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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Harley Davidson Suspends Production Due To Supply Chain Issues

Harley Davidson Suspends Production Due To Supply Chain Issues

All Non-Livewire Production At Two Plants Will Stop For At Least Two Weeks

Harley Davidson is the latest manufacturer to announce that it is halting production at two of its U.S. plants due to supply chain issues. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

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Aprilia Tuareg 660 Takes The Adventure Fight To Yamaha

Aprilia Tuareg 660 Takes The Adventure Fight To Yamaha

Latest entry to the middleweight adventure class makes its appearance

Aprilia has taken the wraps off the next model to feature the 660cc parallel twin as seen in the RS660 and Tuono. With more power than the Yamaha Tenere 700 and better electronics, we should see an interesting battle for sales.

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Video: Motorcycle POV Lap Of Spa Francorchamps

Video: Motorcycle POV Lap Of Spa Francorchamps

Iconic Circuit To Host 24-Hour Bike race For The First Time In 20 Years

It’s one of the most iconic race circuits in the world and now, for the first time in 20 years, top-flight motorcycle racing is set to return to Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.

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Adaptive Aerodynamics Could Come to Road Bikes Soon

Adaptive Aerodynamics Could Come to Road Bikes Soon

BMW is experimenting with spring-loaded flaps to direct air and improve aerodynamics

If there’s a way to make motorcycles more complicated, manufacturers will find it. The latest thing is moveable aerodynamic flaps that either direct air over the rider or fold back to aid high-speed air penetration.

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How Much Money Is Too Much For a New Motorcycle?

How Much Money Is Too Much For a New Motorcycle?

Are They Really Worth It?

Even when you think motorcycles are getting too expensive there are still bikes that are beyond expensive, and they must be selling to somebody, otherwise, the manufacturers wouldn’t be building them. So, how much is too much, and when is it time to back away and look for something more affordable?

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Is KTM About to plug the gap between the 390 and the 790?

Is KTM About to plug the gap between the 390 and the 790?

New parallel-twin engined 490 to debut in 2022?

If rumors are true, KTM is about to debut a new 490 range of bikes, slotting neatly between the 390- and 790-engined models. The new range could be launched at EICMA in November

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Here's the Real Reason Why Suzuki Is Leaving MotoGP

Here’s the Real Reason Why Suzuki Is Leaving MotoGP

A memo sent to U.S. dealers spells out reasons for departure and confirms commitment to motorcycling

While still waiting for an official statement from Suzuki regarding their departure from MotoGP, a memo to US dealers gives more details and reiterates the company’s commitment to motorcycling, ATVs, and scooters

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Which Manufacturers Could Fill Suzuki's Shoes in MotoGP?

Which Manufacturers Could Fill Suzuki’s Shoes in MotoGP?

Dorna claims they have received interest from ’other manufacturers’

Suzuki’s departure from the MotoGP paddock in 2023 has left a manufacturer-size hole on the grid and rights-holder Dorna claims there is manufacturer interest to fill it. But who could it be?

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Watch Michael Dunlop's Dunlop Tire Explode at 180mph

Watch Michael Dunlop’s Dunlop Tire Explode at 180mph

Many riders affected by tyre delamination at North West 200 Road Races

Dunlop Tires suffered a major PR disaster when several riders at the North West 200 road races in Northern Ireland suffered catastrophic delamination of their rear tyre at high speeds. Now, you can see what it looked like when it happened!

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Buying a Used Yamaha In The UK? Now You Can With Peace of Mind

Buying a Used Yamaha In The UK? Now You Can With Peace of Mind

Yamaha Launches Certified Pre-Owned Platform

If buying a used motorcycle gives you nightmares, then Yamaha UK has the answer in the form of a new certified pre-owned platform for second-hand bikes.

