Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
Motorcycling Contributor
Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.

Harry has been writing and talking about motorcycles for 15 years, although he’s been riding them for 45 years! After a long career in music, he turned his hand to writing and television work, concentrating on his passion for all things petrol-powered. Harry has written for all major publications in South Africa, both print and digital and produced and presented his own TV show called, imaginatively, The Bike Show, for seven years. He held the position of editor of South Africa’s largest circulation motorcycling magazine before devoting his time to freelance writing on motoring and motorcycling. Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002.
Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.

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Is This The Most Beautiful MV Agusta Ever?

Is This The Most Beautiful MV Agusta Ever?

MV Agusta Superveloce Ago has All the style of the great man

MV Agusta celebrate their most famous rider with the ultra limited-edition Superveloce.

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Fabio Quartararo Is The 2021 motoGP World Champion

Fabio Quartararo Is The 2021 motoGP World Champion

First French premier Class Champion

Fabio Quartararo puts together the perfect season to become France’s first World Champion in the premier class.

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Is Honda About to Hit Back in the Superbike Stakes?

Is Honda About to Hit Back in the Superbike Stakes?

New patents show radical new sports bike

Since pioneering the modern era of superbikes, Honda has rather lost its way when compared to its rivals. New patent drawings show a radical approach to the next generation of Fireblade.

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The Most Important Ducati in History

The Most Important Ducati in History

Not what you might expect

The most important model in Ducati’s history? Of course, it must be the 916. Or the 851? Actually, no. Without the bike we’re thinking of, neither of those would even exist and neither would Ducati in all likelihood.

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MotoGP Becoming a Family Affair

MotoGP Becoming a Family Affair

Third pair of brothers on grid in 2022

With the long-anticipated announcement that Darryn Binder will move to MotoGP in 2022, that brings the number of family pairings on the grid to three.

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Is this the save of the 2021 Moto2 Season?

Is this the save of the 2021 Moto2 Season?

Bo Benschnyder’s Miraculous Save in Practice for the Misano MotoGP Race

Motorcycle racers crash, right? Lowside, highside, all end in smashed bikes and tumbling riders. Well, not always. Moto2 rider Bo Bensnyder performs a miraculous save in free practice for the Moto2 race in Misano, then calmly rides into the pits!

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Seriously Ducati: Where Did That Come From?

Seriously Ducati: Where Did That Come From?

With no warning whatsoever, Ducati nails its colours to the electric bike mast in the most dramatic way

The shock announcement that Ducati will become the supplier of motorcycles for the MotoE race series after Energica pulls out at the end of 2022

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Downhill Mountain Bike Riders: Is This The Most Dangerous Sport?

Downhill Mountain Bike Riders: Is This The Most Dangerous Sport?

Gravity is their friend, but that’s about it

This video compilation might start slowly but, boy, does the action ramp up as you watch.

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Honda NT1100: Full Details Revealed

Honda NT1100: Full Details Revealed

Adventure-tourers are all the rage at the moment and Honda has entered the fray with a road-biased version of its Africa Twin. Full details have just been released and here they are!

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Video: Motorcycle Hillclimbing is madness on two wheels

Video: Motorcycle Hillclimbing is madness on two wheels

This event shows you why!

Have two wheels: will race. It doesn’t matter what the surface - tar, sand, mud - people have raced across it. Add in something that’s near vertical that you might struggle to walk up it and it attracts a different breed of madman.

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Honda's Mad Adventure Maxi Scooter Boosted to 350cc

Honda’s Mad Adventure Maxi Scooter Boosted to 350cc

Still falls short of the full-fat 750cc version

’City Adventure’ concept turned into the X-ADV, with the 750cc engine from the NC750. It hasn’t made it to the U.S. but the ADV150 did. Now, the ADV300 is looking likely to land on American soil.

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What would you rather have: a Harley CVO or This?

What would you rather have: a Harley CVO or This?

Radical BMW R18 Custom From Russia

The trouble with a production bike, even a limited-number production bike, is that you’re always in danger of seeing another one exactly the same. But how about if you take that production bike and do something completely different with it?

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Is Riding a Bike Dangerous? Yes, but Horses are Worse!

Is Riding a Bike Dangerous? Yes, but Horses are Worse!

The Statistics Prove It

Motorcycling, to many people, is dangerous and anti-social. But now, a new survey has shown that it’s not nearly as dangerous as riding a horse or skiing. Is it time to say, ’we told you so,’ to the insurance companies?

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New 'Baby' Triumph models on the way: official

New ’Baby’ Triumph models on the way: official

Company’s tie-in with Bajaj about to bear fruit

Triumph saying that details of a new range of 200-750cc bikes developed in conjunction with Indian company Bajaj for global sale will be announced soon. So, this is a teaser of a teaser....!

