July

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit

I just had to stop at the side of the road on the way to work to take this photo! It's a topiary Wallace and Gromit on their motorbike on the grassy bit in the middle of the road on Great Charles...

Naked ambition

The big questions: Is the new Triumph Street Triple better than the Speed Triple? Is the new Buell better than the Speed Triple? Is there a new Buell naked coming? Come on, don't be shy with your views...

Win Oulton Park British Superbike VIP tickets, or be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl

Win Oulton Park British Superbike VIP tickets, or be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl

You could win two VIP passes to the Outlon Park British Superbike round, or be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl for the weekend in this competition in conjunction with series title sponsors Bennetts. The...

Anti-bike off-road registration bill withdrawn

Anti-bike off-road registration bill withdrawn

A Bill which sought to make all off-road bikes display number plates has been withdrawn. MP Graham Stringer’s off-road registration Bill required all non-road going motorcycles to register with the...

Video: Britain's leaning monkey trike

Video: Britain's leaning monkey trike

A few people have had a go at leaning trike prototypes but few make it past the drawing design stage. But here we have video of a completely working and road registered prototype that has been...

Beat motorcycle thieves - move to Galashiels

Beat motorcycle thieves - move to Galashiels

If you want your motorcycle to be as safe from theft as possible, you might want to avoid living somewhere with a postcode starting with N. And if you’re prepared to go to enormous lengths to protect...

Our motorcycle babe of the day for July 11, 2007

Our motorcycle babe of the day for July 11, 2007

The motorcycle babe of the day for July 11, 2007

The lighter side of Malaysian life

The lighter side of Malaysian life

"The Star" resident cartoonist's take on the crazy things that make Malaysian life what it is.

Home-made chopper

Home-made chopper

Nobody does it better... Made by hand in Indonesia! Tested and endorsed by a truly BMW rider.

Tandem speed camera

We were travelling along the A40 Llandovery road as a group of five bikes (six people in all) when Dyfed Powys police pulled over the first two bikes from the group. One was my son, the other my brother-in-law. The two other bikers carried on to the cafe. We stopped to see what the problem was. During the heated conversation with the officers they were told they were caught in tandem,...

Video: See spy footage of the Indiana Jones 4 motorcycle chase

Video: See spy footage of the Indiana Jones 4 motorcycle chase

The new Indiana Jones film has only just begun shooting, but clips have already started appearing on the internet, including a motorcycle chase and stunts. The clips have been shot by amateurs, and...

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman need protection on Long Way Down motorcycle trip

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman need protection on Long Way Down motorcycle trip

Superstar motorcycle riders Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have called on a crack team of UK experts to provide them protection during their 15,000 mile trip. But the intrepid motorcyclists...

Kawasaki’s GTR1400 First Crash Caught On Film

Kawasaki’s GTR1400 First Crash Caught On Film

Here's the first crash on the all-new Kawasaki GTR1400 – courtesy of some French mates of ours at top motorcycle magazine Moto Journal. The testers were at the launch of the bike last week, then set...

First look: 2008 four-stroke Husqvarna motocross and enduro range

First look: 2008 four-stroke Husqvarna motocross and enduro range

Husqvarna has just launched the entire 2008 motocross and enduro motorcycle range. There are nine new models with four-stroke and two-stroke engines – here’s a breakdown of the four-stroke...

Two-up in the south of Wales

Two-up in the south of Wales

With the money saved and the time booked off work, my girlfriend and I had a summer holiday planned abroad. Then the car's timing belt snapped. This required a change of plan. We decided to spend a...

New DSA multi-vehicle test centre for Leicester

New DSA multi-vehicle test centre for Leicester

Construction company Bluestone has completed a new £820,000 multi-vehicle test centre for the driving standards agency (DSA) in Leicester. The centre is one of around 35 that Bluestone is to build...

All new 'precious metal' line up from Kawasaki

All new 'precious metal' line up from Kawasaki

Kawasaki motorcycles have announced it’s ‘precious metal’ 0% finance deal has just got better. Brand new 2007 models like the Kawasaki Z750, Kawasaki Z1000 and Kawasaki Versys are all now...

The electric Daytona

The electric Daytona

Alongside the Enertia purpose-made electric motorcycle, Nevada firm evDaytona motorcycles is another company working on electric motorcycles – but with more of a performance angle.   The...

Solar Motorcycle

Solar Motorcycle

Spanish innovators at SunRed have come up with a new concept – the totally green motorcycle. The firm is developing a solar-powered scooter, with a 30mph top speed and a 12 mile range on a full...

