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Bayliss shows off front wheel burn out

Andy Downes, 21 May 2014 10:37

Anyone who has ever locked the front wheel of their bike will tell you of the buttock-clenching sense of fear and the reality of it often causing a bike to crash. Now imagine doing it on purpose, accelerating up to over 100mph for more than 200 metres and not crashing. And then doing it again the next lap. Multiple World ...

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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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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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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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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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Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

Andy Downes, 02 January 2013 11:41

Motorcycle dealer and long time backer of motorcycle racing Colin Appleyard is one of four people from the motorcycle world honoured by the Queen in the New Year's Honours list. Appleyard has been involved in all levels of racing both on and off road for many years and is highly respected in the racing world. He has now been awarded ...

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Schwantz and Mamola lap the TT course

Andy Downes, 06 June 2012 15:48

Racing legends Kevin Schwantz and Randy Mamola were just two of the racing legends taking part in the Arai Parade Lap at the Isle of Man TT today. Other famous riders included current TT racers Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson along with retired racers Neil Hodgson, Steve Plater, 13-times TT winner Phillip McCallen and British Superbike championship leader Josh Brookes. ...

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Racing at 160mph on ice

Andy Downes, 12 March 2012 10:31

A completely new twist on the bike vs car race has been put together by French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal who have pitted a Yamaha R1 against a Porsche 911 on ice. The spectacular teaser video is promoting the new issue of the magazine on sale soon but it doesn’t make it clear who wins. It doesn’t really matter as ...

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Former Donington Park boss dies

Andy Downes, 02 March 2012 17:31

Robert Fearnall, a former boss of Donington Park racing circuit in Leicestershire has died at home at the age of 57 it has been announced. An official statement from Donington Park reads: “Kevin Wheatcroft, owner and executive chairman of Donington Park Racing Ltd, announced today the sad news of the death of Robert Fearnall. Robert (57) had devoted most of ...

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Ian Hutchinson feared to have broken leg again

Andy Downes, 01 February 2012 13:07

UPDATE 09:56am, 02/02/2012: It has been confirmed that Hutchinson has indeed broken his leg – both his tibia and fibula have been fractured and the damaged left leg has been externally fixated (ie put in a metal cage). It's not known how long he will be out of action, but the usual recovery time for a tib and fib break ...

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