Ducati hits record sales high
Ducati has sold 32,600 motorcycles in the first 6 months of 2015, a record high for the Italian firm. A 22% increase over last year’s first half-year sales figures, Ducati also had a new monthly peak in June selling 7,400 bikes. Over 9,000 Ducati Scramblers were sold worldwide from...
RIP: ‘Flying Doctor’ John Hinds dies
A motorcycle doctor from Northern Ireland has died at a racing event in the Republic of Ireland. Dr John Hinds, one of few ‘flying doctors’ of Irish Road Racing, died in a motorcycle accident while on call at the Skerries 100 races. He was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he later...
The new visor with inbuilt indicators
A firm has just entered the final stages of the Dyson Awards thanks to this visor with lights and inbuilt indicators. Blink hopes to increase rider safety by making the indicators more visible than usual, and by 'humanising' the rider thanks to a small light which illuminates the rider's...
VIDEO: Driver undertakes biker on pavement
This is the moment an impatient driver undertakes a motorcyclist by mounting the pavement not once, but twice. The video clip shows a female driver in a Nissan Micra attempt to overtake Mike Binks, who was riding his 110cc Honda Wave along a 20mph road in Newton Heath, Manchester. The...
First Ducati Scrambler dealership opens
Ducati has opened a new dealership in Italy that sells only the new Scrambler. The dedicated sales outlet stocks all four versions of the bike, along with accessories and apparel from the huge Scrambler range. The ‘Ducati Scrambler Camp’, located in Padua, is roughy sixty square metres...
Win a Kawasaki Ninja 300 and £100,000
This year’s Dickies UK Worker of The Year competition is offering the opportunity to win £100,000 and a Kawasaki Ninja 300, or £5,000 in holiday vouchers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply register on Dickies’ page and say why you think you should win the competition and be...
Honda recalls over 29,000 motorcycles
Honda has recalled 29,232 motorcycles in Japan over a faulty starter switch which could result in an engine stall, or worse, a fire. The recall, which spans 37 different 2013-2015 models, has been put into place due to some starter magnetic switches not receiving proper waterproofing,...
WD-40 race bike goes up in flames at Snetterton BSB
This is the moment Taylor Mackenzie's Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R went up in flames at the Snetterton BSB round. Mackenzie controls the bike onto the grass before jumping off with a slightly scorched derriere.
Marlon Brando’s Harley-Davidson up for auction
Marlon Brando’s 1969 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra-Glide is up for auction and expected to fetch up to $400,000. According to Julien’s Auctions, who will be auctioneering the motorcycle later this month, the Godfather star once said: 'It still pleases me to be awake during the dark, early hours...