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Kawasaki Z1000SX gets upgrades for 2016
Kawasaki has announced the Z1000SX will be getting a host of updates for 2016. Remaining at the same £9,699 OTR price as the current bike, next year's model will now be fitted with a slipper clutch designed to reduce the chance of locking the rear wheel on aggressive downshifts, and to make the...
Own a GSX-R? You could win season tickets to next year's BSB
With 2015 marking the 30th anniversary of the GSX-R range, Suzuki is celebrating the milestone at this year's Motorcycle Live with a special GSX-R display, and is inviting owners to win the chance of having their bike on display too. In the run up to this year's show, GSX-R owners are being...
Chris Walker to celebrate 300th race in BSB
  Chris Walker will be marking his 300th race in the British Superbike Championship this weekend at Oulton Park. The 43-year-old rider competed in his first motocross race in 1983 and his first road race in 1994. Since then, he’s raced in the British Superbike Championship, World...
Police officer found guilty of causing death of motorcyclist avoids prison
A police officer found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist has walked away from court without a prison sentence. PC Patsy Blakeborough killed Scott Gibson when she made a U-turn in her marked police van across the path of Gibson’s motorbike. The 23-year-old was pronounced dead at...
153mph biker jailed for eight months
A motorcyclist has been jailed for eight months after posting videos on YouTube showing him doing 153mph on country lanes. Ashley Dixon, from Plymouth, uploaded videos of himself test riding demo bikes - a Honda Fireblade and a BMW S1000RR - through Devon lanes, hitting three figure speeds...
Valentino Rossi made member of British Racing Driver's Club
Valentino Rossi has been made an honorary member of the exclusive British Racing Driver Club (BRDC), it has been announced. The seven-time world champion will be presented with his membership by BRDC President Derek Warwick ahead of the Silverstone MotoGP round next weekend, making Rossi the...
Norton bags more money for V4 superbike project
Norton Motorcycles has bagged another £2.65 million for its upcoming project that will see the firm develop an all-new V4 engine for its upcoming superbike. The money, funded by Santander, means Norton now have access to almost £10m for the project after it was announced last month that the...
Confederate P51 Combat Fighter unveiled
  Confederate Motorcycles has just unveiled the second generation model of its P51 Combat Fighter. Inspired by the ‘1960’s rebel, anti-hero, and the stripped, raw chopper,’ the new P51 features a new chassis built entirely out of aerospace billet aluminium. Powered by a 2163cc air and...
Motocross: The World's most demanding sport
Motocross is the world's most demanding sport, according to studies carried out over the years. Research comparing riders to top athletes from other demanding sports like football, basketball, American football and track athletics, has shown that motocross riders were at a higher level of...
VIDEO: Near miss - extreme close call
This is the moment a motorcyclist in the US almost gets taken out by a truck turning left. According to the video description, the riders had no idea there was a vehicle in front of the semi-trailer truck. The dangerous overtake left the lead rider with no choice but to ride off the road along...