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Terry Shepherd (1931 – 2012)

Former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and legendary two-stroke engine tuner, Terry Shepherd passed away on October 5 2012, after a battle with cancer. He started racing Norton motorcycles in the 1950s, and a passion for engine tuning soon followed - partly out of necessity. The Norton’s valves would regularly bend under racing conditions, and many racers would buy new ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 October 2012

BMW HP4 available from 1 December 2012

BMW has revealed the prices of the new HP4 and HP4 Carbon which will go on sale from December 1, 2012. The 193bhp standard 2013 HP4 is priced at £16,700 OTR while the Carbon version will cost £19,350 OTR. The Carbon edition features a range of carbon fibre parts and accessories in addition to the standard model. 2013 BMW HP4 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 October 2012

Failed Ducati robbery

In Moto, Croydon was targeted by hammer wielding thieves on Tuesday September 4 at 5:30pm. A gang of six youths equipped with three scooters attempted to steal two Ducati 1199’s by trying to walk the machines out in broad daylight. Unfortunately for them, the staff were not having any of it. Paul Read immediately spotted the robbers and tackled them ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 10 September 2012

Kawasaki ZX-6R stolen as accident victim lay helpless

While Glenn Hawkins lay injured after a serious accident, his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was stolen by a man posing as a good Samaritan according to the Bristol Post. Mr Hawkins was riding through Bristol city centre on 1st August to get his bike serviced. Despite traffic lights being red for pedestrians and green for vehicles, a cyclist crossed the road ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 07 August 2012

Hein Gericke UK placed into Administration

Hein Gericke UK has been placed into administration with buyers for the British arm of the German parent company now being sought. The administrators, Moorfields Corporate Recovery are looking to sell the business and have invited interested parties to get in touch by Monday 6th August. Simon Thomas, of Moorfields said “While on-going economic pressures have affected sales in recent ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 31 July 2012

Honda returns to Dakar

Honda has announced it’s to re-enter the Dakar Rally after 23 years of absence. The four-man team including Brit Sam Sunderland will ride a prototype based on Honda’s CRF450X developed by HRC. From 1981 through to 1989 Honda competed in the legendary Paris- Dakar race. Out of nine entries, they won five. “We are aiming for the championship from this ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 02 July 2012

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