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…

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 restoration: 30 years on and Schwantz racer reborn

Three decades on – Schwantz’s Suzi racer rebuilt Show thousands watch rebuild expert at work Does the old look as good as the new? LONDON, England – Suzuki’s restoration of racer Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 RGV500, on the brand’s stand during the 2017 Motorcycle Live (November 18-26) in Birmingham, central England, has been voted best manufacturer feature of…

Suzuki UK releasing 2018 MotoGP race replicas

Ride the same motorcycle as MotoGp aces New colour schemes for global track series …and more than just paint job changing! SUZUKA, Japan – Suzuki has unveiled its new MotoGP livery for the 2018 racing season and with it a new replica paint scheme for its award-winning GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000. The machines were unveiled at…

Ducati bringing 5 new models to Motorcycle Live

Bikes, bikes, bikes at UK’s 2017 Motorcycle Live show New Ducati accessories and clothing to browse Centre-stage will be limited-edition V4 Speciale LONDON, England – The 2018 Ducati range will be on display at this year’s Motorcycle Live (18-16 2017) – five new models with the most prominent the Panigale V4. It’s a machine which,…

Suzuki GSX-S Phantom to materialise early 2018

Touch of stealth for Suzuki’s GSX Iconic engine for low revs power 112kW and a slipper clutch standard already CAPE TOWN, Western Cape – Suzuki has announced a GSX-S1000 FZ Phantom for 2018, an all-matte black machine that will join the popular GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750 Phantoms in showrooms. “The stealthy black livery,” Suzuki says, “is offset…