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How Much Legislation is too much Legislation?

How Much Legislation is too much Legislation?

How far should control of a motorcycle be taken out of the hands of the rider?

The European Parliament is discussing sweeping legislation to make the roads safer and cut deaths by 2030. Would automatic control of how fast we ride in certain situations be a step too far or do we need that restriction?

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Like it or not, Chinese brand CFMoto is coming to the U.S.

Like it or not, Chinese brand CFMoto is coming to the U.S.

Four model line-up announced

There is widespread resistance to Chinese motorcycles in the U.S. but, with prices of once-hated-but-now-accepted Japanese motorcycles increasing, is this the right time for the Chinese brands to be given a second chance?

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Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R

Video: 400km/h (248.5mph) on a Kawasaki H2R

Kenan Sofuoglu on the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey

When the Kawasaki H2R came out, the makers claimed a top speed of 380km/h (236mph). World Supersport champion Keenan Sofuoglu reckoned he could get 400km/h out of one. Here’s his attempt.

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Husqvarna or GasGas into MotoGP?

Husqvarna or GasGas into MotoGP?

Owner KTM might be about to put more bikes on the MotoGP grid

KTM has a lot of brands it needs to push into the public eye. Not only is there Husqvarna and GasGas but also CFMoto, its Chinese partner, which is keen to make in-roads into the European market. Could the Austrian manufacturer be about to follow Ducati’s example and put more bikes on the MotoGP grid?

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Video: Why Are Parallel Twins So Popular Right Now?

Video: Why Are Parallel Twins So Popular Right Now?

And what’s the difference between 360°, 270° and 180° firing order

Parallel twin engines are all the rage at the moment, with Triumph, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Aprilia, BMW, Suzuki, KTM, etc, all using or developing them. But why is this and what does it mean when they say it’s a 360° or a 180° crank?

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2022 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CHALLENGER LIMITED X JACK DANIEL'S

2022 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE CHALLENGER LIMITED X JACK DANIEL’S

Two famous brands collaborate to create a limited edition Challenger Dark Horse

Bike and alcohol brand collaborations are nothing new and this one between Indian and Jack Daniel’s carries on that fine tradition. A special paint job, all the bells and whistles and very limited production raise the bar for this Challenger Dark Horse.

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Remember the Ducati Supermono? Well, it might just be making a comeback

Remember the Ducati Supermono? Well, it might just be making a comeback

Designer Pierre Terblanche Working on a New ’Mono’ Concept

Pierre Terblanche is credited with giving Ducati as design language that can be traced from the 1990s through to today. One bike, the Supermono, was built in very small numbers for a one-make race series and its design influenced that of iconic Ducatis such as the 916. Now Terblanche is working on a replacement and we should be very excited!

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Think Electric is the Future? No, THIS is the future!

Think Electric is the Future? No, THIS is the future!

Straight out of a sci-fi movie is this incredible concept

As electricity as a motive force becomes more mainstream, so designers are altering the way we think about two-wheeled transport. In particular, the way motorcycles look is being challenged and nowhere more obviously than with this incredible custom machine.

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There's Mad and then there's riding to the south pole mad

There’s Mad and then there’s riding to the south pole mad

Two Royal Enfield Himalayans, 500 miles, 39 days, two men with a death wish

What better way of proving a motorcycle than with a near-impossible journey? And what could be more impossible than riding to the south pole, in -40°C temperatures? Which will give out first, the bikes or the riders?

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Valentino Rossi Is Not Sure About Retirement. How Does He Think We Feel?

Valentino Rossi Is Not Sure About Retirement. How Does He Think We Feel?

Farewell To The King Is a Bittersweet Feeling

With only three races in the 2021 MotoGP season left to run, Valentino Rossi is trying to work out what life without racing will be like. All of his fans are wondering what racing without Rossi will be like.

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Do You Use The Dutch Reach?

Do You Use The Dutch Reach?

It can contribute to road safety. Honestly!

Stop sniggering. The Dutch Reach is not rude or suggestive: rather, it is a way of opening your car door with regard to the safety of other road users.

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Kawasaki Reveals First Hybrid Motorcycle

Kawasaki Reveals First Hybrid Motorcycle

Petrol-Electric Hybrid Points Way To 2025 and Beyond

There’s been a lot of news from Kawasaki of late regarding its petrol-less future. The latest reveal is of its first hybrid-powered motorcycle, using a twin-cylinder engine and an electric motor.

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Ducati Announces New Scrambler Models

Ducati Announces New Scrambler Models

Two new variations, one with the 800cc engine, one with the 1100cc engine

The second of six digital launches sees the Bologna manufacturer launch two new Scrambler models, the Tribute PRO and the Urban Motard, with 1100cc and 800cc engines respectively.

