REIGNING MOTOGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has asked manufacturers of MotoGP racebikes to make them more affordable, in light of the dwindling numbers of riders lining up for this year's championship.Speaking to Motosprint magazine Rossi said: “The motorcycles are so sophisti...
THE MOTOR Cycle Industry Association (MCI) has met with Government representatives with a view to gaining financial support for the motorcycle industry.MCI representatives met senior advisors, calling for equal status in the automotive field, for inclusion in any future scrappage...
of creating a one-make tyre supply rule that gives all competitors the same opportunities on a technical, service and cost level.Without a shadow of doubt the growth and success of the FIM Superbike World Championship over the last five years, which
The winter of 1946 lives on in the memory of those responsible for the biggest advance ever in modern manufacturing techniques. It was during field trials of the new Matchless G3/L that factory test rider Albert Bagg 'encountered difficulties' while negotiating a rock step leadin...
BRITAIN's largest motorcycling group, the British Motorcyclists Federation, have withdrawn their support from the road safety lobby group RoadPeace. The move follows the publication of a letter sent by RoadPeace to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee proposing that mo...
HONDA, the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, could soon begin sourcing parts for the company's mainstream large-capacity machines from low-cost countries, like India, reports have said.Honda believe the production methods of the company
A RECENT study has shown Brits could save up to £6,500 a year by swapping their car for a motorbike, say Bennetts Insurance. A leading Personal Finance expert calculated that it costs 47% more to drive a car on the average commute than to ride a
't change the price, the price with 20% VAT in place would be £12,893 adding £268 to the cost of a new R1.The knock on effect of the VAT rise will be a rise in parts costs and therefore servicing costs too.It's expected that fuel will rise by 3p per litre
to reduce costs, leading to less-effective cover. Neil Thompson, regional chair of the Fire Brigades' Union, said: "We are deeply concerned that utilising these machines could reduce fire cover within the Merseyside area as part of cost-cutting measures
comeback he says he's prepared to "put money on it". Quite something for an Aussie."The signs are already there," says Gardner. "In motocross, KTM and Husqvarna are just two of the companies reverting to two-strokes because they can't afford the cost
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