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Tiger 800 fastest-selling Triumph for a decade

Guy Procter, 03 June 2011 14:49

The Tiger 800 has become the fastest-selling new Triumph in over a decade. The Hinckley firm shifted 700 Tiger 800s and XCs in just the first four months of 2011. It's a timely riposte to BMW, whose boss Hendrik von Kuenheim lays into Triumph for 'copying' its F800GS in this week's MCN. In an outspoken interview he says he feels ...

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TT3D - yet more cinemas, yet more success

Guy Procter, 05 May 2011 10:51

Word-of-mouth marketing has seen TT3D: Closer to the Edge reach even more cinemas, and smash the half-million mark in box-office receipts after two weekends – a key movie milestone. The new cinemas are listed below, but TT3D is still playing at the full nationwide list of locations you can browse here. The film’s success sees it on course to match ...

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Brammo launches four 'game changing' new bikes: ones real riders will like

Guy Procter, 04 May 2011 09:49

American electric bike manufacturer Brammo is launching four new models featuring 'a game-changing mechatronic propulsion unit that emulates the feeling and performance of a traditional internal combustion engine'. Principally, the technology – dubbed IET, for Integrated Electric Transmission – offers the rider six gears, enabling them to balance or maximise acceleration, top speed and range, just like they would on ...

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Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 18:04

What else is there to say when faced with this combination of all good things that is the £5500 QTvan mobility scooter caravan? We don't know how this has passed us by until the very evening before the Royal wedding, for which it is being marketed. Sorry.

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The lazy way to look at tons of Tuono V4R pictures

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 17:54

Want to wallow in some Tuono V4R-porn? We can understand that. Here’s a way to bathe your eyes in all its loveliness – but BE WARNED, the effect on your ears will be the opposite.  

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You bought their kitchens. Will you buy their bikes?

Guy Procter, 28 April 2011 12:13

The Ikea incursion has seen the Swedish way of life occupy our homes and give us undreamt-of storage options. Now they’re after your garage, as long defunct brand Swedish brand Ockelbo ponders a revival. Former snowmobile-maker Ockelbo has been helped by a group of students from the Umeå Institute of Design, who’ve created a range of concept bikes aimed at ...

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TT3D smashes into UK box office top 10 - where to see it

Guy Procter, 27 April 2011 12:31

TT3D Closer to the Edge has spread to 60 MORE new cinemas, ranking it among the most successful big screen documentary releases ever. The buzz around the brilliant biking movie continues to grow, and no wonder when viewers are reacting as they are (see below). As of this Friday TT3D is in the 130 cinemas listed below, and more keep ...

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KTM 525 EXC: now Roland Sands has the best bikes AND customers

Guy Procter, 08 April 2011 17:10

This is Roland Sands’ latest take on his ‘cafe-moto’ theme, just picked up by its delighted new owner. And a lovely pair they make. Roland, we hate you. About the bike“Happiness comes in many forms and today it comes in the color of a beautiful ripe California grown tangerine. What started out as a rough build has been molded into ...

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Motus MST-01: first studio shots fire enthusiasm for 'hot rod' V4

Guy Procter, 09 March 2011 11:12

American start-up Motus’ new sport tourer has met with enthusiasm among riders and designers in spite of initial luke-warm commentary over its looks. Former Ducati and Piaggio star Pierre Terblanche has hailed the 1650cc V4 a “wonderful achievement – a great concept, great engine, and don’t forget this is a conservative market so I think the looks are fitting.” Norton’s ...

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Man behind most aggressive and unsafe bike ad ever hails industry ban on aggressive, unsafe bike ads

Guy Procter, 21 July 2010 10:32

The motorcycle industry in Europe has imposed a voluntary ban on adverts portaying ‘Aggressive riding styles, and any depiction of unsafe behaviour on public roads’. ACEM, the manufacturers’ representative body, made the move in response to the European Commission’s Road Safety Action Programme, which ‘puts focus on vulnerable road users’.   Stefan Pierer, ACEM President and boss of KTM, says: "Motorcycle ...


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