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This Segway is the Two-Wheeler You Actually Want in Your Garage

This Segway is the Two-Wheeler You Actually Want in Your Garage

Mad Apex H2 is Hydrogen Hybrid Dream Bike

Segway are better known for producing stand-on electric perambulators, commonly seen transporting mall cops around. After a buy-out by Chinese robotics company Ninebot, they’ve surprised everyone with this latest development.

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Video: Maddison and LaVallee: The Most Insane Jump Ever

Video: Maddison and LaVallee: The Most Insane Jump Ever

These Guys Are Just Nuts!

Robbie Maddison and Levi LaVallee take a bike and a snowmobile and jump over water. Put like that, it sounds easy. In reality, however.....

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Honda Teases 'A New Era Of Touring' With New NT1100

Honda Teases ’A New Era Of Touring’ With New NT1100

The Biggest Hint Yet, but It doesn’t show much

It’s been rumoured for a while but up to now, Honda has been tight-lipped about its new model. Now, we can reveal it is an Africa Twin-based touring bike. But that’s about all we know!

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Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There's The 1290 R Evo

Missed out on the KTM Super Duke 1290RR? Now, There’s The 1290 R Evo

Semi-Active Suspension Now Fitted

With only 500 examples built, the Super Duke RR sold out in 50 minutes. Now, KTM has announced the Super Duke 1290 R Evo.

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Shoei's New Wind Tunnel Can Replicate Rain and Sub-Zero Temperatures

Shoei’s New Wind Tunnel Can Replicate Rain and Sub-Zero Temperatures

Because not all of us need a helmet that works only on sunny race days.

It’s all very well making a helmet aerodynamically efficient but helmets also have to offer protection against environmental factors, such as cold and rain. Shoei’s new wind tunnel can now replicate those elements as well.

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Why Has There Never Been a Bike on the Moon?

Why Has There Never Been a Bike on the Moon?

There are good reasons but it hasn’t stopped this company coming up with one

NASA has sent men to the moon and provided them with a lunar car to drive around in but never a bike, which would be lighter and smaller but there are problems. It hasn’t stopped one company coming up with a concept, however.

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Do Kawasaki's Hydrogen-Fuelled Internal Combustion Engine Proposals Hold Water

Do Kawasaki’s Hydrogen-Fuelled Internal Combustion Engine Proposals Hold Water

It’s a clean fuel but there are issues

Petrol is going, there’s no doubt about that. But, apart from electric batteries and motors, is there an alternative to petrol as a fuel for an internal combustion engine? Kawasaki seems to think so. Is the future hydrogen?

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Video: The Greatest Motorcycle Jump Of All Time?

Video: The Greatest Motorcycle Jump Of All Time?

Going up is fine: coming back down is something else again

Robbie Maddison performs what could be the best motorcycle jump ever in Las Vegas in 2009. Jumping up onto the replica of the Parisian Arc De Triomphe is one thing but then standing on the top and preparing to jump back down is another thing completely.

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Video: Evel Knievel's Best Motorcycle Jumps

Video: Evel Knievel’s Best Motorcycle Jumps

He Crashed A Lot! But he also landed a whole bunch too

Evel Knievel is a legendary figure in motorcycling, famous for his motorcycle jumps but possibly more famous for his crashes and failed attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon. However tame the jumps might look now in the face of recent records set, they remain deeply impressive for a number of reasons.

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It's Official: Riding Is Good For Your Health. But How Good?

It’s Official: Riding Is Good For Your Health. But How Good?

Benefit mentally and physically by riding a motorbike

Those of us who ride motorcycles know how happy it makes us. Now, a British company has conducted research to find out why we choose to ride and the results confirm what we knew all along.

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Is This The best Custom Bike Magazine?

Is This The best Custom Bike Magazine?

Since 2004, Dice Magazine has been pricking the pomposity of the custom bike culture

Bored of watching guys who should know better arguing and throwing things at each other in the office of their multi-million dollar custom bike workshops? Well, maybe Dice Magazine is the perfect antidote. It’s time to get back to grassroots.

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MotoGP: Top Ten Battles Of the 2010s

MotoGP: Top Ten Battles Of the 2010s

Some of the hardest, fiercest racing you’ll ever see

How do you pick out the best racing moments from a decade of MotoGP races, with so many riders at the top of their game? MotoGP.com has had a go, however, and it just goes to show you how brilliant the racing so often is at the top.

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Kawasaki To Go All-Electric by 2035

Kawasaki To Go All-Electric by 2035

First of the big four Japanese manufacturers to commit

Stepped plan sees at least 10 hybrid or electric models by 2025 and no petrol-powered motorcycles by 2035, although there will be hybrid and alternative fuel engines. Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

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The Indian eFTR Is The Perfect Introduction to Motorcycling for Kids

The Indian eFTR Is The Perfect Introduction to Motorcycling for Kids

Start ’Em Young!

