the bike. Optimists applaud positive preventative action from responsible bike firms.
Which camp you fall in is likely to depend on how ... Continue reading
More able to go off road but still not able to go off road
A BIKE that’s become more able to go off road must therefore be able to go off road, right?
Wrong, according to Triumph. In a series of promo videos for the new Tiger 800, the firm says it has ‘increased off-road ability’ but then adds in a disclaimer at the end that ‘Triumph motorcycles are not suitable ... Continue reading
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