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Hitch a ride with Ronnie

Hitch a ride with Ronnie

Ride with the man who gives David Beckham hair tips

How to avoid aches and pains when riding

How to avoid aches and pains when riding

Wrists If you ride a bike for long enough you can fall foul of an affliction known as carpal tunnel syndrome. The ‘carpal tunnel’ is a bracelet of bones and ligament at the base of your hand and...

Ready for the gun…

Ready for the gun…

36 bikes, one corner… you work it out

Some more dirt to roll around in

Some more dirt to roll around in

Scenes from the 2000 Motocross des Nations, MX’s World Cup

Magni’s retro masterpiece

Magni’s retro masterpiece

The late ’60s and early ’70s will be remembered for plenty of things. It was the era of Afghan coats, stacked boots, keep on trucking badges and hair that was long at the back and short on...

Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

Cache of Ducatis on sale at cost price

A batch of two-year-old Ducatis which have never turned a wheel are being offered exclusively to motorcyclenews.com users at cost price. The 1999-spec bikes are to all intents and purposes brand new.

New deals add up to our biggest savings on new bikes yet

New deals add up to our biggest savings on new bikes yet

Visit our Bikemart section right now and you’ll find some of the biggest savings on selected new bikes we’ve ever been able to offer. They include £1500 off a 2001 ZX-6R, £1800 off a 2001 R1 and £1400...

Kawasaki's fastest yet

Kawasaki's fastest yet

Feared by rivals, loved by tyre companies… the ZX-12R

First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

First ride on Voxan’s new Scrambler

Voxan’s new Scrambler is cute, stylish and a joy to ride. The French firm build their own motors and bikes with such panache that you’d be forgiven for thinking they come from a little further south…...

The ‘other’ Italian V-twin shows why it’s a world title contender

The ‘other’ Italian V-twin shows why it’s a world title contender

Just like Troy’s, honest

First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

First ride on Honda’s VTX1800

You want big bore? You want V-twin? You want cruiser? Well they don’t come much bigger bore and certainly no more V-twin or cruise-worthy than Honda’s new VTX1800. It’s strangely ironic that in a...

FJR to get ABS as option

FJR to get ABS as option

Yamaha is planning to offer ABS as an option on its FJR1300. Yamaha’s. Dan Harris, said: ” The bike has proved incredibly popular, but a lot of fleet users, such as the police, are reluctant to use...

SP-1 owners watch this

SP-1 owners watch this

V-twins do nice wheelies, as we can see here

Want a 996SPS? Check this out

Want a 996SPS? Check this out

Feel like Foggy

Foggy feared retirement. Now he’s loving it

Foggy feared retirement. Now he’s loving it

MISERABLE? Bitter? Or loving his life and more secure than he has ever felt before? Carl Fogarty is a relaxed man a year after the crash that ended his career. He’s bouncing back to life and changing...

VFR800 owners watch this

VFR800 owners watch this

Being a capable all-rounder doesn’t mean it has to be boring

What’s changed for wife Michaela?

What’s changed for wife Michaela?

IT’S not just Carl Fogarty who’s life has been changed by his retirement – his wife Michaela has also had to make some serious adjustments. She said: ” Sundays will never be the same again – Sunday...

GSX-R750 owners look here

GSX-R750 owners look here

The mad, bad world of the GSX-R laid bare

Sachs Beast going into production

Sachs Beast going into production

Sachs is going to make a production version of its Beast, as seen at September’s Munich Show. The 1000cc V-twin weighs just 145kg and comes complete with sensational styling designed by Target – the...

You can never have too many revs

You can never have too many revs

Yamaha’s cracking R6 shows off for the cameras

AC doesn’t need hands-free phones on his bike

AC doesn’t need hands-free phones on his bike

Not sure how the law would regard this though.

Custom bike costs £60,000

Custom bike costs £60,000

The El Diablo costs a devil of a big price, £60,000. But then it is completely hand-built, right down to the last nut and bolt. Maker West Coast Choppers, of Long Beach, California, is a household...

Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

Ex-Piaggio designer reinvents the Monster

French firm Reflex Group has come up with this new take on the Ducati Monster, the Fast Forward – or FFWD. It is the work of ex-Piaggio stylist Jean-Michel Tarallo. French specialist Yves Kerlo will...

He gets paid to do this you know

He gets paid to do this you know

There’s a Gatso just out of shot… doing nothing to deter him. Good, aren’t they?

Two dedicated sections added to bikes

Two dedicated sections added to bikes

What’s new on the site? Well apart from all the very regular updates to our news and racing sections, babes, videos and tips, there’s two whole new sections in Bikes. One is dedicated to the KTM Duke...

Save a fortune on new bikes

Save a fortune on new bikes

We’ve just updated the prices of new bikes in the Carnell-City section of Bikemart TM You’ll be amazed how much you can save. You could save £2000 on a Yamaha R1 or £1300 on an R6. If you’d prefer a...

Those magnificent boys from PB strut their stuff

Those magnificent boys from PB strut their stuff

In the market for a bike? These clips might sway your decision

"He’d tape bits of plastic oil can to his knee and go out and race"

"He’d tape bits of plastic oil can to his knee and go out and race"

JOEY DUNLOP Dunlop is remembered as one of the greatest road racers ever, his 26 wins at the TT marking him out as the most successful rider in the history of the event. But while they are mightily...

German style plus Italian engineering…say what?

German style plus Italian engineering…say what?

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the naked Aprilia RSV Mille due next year, Scottish dealer Moto Ecosse could provide you with the next best thing. It is importing all the parts you’ll need to...

Green machines could do 170mph

Green machines could do 170mph

AMERICAN firm eCycle reckons it can build an environmentally friendly diesel-electric hybrid superbike which will hit 170mph. It’s making the claim after turning out a 125 hybrid which will wheelie as...

China: the new Japan

China: the new Japan

Fireworks, egg-fried rice, kung-fu, intricate writing…Those are just a few of the things that spring to mind when we think of China. One thing that doesn’t feature on that list is high-performance...

Long term Kawasaki ZRX1200

Long term Kawasaki ZRX1200

There were a number of bikes on my private short-list that I was gagging to get a test ride on before I signed on the dotted line and bought one for myself. One of them was the ZRX1200S> But try as I...

Now we’ve ridden the new 955i on both road and track

Now we’ve ridden the new 955i on both road and track

After Thursday morning’s track session, we’ve now been able to ride the new Triumph 955i Daytona on the road, too. MCN’s Marc Potter, said: ” The roads in the immediate area of the Estoril circuit...

The chase is on

The chase is on

It’s a good job he has a dark visor on.

All the ladies love a biker

All the ladies love a biker

So this is why he doesn’t get many girls on the back of his bike…

Can’t you just find a roundabout like everyone else?

Can’t you just find a roundabout like everyone else?

An unusual way to scrub your tyres in, that’s for sure