Manufacturers go on about attracting new blood into motorcycling but don’t seem to do very much about it, other than building full-size but small-engined models. Indian has tried a different tack, building the eFTR specifically for junior.

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2022 MotoGP Calendar Released: It's the Longest Season Ever

2022 MotoGP Calendar Released: It’s the Longest Season Ever

21 Events Scheduled: First Full Season Since 2019

Dorna, the rights holder to MotoGP has released the provisional calendar for the 2022 season, obviously assuming that the world will have returned to a semblance of normal by then. Two new tracks and no double rounds at any circuit.

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Would You Be More Interested in An Electric Bike if it Could Be Charged in 90 Seconds?

Would You Be More Interested in An Electric Bike if it Could Be Charged in 90 Seconds?

Thought That Might Get Your Attention!

The biggest barriers to acceptance of electric motorbikes are range anxiety and re-charging times. But what if both could be eliminated?

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Suzuki's Parallel Twin Engine Concept Isn't Dead Yet

Suzuki’s Parallel Twin Engine Concept Isn’t Dead Yet

It’s the engine layout of choice for many manufacturers and Suzuki wants in on the action

Suzuki has been playing around with a parallel twin replacement for its ageing 650cc v-twin for some years now with nothing ever reaching production. New patent applications show that the concept isn’t dead yet.

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MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nurburgring: Only One Question - Why?

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nurburgring: Only One Question - Why?

What possible connection with the famous race track is there?

It’s not a new model, just a limited edition version of the admittedly brilliant Brutale 1000. But what is the connection with the Nurburgring circuit in Germany?

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Video: MotoGP Crash Compilation: The Art of Flying

Video: MotoGP Crash Compilation: The Art of Flying

These Guys Have Seriously Big Balls!

Crashes are as much a part of racing as overtaking and, often, more spectacular than the racing! That so many riders walk away from these bone-crunching accidents is as much down to luck as anything else: doesn’t make them any less frightening to watch, though!

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Video: Ultimate Supercar vs. Superbike Battle: Which is Fastest Around a Track?

Video: Ultimate Supercar vs. Superbike Battle: Which is Fastest Around a Track?

Ducati Panigale 1199S vs. McLaren MP4-12C Around Cadwell Park

Put a car and a bike on the same track and they should be pretty evenly matched: the bike can accelerate quicker but the car can brake later and harder and, in theory, corner faster. But there has to be a winner and, in this time trial between a Ducati Panigale 1199S and a McLaren MP4-12C around the tight and tortuous Cadwell Park in the UK, it’s closer than you might think.

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Hero Motorcycles' Factories In India Are Unbelievable!

Hero Motorcycles’ Factories In India Are Unbelievable!

It might be time to reassess the motorcycle industry in India

If you are selling millions of motorcycles every year, then you need production facilities like no other. It’s tempting to think of Indian companies such as Hero as operating out of Victorian-style factories, with little or no technology but, as these videos show, maybe we should reassess that assumption.

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First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws

Second model on the Trident 660 platform looks fantastic

Triumph finally reveals the Tiger Sport 660, based on the Trident 660 platform. Only triple-cylinder engine in the category and the most powerful. Coupled with Triumph quality and finish, this is one kitten with sharp claws.

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Is The Two-Stroke Road Bike Dead? This Company Doesn't Think So.

Is The Two-Stroke Road Bike Dead? This Company Doesn’t Think So.

British manufacturer beats legislation to build the ultimate road bike

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Who wants a two-stroke road bike? Who is disappointed you can’t buy one? Who would be happy if you were able to buy one?
There are many of us who remember with great fondness the 2-stroke engine, with its distinctive sound, smell and blistering performance out of all proportion to its capacity.
Back in the 1990s, the writing was on the wall for the two-stroke. The emissions were just too high for the bleating environmental lobby, and the manufacturers were (...)

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What New Bikes Can We Expect From The Rejuvenated Buell Motorcycles?

What New Bikes Can We Expect From The Rejuvenated Buell Motorcycles?

Some Directions are obvious, others perhaps not-so-obvious

Buell Motorcycles has announced it will be commencing production of the Hammerhead sports bike on November 1st, 2021. The rejuvenated company will certainly be planning new models, but in which direction will they be heading?

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The Bandit9 Supermarine Is Built From Weapons Grade Aluminium

The Bandit9 Supermarine Is Built From Weapons Grade Aluminium

And It Might Just Possibly Be The Most Beautiful Motorcycle Ever

This utterly gorgeous motorcycle might be space-age on the outside and uses weapon’s grade aluminium, but it is powered by a humble Triumph parallel twin engine. When it looks this good, do you care?

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Video: Is This Hypercar vs. Hyperbike Drag Race The Most Expensive Ever?

