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Evel Knievel suffers stroke

Ben Purvis, 08 June 2007 10:41

Evel Knievel is in hospital following a stroke according to his son Robbie, who fears for his father’s health. Speaking in advance of a jump planned for this weekend, where he will leap over more than $4 billion in fake cash at the Independence Ride in Wilmington, Delaware, he told reporters that Evel’s health is failing. Speaking to American TV ...

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Battery-powered Killacycle set to be fastest bike ever

Ben Purvis, 23 May 2007 13:26

Already holding the record as the fastest ever two or four-wheeled electric-powered drag racer, the KillaCycle is now being aimed at the outright drag bike record. To take the electric record, ther machine completed an 8.168s quarter-mile at 155.74mph, but the American engineeer behind the project, Bill Dube, is confident they can chalenge the outright record of 5.88 seconds at ...

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Triumph tourer spied

Ben Purvis, 02 May 2007 10:05

These are the first spy photos to reveal the final look of Triumph's new 2.3 litre tourer based on the Rocket III. The new bike might share the Rocket's engine, but the bodywork, suspension and chassis are all new, suggesting it will be marketed as a completely separate model rather than just as a Rocket derivative. With fixed panniers, a ...

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Scorpa trials quad

Ben Purvis, 10 April 2007 16:34

This weird-looking creation is headed for production according to its designers at Scorpa. Based on a trials bike, the trials quad simply adds another two wheels, and was originally shown last year as simply an attention grabbing concept. Such was the interest, the firm is now looking at creating a production version, and is working on rideable prototypes with an ...

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Honda E4-01 production likely

Ben Purvis, 10 April 2007 16:23

Honda’s 2005 E4-01 concept bike is looking increasingly likely to become a production machine with the firm patenting several technical aspects of the design. When the bike was first shown in Tokyo, the firm wouldn’t even reveal what sort of engine was fitted, but the new patents reveal that despite its scooter-style looks it’s got a 904cc three-cylinder engine that ...

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Learn to ride with Suzuki

Ben Purvis, 05 April 2007 11:01

Suzuki has linked-up with BSM to provide a new training scheme that will get riders through their test in just six days. As well as putting riders through their CBTs and Direct Access tests, using VanVan 125s and SV650s, the course will allow participants to test ride a selection of Suzukis after passing the test. These will include the Bandit ...

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Active Hayabusa gets supercharger

Ben Purvis, 05 April 2007 10:04

Massively-powerful turbo Hayabusas might normally be the realm of American tuners but Japanese tuner Active has created its own take on the theme for the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The firm has opted against the normal turbocharger in favour of a Rotrex supercharger, cranking power up to over 250bhp. The supercharger is plumbed into a one-off air intake plenum, offering up ...

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Suzuki offers new finance option

Ben Purvis, 03 April 2007 10:47

Suzuki GB has announced a new three-year 0% typical APR finance deal running from 1st April - 30th June 2007. With a minimum £1 deposit, buyers can ride away on the Bandit 650 (K6), SV650 (K6), DR-Z400SM and GS500 models. Suzuki GB marketing manager Paul de Lusignan commented, “After great feedback on our previous finance offers, we are delighted to ...

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Free T-shirt for GSX-R test rides

Ben Purvis, 03 April 2007 10:39

Suzuki is offering a free GSX-R1000 T-shirt to anyone who tests the new K7 GSX-R1000 before April 23, 2007. Simply book a test ride at your local dealer, try the bike, and whether or not you decide to buy the GSX-R, you'll be eligible for the free T-shirt.

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Derbi's race-rep Senda supermoto

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 13:34

Derbi has released this garish version of its Senda supermoto in the colours of its Malassi race team. The bike is set to go on sale in Europe at a cost of 3450 Euros (£2350), although UK availability is not yet confirmed.

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