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Have a go on a Guzzi and Aprilia this weekend
Aprilia and Moto Guzzi are offering riders the chance to add some Italian flair to their Sunday ride, with a series of test-ride events. The Aprilia and Moto Guzzi ‘Moto Live’ roadshow kicks off this Sunday (12th July) at the Haven Cafe on the A30 at Firsdrown, near Salisbury. After the...
Guy and Triumph confirm land speed record attempt!
  Triumph has confirmed that they will be attempting a land speed record attempt with Guy Martin at the controls. The record attempt will take place this August in a Triumph-built streamliner powered by two Rocket III engines. Both engines are turbocharged and run on methanol fuel, giving...
Watch a trailer for the new Evel Knievel documentary
  Here’s the latest trailer for ‘Being Evel’, an upcoming documentary based on daredevil Evel Knievel. The film is being narrated by leading ‘Jackass’ man Johnny Knoxville, who says his stunt show was influenced by Knievel. Knoxville said: ‘I didn’t know of Evel Knievel as a daredevil, I...
SWM Motorcycles unveils 7 new models
Speedy Working Motors (SWM) has unveiled its new range of street and off-road motorcycles, with plans to start production on a 650cc endure bike this month. The line-up includes three off-roaders (RS300R, RS500R and RS650R), two supermoto models (SM500R and SM650R), and two street bikes...
Motorcycle registrations up by over 21%
Motorcycle registrations are on the up, again! Total registrations rose 21.6% for June 2015 compared to June 2014 and are up nearly 13% for the first six months of the year, when compared to the first half of 2014. Bikes from 651-1000cc are seeing the biggest growth with registrations up by...
MCIA’s Off-Road Experience starts today
The Motorcycle Industry Association’s (MCIA) off-road experience sessions start today and will run until the end of the week. Sessions will run in the morning and evening at Upavon, Wiltshire, with loads of on-bike action courtesy of Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha, along with a...
BMW announces updates on 2016 models
BMW Motorrad has announced a number of 2016 model year updates including the new Dynamic Brake Light, a special-edition model and new colour options. Dynamic Brake Light. BMW’s Dynamic Brake Light has been created as a passive safety feature. The system, which is integrated into the BMW...
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...