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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...
Multistrada 1200 S D|air arrives at UK Ducati dealerships
The new 2015 Multistrada 1200 S D|air is now available to order from Ducati dealers throughout the UK. According to the Italian firm, the new Multistrada 1200 S D|air is a milestone in terms of technological innovation and riding enjoyment complementing the other ‘as-standard’ bike safety...
Guy Martin’s land speed record attempt postponed
In light of Guy Martin’s crash at the Ulster GP last week, the Triumph Land Speed Record team has confirmed its decision to postpone the planned attempt until 2016 so that the Lincolnshire racer can be fully fit for the record run. Triumph said in a statement: 'We’re obviously concerned with...
New Yamaha R1 ’S’ model for 2016?
Yamaha is planning to release a new Yamaha R1S in 2016 alongside the R1 and R1M, according to the pollution control board in California (CARB). A document released by CARB clearly shows the ’S’ model in next year's line-up with ‘basic model’ listed next to the letter code, suggesting a...