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Ossa begin production of TR280i, the 'World's lightest Trial bike'

Spanish trial bike brand Ossa has begun production of its new 2011 'Worlds lightest Trial bike' the TR280i. The well renowned brand which re-entered the motorcycle world last year has made the original motorcycle 'lighter easier to drive'. The main changes to the model are to improve ergonomics and create better maneuverability at low speed. They have done this with ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 22 July 2011

Motorcycle gloves of the future?

Check out these sci-fi motorcycle gloves that allow you to control a smart phone when it’s in your pocket.  The gloves make it possible to answer calls and listen to music while riding at the touch of your fingertips. The BEARTek glove comes in two parts, an inner one with the controls and a motorcycle or ski glove that it ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 22 July 2011

Yamaha greats together at Laguna

GP legends Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Kel Carruthers were reunited this week as part of Yamaha Racing’s 50th anniversary. The four greats, along with current Yamaha stars Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Colin Edwards  and our own Cal Crutchlow teamed up at Laguna Seca in advance of this weekend’s US MotoGP to shoot a promotional video to be ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 22 July 2011

‘King Kenny’s R1’ up for grabs!

A special, one-off Yamaha R1 which is to be ridden by GP legend 'King' Kenny Roberts at the US MotoGP this weekend is to be auctioned off for charity. Fans of the three times 500cc world champion will be able to bid for the bike, which features a special ‘Yamaha 50th anniversary’ red/white paintscheme and a selection of Yamaha performance ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 July 2011

More Harley-Davidson cuts

Against a backdrop of declining sales Harley-Davidson has split from its long term US ad agency and, in the UK, is reducing or freezing prices. Ad agency Carmichael Lynch, who had handled Harley’s advertising for 31 years, have dropped the Milwaukee manufacturer with agency president Doug Spong commenting: “It got to the point where we no longer felt we could take ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 September 2010

25% off Yamaha leathers

Yamaha has extended its offer of 25% off the RRP off its Speedblock leathers up to September 30. To claim the 25% discount and find out where the nearest Lifestyle Centre, click here

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 03 September 2010

Honda's £20 giveaway

Honda is giving away vouchers worth £20 that can be used when you spend £50 or more at official UK dealers before the end of October. The vouchers can be used towards helmets, gloves, heated grips or even an MOT or service. Get yours at www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles. Just click on the £20 banner and print it off.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 September 2010

2011 Yamaha Stryker unveiled

This is the new-for-2011 Yamaha Stryker – the firm’s most extreme custom yet, aimed squarely at the Honda Fury. The 1300cc V-twin Stryker is based on the XVS1300 Midnight star, sharing its 1304cc; fuel-injected, liquid-cooled motor delivering 78.8ftlb of torque. Like the Fury it has an extreme chopper style with raked out forks, a slim, 21-inch front wheel, low 26.4-inch seat, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 02 September 2010

Sidecar expected to fetch £70K

An historic motorcycle racing outfit which won the GP sidecar world championship twice is expected to reach more than £70,000 at auction later this year. Helmut Fath, the designer, builder and racer of the outfit, made his own four-cylinder engine and named it URS, after Ursenbach in Germany where the project was conceived. It had problems for the first two ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 September 2010

Norton breaks record at Bonneville

Norton’s 961 Commando SE broke a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Falts, Utah, USA, yesterday (Monday) by recording an average top speed of 129.191mph. The bike, officially entered by Norton into the annual BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials was ridden by Alan Cathcart and claimed the record for the 1000cc Production Push-rod class. The previous record was set last ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 31 August 2010

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