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Marquez staying aboard Honda for 2018 MotoGP

TOKYO, Japan - Honda Racing Corporation has renewed its MotoGP contract with Spanish race ace Marc Marquez for another two years. He won the 125cc championship in 2010, was promoted to Moto2 the following year and won the title in 2012. Then 2013 saw him line up for Repsol Honda in MotoGP and become the… Continue reading Marquez staying aboard Honda for 2018 MotoGP

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Riding with a pillion: Safety tips from IAM RoadSmart

By RICHARD GLADMAN IAM RoadSmart’s Head of Riding and Driving Standards. LONDON, England - Once in a blue moon, or every day, the key principles of riding with a pillion are the same and there are at least eight ways to keep your pillion safe. Gladman says: “When the weekend comes around we itch to… Continue reading Riding with a pillion: Safety tips from IAM RoadSmart

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Suzuki restoration: 30 years on and Schwantz racer reborn

Three decades on - Schwantz's Suzi racer rebuilt Show thousands watch rebuild expert at work Does the old look as good as the new? LONDON, England - Suzuki’s restoration of racer Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 RGV500, on the brand's stand during the 2017 Motorcycle Live (November 18-26) in Birmingham, central England, has been voted best manufacturer feature of… Continue reading Suzuki restoration: 30 years on and Schwantz racer reborn

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Suzuki UK releasing 2018 MotoGP race replicas

Ride the same motorcycle as MotoGp aces New colour schemes for global track series ...and more than just paint job changing! SUZUKA, Japan - Suzuki has unveiled its new MotoGP livery for the 2018 racing season and with it a new replica paint scheme for its award-winning GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000. The machines were unveiled at… Continue reading Suzuki UK releasing 2018 MotoGP race replicas

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Ducati bringing 5 new models to Motorcycle Live

Bikes, bikes, bikes at UK's 2017 Motorcycle Live show New Ducati accessories and clothing to browse Centre-stage will be limited-edition V4 Speciale LONDON, England - The 2018 Ducati range will be on display at this year’s Motorcycle Live (18-16 2017) - five new models with the most prominent the Panigale V4. It's a machine which,… Continue reading Ducati bringing 5 new models to Motorcycle Live

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Suzuki GSX-S Phantom to materialise early 2018

Touch of stealth for Suzuki's GSX Iconic engine for low revs power 112kW and a slipper clutch standard already CAPE TOWN, Western Cape - Suzuki has announced a GSX-S1000 FZ Phantom for 2018, an all-matte black machine that will join the popular GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750 Phantoms in showrooms. "The stealthy black livery," Suzuki says, "is offset… Continue reading Suzuki GSX-S Phantom to materialise early 2018

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Scooter revolution: Kymco going long-distance with CV2/CV3

Two concept models from scooter experts Child-friendly three wheeler is one of them CV2/CV3 concept premiere at 2017 Milan show MILAN, Italy - Kymco, a company now well-known in the two-wheeler trade, has branched out further in pioneering the newest concept of maxi scooters and developing innovative products "hat exceed customers’ expectations". Now the Super… Continue reading Scooter revolution: Kymco going long-distance with CV2/CV3

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Brilliant new Gold Wing: Not a prayer for other cruisers

Long-distance cruising just changed for ever Honda shaves weight and size from King of the Road High-tech gearbox, better aero effect, extra luggage space TOKYO, Japan - The true King of the Road, Honda's Gold Wing, has been re-designed from its wheels up to be sharper, smaller and lighter - but still with its flat… Continue reading Brilliant new Gold Wing: Not a prayer for other cruisers

2018 DUCATI 821. Image: Ducati Motorcycles / Newspress
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Five new Ducatis for 2018 – here’s the first

25-year-old Monster 900 was inspiration for 821 Ducati Safety Pack keeps a rein on performance Monster 821 first of five new models for 2018 BORGO PANIGALE, Italy - Ducati has released information and images of the first of five new models to be released by the Italian motorcycling icon - Monster 821. The latest "naked"… Continue reading Five new Ducatis for 2018 – here’s the first

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Getting safer: BMW Motorrad and the R1200 RS Connected

Striving towards better protection for bikers Connected Drive will 'talk' across many brands Meet the R1200 RS Connected Ride prototype MUNICH, Germany - BMW Motorrad claims to be regarded as a front-runner when it comes to motorcycle safety, a trailblazer with anti-lock brakes, anti-slip control, dynamic traction control  and riding equipment. BMW Motorrad adds that it… Continue reading Getting safer: BMW Motorrad and the R1200 RS Connected