Brit to ride a Factory class Honda with Marc VDS
SCOTT Redding will ride for Marc VDS when the team steps up to MotoGP for 2015, it has been confirmed.
The 21-year-old Englishman will ride a Factory class RC213V after Marc VDS signed a three-year deal taking over the Gresini team’s association with Honda.
Redding had been due to move from an Open to Factory ... Continue reading
Reduction in fatality rate when 10% or more of vehicles are motorcycles
THE MCIA has repeated a safety message that an increased number of motorcycles on the road results in a lower rate of serious accidents.
Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, said when 10% or more of vehicles on the road are motorcycles, mopeds or scooter, there is a proportionate reduction ... Continue reading
Only one point for Marquez - can the others catch up?
DESPITE only claiming one-point, Marc Marquez is still at the top of the Championship standings.
Valentino Rossi has increased his chances of a possible Championship win to 214-points, one point behind Marquez's Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa.
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo sits in fourth with only 177-points whilst Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso isn't far behind ... Continue reading
A track invasion at Misano can only mean one thing...
VALENTINO Rossi took his first win of the 2014 MotoGP season at his home circuit in Misano after Marquez made a mistake at Rio corner.
It was Rossi's Factory Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo who took pole position, but Marquez joined in the battle at the front. After Rossi gained the lead from Lorenzo, ... Continue reading
Unveiled at the Ace Café, only 100 available
TRIUMPH has just revealed a new Special Edition Triumph Thruxton ‘Ace’.
The bike was unveiled at the Ace Café by Managing Director Mark Wilsmore and features a one-off white and black paintjob co-branded with Ace Café logos on the side panels, tank and tail section.
The Ace uses the same 865cc parallel-twin engine found ... Continue reading
Is this what Triumph should have made instead of its dropped 250s?
WHEN it was announced that Triumph had put its plans for a 250cc Daytona and naked bike ‘on hold’ some of you suggested that a small retro model along the lines of the Bonneville might have been a better idea. This isn’t that bike, but it looks like it’s aiming at ... Continue reading
Water-cooled 125hp GS-engined roadster coming later this month
IT’S already been spied testing and previewed in the form of BMW’s ‘Concept Roadster’ so it’s no big surprised to hear there will definitely be a water-cooled R1200R as part of the firm’s 2015 line-up.
Any remaining doubt ... Continue reading
Riders yet to be named
APRILIA has confirmed its return to Factory MotoGP racing in 2015 with the Gresini team.
A four-year contract has been signed but Aprilia is yet to name any riders involved in the project.
Their return to the top tier of motorcycle racing, which has come a year earlier than initially announced, will allow the ... Continue reading
This is the one time you don't want ABS
And just in case pulling across four lanes of traffic wasn't enough, look at how the same driver almost runs over a pedestrian on the other side of the road.
90% fall following rule changes
THE number of under-19s to complete a motorcycle test fell by over 90% following the introduction of new licence rules, latest government figures show.
Between April 2012 and March 2013, 6,788 riders aged 17-18 took both parts of the practical motorcycle test. In the following 12 months the number of 16-18-year-olds to do the ... Continue reading
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