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Kawasaki KLR650 Is All The Old-School Adventure Bike You'll Ever need

Kawasaki KLR650 Is All The Old-School Adventure Bike You’ll Ever need

35 years Old And Still Going Strong

Some bikes are so good right out of the box that they just don’t deserve to die. Kawasaki’s KLR650 might be a dinosaur, but it’s still the ride of choice for those who want a bike as rough and ready as the trails they are riding.

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They Don't Make Them Like They Used To, Part 1

They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To, Part 1

Harvey Williams at the Isle Of Man TT, 1952

Nothing says Devil-May-Care more than Harvey Williams jumping his BSA Bantam race bike at the Isle Of Man TT with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth!

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Contribute to save a piece of Harley Davidson Heritage

Contribute to save a piece of Harley Davidson Heritage

The Davidson family cottage in Scotland needs to be saved

A small cottage in Scotland that once belonged to William S Davidson’s parents before they emigrated to America needs to be bought to save it from developers. Davidson Legacy Preservation is hoping to crowd-fund its preservation

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Automatic Exhaust Sound Enforcement Coming to a State Near You Soon

Automatic Exhaust Sound Enforcement Coming to a State Near You Soon

California Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Following news from the UK and France, California has announced that automated exhaust noise enforcement will be put in place from 2023, initially running to 2027.

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Engineering Wonder: Home Built 10-Cylinder Radial Two-Stroke!

Engineering Wonder: Home Built 10-Cylinder Radial Two-Stroke!

This is some serious home engineering

A home-built, 10-cylinder radial Twin-Star two-stroke engine would be impressive if it came from an established manufacturer but when it comes from the home workshop of a Czech motorcycle enthusiast, it’s off-the-scale impressive. And he even builds the rest of the motorcycle as well.

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Kawasaki is Looking at Hybrid Powertrains for Motorcycles

Kawasaki is Looking at Hybrid Powertrains for Motorcycles

Combining Petrol and Electricity Is the Best of Both Worlds

While hybrid powertrains are common in cars, they have yet to catch on in motorcycles. Kawasaki has been working on the idea for some time and the surprising thing is that the petrol engine is actually a two-stroke.

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Are These The Wildest Custom Bikes You've Never Heard Of?

Are These The Wildest Custom Bikes You’ve Never Heard Of?

The Mortagua Series Of Custom Bikes Just Keeps On Getting Better

Never mind how fast they are, what really matters about this series of 10 wild custom bikes is how they look. This is one man’s work for the last 30 years: if you’re going to have an obsession, you might as well make it look good!

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Suzuki Finally Breaks Silence On MotoGP Exit

Suzuki Finally Breaks Silence On MotoGP Exit

But The Company Stops Short Of Fully Confirming It

Ten days after the Suzuki MotoGP team was told the company was pulling out of racing, the company has broken its silence over the move, without actually confirming it is leaving as discussions continue with MotoGP rights holders Dorna.

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Video: Valentino Rossi Is Retired, But We'll Never Forget Him

Video: Valentino Rossi Is Retired, But We’ll Never Forget Him

You can’t deny the man’s got charisma

He may have retired from MotoGP racing but, unlike many ex-racers, Valentino Rossi is still number one, the Greatest Of All Time, and his popularity just isn’t waning. This interview conducted during his last year in racing - 2021 - shows the class of the man.

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Livewire Shifts into Second Gear With The Del Mar

Livewire Shifts into Second Gear With The Del Mar

Flat-track-inspired second electric model launched with limited edition

Livewire finally launches its second model, the Del Mar, a smaller, lighter companion to the Livewire One. 80bhp and 100 mile range in a package weighing 440lb. Limited edition of the first 100 sold out in 18 minutes!

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KTM Launches 12 new MX Bikes For 2023

KTM Launches 12 new MX Bikes For 2023

Following on from the launch of 13 enduro machines

No-one is ever going to accuse KTM of not launching enough bikes! Following on from 13 enduro bikes comes a further 12 MX model line-up, including two- and four-stroke models and changes to chassis and engines across the board

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When is Cheating Not Cheating? When It's a Gentleman's Agreement

When is Cheating Not Cheating? When It’s a Gentleman’s Agreement

Spanish MotoGP Winner Bagnaia Was Running Illegally

Cheating in Motorsport is nothing new: some call it an alternative interpretation of the rules and while some get away with it, others don’t. But when is cheating not cheating? When it’s a gentleman’s agreement, apparently.

