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Rieju taking deposits on new “Duke Killer”

Dan Aspel, 15 July 2011 15:15

Catalan marque Rieju is taking deposits on a new, high spec. supermoto special, codenamed the "Duke Killer". Aimed at the same class of young riders as KTM’s recent 125 Duke (RRP £3495), the £3699 race-quality Pro SM Black Series represents a top-drawer upgrade to the existing MRT125 Pro. Upgrades to the 125cc Yamaha-engined stock MRT125 include: • Fully adjustable 40mm USD ...

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Weston Beach Race to move?

Dan Aspel, 02 February 2011 12:07

The Weston Beach Race could be forced to relocate, after a rival firm usurped the contract held by the annual event for the past thirty years. RHL Activities - which owns all rights to the Weston Beach Race name - is currently in talks with Sedgemoor District Council about taking the race to neighbouring Burnham-on-Sea or Brean. The move followed North ...

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New Super Ténéré colour announced

Dan Aspel, 26 January 2011 09:35

Yamaha have announced a new colour for the 2011 XT1200Z Super Ténéré: Competition White.  Find a Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré for sale Due in dealerships in the Spring, Yamaha says the new paint scheme has been released to celebrate the Japanese firm’s 50th year of competitive racing. To find out more about the Super Ten – or to book a ...

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Video: Honda CBR250R in detail

Dan Aspel, 28 October 2010 12:32

Honda has released the following video of its new CBR250R. 2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures The single 249cc cylinder will apparently make 26bhp and 17lb/ft of torque, while the bike itself will weigh 169kg. Honda says it has introduced the CBR250R “…to spread the unknown joy of riding around the world.” Price is not currently known, but estimated to be ...

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Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Honda Fireblade and CBR600RR colours

Dan Aspel, 06 October 2010 15:22

The Cologne Bike Show isn’t all redesigns and new models, there’s also the more hum-drum pleasure of new colours to be considered. Honda is parading its 2011 paint schemes, with the following updates on the table… The CBR1000RR and the CBR600RR will both be available in a moody graphite black and an HRC tricolour option. Fireblade fans wishing to make ...

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Nate Adams wins Red Bull X-Fighters Championship

Dan Aspel, 04 October 2010 13:27

Nate Adams has won the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour for the second year in a row. Despite finishing third in the final stage in Rome on Saturday, the American finished a narrow five points above Norwegian Andrè Villa in the final standings. Saturday’s star man was Spaniard Dany Torres, who electrified the 20,000 fans inside the Stadio Flaminio with ...

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White van men are better than you

Dan Aspel, 27 September 2010 13:54

White van men outperform bikers in almost every way, a survey has claimed. The survey of motorists, run by a UK insurance company, concluded that van drivers are the most well-read, physically fit and politically alert road users; as well as being the handiest around the house and the most likely to be self-employed. The majority of bikers said they ...


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