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Yamaha reveals new YZF-R125 at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Andy Downes, 14 February 2014 12:19

Yamaha has revealed for the first time an updated 2014 version of the big-selling YZF-R125 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at Excel in London this morning. The new bike replaces Britain’s best-selling supersport 125 model gets new styling, new upside down forks, radially mounted front brake caliper, a full digital dash and new lightweight wheels. The overhaul ...

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Ducati begins Monster 1200 production

Andy Downes, 28 January 2014 09:51

Ducati has started building the first of the new generation of Monster 1200 models ahead of next months official press launch. The new Monster 1200 comes in two versions, a standard bike with 135bhp and a more powerful and higher specification S model with 145bhp and different suspension, wheels and brakes. Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali was on hand to start ...

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Changes to A2 test delayed

Andy Downes, 14 January 2014 12:04

Planned changes for the A2 bike test to reduce the minimum power of the bikes allowed to be ridden have been pushed back by delays in getting proposed legislation approved by Parliament.It’s not thought any potential test candidates have been affected by this as the bikes allowed under the current rules were never changed while the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) ...

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KTM Freeride E first ride

Andy Downes, 28 December 2013 09:30

It’s safe to say that, so far, sales of electric motorcycles in any class have been almost inconsequentially small. But, on the basis of a short test on a pre-production KTM Freeride E motocross bike, it’s equally clear that this could simply be because the right bikes haven’t been available to buy – yet. The threats to off-road riding have ...

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Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Andy Downes, 13 December 2013 17:15

Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly reported’. Triumph’s statement shows the company made a £0.1m operating loss before interest and tax which is down from a £15.7 million profit in 2012. Triumph says ...

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Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Andy Downes, 20 November 2013 10:20

Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown are anywhere near production but the XV950R café racer is about as close as you can get. The electric PED1, PED1 and Evino scooter are ...

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Online petition for stranded Sean Emmett gains support

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 14:49

An online petition calling for the UK Government to help get former British Superbike racer Sean Emmett returned to this country from Dubai has gained nearly 4000 signatures in just a few days.Emmett, 43, has been trapped in Dubai since the death of this new bride who Abbie fell to her death from their hotel room balcony in February earlier ...

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Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

Andy Downes, 23 September 2013 14:19

New V-Strom 1000 gets 100bhp, traction control, ABS and three colourschemes as it enters the adventure bike market priced around £10,000 Suzuki is continuing to stretch out pre-launch information surrounding the new V-Strom 1000 adventure bike but at least now it has confirmed some concrete details about the much-anticipated motorcycle.Suzuki revealed further details of the bike at the final round ...

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Road closed to bikes only near Ace Café

Andy Downes, 20 August 2013 11:21

A local council has banned just motorcycles using a road near the famous Ace Café in North London as part of a six-week trial following months of complaints about anti-social riding and racing on the road. Brent council has now banned motorcycles from Rainsford Road after a number of complaints about dangerous riding and large groups of bystanders. The ban ...

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BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

Andy Downes, 05 July 2013 17:31

BMW has unveiled a new version of the the six cylinder K1600 which the firm is calling the 'GT Sport'. The GT Sport has just been unveiled at the 'BMW Motorrad Days 2013' event in Garmisch. The GT Sport has a shorter windscreen, new graphics, black painted highlights on the body work, and will sit along side the current GT ...

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