YouTuber personality killed in electric scooter collision

LONDON, England – UK YouTube personality Emily Hartridge has died after what is believed to be the UK’s first fatal electric scooter crash. “This is a horrible thing to have to say over Instagram but we know many of you were expecting to see Emily today and this is the only way to contact you…

Electric Harleys: Two years’ free ‘fuel’ for American Easy Riders

RESTON, Virginia – Electrify America has signed an agreement with Harley-Davidson to provide owners of its first all-electric motorcycle, The Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ with the per minute equivalent of 500kW hours of complimentary charging over two years through Electrify America rechargestations nationwide. LiveWire motorcycle customers who buy a bike assembled through August 2019 to end July…

Vespa World Day: Giant gathering floods lake for party

Rooting for scoots – world’s biggest Vespa party More than 5000 gathered a Hungarian lake There’s an army out there – riding scoots ZANKA, Hungary – The 13th edition of Vespa World Days has just ended here, a feature of the global motorsport action that is described as ”the most important global gathering of Vespa…

Bikers, lissen upp: Five top tips to help you survive your ride

LONDON, England – A British road-safety and breakdown organisation is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the northern summer (though that covers South African riders who can pretty much ride year-round). Central, according to GEM, riders should focus on improving their road skills and knowing their limits. Equally, the safety crew wants other road users to…

Riding in rain is a pain – so read these tips to stay upright

Be an upright citizen – ride smart in the rain Check these hazards – they’re lurking out there Mostly commonsense – but we can all learn JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Parts of South Africa have had lots of rain recently and that makes commuting uncomfortable – especially for motor-cycle and bicycle riders MasterDrive SA’s training director…

Suzuki to show new Katana, classics, at London bike show

Ancient and modern: Best of Suzies for London show Return of the Katana – a new take on the 1980’s Scooters and trail bikes on the stand, too LONDON, England – Suzuki’s 2019 Katana will top the upcoming London Motorcycle Show (Feb 15-17 2019 – the new bikes to be shown alongside the original 1981 machine….

Bridgestone launches improved bike radials – front and rear

BRIDGESTONE has launched one front and five rear Battlax Hypersport S22 radial sport tyres for street use. They’re already being distributed in North America and will reach other markets during February 2019. The range follows the S21 – original equipment on a number of sport motorcycles – and has been a popular replacement choice for…

Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

Japan and Germany build joint beaut bike First home for prototype BMW boxer Tradition and custom get creative YOKOHAMA, Japan – Japanese motorcycle customiser Custom Works Zen has created a ”spectacular” – and it sure is! – custom bike built around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine. The bike has just been…

New BMW F850 GS Adventure: High-tech comes to real touring

High-tech, auto emergency call system 550km range from new central 55-litre tank Whole catalogue of useful accessories MUNICH, Germany – For more than a decade the GS models in BMW Motorrad’s midsize F series motorcycles are said to have embodied the premium range of the middleweight travel and adventure enduro. The lay claim to high-level…

Firemen and hot cars: Get to the Cape’s Killarney auto show

Flameboyant firemen for Killarney extravaganza Get to the annual motor show on November 4 Test a car, take a ride,  listen to the bands, chill CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Which youngster hasn’t wanted to get up close to firefighters and their tenders? Here’s a chance: get to the 2018 Killarney Motor Show at Cape…

Marquez pips Rossi for pole in first Thai MotoGP

BANGKOK, Thailand – MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez earned his 50th pole start today (Oct 6) ahead of what will be the first Thailand MotoGP on Sunday. Valentino Rossi was second – but all the top 10 (see below) were in the 1min30 bracket. Honda’s Marquez, already a four-times MotoGP champion, scored his place with…

Triumph Bobber plays mobile show host to new Avon tyres

MELKSHAM, England – Avon Tyres will reveal a brand-new tyre at the (from October 3-7) 2018 Intermot motorcycle expo in Cologne, Germany. The tyremaker’s stand (should you be lucky enough to be there!) will feature its full range of motorcycle tyres and introduce special guest appearances and custom bike exhibits. Visitors will be able to meet…