Nuisance biker crackdown success

Nuisance biker crackdown success

Police in Northamptonshire claim to have affectively reduced the number of incidents involving antisocial motorcycle usage in a county known as a hotspot for the issue. Since April 2007, the Safer...

IAM call for barrier change

IAM call for barrier change

Motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to be killed in an accident than those in cars, and 15 per cent of these accidents, according to the IAM Motoring Trust, are due to roadside crash barriers. IAM...

Electric motorcycle becomes a reality

Electric motorcycle becomes a reality

From early next year a practical, useable electric motorcycle – with decent performance and range – is set to go into production in America. The Enertia is a purpose-made electric bike, officially...

Shoei deal at Infinity

Shoei deal at Infinity

Motorcycle clothing and accessories chain Infinity Motorcycles has bought up the remaining stock of the Shoei Raid II Nucleus TC-1 helmet and are clearing them out for 20 per cent less than the...

Roadkill research

All motorists are being asked to count the number of animal carcasses they see on the roads to help experts calculate how many are still alive. The roadkill survey is the seventh of its kind organised by the Mammals Trust UK. Previous surveys found rabbits are most likely to get flattened under our wheels, followed by hedgehogs, foxes, badgers and grey squirrels.

Great Escape

A motorcyclist on the M4 escaped an almighty accident last week when he hit an open door on the motorway catapulting him through the air and through the rear window of another car. The motorcyclist aboard his 750 Suzuki hit the door of a black Fiat Punto opened by someone parked on the hard shoulder. The impact threw him through the air and into the window of another car travelling in the same...

Hyosung motorcycles taken over

Hyosung motorcycles taken over

Hyosung motorcycles are set to get an injection of cash after being bought by the S&T Corporation in South Korea. Although the Hyosung motorcycle brand will continue, the manufacturing company...

RoSPA calls for employers to offer bike training

RoSPA calls for employers to offer bike training

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is calling for employers to offer extra training to their motorcycling workers. On launching its new Safer Motorcycling through Work guide, the...

World Exclusive: Harley-Davidson XR1200 gets go ahead for production

World Exclusive: Harley-Davidson XR1200 gets go ahead for production

Harley-Davidson has just announced that the XR1200 sports bike is to be made a full production bike. The XR1200 is based loosely around the XR750 race bike that dominates US flat track racing, but set...

Falling. In love with France

Similar to the first time European tourer above, I too went to tour abroad. The original plan was to aim for Annecy then make up a long return route back. The weather forecast indicated that this would not be such a good idea... so I aimed for Poitier. The weather was not too good this way. With my lack of experience and the elements conspiring against me, I managed to part company from the...

Brothers reunited

Brothers reunited

I am 40 years old; my brother is 45. I had not seen or known of my brother until just recently, and now we've been reunited after 40 years. My brother has always been very passionate about...

Safety in numbers?

Safety in numbers?

Family on a bike in Delhi. Is it the law in India that only the rider must wear a helmet?!

The Buell 1125R, 2008 Buells, 2008 Harley-Davidson, and the Triumph Street Triple first test

The Buell 1125R, 2008 Buells, 2008 Harley-Davidson, and the Triumph Street Triple first test

Today has seen the launch of the 2008 Buell range, including Americas new superbike, the Buell 1125R. It's also seen the launch fo the 2008 Harley-Davidson range. And we've also got the...

Anniversary-edition Harley-Davidsons

Anniversary-edition Harley-Davidsons

To celebrate its 105th anniversary in 2008 Harley-Davidson has created a range of eight Anniversary bikes across its new range. All the Anniversary bikes get a copper and black two-tone paint scheme,...

Fly-by-wire for 2008 Harley-Davidson tourers

Fly-by-wire for 2008 Harley-Davidson tourers

Harley-Davidson’s touring range – the Road King, Street Glide and Electra Glide models – have also been given the once-over for 2008. As well as gaining optional ABS the bikes have been give a raft of...

Harley-Davidson Nightster coming to the UK

Harley-Davidson Nightster coming to the UK

Harley-Davidson’s Sportster-based Nightster is set to go on sale in the UK later this year thanks to modifications to let it pass European homologation. Launched in America last year, the Nightster...

Harley-Davidson Rocker revealed

Harley-Davidson Rocker revealed

Taking inspiration from the custom chopper scene, Harley-Davidson has created a whole new line of bikes in its Softail range – the Rockers. Two Rockers will be offered in the 2008 range, the standard...