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BMW Motorrad sales bounce back despite Coronavirus crisis

With coronavirus lockdown restrictions easing, motorcycle sales around the world have been strong in June for BMW and others.

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Top five… cheap faired sports motorbikes

Brits love their faired sportsbikes and after almost four decades of race replicas, there are now some serious bargains to be had for those of us looking to for some cheap thrills this summer.

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What’s in a name… Triumph Trident

Triumph has recently announced that it will be reviving the classic Trident nameplate after almost a quarter of a century in the wilderness, with a new model to be launched in spring 2021.

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Iconic bikes: Triumph Daytona T595

Back in 1997, the revived Triumph company had a reputation for building sturdy motorcycles that were arguably a little dull. Led by publicity shy owner John Bloor, the company took a modular approach to building its motorbikes.

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BMW maintenance free chain for S 1000 RR

Chains are the bugbear of many a motorcyclist, requiring constant lubrication and adjustment to keep them in tip top shape, but BMW reckon that they have found a solution with a maintenance-free chain.

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How COVID-19 has changed motorcycling for the rest of 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every single industry in one way or another, motorcycling included. During April, UK motorcycle sales fell by 83% compared to the same period 12 months earlier, but as restrictions begin to lift in the UK,...

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Hot post-lockdown deals on the table

Thankfully today, there’s a motorcycle out there for absolutely everyone. Whether you’re a daily commuter, an adventure enthusiast or a track day nut, there’s a model to suit your needs. Covid-19 lockdown has been a challenging time for everybody, not...

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Former Norton owner Garner ordered to repay £14m pension fund

The former owner of the Norton Motorcycles brand has been ordered to repay up to £14million missing from pension retirement funds he was in control of. Stuart Garner was the man who brought Norton back from the almost dead, to to actually start producing...

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£100k Aston Martin turbocharged motorcycle takes to the track for testing

Luxury car maker Aston Martin certainly raised some eyebrows when it announced it would collaborate with Brough Superior to develop a limited edition turbocharged motorcycle, but that concept appears to be turning into reality as a working prototype took...

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Ducati starts production of exclusive Superleggera V4

Ducati has announced the first production version of the ultra-exclusive Superleggera V4 has been built, the first of a limited run with just 500 being made available to buy. The Superleggera V4 is the successor to the V-twin 1199 and 1299 Superleggeras,...

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Imola 2002: sensational end of a superbike era

September 29, 2002. The Superbike World Championship headed to the classic Imola circuit in Italy, to crown a champion at the end of an extraordinary season and, as it would turn out, an extraordinary era. The second Imola 2002 race in particular was...

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V-twin cruiser for £3799? That’ll be the Bullit V-Bob

Think of a V-twin cruiser and you’ll no doubt have visions of a Harley-Davidson, an Indian or even one of the many Japanese models currently on the market – but one Belgian company is planning to get in on the act with a lightweight cruiser that will...

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Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition set to raid British roads

Yamaha’s bargain Ténéré 700 was always destined to be a smash hit upon its introduction last year, and now a new ‘Rally Edition’ has been launched to give an even more off-road focus to the best selling adventure bike. Yamaha has sold over 8000 examples...

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The history of… the Isle of Man TT races

The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, or the TT for short, has been going for over a century. It draws in newcomers and welcomes back seasoned road racers every year, despite commonly being referred to as the most dangerous motorsport event in the world. It’s...

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BMW boss: ‘Electric motorcycles are very important for the future’

Ralf Rodepeter is BMW Motorrad’s head of brand and product. We spoke to him about the current challenges facing the global motorcycle market and about the future of electric bikes and scooters   Insidebikes (IB):What is your job title and how long have...

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Top five… iconic motorcycle racetracks

There are multiple factors that makes for an exciting motorcycle race. The racing itself being an obvious one, but what about the circuit? Like football grounds, a special circuit has history and atmosphere, and fans that are incredibly passionate about...

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2020 MotoGP calendar revealed

After months off, affected by the global Covid-19 pandemic, MotoGP has announced a 13 event race calendar starting next month. The series is set to take place at eight European circuits, with back-to-back rounds at five of them and no fans expected to be...

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Iconic Bikes: Vespa

In today’s current climate, scooters are arguably the easiest, safest, cheapest and most convenient mode of powered transport there is, especially around town. You can easily filter through traffic, they’re kind on the wallet thanks to their fuel...

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The power of three

Although most commonly associated with Triumph these days, the history of the three-cylinder engine goes all the way back to 1932 and Moto Guzzi’s 500cc triple. The Tre Cilindri was born out of the need to produce more power and achieve less vibration...

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Cult Classics: BMW C1

Back in the 1920s, an unconventional motorcycle named the Mauser Monotrace was built. It had a wheel at the front and at the rear like a normal motorcycle, but it had doors, car-like seats, a semi-circular steering wheel and stabilisers either side of the...

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GASGAS: Who are they, and how good are they?

GASGAS might be a name you’re not too familiar with, but with the might of the KTM group now involved, they’re looking to make serious headway in the off-roading market.

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Reviewed: Honda MSX 125 Grom

Not only has Honda’s MSX 125 been given some performance updates for 2022, but it’s also officially adopted the Grom name too. So why are these bikes so popular, and just how good is the new model?

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Reviewed: Harley-Davidson Street Bob

See a bright orange Harley-Davidson and you instantly think of XR750s flying sideways round a dirt track oval.

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