Toby Price Dakar Rally super marathon stage

Toby Price 9th after super marathon

Tough navigation, rocky terrain and a super marathon second stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia dropped two-time winner and current title holder Toby Price down the order. He finished 15th on the day and is now ninth overall, but still happy with his performance. Super marathon A super marathon stage lasts two days and all riders have …

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Kawasaki leaning three-wheeler patent drawing

Kawasaki leaning toward three-wheelers

Kawasaki seems to be following Yamaha and Honda in developing a leaning three-wheeler with its latest patent application in the US. Yamaha already has the Tricity leaning three-wheeler scooter and Niken motorcycle as well as patent plans for more leaning trikes with two front wheels including a VMax! Honda has also applied for patents for …

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Custom Niken wins craziest bike award

Custom Niken wins craziest bike award

Yamaha’s leaning three-wheeler Niken is one crazy bike and now a custom version has won the Craziest Bike award at a German custom show. Polish manufacturer of custom motorcycles Game Over Cycles (GOC) is usually known for its modifications of American motorcycles. However, their GOC Niken pays special tribute to its nationality with Japanese characters taken …

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Valentino Rossi Lewis Hamilton MotoGP F1 duel

5 reasons Rossi beat Hamilton in duel

There has been a virtual media blackout on results of the duel between multi-world champions Valentino Rossi and Lewis Hamilton who swapped vehicles on Monday (9 December 2019). Shared sponsor Monster Energy has only issued a few photos of the duel and some basic comments, but no results so far of the timed race on …

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Luigi Termignoni

Mr Termignoni dies aged 75

The founder of the motorcycle exhaust company that brought music to the ears of many riders, Luigi Termignoni, has died, aged 75. Luigi founded the Termignoni exhaust company in 1969 in Predosa, Italy. His exhausts were made famous in the Paris-Dakar rallies of the ’70s and ‘80s and even the Le Mans 24 Hours Race …

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Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty

As Ducati offers a four-year warranty on 2020 Multistrada models in Europe only, most motorcycles in Australia come with just two-year warranties. Meanwhile, the car industry is offering up to seven-year warranties. Isn’t it about time motorcyclists were offered the same sort of cover as car drivers? You may say that riders are tougher on …

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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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2020 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer

Yamaha updates MT-07 Tracer

Meeting stringent European emissions regulations has not reduced output from the updated 2020 Yamaha MT-07 Tracer. The 689cc CP2 twin is updated with optimised fuel injection and ignition settings, revised air intake, optimised exhaust settings and a modified exhaust. Cleverly the Japanese meet Euro5 without dropping any power. The Japanese company has unveiled the new …

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2020 Yamaha FJR1300

Yamaha adds FJR1300 models

Yamaha has painted their updated FJR1300 an attractive black and gold with gold wheels and plenty of black finishes was well as adding two more models. The Japanese company has unveiled the models ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show  in Milan tonight (5 November 2019). The new models are the FJR1300AS and FJR1300 AE Ultimate Edition …

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