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Should I Stand Or Sit When Riding Off-Road?

Should I Stand Or Sit When Riding Off-Road?

Both styles have their supporters but which is right?

One of the arguments that always start when riding off-road is whether to stand on the foot pegs or sit on the seat. Which is right and which is wrong?

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Worst Biker Movies Ever Part 2: Torque

Worst Biker Movies Ever Part 2: Torque

They Don’t Get Much Worse Than This!

Being directed by a pop music video director might not seem like the best recommendation for a movie...and you’d be right! Torque is full of more cheese than a Parmesan factory

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Summer Riding Is Nearly Here: How To Prepare Your Bike After Months of not Being Ridden

Summer Riding Is Nearly Here: How To Prepare Your Bike After Months of not Being Ridden

Just because you put it away in one condition, doesn’t mean it’s the same when you pull it out

With the onset of spring and summer, many riders will be considering pulling their motorcycles out of storage ready for those warm days of riding. But what should you do to prepare your bike?

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KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas Have A Total Of 24 Off-Road Bikes To Choose From

KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas Have A Total Of 24 Off-Road Bikes To Choose From

How Many Is Too Many?

With KTM owning both Husqvarna and GasGas, it makes sense that there are components shared across all three but the recently-launched 2023 ranges seem to be simple badge-engineering jobs, so where is the logic?

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What's The Best Bike For A Beginner?

What’s The Best Bike For A Beginner?

The choice is surprisingly large and nearly all of them are good

Whether you’re just starting out in motorcycling or returning to riding after a few years away, there is a great choice of small bikes out there that don’t look or feel like small bikes.

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Confederate Gets New Name and $120,000 Price Tag!

Confederate Gets New Name and $120,000 Price Tag!

Combat Bomber Is The Maddest Bike You’ll See Today

Confederate has changed its name to Combat but the bikes remain as mad as ever, the range topped out by the $120,000 Bomber

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After months of speculation, Livewire has revealed that the Del Mar flat track-inspired model will be officially launched on May 10th.

After months of speculation, Livewire has revealed that the Del Mar flat track-inspired model will be officially launched on May 10th.

It’s the first new model since the brand separated from Harley

The Livewire electric brand is about to expand its model line-up as the eagerly anticipated Del Mar makes its public debut on the 10th of May. This will be the first new model since Livewire was separated from parent company Harley Davidson in 2021 and will be sold alongside the existing Livewire One.

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Worst Biker Movies Ever, Part 1: Easy Rider - The Way Back

Worst Biker Movies Ever, Part 1: Easy Rider - The Way Back

We’ve Watched This So You Don’t Have To!

There are great movies and there are terrible movies. The problem is, you never know which is which until you watch them. Let topspeed.com take the pain out of the process and save you some time in the process.

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Is BMW Planning an R12 to Ride Alongside The R18?

Is BMW Planning an R12 to Ride Alongside The R18?

Smaller-Engined Retro Cruiser On The Cards?

BMW has trademarked the ’R12’ name, leading to speculation that the German manufacturer is about to release a smaller-engined R18 clone.

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Would KTM Starting a Third team in MotoGP Make Sense?

Would KTM Starting a Third team in MotoGP Make Sense?

Suzuki’s departure would create a vacuum that might be filled by KTM

Suzuki’s shock departure from MotoGP will leave a void which needs to be filled. The permutations are many but could it make sense for KTM to field a third team, perhaps under the GasGas banner?

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There's Already a Harley Nightster Custom Build

There’s Already a Harley Nightster Custom Build

Mere weeks after its launch, Japanese Builder Hide Motorcycles Unveils Its Take on the Sportster Replacement

The Harley Davidson Nightster might only be a few weeks old, but already custom builders are showing their take on the Sportster replacement.

