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Policeman steals jewellery and cash from dead motorcyclist

Trooper will get up to 18 months in prison

A POLICEMAN has pleaded guilty to charges of larceny and tampering with evidence for stealing from a dead motorcyclist at a crash scene.

Aaron Huntsman, 45, a Connecticut state trooper, was the first on scene to 49-year-old motorcyclist John Scalesse’s fatal crash on Route 15 in Fairfield.

His dashboard camera recorded the moment he ...  Continue reading

Visordown YouTube channel launched

Bringing you some of the best motorcycle videos online

VISORDOWN has just launched its new video channel on YouTube.

Whether it’s a new bike review, comparison test, product feature, or one of our many other ideas, we aim to bring you some of the best motorcycle videos you’ll find online.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel now and you'll automatically be ...  Continue reading

Ross Noble films TV series using KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Comedian uses 180hp super naked to film the second series of Freewheeling

BRITISH comedian Ross Noble is filming the second series of his show Freewheeling using the 180hp KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

Noble described the show, saying: ‘What is Freewheeling? Well, people tweet me and I will travel to anywhere in the country to make the show - the more bizarre the tweets ...  Continue reading

Video: R&G crash test brand new motorcycle

But crash protection firm doesn't show us the damage…

MOTORCYCLE crash protection specialist R&G has released a video of a rider crash testing a new motorcycle for product development.

The British firm crashed a two-mile old Honda CBR500R fitted with R&G frame sliders, engine case covers and an exhaust slider at 15mph and 35mph.

Strangely though, no high-quality pictures appear on the video ...  Continue reading

BMW Motorrad hits half-year sales record

Unhindered by recalls, BMW achieves all-time six-month sales high

BMW MOTORRAD has hit an all-time six-month sales record during the first half of 2014.

Despite BMW Motorrad having severe issues with its R1200RT, saying there is no guarantee a component in the rear suspension will not fail and telling customers they ‘must not be ridden’, the German firm has sold 70,978 motorcycles ...  Continue reading

Yamaha MT-07 long-term review part four

So is it a better buy than my SV650S?

SADLY I’ve had to return my MT-07 long-term test bike to Yamaha. It was more of a mid-term loan than a long-term one – two months.

I said in my first report on the MT-07 that I’d be interested to see how it compared ...  Continue reading

Points for driving on the phone could double

Six points per offence under consideration

TRANSPORT secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested that people caught using hand-held mobile phones while driving should get six points on their licence rather than the three that are currently handed out to offenders.

The proposal, which is in line with a previous suggestion by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, would mean ...  Continue reading

Drunk teenager crashes into Foggy’s house

Youth steals car in burglary and drives five miles before flipping it in Foggy’s garden

A DRUNK teenager crashed a stolen car into a house owned by Carl Fogarty as he made his getaway from a burglary.

The Ford C-Max ploughed through railings, a shrub and a tree before flipping onto its roof on the drive of four-time former World Superbike champion Foggy’s £500,000 property. 

The 17-year-old driver, who cannot ...  Continue reading

Cal Crutchlow undergoes double arm pump surgery

Ducati rider put surgery off until the 'summer break'

BRITISH MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow has undergone surgery this week on both forearms to help prevent arm pump yet again.

Compartment syndrome, simply known as arm pump, is a muscular problem which is common amongst motorcycle racers. Crutchlow has already had both forearms operated on previously – once on the left, three ...  Continue reading

Brough Superior to enter Moto2

Reborn British marque’s wildcard entry

REVIVED British marque Brough Superior will make a one-off wildcard entry in the Moto2 class at next month’s British MotoGP round at Silverstone. 

A Brough-branded race bike dubbed ‘Carbon 2’ will be ridden by British Supersport’s Luke Mossey.

The bike, first revealed by Visordown last September, ...  Continue reading

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