Motorcycle Musings

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Suzuki Announces Pricing + Availability of 2017 GSX-R1000

Suzuki GB has just conformed pricing and availability of the 2017 GSX-R1000 and the super-hot GSX-R1000R. The base model comes in at £13,249 and will be hitting showrooms in March, while the full-fat R version will cost £16,099 and is set to arrive on UK shores in May. Both GSX-Rs share the same (claimed) 202bhp engine that features Suzuki’s MotoGP-inspired… Read more →

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James Hillier’s C90 Charity Ride

TT superstar, James Hillier and his unfeasibly large testicles are about to embark on a crazy journey, all in the name of charity. The Ringwood Ringpiece Rocket will pilot a Honda C90 from Lands’ End to John o’ Groats, joined by an old school buddy to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. “To be honest this idea wasn’t thought through,”… Read more →

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Honda Unveils Self-Balancing Motorcycle

Fresh from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Honda has just released minor details of its new self-balancing motorcycle technology amongst a throng of other weird and whacky gadgetry. The Big H has always been a fan of pioneering robotic expertise (more so than any other manufacturer), and this has been incorporated into Moto Riding Assist technology that… Read more →

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British Motorsport ‘Could End’ Due To EU Ruling

Vnuk. A seemingly innocent four-letter acronym. It’s not. This one is basted in doom and misery, and it’s not even an FLA. This week, the government issued a document for public consultation with an option to implement the European Court’s decision involving the ‘Vnuk judgment.’ The Vnuk judgment imposes compulsory third party injury and damage insurance to all vehicles used… Read more →

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2017 Model Release | 04/10/16 | Save The Date

Rather than attending the Intermot show in Cologne, we’ll be razzing £50k’s worth of superbike exotica round Estoril at the 44Teeth trackday and filming yet more delicious content. Sometimes you’ve got just gotta take the rough with the smooth. Anyway, enough willy waving… The point is, just because we’re missing out on the show, it doesn’t mean you have to.… Read more →

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Supercharged Yamaha SR400 by Krugger

The latest addition to Yamaha’s Yard Built lushness is this inconspicuous SR400 retro racer. Built by Belgian custom builder, Fred ‘Krugger’ Bertrand, the 1970s lookalike takes inspiration from one of Valentino Rossi’s mechanics, Bernard Ansiau – who has also spannered for the likes of Wayne Rainey and Kenny Roberts.      This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you take a previously… Read more →

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All-new Yamaha & Öhlins Öfferings

Öhlins and Yamaha go together like a ham and cheese sandwich. The Swedish suspension überlord was once partly owned by the Japanese tuning fork brand and, although Kenth Öhlin bought back his majority shareholding in 2007, the two brands have always remained synonymous. And now there’s a fresh collaboration for this season. Yamaha dealers are offering a new range of… Read more →

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Guy Martin’s World Land Speed Record attempt is a go-go…

Ending months of speculation and anticipation, Triumph has just confirmed that the British brand will return to Bonneville Salt Flats this month in an attempt to smash the world land speed record. And the pilot? As expected, everyone’s favourite tea-drinking, pork scratching-making, occasional road racer and the best Top Gear presenter never to present Top Gear, Guy Martin. Guy will… Read more →

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2017 Can-Am Spyder

One too many wheels? Absolutely shite in traffic? Looks like a bastardised American muscle car on ‘roids? Quite possibly, but the Can-Am Spyder is hilarious fun in the right environment and takes drifting to another level – not that we’d know, officer… Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) – the parent company of Can-Am – invite future owners of the Spyder to… Read more →

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Video: Save of the Year?

Nobody likes crashing. Crashing is bad. Not even Ruben Xaus liked crashing despite his penchant for doing so most weekends. And highsides? No thanks, especially when you’ve worked your bollocks off to fund your pride and joy. Saving gargantuan highsides, broken bones and hideous amounts of money is usually left for the professionals (Randy Mamola’s infamous save back in the… Read more →

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Halo Unveil World’s First Active Helmet

Halo Active Technologies has launched the CTEC-1: the world’s first ‘active’ helmet that features a raft of juicy gadgets. With a carbon/Kevlar shell that looks suspiciously like a Shoei, its primary USPs are a cooling system with endothermic technology that instantly cools the inside of the helmet after severe impact, and an emergency GPS communications system. Halo claim that some… Read more →

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A Trio of Sexy Scramblers

Living in Italy has its obvious benefits: exquisite coffee, proper pizza, beautiful cities and architecture, just as beautiful ladies, sunshine in the summer and lashings of snow in the winter. Limoncello rhymes with Mugello. The list is endless but we’ll finish with Verona – the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julian – and this weekend’s Motor Bike Expo. The sometimes-maligned… Read more →