Smokin’grass? Honda UK chasing motor-mower record

Honda UK wants to regain ‘fastest mower’record The target: a grass-smokin’ 240km/h Engine comes from Honda’s Fireblade SP motorcycle LONDON, England – Honda UK is aiming to take the world speed record for grass-smokin’ lawnmowers with a Mean Mower V2. The target? 240km/h The Mean Mower is being assembled by Team Dynamics, Honda’s British Touring…

Honda 125 Forza: Great answer to twice-a-day commute

Comfort cruise speed said to be 90km/h Bigger carrier box for two crash-helmets Close to 500km range on one full tank CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Honda’s 2018 Forza 125 was designed specifically for scooter riders – current and aspiring – who want the most from riding, says Honda. It’s called ”style”. The car- and bike-maker…

‘Hey look, Ma! No hands!’ In fact, not even a rider

No rider needed! Hello, pizza parlours! BMW scooter mule for computer testing Full motorcycle performance no problem LONDON, England – A self-driving (riding??) motorcycle, co-developed by AB Dynamics in Britain, will allow autonomous cars to be tested under much more challenging and representative conditions. Unlike slow-moving pedestrians and cyclists, the combination of rapid acceleration and…

Marquez takes Spanish GP – thanks to awesome crash (V)

JEREZ, Spain – Marc Marquez won his home Spanish MotoGP on Sunday – but only because the three leaders crashed in spectacular fashion. The Honda rider was racing alone at the front through the final eight laps after his team mate Dani Pedrosa collided spectacularly with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. WATCH THE CRASH…

Motorcycle filtering: Take some tips from the experts

By RICHARD GLADMAN LONDON, England – IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards in the UK discusses how to filter through traffic on a motorcycle. New rider or experienced, take  few minutes to check on YOUR way of doing it… Only filter when the surrounding traffic is moving at less than 30km/h and exceed…

Nose-and-tail radar on way from Ducati

Ducati brings forward 2025 motorcycle safety tech Phase 1 started: ABS Cornering on all Ducatis Radar systems soon for production machines BOLOGNA, Italy – Ducati sees itself as a leader in motor-cycle crash avoidance and was the first in the industry to equip a heritage/classic model, the Ducati Scrambler 1100, with Cornering ABS. This level…

Around the world solo on a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

First stop: the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale 56 000km to raise funds for the Movember Foundation 35 countries in the target in 13 months – Go Henry! LONDON, England – Briton Henry Crew has set off (April 3 2018) to ride a Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 56 000km across 35 countries and six continents…

Give taxman the finger: New scoot from Honda gets 40km/litre

Commuting woes? How about a scooter? And getting to work using only 40km/litre? Two-up riding fun with 125cc power HONDA’S PCX125 scooter has had a comprehensive style upgrade for 2018 with new contours, a new tubular-steel cradle frame, new wheels/tyres and an improved rear suspension. The engine’s power has been raised and anti-lock brakes installed….

New Ducati Scrambler 1100: Don’t do this at home

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special on Audi Geneva stand Ducati sound, plenty torque, high-quality components Expected to be with dealers starting mid-March BORGO  PANIGALE, Bologna – Ducati is  at the 2018 Geneva auto show with what it describes as ”one of the most interesting and eagerly awaited bikes in the new range”. The Italian bikemaker is…

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…

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…

Suzuki GXS R1000 models recalled for gearbox fault

LONDON, England – Suzuki UK has confirmed a recall for more than 600 of its GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R motorcycles to correct a potential fault with upshifts from first to second gear The recall will replace the ECU of affected machines. The Corner is awaiting comment from Suzuki SA to find out if the recall affects…