HitchBOT has already travelled 3,700 miles since its journey began last month
A HITCHHIKING robot is awaiting a motorcycle ride to Vancouver as it approaches the end of its solo journey across Canada.
The Ontario-built ‘hitchBot’, created by a team of communication researchers, has already travelled 3,700 miles since its hitchhiking journey began in July from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
David Smith, one of the robot’s ... Continue reading
Has Pedrosa started to bridge the gap?
77-POINT lead for Marc Marquez despite his team-mate Dani Pedrosa bringing home 25-points to the other side of the garage after winning the Czech Republic Grand Prix.
Movistar Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo are still third and fourth respectively with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso still sitting in a comfortable fifth position in ... Continue reading
Pedrosa breaks Marquez's winning streak
REPSOL Honda’s Dani Pedrosa finally broke his team-mate Marc Marquez’s winning streak as well as Movistar Yamaha’s two riders forcing the young Spaniard off the podium all together.
At the Czech Republic Grand Prix, it was Pedrosa’s side of the garage who were able to celebrate for a change as he crossed ... Continue reading
It's our weekly caption competition. Check out everyone's funny captions and leave your own
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Tyres prone to air loss and possible separation
CONTINENTAL TYRES has announced a global recall after a number of tyres exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belts which could lead to air loss and possible separation.
The recall, which Continental is coining the ‘voluntary tyre exchange program’, covers 170,000 tyres worldwide in sizes 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R ... Continue reading
£40 chain offered for a fiver
POLICE are offering motorcyclists a £40 chain and padlock for a fiver in a bid to combat bike theft.
The Sword chain and Blaster padlock, which usually cost £39.99, are available for £5 from Sussex Police.
The force has teamed up with a motorcycle dealership to offer 50 of the security chains to owners ... Continue reading
…exhaust that is.
Will it pass a trackday noise test though?
Want one? You'll need £39,000
AMERICAN motorcycle manufacturer Confederate has unveiled the $65,000 (£38,978) X132 Hellcat Speedster.
The hand-built bike is the third generation of Confederate’s Hellcat range and will be powered by a 2,163cc V-twin making 121hp and 140ftlb of torque.
The custom power-cruiser weighs 227kg and features a five-speed gearbox, chain drive and Tig welded chassis ... Continue reading
New mini-Adventure specs could be released at EICMA 2014
INDIAN websites are reporting that details of a KTM 390 Adventure are to be released at the EICMA bike show in Milan this November.
According to Motorbeam, the dual-sport bike will be heavily based on the Duke 390, featuring the same 43hp 373.2cc single-cylinder engine, six-speed gearbox and ABS brakes as standard.
However, ... Continue reading
Venue estimated to bring in 750,000 visitors a year and generate £50 million for Welsh economy
A FIVE-YEAR deal has been signed with Dorna that will see the Circuit of Wales become home to the British MotoGP round.
The 2015 GP round will be held at ‘an alternative venue to be decided shortly’ whilst the £280 million Welsh circuit is built. However, Heads of the Valleys Development Company say ... Continue reading
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