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Video: Ducati boss announces resignation

Ben Purvis, 15 May 2007 16:24

Ducati's president and chief executive Federico Minoli has announced his retirement from the firm via an on-line video blog. Minoli, who has been running Ducati for the last 11 years, took the reins when investors Texas Pacific bought the company from former boss Claudio Castiglioni. He explains on the video that now Texas Pacific has sold its share to another ...

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Leap of faith

Ben Purvis, 11 April 2007 13:50

Evel Knievel has found God according to an interview with his local paper, the Montana Standard. The legendary daredevil, who has been fighting pulmonary fibrosis for several years, has been baptised by televangelist the Rev. Robert H. Schuller. Speaking to the Montana Standard, he said: “I know that when I leave this earth, God’s going to take care of me, ...

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Hungarian bike firm back after 30 years

Ben Purvis, 08 April 2007 07:30

Hungarian bike firm Pannonia is being revived this year with a new V-twin cruiser. It’s just a 234cc motor, making 18.5bhp, but it’s the first bike to carry the Pannonia name since the mid 1970s, when the original firm collapsed. The name dates back to 1954, and in 20 years of production the company turned out 689,039 machines.

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170mph Youtube speeder caught

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 11:03

Police in Scotland have found a rider who posted video clips of himself doing 170mph on the road. The unnamed man posted several clips including ones showing him doing wheelies on a Yamaha R1 and riding at up to 170mph on a Fireblade along the East Lothian coast. Police believe they have identified the rider as a 34-year-old from Edinburgh. ...

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Airbag Goldwings arrive in June

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 11:01

Honda has announced its airbag-equipped Goldwing is to finally go into production in its American factory in the near future, with the first machines arriving in American dealerships on June 29, 2007. The airbag machine will come in the white and silver colour scheme shown here.

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Stelvio back to the drawing board

Ben Purvis, 15 March 2007 16:20

After being shown to dealers in a secret meeting last month, Moto Guzzi’s Stelvio has been sent back the firm’s R&D department to have a series of alterations made. Guzzi insiders say the bike will get alterations to the front fairing and engine upgrades before its official unveiling, which is now scheduled for October this year.

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Cheap insurance with a CBR125R

Ben Purvis, 13 March 2007 15:14

Honda’s best-selling CBR125R is being offered with a cheap insurance deal through Honda Insurance. All CBR125Rs registered between March 1 and May 31 will get 25 percent off third party fire and theft cover through the firm's own insurance scheme - a deal which Honda reckons could see premiums of under £400 even for 17-year-old riders as long as they ...

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Three wheeled superbike

Ben Purvis, 19 January 2007 09:00

Crazy French tuner Ludovic Lazareth has created this R1-based trike – pre-empting the soon-to-be-launched Can-Am Spyder three-wheeler which is set to be launched next month. Lazareth plans to build his Triazuma R1s to order, with a price of around £30,000.    With a full 172bhp from the R1 engine, it offers superbike-style performance. And that’s just what the new Can-Am will ...

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Triumph caught on video

Ben Purvis, 11 January 2007 11:30

This new Triumph prototype has been caught testing at the Almeria circuit in Spain. Although it looks a lot like a stock Speed Triple, the bike has a double-sided swingarm similar to that on the Daytona 675, and a different chassis compared to the stock Speed Triple. The exhaust system appear to be from the 1050cc Speed Triple – suggesting ...


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