As many manufacturers turn their backs on the Supersport market, reacting to ever-decreasing sales by giving owners even more reasons not to buy a new model, Yamaha have boldly committed to the sector with this heavily revised and redesigned 2017 YZF-R6.
As well as using some of the latest YZF-R1 derived chassis technology together with a decent raft of cutting edge electronics, the new model also gets an aggressive visual overhaul, that borrows very heavily from the firm’s flagship YZF-R1, ...
While BMW were busy unveiling their latest new models at the huge Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany – our spy snapper was chasing their test riders on German roads to capture a new bike BMW didn’t want us to see just yet: the new G310 GS.
While there’s no official confirmation from BMW that this bike even exists, the boss of BMW Motorrad, Stephan Schaller, has confirmed to MCN that more G310 models are on the way, and this funky GS variant looks absolutely production-ready. A ...
German motorcycle manufacturer Horex have started producing two versions of their VR6 powered road bikes. Once a famous global brand, Horex started building bikes in 1923 and in the mid-1950s they were one of the global leaders with the 350 Regina model. But like so many once prestigious brands, they fell on hard times.
After a previous failed comeback, the company are now owned by 3C Carbon, who took over in 2015. Thanks to investment, Horex are now building two redeveloped bikes, a heritage ...
Wrapping up the penultimate stage at this year’s OiLibya Morocco Rally in fourth position, Hélder Rodrigues moved up to fourth in the provisional overall standings. With the race entering its fifth and final stage tomorrow, the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team rider is now less than two minutes behind a provisional top three overall result.
Stage four of the OiLibya Morocco Rally 2016 proved to be challenging for all competitors. Successfully battling his way through the day’s mixed s ...
Several models in the Ducati line up will get minor upgrades for 2017 - mostly to bring the in line with Euro4 regulations.
The standard and S models gain the next generation of EVO electronics as shown in the Panigale Anniversario S.
Nothing to shout about other than the Diavel now being Euro4 compliant.
A new air intake and engine settings optimize midrange power delivery and make the Multistr ...
What can drivers do to share the road more safely? Let Check out these tips:
1. Beware your blind spots.
Motorcycles are smaller than cars so they can be doubly as difficult to see when turning or switching lanes. Be sure to make a visual check as well as use your mirrors when turning or merging.
2. Slow down behind motorcycles.
Motorcycles don’t handle the road the same way as cars, and can be much more sensitive to changes on the road. Motorcycle ...
1. Wear a helmet!
Hopefully you already have this one covered… no pun intended! A helmet is essential for safe riding. Helmets are your best defense against a serious brain injury should you get in a motorcycle accident. Not all states require that you wear a helmet, but you should. Make sure it fits securely and is up to the highest safety standards.
2. Get comfortable with your motorcycle.
Each motorcycle is unique, so if you’ve upgraded or gotten ...
We have all heard it – each every day motorcycle crash news now its a common news for us. Here are my Top-10 Street Riding Survival Tips...
1. No drugs, no alcohol when riding.
If you take prescription drugs know whether the medication has known side effects such as slowed reaction times, dizziness, drowsiness and so on. This can be particularly important if the dosage of any medication you regularly take is changed or other medications are added or stopped.
You have probably seen this all-too-familiar scenario play out during a race or even experienced it yourself: A rider crashes or rides off the track, and the following rider—seemingly mesmerized by the drama unfolding in front—follows the errant rider right off the track. The phenomenon is commonly referred to as target fixation and can be a huge problem for riders on the street just as much as on the racetrack.
Target fixation is a panic reflex. When confronted with a dangerous situation ...
Safety in Gear
When talking about ways to enhance your safety on a motorcycle, most people think of helmets, knee or elbow protectors, or leather suits. True, all these things are meant to make you safer. But don't forget that there is a more direct way to enhance your own safety.
You can enhance your safety by doing everything to avoid an accident (primary or active safety), or by making sure that the damage, in case of an accident, ...