Ford hops on for SanFran’s ‘last km’ mobility solution – scooters

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Ford Smart Mobility has acquired Spin, an electric scooter-sharing company that provides customers with a way to ”cover the last (or first) kilometre”. ”The acquisition,” Ford  says, ”is our latest strategic move to build a mobility portfolio to help customers to get to (or return from)  places more easily and quickly…

Arc Vector: You’re looking at the future of motorcycling

Ground-breaking haptic ride-wear, connected  helmet Safest, most fulfilling, battery-bike experience yet It also has a ‘human machine interface’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, has revealed its investment in Arc, which today (Nov 6 2018) unveiled  the Vector – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle. It also has a ”human machine…

Marquez clinches fifth MotoGP title with victory in Japan

TOKYO, Japan – Spaniard Marc Marquez made 2018 a hat-trick season here on Sunday by winning the MotoGP championship with another top-podium from the Japanese MotoGP race. It couldn’t have been closer, with title rival Andrea Dovizioso falling on the penultimate lap while trying to squeeze past the about-to-be champion. Reuters reports Honda’s Hamilton, now…

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…

Honda makes CRF450R road- and trail-friendly

LED lights, full road specification First real service at 32 000km Beat the traffic – tame the trails JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Honda, using the CRF450R moto-crosser as a base, has created a dual-purpose motorcycle on a tough but light chassis powered by an engine that delivers, the bikemaker says, ”trong, usable, power right from the…

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…

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…

Fresh sponsor signed for Superbikes racer Anja

Hot lady Anja gets new race backing Two years on, and loves racing even more Good results so far – look out, you guys! JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – During the working week(29)  is not only an accountant and tax expert but also a race instructor at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga. Then come…

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…