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Hitch a ride with Ronnie

Hitch a ride with Ronnie

Ride with the man who gives David Beckham hair tips

Are "real world" bikes the future?

Are "real world" bikes the future?

Sports bikes have a tradition of outselling all other types of motorcycle in the UK, and the latest sales figures show they’re still our first choice.But they also reveal something else. Though the...

Suzuki France launches limited edition Bandit

Suzuki France launches limited edition Bandit

Suzuki France has commissioned Tuning Formula to create a limited edition Bandit 1200 called the Alcatraz.The Bandit’s two handlebar clamps are replaced with a one-piece alloy clamp, which is engraved...

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 top.Weeding...

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.

Major revamp for Blade leads rush of new Hondas

Major revamp for Blade leads rush of new Hondas

Honda is bringing us a new Blade, as our artist’s impression shows. It’s an entirely new machine, not due to hit the streets until 2004.But there are also major changes coming this September, as our...

Death of the TL1000S

Death of the TL1000S

The TL1000S is no longer being made or officially imported to the UK. Stocks of the Suzuki sports twin you now find in dealers are the last there is.And although the TL1000R will remain in production...

SP-1 owners watch this

SP-1 owners watch this

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

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...

You can never have too many revs

You can never have too many revs

Yamaha’s cracking R6 shows off for the cameras

GSX-R750 owners look here

GSX-R750 owners look here

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

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 –...

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

Kawasaki's fastest yet

Kawasaki's fastest yet

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

Want a 996SPS? Check this out

Want a 996SPS? Check this out

Feel like Foggy

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...

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...

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...

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…...

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...

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...

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.

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?

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 name...

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...

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...

Brakes a bit grabby, AC?

Brakes a bit grabby, AC?

Saving on rear tyre wear, Farias style

Don’t try this at home!

Don’t try this at home!

Clutch control AC Farias style…

The chase is on

The chase is on

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

You forgot your change!

You forgot your change!

Petrol station attendants are keen on the Isle of Man

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

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.

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...