MV Agusta are ‘generating cash’ says Boss.
All might not yet be over with the troubled, Italian exotica maker. Speaking to British tree-pulper MCN, the boss of the Italian manufacturer, Giovanni Castiglioni, claims that whilst his team are ‘still working on the final elements of restructuring the company’, they are ‘generating cash’, and that this could well mean that ‘there may not […]
Rider tackles motorcycle hillclimb on Jet-powered shopping trolley.
Some times there a things that are developed out of necessity. Then there are those other times. Matt McKeown found his beloved racing steed in a ditch. Now, it’s a jet-propelled racing machine capable of speeds in excess of 80mph. First came the brakes, and then the go-kart wheels, but none of the new additions […]
Custom of the Week: ‘Justin’s BMW R-NineT’ by Kevils Speed Shop.
Like oil tankers trying to keep up with the ever changing tides of the custom scene some of the main manufacturers have been slightly tardy in adapting to trends and the demand of its customers. BMW seemingly stole the show a few years back with their R nineT but itai??i??s taken a fair old while […]
James May caught speeding minutes after buying new CBR600RR!
Petrolhead TV presenter “busted” just moments after picking up his new Honda. Perhaps it’s all an elaborate stunt to highlight the plight of the poor, supersport machines? Or maybe it’s a way for ‘Captain Slow’ to prove to his following that he’s still got the speed prior to his new Amazon TV show? Either way, […]
VanderHeide Design Process Part II: From Computer to Clay!
Regardless as to your personal preference to motorcycle style and design, there’s no denying that the VanderHeide ‘Gentleman Racer’ revealed at Goodwood 2016 is a work of fine craftsmanship. In the first part of our design story, Michiel Van den Brink told us how he was approached by the Van der Heide brothers and how […]
Bike fans upset as British TV screens wrong ‘Road’ movie.
This was not the Joey Dunlop documentary that people were expecting. ITV in the UK have done some great work over the past few years in beginning to run programming for bike fans. Their coverage of the Isle of Man TT has been consistently solid and they even show MotoGP and British Superbike highlights. They […]
MotoGP Silverstone: Vinales shines in historic win.
After a thrilling and dramatic British Grand Prix, Maverick Vinales took his first MotoGP win, after he dominated from the very first lap to show that he is the Top Gun at Silverstone. The race actually had to be restarted after a red flag on the first lap, due to an incident between Loris Baz […]
How to design a motorcycle the VanderHeide way!
How do you go about building your own motorcycle and launching your own motorcycle company? Since posting about the VanderHeide motorcycle last week, we were contacted by Michiel Van den Brink – the designer – who was keen to share with us his process. It’s a fascinating read and one which we though our MF […]
MotoGP Silverstone: Crutchlow dominates wet session for first GB pole since Sheene in ’77!
After a treacherous rain-hit qualifying at Silverstone, Brit Cal Crutchlow will start from pole position for his home Grand Prix tomorrow. Conditions for qualifying were less than ideal when the MotoGP riders headed out on track. In Q1 the rain had come hard and fast, with the lead swapping multiple times as the riders fought […]
MotoGP Silverstone: Setup, Scheduling and Soft tyres.
Just two weeks after the first British Premier Class win in 35 years, MotoGP is heading to the middle of England for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Silverstone circuit is quite a complicated one. It’s the longest track on the calendar at 5.9km and has 18 corners, with only Austin having more. The […]
Do a stretch on your BMW GS.
Long for that feeling of your flares flapping in the breeze, but just put a deposit down on a R1200 GS? Well, don’t tear up that credit agreement just yet, Wunderlich have added these Highway Pegs to their catalogue. Designed to take the strain out of motorway riding, when legs are often locked in one […]
Man gives haircut to lady motorcyclist whilst riding!
No. We have absolutely no idea either!? Ok, so we don’t speak Russian and we have no idea where this video has come from, but that really doesn’t matter does it? Because we can think of absolutely no reason on Earth as to why somebody would let another person cut their hair whilst the hairdresser […]
We really want a go on this Vespa Watsonian Sidecar!
Our obsession with Sidecars continues… There really doesn’t seem to be any body better at producing sidecars that the Watsonian guys. Whenever they produce a new something we always seem to get all misty eyed and nostalgic at the thought of bumbling around the English countryside in one of their creations. Now they’ve released a version […]
Maniac Iannone hammers Porsche window!
Clickbait headline alert! We’ve all done it. We mean, most of us have done it. Ok, so just us then? Anyway, regardless of the stupidity of the action, it’s relatively common for people to lock their keys in their car. It would seem that certain Italian MotoGP racers with a reputation aren’t immune to the action either. Last […]
Custom of the Week: ‘The Snipe’ Yamaha SR400 by Old Empire Motorcycles.
Old Empire Motorcycles areAi??famous for adhering to a classical style and embracing a period in transportation engineering history where the quest for perfection and improvement outweighed the pressure of fiscal efficiency and time constraints. Problem is with such noble aspirations is that in todayai??i??s ever changing world the bank manager doesnai??i??t care whether something is […]
BSB Cadwell: Leon Haslam is the new ‘King of the Mountain’!
The sun was shining on Cadwell Park today, which was surprising considering it’s a Bank Holiday! Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne was victorious in race one, but it wasn’t plain sailing for him. Leon Haslam put up a fantastic fight and there was a lot of passing between the two of them. Shakey, Haslam and Jason O’Halloran […]