Part two of our run down of the best adventure bikes, this time in the sub 1000cc sector
THERE seems to be no stemming the tide of adventure bikes and these days there are so many variations on the theme that we’re splitting our top 10 recommendations into several separate lists.
We’ve already selected our choices of 1000cc-and-over adventure machines, but the choice of slightly smaller alternatives is getting ... Continue reading
So if it's not a sports tourer then what exactly is it?
WATCH our verdict on the Suzuki GSX-S1000F. Read our full review of the GSX-S1000F here.
Will Harley revive its long-rumoured V4 project?
THESE pictures emerged on the web earlier this year and show what appears to be prototype components and a 3d-printed model of a Harley V4-engined project.
Now it looks increasingly like the V4 could be the basis of a new V-Rod, after the firm re-registered the old Continue reading
Charity auction for dinosaur blockbuster bike
THE TRIUMPH Scrambler that starred in Jurassic World is going under the hammer for a charity auction.
It’s faster than a velociraptor and less high-maintenance than a T-Rex and all proceeds will go to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, raising money for prostate cancer research.
This unique piece of biking cinema memorabilia was ridden ... Continue reading
Patent for Suzuki's semi-automatic hybrid sports bike
SUZUKI is developing a hybrid sports bike with an inline-four engine and a second electric motor.
These patent diagrams show a GSX-R1000-style frame and exhaust packed into the squat and sporty dimensions of a conventional supersports 600cc... but there's nothing conventional about the hybird powertrain.
Look closely behind the cylinder heads and an ... Continue reading
Lorry driver on wrong side of road wipes out Monster
IS this the world's worst SMIDSY? The poor Ducati Monster that bore the brunt of the wide-cornering lorry probably thinks so.
The biker pulls up to a junction when a lorry turns off the main road on a wide line and crushes the bike beneath its wheels. Fortunately the biker leaps clear ... Continue reading
Multiple-bike crash costs two lives
A MULTIPLE-BIKE crash in lap one of yesterday’s second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Laguna Seca has resulted in the deaths of two competitors.
Privateer BMW rider Daniel Rivas, 27, of Moana Galicia, Spain, was transported to Natividad Medical Centre in Salinas, California, where he succumbed to injuries.
Yamaha rider Bernat Martinez, of ... Continue reading
That's the rumour, but not for the first time
COULD Kawasaki be upping the capacity of its ER-6f and ER-6n to create a new 700cc parallel-twin ER-7 range?
Of course it could, and it’s among the latest rumours to be grinding through the mill in France, ... Continue reading
Is the time right for a new sports boxer?
ARE we about to see a new boxer-engined BMW sports bike? Given the firm’s huge sales successes with the S1000RR and its latest-generation R-series twin-cylinder machines, it could be a recipe for success to mix the two together.
German ... Continue reading
The standings after the ninth round of the 2015 WSBK Championship
CHAZ Davies has moved up to third place in the championship standings after winning both race one and race two at Laguna Seca this weekend.
With two thirds, Jonathan Rea is still at the top with 407 points, while his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes is 125 points adrift of the Isle of ... Continue reading
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