Wayne Rainey

Wayne Rainey back on track after 26 years

Wayne Rainey says it “made me feel young again” to hop on a specially adapted Yamaha R1 recently after being sidelined for 26 years by a crash that left him paralysed from the waist down. The three-time world champion and long-time sparring partner with five-time champ Mick Doohan was asked by Yamaha if he would …

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Video unveils new Yamaha YZF-R6

Yamaha has unveiled the new YZF-R6 in a video that shows it is basically a smaller version of the R1 with similar, styling and the same suspension and front brakes. The bike was revealed overnight at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida, and will be available in March. The fact that Yamaha Australia sent the video to …

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Ducati XDiavel S

Motorcycles win prestigious design awards

 The bold, feet-first, belt-driven Ducati XDiavel S cruiser has received a Best of the Best award at the annual German Red Dot awards for design. While Ducati scored the top motorcycle honour, other Red Dot awards were won in the prestigious contest by the Yamaha R1, BMW R nineT Scrambler and the revived Horex V6. …

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Lightning Motorcycles

Electric Lightning Motorcycle zaps market

Lightning Motorcycle has launched the world’s fastest production motorcycle – an electric – against the current crop of conventional 200hp+ sportsbikes such as the supercharged Kawasaki’s Ninja H2, Ducati’s bigger 1299 Panigale and Yamaha’s hi-tech R1. The Californian company is claiming its LS-218 electric motorcycle is the the fastest production bike in the world. And the …

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Kawasaki Ninja H2 finally unveiled

After much media hype and no fewer than 23 online video teasers, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 has finally been revealed in Milan. SEE ALL H2 PHOTOS HERE A press information pack was express-posted to motorcycle journalists around the world ahead of the unveiling so we could deliver as much information as possible. But the most important …

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