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Launches #SeeMotorcycles Awareness Campaign

As motorcycles across the northern hemisphere are dusted off in time for spring and summer riding, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation launches a campaign to urge all road users to look out for motorcycles on the road

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Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Indian Launches Epic Pursuits Video Series

Be Inspired to Ride By Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle has announced the debut of its first-ever motorcycle touring series, Epic Pursuits. The two-wheel travel series will take viewers on three unique adventures aboard the new Indian Pursuit.

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Aprilia Fan? Get Yourself to Italy Pronto!

Aprilia Fan? Get Yourself to Italy Pronto!

May 7th Is The Date for the 2022 Aprilia All Stars Event at Misano

Aprilia is on the rise in MotoGP so what better time to celebrate its past and present in racing as well as on the road? May 7th is the date set for the Aprilia All Stars event at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in North-Eastern Italy.

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Is The Harley Davidson Bronx Concept Really Dead?

Is The Harley Davidson Bronx Concept Really Dead?

Could H-D Still Be Planning To Introduce the Bronx Streetfighter Concept?

Announced as part of Harley Davidson’s ’More Roads’ future plan by previous CEO Matt Levatich, the Bronx streetfighter concept was then scotched by new CEO Jochen Zeitz. But is the concept as dead in the water as we all thought?

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Big Brother Now Listening as Well as Watching You

Big Brother Now Listening as Well as Watching You

New trial in UK has cameras listening out for noisy cars and bikes

Speed cameras have become commonplace but noise ’cameras’ are a worrying new trend that we might have brought upon ourselves.

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Suzuki Set To Bow Out Of MotoGP in Shocking Change of Events

Suzuki Set To Bow Out Of MotoGP in Shocking Change of Events

This is the second Time the manufacturer has pulled out

Despite winning the 2020 MotoGP championship and having started the 2022 season with a bang, Suzuki is rumored to be leaving MotoGP at the end of 2022, despite committing to the series until at least 2026.

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Polaris Reveals 48% Profit Slump in Q1 2022

Polaris Reveals 48% Profit Slump in Q1 2022

Includes 30% Drop In Indian Motorcycle Sales

Polaris, parent company of Indian Motorcycle, has revealed a huge drop in profits in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same time in 2021. This includes a 30% drop in revenue for Indian Motorcycle.

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Video: The History Of Ducati Motorcycles

Video: The History Of Ducati Motorcycles

After Ferrari, Ducati is one of Italy’s most famous products - in any field, let alone motorcycling. Making radio components before WW2, after the war they turned to making cheap two-wheeled transport for the masses but it wasn’t long before the competition bug took hold and the rest is history.

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How MotoGP Could Show Us The Way To Keeping the Internal Combustion Engine

How MotoGP Could Show Us The Way To Keeping the Internal Combustion Engine

Rules for 2024 and beyond show that the internal combustion engine need not die with fossil fuels

All race series undergo changes from time to time and MotoGP is no exception. Not only will testing be restricted from 2023 but, from 2024, the fuel used will be increasingly non-fossil fuel based. Is this a lesson for all legislators?

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Ride a 2022 Moto Guzzi Through America

Ride a 2022 Moto Guzzi Through America

Famed Italian Manufacturer Announces the Moto Guzzi Experience Tour Calendar

Moto Guzzi, Italy’s most idiosyncratic motorcycle manufacturer, has announced dates for its Experience Tour, comprising three five- or eight-day tours through some of North America’s most spectacular scenery. Also announced are tours in Europe.

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This is the Ultimate Hooligan Bike: The Ducati Hypermotard 950RVE

This is the Ultimate Hooligan Bike: The Ducati Hypermotard 950RVE

You’ll Have to be Quick: Only 100 Coming to the U.S.

Ducati’s Hypermotard is the ultimate hooligan street bike and now there is the 950 RVE which sits between the base 950 and range-topping 950 SP. Only 100 will be available and only in the U.S.

