Alex Whitworth

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Alex Whitworth

Junior Content Writer

Alex has been working in the motorcycle industry for as long as he has been at Visordown, which has been since March 2022 so we'll let you work it out from there. He's the new guy. He'd be fetching us all coffee 'round the clock if he wasn't based in the arse end of nowhere. We joke - he has (some) other uses, like tapping out numerous stories on various subjects somewhat frequently. 

Before Visordown, Alex wrote about motorcycle racing in other places and worked on racing broadcasts at national championships (thankfully not in front of the camera) while completing a journalism degree at university into which he shoehorned motorcycles at every possible opportunity: MXGP, BSB, WorldSBK, Motorcycle Live - they all appeared in his academic work somewhere.

Frustratingly, Alex's love for racing originated in - brace for it - cars. A trip to Donington for the BSB race in 2011 saw him realise that there was a far more interesting, exciting, and substantial world of racing outside of F1, and he became a fan of motorcycles. But that was 11 years ago, and he still doesn't ride! What's wrong with him? This is a serious question. Will he ever ride? Could Marc Marquez win outside of HRC? What would Jonathan Rea do on a MotoGP bike? All great questions, and we might never know the answers to any of them. But we think that, with sufficient peer pressure, we can get him on two wheels in a safe enough manner. If it happens, you'll find out about it here on Visordown.

Articles by Alex Whitworth
Altamont Capital has come to an agreement with Vista Outdoors which will see the latter acquire Fox Racing, the off-road protective clothing company.
Aprilia and SC-Project began their collaboration in MotoGP in 2021, and now that collaboration is going to influence Aprilia's production racers.
Indian Motorcycles commissioned four custom Chief builds back in December 2021. The most popular build was taken to Wheels and Waves.
GasGas picked out the top-ranked privateer in the Scottish Six Days Trial to ride a factory EC 300 enduro machine at the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo.
A French speed camera that was operating near a construction site was removed and thrown in a ditch at the side of the road.
The Ducati MotoGP rider and race winner Francesco Bagnaia tested over the legal blood alcohol limit after a car crash in Ibiza, Spain.
Dunlop's latest soft sand and mud tyre, the Geomax MX14, offers a stiffer and more supportive construction than the old MX12, with smaller scoop spacing and taller tread blocks.
Induction charging could be the answer to the major question of electrics: range. However, infrastructure concerns would still remain.
Ultraviolette has made their F77 electric sports bike available for pre-order in India, featuring interesting battery technology.
Triumph has announced a new range of colours across its modern classics range, in addition to the renaming of the Street Twin and Street Scrambler models.
Far from being satisfied with the development of a CL500, Honda has now filed patents for a CL300 as well, and there could be a CL250 on the way, too.
Voge has launched the 300 Rally - a more off-road-focused version of the road-going 300DS adventurer - in Italy, with improved performance.
Kawasaki's Ninja 1000SX sports tourer is set to be launched soon, with increasingly sporty looks, and a blend of performance and comfort.
Vespa has launched a new version of its classic Primavera model, with a very particular audience being targeted with the Pic Nic variant.
Like everything else, the price of fuel is continuing to increase, which is forcing many motorists to change their driving and riding habits on the road.
We all rely on breakdown cover in our most stressful times on the roads, whether on two wheels or four. But what happens when your provider doesn't act?
Ducati's V21L MotoE unveiling shows its intentions for the spec electric racing series, but also about its electric future outside of the race track.
The European Parliament’s decision to end the sales of new, carbon-emitting combustion vehicles by 2035 has been confirmed. 
Indian has announced the official launch of a store in London, as well as the chance for Indian Motorcycle Riders members to win £400.
If you have been planning on buying both a ticket to the British MotoGP at Silverstone, and a KTM 890 Duke GP, the Austrian brand’s latest offer is perfect.
Dirt bikes, road racers and Cold War jets combine for the Zero Blackbird from Plan B Motorcycles - a road racer custom derived from an enduro.
A simple mix up at the fuel pumps damaged more than 40 cars with a total damage bill of more than 30,000 euros in central France.
The Chinese manufacturer Shineray seems to be building a V2 engine which can be traced an old motor of an American brand.
As electric bikes become increasingly common, it is curious to see the alternative approaches that the new technology offers to manufacturers.
KTM’s World Adventure Week gets underway next week on 4 July 2022 with prizes available every day and a number of challenges to be completed.