450 racers have started the 13 day rally across South America
On Sunday the 5th of January, 450 competitors from all four categories (motorcycles, quads, cars and trucks) started their first stage of the Dakar rally.
The competitors start in Rosario, Argentina, and will race 5,300 miles over the 13 stages before arriving in Valparaiso, Chile.
The average distance of each stage is 408 ... Continue reading
Brave or stoopid?
Back in September Colorado suffered from serious flooding. Whilst most owners tend to keep their bikes away from large masses of fast-flowing water, rider Michael Henao takes on this water challenge.He was able to recover his bike two weeks later and start rebuilding it. The question is, do you ... Continue reading
One man’s Christmas dream comes true
WHAT'S that adage again? Oh yes, ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get.’ Well luckily we asked… And we got!
You may have read our recent post where Visordown reporter Luke Bowler entered Bennetts’ ‘Ultimate biking dream’ hoping for some chain lube.
Well, Bennetts have turned Luke’s ultimate biking dream ... Continue reading
Bennetts' 'ultimate biking dream' prizes include a helmet and gloves. Will Visordown's dream of chain lube be fulfilled?
BENNETTS is fulfilling a motorcyclist’s ‘ultimate biking dream’ every day between now and Christmas. At least that’s what the insurance firm says. A look through some of the past winners made us wonder if ‘affordable biking request’ might be a more fitting description.
They include Kevin Bartlett, who dreamed of a helmet and gloves, Carl Holdsworth, ... Continue reading
Awesome picture from the launch in Qatar
During the Fireblade launch I was first out behind Leon Haslam and after a few laps he started to showboat and I had the best seats in the house.
He tapped the back of his seat as we approached Turn 10, a left-hand hairpin and as banked into the turn and closed ... Continue reading
Start 'em young
I've got no idea what's being said here (despite the subtitles) but if i had to guess I imagine it's probably summed up by 'young' and 'fast'. I wonder if those watching this race realised that this mini-Marquez would go on to become the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion?
Get orf moi land
Last week Prince William was helping to promote motorcycles and now Becks is at it too. Seeing as the general public aren’t always the biggest fans of us bikers, surely this can only be a good thing.Yes, of course David Beckham should be wearing a crash helmet and setting ... Continue reading
Steve McQueen tribute special
An exhibition showing previously unseen photos of the 'King of Cool' is always going to be err, cool. Taking part on the top floor of a Soho car park, 'Live For Myself, Answer To Nobody' is an exhibition that pays tribute to the late Hollywood anti-hero and racing fanatic Steve McQueen.Continue reading
Extrigger shows off its visible light communication technology
A world first
Not getting enough attention from your regular burnouts? In that case, you’ll need something like this upgraded 'all wheel drive' KTM 990 Adventure* to double your fun.
*And a chain. Soft rock is optional.
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