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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...

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…

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...

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...

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 measure...

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...

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...

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 Motorcycle...

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...

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...

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 all-new...

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...

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.

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?

Just like Dougie

Just like Dougie

Excuse us while he kisses the sky.

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.

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...