By August of 2001, Carl Fogarty was ready to turn his back on the sport which had made him a household name. After wining four World Superbike titles for Ducati he was frustrated at the lack of progress being made in trying to run his own Ducati team and was considering 'walking ...
Growing up around the Cotswolds you learn two things. First, how to go fast on small, twisty country roads, and second, if the horse shit on the road looks fresh then cover a brake because the hunt is probably around the next bend!When I go back I usually stay with mates in Chelt...
-olds to ride 50cc bikes with no licence or lessons. Scooter sales – Aprilia’s mainstay – fell off a cliff, so by the time the Laverda SFC was actually shown in 2003, its masters at Aprilia were desperately seeking financial help to keep the company afloat
Adventure all those years ago.In 2012, motorcycle sales in the Adventure category in the UK were up 15.2% in a market that was down 0.2% overall. In 2012 the Touring segment was down 22.9% while Customs and Sport Touring were down 13% each. Just a handful
. Okay, in the sales charts it was a flop, but this will soon be forgotten.Then there is the ride. The last generation of 999 is stunning to ride. The engine is beautiful, putting out a genuine 130bhp, while the chassis is superb and more than a match
backside on a lofty supermoto saddle you could quite possibly be hooked. I was, and have continued to be all year. So it doesn't really surprise me that even tiny KTM dealers like Redline in Leicestershire have seen sales increase over 700% since the early
Bradley Smith, at the ripe old age of 16, is currently something of an ambassador for British motorcycle racing. His 3rd place finish at the French Grand Prix lit a beacon of hope for hundreds of other British kids who until that weekend had considered the route to MotoGP too roc...
Ever since Yamaha unveiled a prototype V4-engiend bike at the Tokyo motorshow in 2005 the hype around the new Vmax has been building. There was little doubt it was on its way, Yamaha even gauged public reaction with two websites, one called nextvmax.com, and by the time a ‘concep...
the launch at Jerez technical features such as HTSPC, MS Belt and 3 and 5 layer compounds were bandied about. Apparently all you need to know is that they have progressive grip performance, sporty handling, good longevity and excellent high and low
Honda has stated that by 2010 most its bikes will have 'advanced braking systems'. Being a caring, responsible manufacturer Honda is doing its best to reach the best solution to cut bike accidents and deaths. But is ABS the way forward? Do we really need ultimate control of the b...
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