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Behind the 1,986-page GP stat bible - now available to the public

Guy Procter, 03 April 2013 10:37

Previously only available to professionals, the FIM MotoGP Results 1949-2012 is the 2000-page book that's the ultimate reference tool of motorcycle Grand Prix racing. Published under the auspices of Dorna (MotoGP) and the FIM, and detailing all the results and details of every grand prix from 1949 to 2012 inclusive, it's compiled annually and the new edition is available to ...

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Would you ride 193mph down this road in the rain?

Guy Procter, 31 May 2012 16:07

A 28-year-old man has been charged with riding at nearly 200mph on this road in the rain on Wednesday evening. It's just south of Albany in the state of New York and the same location another rider was clocked doing 166mph a few weeks previously. Police say Anthony Anderson was doing 193 mph on Interstate 87 when he was spotted ...

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What's your best Honda CBR600 story?

Guy Procter, 11 April 2012 11:29

Honda's often humble yet frequently fantastic CBR600 has a birthday coming up, and to celebrate we'd like to swap a few stories. Honda CBR600s for sale.  Not just the big stuff about its exploits on the world stage, but the everyday and personal stories the CBR600's been at the centre of for you – and which help explain why it's ...

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New TE 125 two-stroke spearheads Husaberg's all-enduro 2012 range

Guy Procter, 01 June 2011 17:21

Husaberg has revealed an all-new rip-snorting 'beginner' bike for enduro fans in the form of the two-stroke TE 125. The £5745 bike shares top-drawer components with its bigger brothers including Brembo brakes, closed cartridge forks, fully adjustable PDS shock and machined triple-clamps.  Husaberg boasts the bike's handling will be unbeatable in its class. All 2012 Husabergs also get primped for ...

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Husaberg ditches supermotos after selling 7 in 2010

Guy Procter, 01 June 2011 17:13

Husaberg has ditched the last of its supermoto models after selling just 7 in the UK last year. The innovative FS 570 four-stroke was the last of the Swedish supermotos to remain in the 2011 lineup, but in spite of favourable reviews and its novel laid-down single cylinder engine, it was able to shift only four units. More encouragingly Husaberg ...

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New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

Guy Procter, 26 May 2011 15:49

It’s £6100, manageably powerful, made in Bologna and a Ducati - but will it displace the 696 Monster on many entry-level Duke wishlists? Possibly not, despite besting it on weather protection and tank range. It’s the latest, as yet unannounced iteration of the FreeDuck hybrid quadricycle (a car you can drive on a bike license). And yes it is made ...

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Suzuki/VW tie-up yields first fruit?

Guy Procter, 21 April 2011 17:08

VW has surprised the Shanghai car show by revealing an electric scooter. And if this is the first fruit of the VW-Suzuki partnership (the German firm own a fifth of the GSX-R maker) we can’t wait for what’s coming next – specifically a few beers, a movie and bed. Weighing 20kg without batteries and powered by a 350-watt motor, the ...

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Ducati Diavel reviewed by Carlos Checa

Guy Procter, 30 March 2011 10:39

Resurgent WSB star Carlos Checa made use of some free time ahead of last weekend’s Donington round secretly testing the new Ducati Diavel in London. Somehow his coruscatingly frank review soon after leaked to MCN. Ducati Diavel review Video: Ducati Diavel first ride The insider revealed: “He really liked it. Though only riding in inner-city London, he said it was ...

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Motus MST-01: is direct injection the next big thing?

Guy Procter, 16 March 2011 16:54

Motus is keen to make hay from its head-start on gasoline direct injection (GDI), which features on their new MST-01 sports tourer, the first time the technology has been seen on a four-stroke bike. It’s credited with much of the car industry’s recent power, efficiency and emissions gains so it would appear set to spread like a rash over new ...

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Former Doohan team-mate Daryl Beattie banned from driving

Guy Procter, 13 August 2010 12:57

1995 GP500 runner-up Daryl Beattie has been banned from driving for a year after failing to give a breath test in Australia. 40 year old Beattie rode for Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki factory teams in the nineties, finishing ahead of team-mate Mick Doohan in 1994. He is currently employed as a commentator for an Australian TV channel.

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