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Is It Time To Reassess Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturers?

Is It Time To Reassess Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturers?

The Designs are getting better, at least!

For a long time, the Chinese have had a well-deserved reputation for plagiarising other manufacturer’s designs but perhaps the time has come to reassess their products

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This Is The Most Beautiful Ducati Custom Build You Will Ever See

This Is The Most Beautiful Ducati Custom Build You Will Ever See

This isn’t a motorcycle, it’s a work of art

There are custom builds and there are custom creations. Then there are motorcycles that are as much works of art as means of transport. After that, comes this incredible masterpiece from Revival Motorcycles.

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Win With Harley Davidson On Their 120th Anniversary

Win With Harley Davidson On Their 120th Anniversary

Win a Trip to the Harley Davidson Homecoming Event in 2023

Harley Davidson is naturally going all-out on its 120th Anniversary celebrations and you could be one of 76 Grand prize winners, taking an all-expenses paid trip to Milwaukee for the celebrations.

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Are You Riding For the Women in Your Life on International Female Ride Day?

Are You Riding For the Women in Your Life on International Female Ride Day?

Across the Globe, Celebrate the Women Who Ride

0International Female Ride Day, May 7th, 2022 With Can-Am0
You could argue that if you ride, you ride. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, black or white, what religion you follow or what bike you ride: if you ride, you are a member of a global community of friends.
Having said that, sometimes it is important to highlight a specific group of riders and, on 7th May, 2022, we will be celebrating the women in our lives who ride. Motorcycling is seen as a largely male pursuit, but (...)

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Which Bikes Are Suitable for Short Riders?

Which Bikes Are Suitable for Short Riders?

German Magazine Motorrad publishes long list of bikes suitable for short riders

Not everyone is blessed with height, meaning they can ride any motorcycle out there. Many riders, especially women, are simply too short to comfortably and confidently ride a bike on which they can’t touch the floor while seated on the bike. This list from German magazine Motorrad list over 100 bikes and their suitability for short riders.

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Is Yamaha Working On a Ténéré 900?

Is Yamaha Working On a Ténéré 900?

Could a Third Ténéré Model Be On The Cards?

Yamaha has the adventure category covered at both ends of the scale with the Ténéré 700 and 1200. But is the company working on a middleweight 900cc version, using the triple-cylinder engine from the MT-09?

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GasGas Road-Legal Models Make Their First Appearance

GasGas Road-Legal Models Make Their First Appearance

Previously off-road-only brand goes head-to-head with its own parents

Up to - and after - its purchase by the Pierer Mobility Group - owner of KTM and Husqvarna - GasGas was solely an off-road brand. Now, further badge-engineering of KTM models brings us the first-ever GasGas road-legal models.

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Harley Davidson Drops Its Best Apparel Collection Ever

Harley Davidson Drops Its Best Apparel Collection Ever

Collaboration with menswear label Todd Snyder Results in Retro Perfection

It’s not just motorcycles that are going retro these days: there is an increasing demand for retro apparel and this new collection from Harley Davidson in collaboration with menswear label Todd Snyder is almost perfect

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Self-Driving Cars: Potentially Disastrous for Motorbikes

Self-Driving Cars: Potentially Disastrous for Motorbikes

New Laws in the UK will make it legal to watch movies while your car is driving itself

Proposed updates to the UK Highway Code would make it legal for owners of self-driving cars to watch movies while the car is driving itself. Even worse, the ’drivers’ would not be liable for any accident that happened while doing this.

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Design Your Own KTM Duke

Design Your Own KTM Duke

Factory Announces Design Your Duke Competition

KTM has launched its new Design Your Duke competition, allowing fans of the Austrian brand to flex their creative muscles and come up with their own sticker kit.