Video: Is This Hypercar vs. Hyperbike Drag Race The Most Expensive Ever?

McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder vs. Ducati 199 Superleggera

There are drag races and there are drag races: this is one of the latter. Take two of the fastest and most expensive hypercars and one of the most expensive and fastest hyperbikes, go to an airstrip and put pedal to the metal. Let battle commence.

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Was This The Worst Road Safety Idea for Motorcyclists?

Was This The Worst Road Safety Idea for Motorcyclists?

Thankfully, the Irish Have Done Something About It

For many years, Armco steel barriers have lined not only race tracks but also highways and byways. Then someone had the bright idea to use cables as barriers which might be fine for cars and trucks, but not so great for a sliding motorcyclist.

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Video: MotoGP Bike vs. Formula One Car vs. V8 Supercar

Video: MotoGP Bike vs. Formula One Car vs. V8 Supercar

It’s the battle of the Australians: Stoner vs. Whincup vs. Webber

Australia has produced more than its fair share of racing greats on two and four wheels. Here, three of the best go head to head in their respective vehicles: Casey Stoner on his Honda MotoGP bike, Mark Webber in his Red Bull Formula 1 car and Jamie Whincup in his V8 Supercar. Five laps and the F1 car has to lap the other two before the finish line.

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It's Official: Buell Production Lines To Re-Start on November 1st!

It’s Official: Buell Production Lines To Re-Start on November 1st!

Iconic American Brand Buell Is Back!

When production of Buell Motorcycles stopped in 2016, most thought that was the last we would see of the iconic American sports bike brand. Now, it’s new owners have confirmed that the production lines will re-start on November 1st, 2021, bringing new life to the American sports bike.

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Kawasaki Set To Reveal Six New and Upgraded Models on 5th October

Kawasaki Set To Reveal Six New and Upgraded Models on 5th October

Kawasaki USA Going Big for 2022

Kawasaki USA will reveal six new or upgraded models on October 5th, with a further three to be revealed at the end of November. We already know about the Z650RS modern classic, but what else could we see?

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Drag Race: Kawasaki H2R vs. McLaren, Bugatti Veyron, Nissan GTR, Lamborghini Aventador and F16 Fighter Jet

Drag Race: Kawasaki H2R vs. McLaren, Bugatti Veyron, Nissan GTR, Lamborghini Aventador and F16 Fighter Jet

The King of all drag races

What happens when you take the world’s fastest production bike, the Kawasaki H2R and put it up against a series of the fastest production cars in the world? Then why not throw in a car vs. fighter jet race as well?

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Is Triumph Setting Itself Up For a Fall With The New Tiger 1200?

Is Triumph Setting Itself Up For a Fall With The New Tiger 1200?

Triumph must pick its rivals with care

Triumph has made oblique references as to which adventure bikes it is gunning for with the heavily revised 2022 Tiger 1200 and it is the BMW GS. However, if it’s not careful, it will find itself going head-to-head with the KTM 1290 Adventure and is that a battle it can win?

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How Much Tech Will it Take To Make A Safe Motorcycle?

How Much Tech Will it Take To Make A Safe Motorcycle?

New Technology Can Help, But There Are Problems

Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing rate and much of it is being applied to the fields of rider safety. But, it’s not as simple as that: there are hurdles, such as cost, space to fit the systems and how the systems intervene without endangering the rider.

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The Development of ABS Changed Motorcycling For Ever

The Development of ABS Changed Motorcycling For Ever

It’s the standard motorcycle safety system, but where did it come from?

ABS is now as much a part of the motorcycling landscape as chain final drive and has contributed enormously to motorcycle safety. BMW was the first manufacturer to fit it to a production motorcycle but, in fact, it was initially developed by the young aircraft industry.

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Toy Story 4: Duke Caboom ISN'T Evel Knievel, Court Rules

Toy Story 4: Duke Caboom ISN’T Evel Knievel, Court Rules

Canada’s Favourite Stunt Rider Is His Own Man!

Admit it: you’ve all watched Toy Story 4 and it’s guaranteed your favourite character was useless stunt rider Duke Caboom! Now, a court judge has dismissed an action brought by Evel Knievel’s son, Kelly, in which he claimed the character infringed on that of his late father.

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Art Deco Was The Greatest Time For Motorcycle Design

Art Deco Was The Greatest Time For Motorcycle Design

Why Don’t Motorcycles Look Like This Any More?

Back in the 1920s, motorcycle manufacturers were far less bound by convention when it came to the styling of their products. Not only that, but the prevailing artistic and architectural culture was just so much more attractive and spread through the whole of transport.

