It's 8am. The pits are a literal translation of the word and the paddock looks like a 20-year-old Frank Thomas catalogue. And the 'race machinery'? It's not a pretty sight.Welcome to RAF Wittering's bi-annual six-hour Supamotoped endurance race - a
THE RIDER James Hutchins, Diablo 666 World Endurance racer"Endurance racing is just that. If you have to do an hour stint at the Suzuka Eight-Hour in oppressively hot and humid conditions you really do feel like you're going to pass out. You
The bike in question will be BMW’s forthcoming LT tourer, which will use the engine and chassis shown off in last year’s mad-looking Concept 6 prototype wrapped up in a new touring package. But regardless of the new LT’s intentions or appearance, all eyes will be focussed on just...
Like Gilera, Laverda is a name that’s been missing from ‘proper’ bikes for years but it came close to a comeback in 2003 with the Aprilia-backed SFC.Having struggled from one owner to another for years, churning out variations on its ancient parallel twin sports bikes, Laverda wa...
Our plan, to ride a bunch of 1970s sports mopeds from coast to coast, seemed like it would be quite a challenge until I called the hotel in Kirkby Lonsdale to book our first night away.The receptionist said: "Oh yes, we get a lot of people staying here who're doing the John O'Gro...
that the TT is one of those great feats of human endurance and when I think of the feat of human endurance, I think of those who try and reach the peak of Mount Everest.Despite huge advances in technology, Climbing Mount Everest remains one of the signatures
the Yamaha powered Over machine, seemed to take it to their hearts in a way similar to the Endurance game show and water torture. Nearer to home the Dutch also found the bike to their liking, although probably only after so many spliffs that they were utterly
, the Dakar rally – the ultimate off-road endurance race for bikes and their four-wheeled, dust-loving brethren – was infamously and spectacularly cancelled at the 11th hour. More than two months on, riders who had spent the best part of last year preparing
as an off-road car racer, drag racer and record-breaker. He was the first man to break the 400mph barrier in a wheel-driven car (as opposed to rocket or jet-powered) and set a total of 485 separate speed and endurance records - more than any other driver
is perhaps not that Bimota has struggled recently, but that the firm is still building bikes today — unlike most of those old rivals.By 2003, when Roberto Comini became involved, the Rimini factory had endured two lengthy periods of closure. There was a
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