UK government shafts motorcyclists. Again
In the UK government drive to have a carbon neutral country as soon as possible, they’ve moved the goalposts once again. Now, they’re saying we won’t be able to buy a normally powered internal combustion (IC) engined car after 2030, and you won’t be able to buy a normally... Read more
BMW Motorrad Performance Academy
BMW have announced they’re launching an on-track performance academy starting in Spring 2022. Tuition will be dished out by current and former BSB riders, over four different courses using various BMW models. I think every motorcyclist, at some stage, should do some track riding. Not just so you can... Read more
Do you want to go on a bike launch?
One of the best things about working in the motorcycle media industry is occasionally you get the opportunity to attend the press launch of a new motorcycle. Despite there actually being a lot of work to do whilst you’re there, be it writing content for a magazine or website,... Read more
Stark Future VARG | 80hp electric MX bike
No, before you ask, the new motorcycle brand Stark Future, isn’t anything to do with fictional squillionaire superhero Tony Stark, also known as Ironman. No, they’re a new company (est. 2019) based in Barcelona (but with Swedish roots), that are going to ‘design, develop and manufacture cutting-edge electric motorcycles... Read more
Honda announce £10k bonus and free Fireblade for ’22 Superstock winner
As part of Honda Racing UK’s new National Superstock Support package, Honda have said they’ll give away a free CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, as well as a £10,000 bonus, to anyone who wins the British Superstock Championship after signing up to the program. As well as the championship bonuses, you’ll... Read more
Norton V4 Café Racer Prototype unveiled
Some people will turn their noses up at this simply because of the fact that it’s a Norton. Because despite the company being under completely new management, the word Norton, thanks to the actions of he-who-must-not-be-named, still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of many. And if I’d... Read more
John McGuiness back with Honda for 2022
He’s won 23 TTs. He was the first man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course at over 130mph. In 2022 he’ll start his 100th TT race. His name’s John McGuiness, and next season he’ll be back where he belongs, racing a Honda Fireblade at the... Read more
IOM TT Racing | Safety first
IOM TT racing comes with some inherent risks, and we all know what they are. Unfortunately, those ‘inherent’ risks are one of the things that make the event such a spectacle. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to mitigate those risks to any real degree, without also diluting... Read more
Yamaha gift Rossi R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute
Some people get a watch when they retire. Not Vale. He’s probably already got a cupboard full of watches. No, Yamaha were never going to get away with that. Instead, to celebrate the years and years the nine-time world champ spent at the pinnacle of the sport, and the... Read more
Ulster GP | Back in Business, possibly
It was announced over the weekend that the Ulster GP, which hasn’t happened since 2019, might have been given a new lease of life. The event was knocked on the head after a few years of bad weather, low revenue and spiralling debts. But there’s a new team in... Read more
Airbags on motorcycles are coming
ABS, cruise control, built-in speakers. You name it, there’s a bike with it these days. And it’s all tech that’s trickled down from the world of four wheels. It seems that anything a car manufacturer decides to incorporate into their models eventually finds it’s way onto a showroom motorcycle.... Read more
Buell are back in business
Today, the 1st November 2021, Buell have officially started manufacturing motorcycles once again. It’ll be the first time since 2009 that a Buell rolls off a production line, when Harley Davidson put the brand on the back burner, to try and save a few bucks. Harley Davidson, who sold... Read more