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The 2022 Yamaha R7 Could Be The Perfect Sports Bike

The 2022 Yamaha R7 Could Be The Perfect Sports Bike

First Look At The Details of the MT-07-based Sports Bike

The international launch of the new Yamaha R7 is under way and we get our first detailed look at the game-changing MT-07-based sports bike.

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2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 Revealed in Online Launch

2022 Ducati Multistrada V2 Revealed in Online Launch

Replacement for Multistrada 950

The first of six Ducati launch episodes to take place over the next twelve weeks revealed the 2022 Multistrada V2, replacing the Multistrada 950. No big changes, just detail evolution to chassis, equipment and electronics.

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Been Wanting Your Own MotoGP Bike? Now's Your Chance

Been Wanting Your Own MotoGP Bike? Now’s Your Chance

Rare Opportunity to Buy MotoGP Aprilias and 20 Other Significant Race Bikes

The opportunity to buy genuine MotoGP bikes doesn’t happen every day, let alone four of them! In the mid 2010s, the Claiming Rule Team category was introduced to MotoGP to bolster flagging grids and these four Aprilias were run by Paul Bird Motorsport. They are now up for auction along with a significant line-up of racing machinery.

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The Chinese Zongshen Cyclone is Really an Aprilia in Disguise

The Chinese Zongshen Cyclone is Really an Aprilia in Disguise

Radical new concept started life as an Aprilia Dorsoduro

Is there any western company with whom the Chinese don’t have a partnership? This concept from Zongshen, called the Cyclone RA9, is largely made up of Aprilia chassis and engine as Zongshen is a partner to Piaggio, the Italian group that owns the Aprilia brand, among others. Based around a 987cc v-twin, both chassis and engine come from the Aprilia Dorsoduro and Shiver models.

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Honda TV Advertising is Some of the Best You'll Ever See

Honda TV Advertising is Some of the Best You’ll Ever See

Whether for cars or bikes, these are brilliant

Honda has made some of the best TV adverts of any manufacturer, whether for cars or bikes. The latest, for Honda Brazil, is slightly bizarre but it’s still an inventive way of showing off the full range, by having them all conducted as if they form an orchestra.

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2022 Kawasaki Z650RS Revealed

2022 Kawasaki Z650RS Revealed

Wraps taken off new retro-styled Z650RS

After being teased a few weeks ago, Kawasaki has finally taken the wraps of its new Z650RS retro bike, which takes styling cues from the original Z650 of 1976 - 1983 and the present day Z900RS.

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Ducati Desert X Extreme Adventure Bike World Premiere on 30th September

Ducati Desert X Extreme Adventure Bike World Premiere on 30th September

Bi-Weekly Web Series Will Introduce 2022 Models

Ducati will be hosting a series of six web-based premieres of its 2022 model line-up, starting on the 30th September. What could be the most interesting is being saved for last, as the Desert X middleweight adventure bike shown at the 2020 EICMA show is due to be revealed in production form.

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Video: Robbie Maddison Performs Backflips on a Bike at 5000 feet!

Video: Robbie Maddison Performs Backflips on a Bike at 5000 feet!

Because Doing Backflips on the Ground is Just So Last Year!

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Trying to impress your kids can lead to all sorts of nonsense. In the case of stunt riding legend Robbie Maddison, his kids have seen it all - and started doing it themselves - so to impress them takes some doing!
So, when kids electric dirt bike manufacturer Razor wanted to promote their range, they turned to Maddison and persuaded him to perform a stunt that would have even his kids cheering.
The video starts with Maddison and his kids messing (...)

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Never Heard of Lynk & Co.? Well, You're About To

Never Heard of Lynk & Co.? Well, You’re About To

Chinese Company About To Shake Up Motorcycling?

Chinese-Swedish car maker Lynk & Co builds cars based on Volvos and sells them in a unique way. Now Lynk & Co has entered the motorcycle market, albeit with a thinly re-badged Benelli.

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Chinese Benda Company Unveils Two New V4 Engines

Chinese Benda Company Unveils Two New V4 Engines

Interesting Specification, Relatively Low Power Outputs

Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Benda has unveiled two new V4 engines of 1200cc and 500cc. Sixteen valves but relatively low compression gives the 1200cc version around 150bhp.

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Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces

Video: Ricky Carmichael Puts New Triumph Tiger 1200 Through Its Paces

New Teaser Video Shows New Tiger 1200 Doing Things The Old Model Probably Couldn’t

Triumph is going all-out to promote the vastly upgraded Tiger 1200. In this latest teaser video, multiple MX World Champion Ricky Carmichael gets his hands on a test mule and puts it through its paces.

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2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Sports Tourer Lays Claim To Class Leader Title

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Sports Tourer Lays Claim To Class Leader Title

New Model Will Replace the GSX-S1000F

Suzuki announces its contender for sports-tourer class honours, taking the GSX-S1000F and giving it a thorough update, with more comfort, more tech, better weather protection and optional hard luggage. Mechanicals stay the same but they were so good in the first place, why mess with a winning formula?