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Head-Up Display in motorcycle Helmets Nearing Reality Thanks to Shoei

Head-Up Display in motorcycle Helmets Nearing Reality Thanks to Shoei

After a number of false starts, a head-up display for motorcycle helps could become the next best thing

While Head-Up Display technology is common in cars, it has been a long-time-coming for motorcycles. Now helmet manufacturer Shoei is nearing launch-time with its system.

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Kawasaki and Top Gun: Going Where Honda Feared To Tread

Kawasaki and Top Gun: Going Where Honda Feared To Tread

Kawasaki will reprise its role in latest Top Gun: Maverick movie

One of the most iconic motorcycle/movie scenes was Tom Cruise riding a GPz900 Kawasaki in the film Top Gun. With the release of Top Gun: Maverick upon us, it’s time to talk about the bikes Pete ’Maverick’ Mitchell will be riding, in case you didn’t already know.

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The Ex-Steve McQueen Motorbike Auctions Are Getting More Tenuous

The Ex-Steve McQueen Motorbike Auctions Are Getting More Tenuous

The Icon’s Name Adds Plenty of Zeroes To A Price Tag

The hysteria over anything to do with Steve mcQueen continues, this time with the sale of a Honda CB750 K1 once owned by him.

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KTM 990Duke Incoming: Bigger and Better

KTM 990Duke Incoming: Bigger and Better

Spy Shots Reveal Larger-engined KTM Duke Model is On The Way

990 is a special number in KTM history and now, it looks as if there is going to be a new model carrying the 990 name.

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2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed Will Celebrate 500cc Grand Prix Greats

2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed Will Celebrate 500cc Grand Prix Greats

Doohan, Roberts and Schwantz All Want To Be There When Rainey Rides Again

The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed will see four of the greatest 500cc motorcycle world champions ever reunited as Wayne Rainey gets on his 1992 championship-winning Yamaha YXR500 for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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New App Turns Your Phone into a Speed Camera

New App Turns Your Phone into a Speed Camera

Controversial Phone App Can Turn Us All Into Speed Traps

Up to now, all we had to worry about was official police speed traps but now a new phone app can record the speed of any road user.

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Time for Guy Martin To Join The 300mph Club

Time for Guy Martin To Join The 300mph Club

Serial Thrill Seeker Aiming to Break Speed Record, But he’s Not Alone

Guy Martin is hoping to achieve 300mph on his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa but this time he’s going to have some competition.

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There's A Worrying Trend For The Police To Ask Motorists To Snoop on Motorcyclists

There’s A Worrying Trend For The Police To Ask Motorists To Snoop on Motorcyclists

They say it’s in the name of safety, but it’s the thin end of a large wedge

Increasingly, motorists and motorcyclists are being asked to do the police’s job for them by reporting bad road behaviour. A trial in England has motorists being asked to send in dash cam footage of bad driving or riding and that opens a whole can of worms.

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How Do I Ride Up Hills On My Adventure Bike?

How Do I Ride Up Hills On My Adventure Bike?

Not easy, but also not difficult if you know the right technique

If you’re going to use your adventure bike for what it was designed for, you are going to come across many situations you’re not familiar with. There are two ways of dealing with them: trial and error (expensive) or going in forearmed with some knowledge.

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Got an Electric Motorcycle or Scooter? Start Locking Up Your Batteries

Got an Electric Motorcycle or Scooter? Start Locking Up Your Batteries

Battery Theft Becoming a Problem in Italy

Swappable battery technology might be the answer to range anxiety and re-charge time issues, but it is also providing an opportunity for the less honest members of our society

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What Has Happened To MotoE?

What Has Happened To MotoE?

The All-Electric Motorcycle Racing Series Has Gone Very Quiet: All That is About To Change

With the MotoE championship due to get under way in May, attention is turning to the 2023 season already, and the debut of Ducati’s new electric race bike.

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Is Harley Planning on Releasing Two New Mid-Sized Pan America Models?

Is Harley Planning on Releasing Two New Mid-Sized Pan America Models?

Website Lists Two Different Model Names

Hot on the heels of the Nightster 975 and evidence pointing to a similarly-engined Pan America model, comes more clues pointing to yet another stirring of the Pan America pot.

