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Gallery: 2017 Red Bull KTM RC16

Sometimes all you need is a gallery of images to remedy another torrid Monday, so how about KTM’s 2017 RC16 shot by the insanely talented Sebas Romero? Launched today, just down the road from its factory in Mattighofen, KTM unveiled 2017’s colours and already look set to win this season’s sexiest bike competition, although we’re not entirely sure who the… 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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Photo Spesh: Viñales triggers beast mode at Valencia Test

Happy New Year! 2017 starts now, well, it started on Tuesday in Valencia and the happiest man leaving the test must have been Maverick Viñales. Fastest on both days and the only man to dip into the 1m29s, Yamaha’s new factory pilot looked comfortable from the outset and the odds of him claiming a maiden title in 2017 have been… Read more →

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Video: Ducati Cup Vlog @ Oulton Park BSB + Onboard

Oulton Park is one of those archetypal UK racetracks. Stunning Cheshire scenery, an exhilarating rollercoaster of undulations, crests and rises, multiple surface changes and bordering on precarious in terms of safety – as verified last weekend with a few bikes greeting spectator areas. Not that I’m complaining though. If you don’t want to race it, don’t ride it… Like Cadwell,… Read more →

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Flat Tracking a Ducati Scrambler

Have you ever tried slotting the proverbial square peg into a round hole? Using a ham and cheese baguette to play snooker, or maybe a pane of glass as a tennis racquet? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’d probably love riding a genuinely road legal, perfectly pristine motorcycle round a speedway track for shits and giggles.… Read more →

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5 Things… About Michelin’s Return To MotoGP

Seven years after relinquishing MotoGP’s first ever control tyre contract, Michelin is back in the paddock and supplying all things rubbery to the premier class. It wasn’t exactly a smooth reintroduction into the GP paddock (neither was Bridgestone’s to be fair), with numerous riders chucking it down the road during initial testing following years of Bridgestone’s unflappable front-end grip. And… Read more →

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Isle of Man TT: A Newcomer’s Perspective

How does one rationally portray the absurdity of racing at the Isle of Man TT? Even the greatest wordsmiths would have difficulty in articulately describing first-hand experiences, so I’m really going to struggle here. It’s virtually impossible to explain my fortnight of fresh, previously unprovoked emotions and on-track sensations without reeling off a list of expletives – my first lap… Read more →

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Panigale Highside

As some already know, I’m not racing at Brands Hatch this weekend due to personal reasons (intensive care, kids, and shit). However, that hasn’t halted the P&H Motorcycles/Carl Cox Motorsport team providing high-class entertainment in the Ducati TriOptions Cup, with my team-mate, Leon Morris launching a naughty highside while exiting Clearways. There have been very few highsides in the Ducati… Read more →

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Video: James Hillier’s 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike

As you probably would have gathered by now, we spent some time with James Hillier – the third fastest man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT course – down at his team base of Bournemouth Kawasaki in, erm, Bournemouth. There was our TT-based chat and Maccas drive-thru VanVlogs, but we also were lucky enough to witness the birthing… Read more →

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Video trailer: Dream the Impossible

Inspirational legend and the world’s first paraplegic road racer, Talan Skeels-Piggins, is featured in this trailer by Speechless Films: Dream the Impossible. Proud comrade of 44Teeth, Talan went onto setup The Bike Experience – a charity that teaches riders with an array of disabilities how to get back on a bike again – before setting up the world’s first disabled… Read more →

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What can we expect from KTM in MotoGP?

There I was, sitting in the hotel lobby, waiting for the shuttle to Losail circuit before qualifying and wondering how I was going to survive another day without alcohol in Qatar. Thoughts of KTM’s MotoGP project also meandered though my mind as, moments earlier, I was told that Bradley Smith had signed for the Austrians. And would you believe it?… Read more →

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10 things we’ve learned after Qatar GP

As you may well have clocked from social media activities, we were at Losail circuit in Qatar for MotoGP’s season opener. The principal reason for the jaunt was building investigation work for FIFA the launch of ‘Valentino Rossi – The Game,’ although the main event was obviously some intense racing in all classes. The gaming industry has, seemingly, endless pots… Read more →