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Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum Re-Opening This Winter

Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum Re-Opening This Winter

Less Than a Year After It Was Razed To The Ground By Fire

After being virtually destroyed by fire, the chances of the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Austria re-opening seemed impossible. And yet, less than a year later, a winter opening date has been announced.

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2022 Bimota KB4: Detailed Specification Revealed

2022 Bimota KB4: Detailed Specification Revealed

Based around the engine from the Kawasaki Ninja 1000, it’s light and small

While we’ve known for a while what it looks like, up to now we’ve been short on detail specification of the new Kawasaki-engined Bimota KB4. In advance of its likely appearance at the EICMA motorcycle show in November, the specification has now been confirmed.

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The Most Powerfull Sportsbikes against The Tesla Plaid Is Now Fair Game

The Most Powerfull Sportsbikes against The Tesla Plaid Is Now Fair Game

Tesla Model S vs. Hayabusa vs. ZX-14R Drag Race

Carlos Lago from Edmunds pits a brand new Tesla Model S Plaid, with 1000bhp against a Suzuki Hayabusa and a Kawasaki ZX-14R on the drag strip. We might be used to motorbikes pretty much destroying any supercar you care to mention but it seems that electricity might have the edge here.

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Kawasaki's Radical Three Wheeled Superbike

Kawasaki’s Radical Three Wheeled Superbike

Concept J Moves Forward Another Notch

First seen in 2013, Kawasaki’s Concept J took motorcycle design to the next level, with three wheel layout, shape shifting riding position and electric power. New details are emerging about the futuristic technology.

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Harley Davidson Set To Attack Asian Market

Harley Davidson Set To Attack Asian Market

Tie-In With Hero MotorCorp About To Bear fruit

Harley Davidson is set to renew its attack on the lucrative Asian market through its partnership with Hero MotorCorp, the Indian motorcycle manufacturing giant. The first model will be a retro-style mid-capacity roadster.

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Kawasaki Developing Supercharged Hybrid Motorcycles?

Kawasaki Developing Supercharged Hybrid Motorcycles?

Best-of-Both-Worlds Engineering Could Ease the Transition From Petrol to fully electric

While there is some resistance to the wholesale adoption of electric bikes, the avenue of Hybrid technology has strangely not been explored by motorcycle manufacturers, despite it being popular in cars. Could Kawasaki be about to change all that, adopting it supercharging technology?

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Triumph Releases Tiger 900 James Bond Limited Edition

Triumph Releases Tiger 900 James Bond Limited Edition

Very Black, But Sadly, No Gadgets

In the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, both the baddies and Bond ride Triumphs. To commemorate (and cash in!) on the event, Triumph has released the Tiger 900 007 limited edition model. Only 250 available worldwide...

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2022 MV Agusta F3RR: Less Weight, More Stiffness, New Aero

2022 MV Agusta F3RR: Less Weight, More Stiffness, New Aero

Updates to middleweight sports bike sharpen the whole package

As the World Supersport Championship announces that 800cc triple-cylinder bikes will be eligible to run alongside the 600cc four-cylinder bikes, MV Agusta unveils an updated and track-focussed F3 RR.

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Monimoto 7 Motorcycle Tracker Unit Released in the US

Monimoto 7 Motorcycle Tracker Unit Released in the US

Easily-fitted tracker now on sale

Bike theft is always a worry but this latest tracker unit by Monimoto is easily installed by anyone and has impressive battery life to keep your pride and joy safe.

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Yamaha Celebrates 60 Years of Grand Prix History with Historic livery

Yamaha Celebrates 60 Years of Grand Prix History with Historic livery

1961 Was year Zero of GP domination

Back in 1961, Yamaha entered the world stage of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. In 2021, the Iwata, Japan, based company is celebrating 60 years of Grand Prix success with a line up of special-liveried ’R’ models recalling the livery of those first racing motorcycles.

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90% of Motorcyclists Are Against a Ban on Petrol-Powered Motorcycles

90% of Motorcyclists Are Against a Ban on Petrol-Powered Motorcycles

Against Electricity Taking Over From Petrol? You’re not Alone

A new study reveals that 90% of motorcyclists polled are against a ban on the sale of new petrol-powered motorcycles in favour of electricity as a motive force.

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Video: The Greatest Isle of Man TT Race Ever

Video: The Greatest Isle of Man TT Race Ever

1992 Senior TT: Norton vs. Yamaha: Foggy vs. Hislop

After a gap of almost 30 years, Norton came back to the Isle of Man TT races with the rotary-engined NRS588 race bike. Riding it was Steve Hislop and against him was the blunt brilliance of Carl Fogarty on a Yamaha OW01 750cc. What followed was one of the greatest TT races ever.

