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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

Army goes diesel

Army goes diesel

THE army has spent a quarter of a million pounds developing a diesel-fuelled bike which goes 120mph on one gallon, but makes just 24bhp. Based on a Kawasaki KLR650, the 580cc Combat Military...

More cunning stunts from the Brazilian nut Farias

More cunning stunts from the Brazilian nut Farias

He’s going to lose it… He’s going to lose it… Oh. Maybe not then.

Brakes a bit grabby, AC?

Brakes a bit grabby, AC?

Saving on rear tyre wear, Farias style

New Laverda coming soon

New Laverda coming soon

Laverda is launching a scooter, it’s first addition to the range since the firm was taken over by Aprilia. The 150cc twist-and-go will arrive later this year to keep attention bubbling while an...

Something big in the city

Something big in the city

THE slack-jawed man can’t take his eyes off the biggest commuter bike he’s ever seen. He approaches and asks: ” How big is it? ” ” 8.2 litres, ” is the reply. ” Wow, two litres! ” he responds. ...

Ex-demo covered 5000 miles more than the clock showed

Ex-demo covered 5000 miles more than the clock showed

A Triumph customer is threatening legal action after buying a TT600 which had done 5000 more miles than shown on the clock. In January, Michael Hastings travelled from his home town of Dumfries to buy...

Don’t try this at home!

Don’t try this at home!

Clutch control AC Farias style…

What’s new on the 2001 955i

What’s new on the 2001 955i

ENGINE: Essentially the new Daytona’s three-cylinder is the same basic lump as the old engine but there’s quite a lot of detail changes. It breathes better and is more efficient than the old engine...

You forgot your change!

You forgot your change!

Petrol station attendants are keen on the Isle of Man

First test on production MV Agusta Brutale

First test on production MV Agusta Brutale

Park a bike as stunning as the new MV Agusta Brutale outside a bar in the town of Varese, northern Italy and out they swarm for a look and a fondle. Italians love motorcycles and style in equal...

New bike sections added to 200-plus already on site

New bike sections added to 200-plus already on site

Ducati’s ST4S and the latest incarnation of the legendary 916, the 996R, are our latest additions to the 200-plus bike sections on this site. By following the ‘BIKES’ link at the top of the page...

Just like Dougie

Just like Dougie

Excuse us while he kisses the sky.

Any time you want to let us off, Michael, it’s fine by us

Any time you want to let us off, Michael, it’s fine by us

Rutter just isn’t going to stop is he?

Honda recalls 2001 Wing

Honda recalls 2001 Wing

The all-new 2001 Honda GoldWing has been recalled just weeks after going on sale. There are two faults which can cause the engine to cut at speed, although they are not serious enough to lead to any...

It’s in front…for now

It’s in front…for now

Adam Morrissey: So what sort of challenge is this? Honda GoldWing, the ultimate touring bike, against a Yamaha R1, which until the arrival of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 was the ultimate sports bike and is not...

Race tyres for the road, in a roundabout way

Race tyres for the road, in a roundabout way

‘WHAT we are selling to the public is a racing tyre. What the racers are using is a standard tyre. So the tyres are the same.’ Those are the words of Helmut Dahne, PR man at Metzeler and the fastest...

And he says he still doesn’t really know the course…

And he says he still doesn’t really know the course…

That hasn’t stopped Michael Rutter being one of the fastest men ever round the Island.

Is this the next step for the TT… pillion racing?

Is this the next step for the TT… pillion racing?

Michael Rutter shows why we should be glad passenger footrests are one of the first things junked from a race bike.

Renault launch two-wheelers

Renault launch two-wheelers

Renault has launched a new range of bikes developed with Benelli. Rival French car maker Peugeot is already a big player in the scooter marker and it seems Renault wants to grab a bit of the same...