New Panigale: More tech, easier to ride, ready for the track

BORGO PANIGALE, Italy – Further improved, easier to ride, more intuitive, less tiring, and even faster… just a few promises for 2020 from Ducati, one of the world’s most glamorous motor-cycle builders It’s the Panigale V4 and it’s said to be ready for the track. After being confirmed for the second consecutive year, ”the world’s…

Dashing Ducati Diavel: Second design award from US

BORGO PANIGALE, Italy: – Design and sheer personality, bikemaker Ducati says, have always been an essential part of every one of its machines; indeed the number of international awards won emphasises that. Now the Diavel 1260 S (above) which won the British Red Dot design prize has now gone on to enjoy success in the…

Marquez makes it six on MotoGP championship board

BANGKOK, Thailand – Honda MotoGP ace Marc Marquez is the 2019 MotoGP World champion after winning the Thailand GP here –  his fourth consecutive premier class title and the sixth time he’s taken the MotoGP championship. Riding Honda’s RC213V factory bike, Marquez had a solid start to his fourth consecutive title this season, finishing second…

Own a Guzzi or Aprilia? Jozi gets new service team

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – IMI has opened a motorcycle service centre at its new home in Maserati House, Bryanston, in Jozi’s northern suburbs. Service director Paul Richardson told The Corner: ”The facility is has a full range of diagnostic and technical servicing equipment and we’re open for business. “Our dealer management system for parts ordering…

Moto Guzzi is back! Six classic models set to go anywhere

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Moto Guzzi SA line-up and prices confirmed ans of Moto Guzzi – the legendary brand of hand-made motorcycles with their signature transverse-mounted V2 engines will soon be in South Africa. Italian Motorcycle Importers (IMI), the official distributor of Moto Guzzi, will launch seven versions of the Moto Guzzi V7 naked bike…

Moto Guzzi’s SA line-up and prices – climb aboard!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Fans of Moto Guzzi – the Igtalian brand of hand-made motorcycles with their signature transverse-mounted V2 engines – will soon be back in South Africa. Italian Motorcycle Importers (IMI), official distributor of Moto Guzzi in South Africa, will launch seven distinct versions of the legendary Moto Guzzi V7 ”naked” bike and…

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….