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...
Try out the 2016 Kawasaki KX range
Kawasaki has announced it will be offering test rides on the new 2016 KX250F and KX450F next Monday at Fatcat Motoparc in Doncaster. The test rides are part of Kawasaki's Team Green Try Out day and give prospective customers the chance to ride two bikes in the new KX range. All you have...
Recall: Honda CBR500R and CB500F
Honda has recalled its CBR500R and CB500F over a faulty fuel level sensor which could result in an engine stall. According to the firm, the fuel level sensor float arm holder could deform, allowing the arm to break off from the sensor body. As well as an inaccurate fuel meter, this could short...
Polish bike cop kicks off pursuit with wheelie
This Polish motorcycle policeman was caught kicking off a pursuit in style, hoiking a big wheelie. According to reports, the video was captured on a dashcam in the Polish city of Gdansk.
Carrot fibres could replace glass fibre in helmets
Motorcycle helmets consist of fibre-reinforced synthetic material like glass fibres or carbon fibres to strengthen the product. However, a biological alternative is now available too: plant fibres from the production of carrot juice. As part of a EU-wide research project, Scottish company...
Lewis Hamilton: ‘I’d love to test a MotoGP bike’
Double F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has expressed his interest in trying out a MotoGP bike. The 30-year-old told the Daily Mirror: ‘When I was a kid I wanted to race motorbikes. When my dad bought me my first go-kart I actually wanted a motorbike. ‘I’m not disappointed how things...