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BSB 2014: Championship standings after Brands Hatch GP

‘Shakey’ remains comfortably ahead of the pack

AFTER a weekend of rain, sun and a spectacular crash from James Ellison, Shane Byrne on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki remains in first place 92 points ahead of the competition.


Shane Byrne

Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki



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BSB 2014: Brands Hatch GP race 2 results

Race 2 podium sees three fresh new faces

JOSH Waters took his debut victory in Race two at the GP circuit.

James Ellison crashed out on the second lap after clipping the grass at Dingle Dell. The race was stopped and restarted, and then restarted again due to rainfall.

Race one winner Ryuichi Kiyonari dropped back through the field and later ...  Continue reading

BSB 2014: Brands Hatch GP race 1 results

Kiyonari defeats 'Shakey' to take the win

RYUICHI Kiyonari backed up his Knockhill win by holding of Byrne in the opening race and taking top spot on the podium.

Kiyonari said: 'It was hard to win but I am happy as at the start of the weekend my race pace wasn't as good. We have fixed some problems and ...  Continue reading

New colour scheme for Ducati Hypermotard SP

Fresh colour scheme launched at WDW 2014

DUCATI has released a new colour scheme for the Hypermotard SP.

The new look, which mimics Ducati’s own Pikes Peak 1200S Multistrada colour scheme, was unveiled for the first time by World Superbike Champions Troy Bayliss and Carlos Checa at World Ducati Week 2014.

The SP features multiple riding modes with three-level ABS ...  Continue reading

First ride: Ariel Ace review

Who knew a VFR1200 engine could sound this good?

SOME people accuse Honda's VFR1200F of lacking character, of being too clinical, too much like a Honda.

Perhaps they should try the new Ariel Ace, using the same engine. It's an animal.

All Ariel have done to the 1,237cc V-four is put a louder exhaust on it, swap the airbox for filters and ...  Continue reading

Vote for your favourite bikes and kit in Visordown's Awards

Have your say in which bikes and accessories get a Visordown Award

VISORDOWN has launched its first annual awards to celebrate the best bikes and motorcycle kit.

We think 2014 has seen some amazing new bike launches and, with your help, we want to give some recognition back to the industry.

We're giving you a say in choosing winners. We’ve got ...  Continue reading

BMW offers retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

'First ever cornering ABS for supersports bike.' On the way as an option for more models

CORNERING-ABS will soon be available as a retro-fit option for BMW's highest-specification S1000RR, the HP4, the manufacturer has announced.

Owners can have the range-topping sports bike upgraded for a price announced in Germany of €380 (£300).

A release from the firm says 'ABS Pro' will ...  Continue reading

Used review: Arai Quantum ST

Daylong comfort

WHEN you suddenly find yourself riding for 24 hours in a three-day period, you get to revaluate every-day riding kit that you’ve had quite a while.

Boots that I’ve worn for a year and a half suddenly became uncomfortable and needed wads of tissue stuffed under the gearshift panel, whilst ...  Continue reading

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Used review: Pro Shade System

Arai’s external sun visor

ARAI'S Pro Shade System is their answer to the internal sun visor. It's aimed at serious touring riders and I've been using one for the past couple of months.

Arai state that internal visors, as found on many other branded helmets nowadays, sacrifice helmet rigidity. And that’s why they place ...  Continue reading

To Hell and back

First-time tourers head to Norway

WHEN my Aussie mate ‘Stevo’ moved to Trondheim in Norway last year I thought that would signal the end of our riding days together. But when he announced he was importing his Kawasaki ZX6 into the Land of the Midnight Sun, it seemed the perfect excuse to join him for the ...  Continue reading

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