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New Yamaha WR250F revealed for 2015

New Yamaha WR250F revealed for 2015

Monday, October 20 2014

Yamaha has revealed the updated version of the WR250F for 2015. The enduro model comes fitted with a new six-speed transmission and, compared to the previous edition, the 2015 WR250F comes with more midrange pull and much more torque at high revs. That, according to the Japanese manufacturer, is a result of its engine, with […]

'World's most famous' motorbike sold at auction

‘World’s most famous’ motorbike sold at auction

Monday, October 20 2014

A motorbike that was ridden by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider has been auctioned for almost £850,000 in America. The customised chopper was sold in California after a bidding war pushed the price up to $1.35m (£838,821). The new owner of the iconic motorbike from the 1969 classic road film that documents the journey of […]

Kawasaki reveals European Vulcan S

Kawasaki reveals European Vulcan S

Friday, October 17 2014

Kawasaki has revealed the new Vulcan S for 2014, an imposing looking cruiser. The Vulcan S arrives in Europe after its initial unveiling in the States and all eyes will be on the 649cc parallel-twin engine when it’s officially rolled out at EICMA Milan Motorbike show next month. Originally found on the Versys 650 and […]

New Yamaha YZF-R3 revealed

New Yamaha YZF-R3 revealed

Thursday, October 16 2014

Yamaha has revealed the latest addition to its range in the form of the YZF-R3. The new 320cc sports bike will go on sale in the UK next year and will comply with the A2 motorbike licence. It’s a lightweight model with typically aggressive styling and a raked profile. Up front, the R3 comes with […]

Honda PCX 125 tops September sales charts

Honda PCX 125 tops September sales charts

Friday, October 10 2014

The Honda PCX 125 was the bestselling bike in the UK in September. The Japanese manufacturer’s scooter was the first to come with an idle stop-start ignition system and it’s proved popular with riders in the UK. Last month, the PCX shifted 288 units seeing it sit comfortably atop the bestsellers chart, ahead of another […]

Three people die on country roads every day

Three people die on country roads every day

Friday, October 10 2014

A new safety campaign has launched after it was revealed that 60 per cent of road deaths occur on country roads. The research, carried out by THINK!, a road safety charity, and the Department for Transport (DfT), found that country roads are 11 times more deadly than motorways. Last year, there were 1,070 deaths on […]

Ducati Scrambler revealed

Ducati Scrambler revealed

Wednesday, October 8 2014

Ducati has finally revealed the new Scrambler – a revamp of the classic model – after months of teasing. And the big reveal came when the doors to a yellow container, that has housed the ‘post-heritage’ model for months, opened to show four versions of the famous model. As well as the  entry-level ‘Icon’ version, […]

New ‘high-performance’ scooter revealed by Honda

New ‘high-performance’ scooter revealed by Honda

Monday, October 6 2014

Honda has revealed a new ‘high-performance’ scooter in the form of the Forza 125. The 125cc is learner legal, returning 14hp, which means you can just about ride it on a CBT and with an A1 Light Motorcycle Licence. It enters the market as a high-end scooter, says the Japanese manufacturer, and it comes with […]

Vehicle tax disc put out to pasture

Vehicle tax disc put out to pasture

Wednesday, October 1 2014

After 93 years the UK’s vehicle tax disc has been retired. Since its launch, 1.7 billion discs have been issued and in 2013 alone, 42.2 million were sent out across the UK however its popularity (legal requirement) has not stopped it avoiding the axe. As of today, the paper tax disc has been replaced by […]

Vehicle Tax Disc to be removed

Vehicle Tax Disc to be removed

Thursday, September 25 2014

The Vehicle Tax Disc will be obsolete from 1 October after 93 years in use in the UK. It is being replaced by an electronic system that will use your registration plate to check whether your vehicle is taxed which means you can rip up your tax disc from the 1 October. The change has […]

A guide to vehicle tax changes

A guide to vehicle tax changes

Thursday, September 25 2014

As of 1 October 2014 the paper tax disc will be a thing of the past after 93 years of being mounted on motorbikes and stuck to the windscreens of UK cars. The circular paper will be surplus to requirements with an electronic system coming into place instead. Now, police cameras will read a vehicle’s […]

Wales Gets MotoGP Go Ahead

Wales Gets MotoGP Go Ahead

Thursday, August 14 2014

A five-year deal has now been signed to bring the British MotoGP to Wales at the new Circuit of Wales circuit in Blaenau. The new Gwent track will cost in the region of £315m. The circuit is of course yet to be built, Land near Ebbw Vale will be transformed into the Circuit of Wales to […]

Gas Gas Reveal new 2015 Enduro Line up

Gas Gas Reveal new 2015 Enduro Line up

Tuesday, July 1 2014

Gas Gas may not be the most popular bikes in enduro or indeed its presence in top-tier competitions is a rather modest one, but the Spanish manufacturer delivers a very attractive bang for the buck-factor for the endure thrill-seekers.  For 2015, Gas Gas has prepared no less than 11 machines, with displacement ranging between the […]

Valentino's  #THISFORSIC58  Suit is Now up for Auction

Valentino’s #THISFORSIC58 Suit is Now up for Auction

Wednesday, June 18 2014

As from 1pm GMT today the  suit worn by Valentino Rossi during the Italian Grand Prix is up for auction on Ebay. The link can be accessed from Dainese.com. The lucky buyer will receive the authentic suit delivered to his/her place inside a special display case, autographed by the nine times World Champion Valentino Rossi himself. Lining […]

Ducati Team support INTERPOL’S Turn Back Crime campaign

Ducati Team support INTERPOL’S Turn Back Crime campaign

Wednesday, June 18 2014

The Turn Back Crime campaign is racing ahead as the Ducati Team add their support to INTERPOL’s efforts to tackle a wide range of crimes.  At the GP of Catalunya, the Turn Back Crime logo was added to the Desmosedici GP14 machines of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, and Pramac Racing Team’s Andrea […]