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New Ducati Models To Debut At EICMA?

New Ducati Models To Debut At EICMA?

Will we see a new Multistrada and Streetfighter?

Ducati has, in recent years, used the annual EICMA motorcycle show in Milan to debut significant new models. This year looks to be no different with rumours circulating that there will be a new V-twin Streetfighter and V4 Multistrada Pikes Peak.

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Kawasaki Z900SE Is Premium Version of Naked Model

Kawasaki Z900SE Is Premium Version of Naked Model

SE version adds equipment and suspension upgrades

Kawasaki’s popular Z900 gets the SE treatment with suspension mods and higher-spec equipment.

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Live: Watch the Goodwood Revival

Live: Watch the Goodwood Revival

Possibly the best historic race meeting in the world

The Goodwood Circuit Revival in the UK is possibly the best historic race meeting in the world and it’s happening this weekend! Mainly car-based but there are a few motorcycle races with not only some incredible bikes taking part but also some world-famous riders.

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New Study Shows Just How Beneficial Motorcycles Are to You, The Environment and the Economy

New Study Shows Just How Beneficial Motorcycles Are to You, The Environment and the Economy

There’s No Downside to Life on Two Wheels

We all know how motorcycling makes you feel better and less stressed but it seems that the benefits go much further than that, with positive effects on the environment and the global economy.

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2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Will Get GroundBraking T-Plane Engine

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Will Get GroundBraking T-Plane Engine

First seen in Tiger 900, T-Plane crankshaft offers best of both worlds

Triumph’s bid to turn the Tiger 1200 into the best adventure bike on the planet is revealed to be on track with the news that the engine will gain a T-plane crankshaft which offers the best all-round performance.

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Radical Electric Motorcycle Completes Initial Testing

Radical Electric Motorcycle Completes Initial Testing

White Motorcycles WMC250EV features futuristic aerodynamics

The White Motorcycles WMC250EV is built around a striking aerodynamic tunnel running through the centre of the motorcycle, not only reducing drag, but providing positive downforce enabling effective two-wheel drive.

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Mecum's January Motorcycle Auction Features 100 Pristine Harley Davidsons from 1910 to 2003

Mecum’s January Motorcycle Auction Features 100 Pristine Harley Davidsons from 1910 to 2003

H-D Heritage Collection is a Collector’s Dream

One man’s 20 year Harley Davidson restoration project is up for auction, with models from a 1910 single-cylinder to a 2003 Road King, including a model from every year from 1910 to 1969 represented. Includes rare sidecars.

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James Bond Now Rides a Triumph!

James Bond Now Rides a Triumph!

New film No Time To Die features Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 models

James Bond is quintessentially British and, apart from a brief flirtation with BMW in the ’90s, has driven British cars. In the latest film, Bond turns to a motorcycle and, naturally, it’s a Triumph.

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Video: How Far Can A MotoGP Bike Lean?

Video: How Far Can A MotoGP Bike Lean?

Would You Believe it’s as much as 64 degrees?

We all know that MotoGP bikes are the pinnacle of motorcycle engineering and the riders who tame them are the superheroes of the sport. They can reach 210mph on the straights but it is their performance in the corners that stretches credulity.

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2022 Honda Africa Twin Reveals More Punch And Technology

2022 Honda Africa Twin Reveals More Punch And Technology

A typically arty video introduces us to the 2022 Honda adventure bike

Teaser videos are becoming all the rage and Honda is the latest manufacturer to introduce us to its latest model, the 2022 Africa Twin adventure bike. It’s short on details but big on inspiration.

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Finnish Verge TS Features a Hubless Rear Wheel With Electromagnets To Turn It

Finnish Verge TS Features a Hubless Rear Wheel With Electromagnets To Turn It

Daring Application of Technology Normally Only Seen on Custom Bikes

New electric motorcycle from Finland features radical hubless rear wheel with electromagnets providing forward propulsion. With no chain, belt or gearbox to sap power, it is extremely efficient.

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Will Honda Update Its CBR1000RR-R SP To Chase WSBK Glory?

Will Honda Update Its CBR1000RR-R SP To Chase WSBK Glory?

Current Model Falling Short on the Racetracks

Honda is rumoured to be ready to launch an updated CBR1000RR-R Fireblade to chase World Superbike Championship glory after the current model has failed to do just that.

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Video: Harley Davidson Engine Sounds 1903 - 2020

Video: Harley Davidson Engine Sounds 1903 - 2020

Potato-potato through the ages

The sound a Harley Davidson engine produces is one that can be traced right back to the very beginning of the company. Fondly referred to as ’potato-potato’, this video shows how little the sound has changed from the very first F-Head right through to the Milwaukee Eight of the present day.

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