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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
BMW owns 2015: S 1000 RR best-selling supersports
As well as bragging the best-selling supersports bike over 125cc with the S 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad UK has announced its most successful year to date in 2015. 136,963 bikes were sold worldwide last year – 8,478 in the UK with a 22% increase over 2014 – ensuring BMW... Read more
Shock News: Helmet Cameras Not Dangerous
Much has been made of helmet-mounted cameras and consequent safety fears over their contribution in furthering injuries, specifically head trauma. As motovlogging erupts and the digital era evolves, sticking a camera on your noggin has never been so popular. From a corporate health and safety point of view, the... Read more
Ducati announce a jolly prosperous 2015…
Aside from the Rossi/Marquez skirmish, and the release of Fifty Shades of Grey: the movie, 2015 looks set to be remembered for record-breaking manufacturer sales. Ducati has today announced its figures from last season, with 54,800 units leaving the Bologna factory leading to a 22% growth over 2014.   Europe... Read more
Triumph’s Triumph + The End of the Daytona?
Rumours currently festering suggest that Triumph could ditch the Daytona 675 from its range in the not too distant future. Over its decade of existence, the 675 has been developed into the world’s greatest ‘600’ in standard trim, annihilating anything that Japan has had to offer with unrivalled handling... Read more
Reach for the lasers. Safe as f*ck…
BMW are showcasing a few innovative concepts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which starts today (6th of Jan), and hint at how they could make production in the near future. Pioneers of safety and the see and be seen mantra, the first concept is a K... Read more
Wunderlich 2WD BMW R 1200 GS
German purveyors of all things BMW, Wunderlich has released a teaser of things to come after developing an additional front-wheel drive system for the GS. For now, it’s just a concept, but a lovely, juicy 2WD concept nonetheless – dubbed the R 1200 GS LC. Using a 10Kw electrical... Read more