James May Honda speed awareness course

James May and the Art of Motorcycle Reassembly

This video of former Top Gear and now Grand Tour presenter James May reassembling a Honda Z50 “monkey bike” over 30 minutes is not a mechanic’s guide to reassembling a motorcycle. It’s actually quite an entertaining ramble through the motorcycle fanatic’s philosophy of motorcycles, riding and keeping your tools tidy.  Apparently the average time viewers …

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Matt Le Blanc says electric bikes ‘the future’

“This is definitely the future,” says Matt Le Blanc in the latest Top Gear video where he and motoring journalist Chris Harris ride electric dirt bikes through a forest looking for Big Foot. It’s a great endorsement for electric motorcycles; at least for riding off-roading. However, the only problem is they are riding Alta Redshifts …

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James May Honda speed awareness course

James May takes speed awareness course

Former Top Gear host and keen Honda motorcycle fan James May has been caught speeding and, rather than paying the fine and copping demerit points, he is opting to do a speed awareness course. May had just picked up a new Honda CBR600RR and was shortly afterwards picked up for speeding in a 30mph (48km/h) …

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Filming to start on Mick Doohan TV pilot

Filming starts in September 2016 for the pilot of a TV series called Bike Torque hosted by five-time world champion Mick Doohan and adventure rider Charley Boorman, featuring international locations and an Aussie studio audience. The four-week shoot will take the two motorcycle legends and film crew to Japan, USA, Spain and Italy as well as …

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Bike Torque TV

Mick Doohan to host all-star TV bike show

A two-wheel equivalent of the popular Top Gear could soon be hitting TV screens with five-time world champion Mick Doohan as host, supported by adventure rider Charley Boorman. It’s called Bike Torque and the producers are seeking $500,000 to film a pilot and $7m for the first season of 13 episodes. Producers plan to include …

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Matt LeBlanc adds motorcycles to Top Gear

Former Friends star and motorcycle fan Matt LeBlanc is the new addition to the reformatted Top Gear in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond leaving the BBC show. Matt has long been a motorcycle fan and when asked by BBC Top Gear Magazine for his favourite drive, he said: “Going through …

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Celebrity motorbike trivia quiz

How good is your motorcycle trivia and your celebrity knowledge? This week, our trivia quiz will test both. How much do you know about Top Gear, The Great Escape, Elvis Presley and Justin Bieber? Our motorcycle trivia quiz master, Dale, has been trawling his paparazzi files for the best celebrity brain-teasers. The above image actually contains …

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Jay Leno gives motorcycles air time

Former long-time Tonight show host and “petrol-head” Jay Leno has returned to TV with his Jay Leno’s Garage show, featuring many motorcycles. The Television Hall of Famer hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014, and since then he has been airing Jay Leno’s Garage as a YouTube feature and on …

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Motorcycles, Guy & female for Top Gear?

The BBC is poised to announce the format for the new Top Gear amid speculation the show will have more motorcycles, Isle of Man TT racer Guy Martin and maybe a female presenter. Motorcycle-hating presenter Jeremy Clarkson was sacked after slapping a producer and his cohorts, James May and Richard Hammond, have decided to jump …

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Top Gear hosts auction motorcycles

UPDATED: Top Gear co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond have auctioned off some of their bike collections as the popular motoring show is now left without any hosts with Jeremy Clarkson sacked and the contracts expiring for his co-hosts. Motorcycle fans May and Hammond added some celebrity fun at the annual Bonhams Spring Stafford Sales …

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