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Honda RC213V-S and ‘True Adventure’ prototype set for UK debut at Motorcycle Live

Road-going RCV and new Africa Twin shipped direct from Eicma for UK unveiling

HONDA’S RCV V4 road bike and new Africa Twin will make their UK debut at the Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham’s NEC on November 22, the firm has confirmed.

The RC213V-S and ‘True Adventure’ prototypes were revealed for ...  Continue reading

First Lightning LS-218 electric superbike delivered

200hp electric bike is real and the first one has reached its new owner

LIGHTNING Motorycles might not have the same level of hype as some electric bike firms but what it lacks in bluster it seems to be making up for in actions.

In case you’ve missed the LS-218, it’s the street version of the Lightning superbike that first ...  Continue reading

Energica's new electric streetfighter

Naked Energica Eva based on Ego superbike revealed at Eicma 2014

ELECTRIC bike maker Energica revealed this new 100hp+ streetfighter at the Eicma 2014 motorcycle show in Milan.

Called the Energica Eva, it's a naked version of the firm's Ego model, an electric superbike making a claimed 136hp and 144lbft and with a 150mph top speed.

It's thought ...  Continue reading

EICMA acronyminator

Know your EAS from your ESA with Visordown’s handy guide

EVERY new bike nowadays seems to come with its own set of acronyms to decode. Traction control can't be just called traction control. It needs a set of initials to show us how exciting and exclusive it is. 

We blame electronics. No one ever did this stuff with handlebars.  

If some of the new bike models to break ...  Continue reading

Kawasaki Ninja H2 UK price and final specs confirmed

Ninja H2 costs £22,000 while track-only H2R is £41,000 and makes 325hp

KAWASAKI’S supercharged Ninja H2 will go on sale in the UK from March 2015 for £22,000, the firm has just confirmed.

The track-only version, the Ninja H2R, will be £41,000 and makes even more power than expected, at up to 325hp.

When Kawasaki revealed the H2R at ...  Continue reading

MotoGP Valencia test times - day three

Three-day official MotoGP test is now over with Marquez fastest

DOUBLE MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez ended the three-day Valencia test on top, just as he finished the 2014 season on Sunday.

Marquez set a best lap time of 1:30.973 - 0.146s ahead of Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa. Both Marquez and Pedrosa compared their 2014 and 2015 RC213V machines during the test with ...  Continue reading

Carl Fogarty and Melanie Sykes confirmed in I’m a Celebrity line-up

Former WSB champ Foggy in ‘not a people person’ shock

FOUR-time former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has been confirmed as a contestant on TV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Foggy will appear alongside former BT Sport MotoGP presenter Melanie Sykes.

Other contestants include newsreader Michael Buerk, footballer Jimmy Bullard, model and singer Nadia Forde, Corrie’s Craig Charles and rapper Tinchy ...  Continue reading

Kawasaki Ninja H2 price announced in US

£15,800 for H2 and £31,600 for H2R

KAWASAKI has revealed prices of the Ninja H2 on its US website.

The first confirmed prices of the supercharged Ninja are $25,000 for the road-legal H2 and $50,000 for the track-only H2R.   

That’s equivalent to around £15,800 for the 200hp H2 and £31,600 for ...  Continue reading

Grand Prix Commision updates race regulations

Penalties re-evaluated

THE Grand Prix Commision has changed race regulations for 2015 in a meeting at Valencia.

False starts will only result in penalties if Race Direction judges that an advantage has been gained by the rider. 

Exceeding track limits will no longer automatically result in a drop of position for the rider. Instead, Race ...  Continue reading

MotoGP Valencia test times - day two

Poor weather conditions halt most testing programmes

TORRENTIAL rain at Valencia on Tuesday hindered the chance of MotoGP teams continuing testing programmes despite eleven riders braving the conditions. 

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo decided not to take the risk along with Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith. 

It was Italian rider Danilo ...  Continue reading

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