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MotoGP: Statement from Silverstone

Well, race day didn’t go to plan did it? My goolies have only just dried out after a day of waiting around for track action in consistent rain. Regardless of that rain, we should have witnessed a MotoGP race today, but Silverstone’s new surface dictated otherwise. The good news, however, is that Tito Rabat’s surgery (on multiple leg fractures) went… Read more →

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Panigale V4 makes BSB debut at Thruxton

Riders Motorcycles’ Martin Jessopp gave the Ducati Panigale V4 its British Superbike debut at Thruxton over the weekend – albeit during a gap in racing when sponsors’ pillion rides take place (and there must have been a serious love sesh with Race Director, Stuart Higgs as this sort of skulduggery never happens at BSB). In anticipation of swapping his BMW… Read more →

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MV Agusta Unveils Moto2 Weapon

After a 42-year hiatus from Grand Prix racing, MV Agusta has finally unveiled its all-new Moto2 challenger for the 2019 season – and it looks very naughty indeed. The Varese factory has chosen Forward Racing as its squad, although pilots for next year have yet to be confirmed. Of course, MV’s handiwork centres around a trellis/ally plate frame and houses… Read more →

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Join us at Thruxton BSB

Yes sports fans. Join us for British Superbikes at Thruxton next week (3rd-5th of August), as we’ve teamed-up with the UK’s greatest dealership, Bahnstormer BMW, for a weekend of two wheel chatter and general hang time. The Budget Bike Battle steeds will be present and stealing the limelight in Bahnstormer’s mini showroom, right next to the skidpan in Thruxton’s all-new… Read more →

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Suzuki Recalls GSX-R1000 & GSX-R1000R

Suzuki has just confirmed a recall on all GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R models, which affects just over 600 registered bikes in the UK. The recall has been, erm, called due to iffy ECUs that need replacing. Don’t panic. Nothing too serious. Suzuki has identified a potential fault when upshifting from first to second gear, where neutral can be selected and consequent… Read more →

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2018 Ducati MotoGP Gallery

With the usual Ducati cinematic soundtrack resonating in the background, Claudio Domenicali hosted Ducati’s 2018 MotoGP presentation at the firm’s auditorium in Bologna along with a lovely brunette lady in a fresh black number. Gigi Dall’Igna and his marvellous monobrow then took to the stage to talk briefly about the tech side of things. Of course, extracting anything juicy from… Read more →

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210bhp+ Ducati Desmosedici Stradale V4 Unveiled

Is the new Panigale V4 the most anticipated mass-produced bike in recent times? Probably, although pics have leaked onto the interwebs and its samey curves aren’t to everyone’s taste. Unless, of course, this is the world’s most elaborate hoax, and Ducati will astound us with something all-new in November when the Panigale V4 is finally (and officially) released. After years… Read more →

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Triumph Turntable by Rega

Kings of heritage and modern classics, Triumph has been busy working on its latest collaboration. This one is slightly less important than the recent announcement regarding a global partnership with Indian manufacturer, Bajaj. However, this one is far funkier. The Hinckley factory has been working alongside Rega – a renowned British firm who produce top-shelf music equipment – to create… Read more →

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Triumph Announce Global Partnership With Bajaj

Triumph has just announced a ‘global partnership’ with Indian manufacturer, Bajaj – the world’s 3rd largest motorcycle manufacturer – which is a major deal for the Hinckley factory. Triumph claims that the partnership will deliver a range of mid-capacity bikes, further design and development technology and worldwide distribution, among other obvious benefits such as wallet-friendly bikes.   If this isn’t a… Read more →

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Yamaha Debuts Bluetooth ‘Power Tuner’ App

Like most manufacturers, Yamaha has just ripped the sheets of its 2018 motocross range, halfway through 2017, and there’s something particularly salacious about the new YZ450F. As well as a new engine, a new chassis and the introduction of electric start to compliment a host of fresh upgrades, Yamaha has furnished the ‘18 Four-Fiddy with some fancy Bluetooth technology. In… Read more →

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Triumph confirmed as Moto2 engine supplier

In this year’s worst kept secret, Triumph has finally been confirmed as Moto2 engine supplier from the 2019 season onwards after signing a deal with Dorna. The Hinckley factory will provide a ‘dedicated race-tuned’ 765cc triple motor based on the all-new Street Triple, with obvious upgrades for competition use to cope with higher revs.   A modified cylinder head, titanium valves,… Read more →

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The heat of the moment…

I hope many of you watched or have caught up with World Superbikes from Assen last weekend. Not only is The Cathedral of Speed one of the finest circuits on the calendar to ride, it provides plenty of close racing and unconditional on-track action thanks to its fast and flowing nature. And this weekend saw a certain amount of conspicuous… Read more →