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Exotic Superbike Auction Set to Break Online Records

Exotic Superbike Auction Set to Break Online Records

Rare Homologation Superbikes On Auction

Ever fancied getting your hands on a Ducati Desmosedici RR or Honda RC30, both ultra rare homologation specials? Well, thanks to Collecting Cars Online auctions, now you can spend your money from the comfort of your own home.

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Royal Enfield Classic 350: Slow, But Stylish

Royal Enfield Classic 350: Slow, But Stylish

Revamped 350 single gets new engine and chassis

Royal Enfield have made a big business around staying true to their vintage roots. The new Classic 350 might have a new engine and chassis but it’s still chock-full of old-world charm. Just don’t expect to get anywhere quickly.

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Fabio Quartararo is Not Happy with Yamaha: But Where Could He Go in 2023?

Fabio Quartararo is Not Happy with Yamaha: But Where Could He Go in 2023?

The Frenchman’s movements for 2023 will have a knock-on effect for the whole grid

The MotoGP silly-season is kicking off extra-early this year, with one of the top riders possibly seeking employment elsewhere.

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Got $777,000 Going Spare? Buy Yourself a Flying Bike

Got $777,000 Going Spare? Buy Yourself a Flying Bike

Japanese Company Sees It As The Future

Is it a motorcycle? Is it a drone? No, it’s XTurismo and its Japanese manufacturer is seeing this as the future of personal transport. Blade Runner has just come to life!

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Harley Davidson Introduces the Nightster

Harley Davidson Introduces the Nightster

Baby Brother to the Sportster S, with liquid-cooled v-twin engine of 975cc

Harley Davidson has filled a gap in its model line-up with the Nightster, using a 975cc version of the Revolution Max engine.

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Is Yamaha The Only Manufacturer To Speak Sensibly About EV Motorcycles?

Is Yamaha The Only Manufacturer To Speak Sensibly About EV Motorcycles?

Yamaha President believes biofuels just as important as electricity

Yamaha President Yoshihiro Hidaka speaks a lot of sense when talking about the future of motorcycling and transport in general, saying that biofuels need just as much development as electric solutions.

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Video: Watching a Full Restoration is Strangely Therapeutic

Video: Watching a Full Restoration is Strangely Therapeutic

Man Finds Scooter in a Field. Man restores Scooter in the Street

While it’s not currently OK to talk about anything Russian, there is something mesmerising about the restoration of this rare Russian scooter, found in a field.

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New Justin Bieber X Vespa Models Unveiled

New Justin Bieber X Vespa Models Unveiled

Musician puts his aesthetic stamp on the iconic Italian brand

The latest in a line of celebrity collaborations with Vespa has landed and, this time, Justin Bieber is the name on the side panels.

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Is Harley Davidson Planning a 975cc Pan America?

Is Harley Davidson Planning a 975cc Pan America?

Accessory catalogue not only confirms a 975cc Sportster Model But Possibly Also a 975cc Pan America

Later today, Harley Davidson is officially revealing a new Sportster model, widely believed to be powered by a 975cc version of the Revolution Max engine. But is there also a 975cc Pan America also on the way?

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Back to School: Slide School With Royal Enfield

Back to School: Slide School With Royal Enfield

Turns out that a 400cc bike is the perfect tool to learn the art of sliding

The Royal Enfield Slide School has announced its 2022 calendar of training events in Wisconsin, New York, South Dakota, Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

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The Harley Davidson "H-D For Ukraine" T-Shirt

The Harley Davidson "H-D For Ukraine" T-Shirt

American Manufacturer Goes Further Than Simply Stopping Operations in Russia

Harley Davidson, along with many other motorcycle manufacturers around the world, has ceased trading in Russia in opposition to the invasion of Ukraine. The iconic American brand is going further than that, however.

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Moto Parilla Carbon: The Moped You Didn't Know You Wanted

Moto Parilla Carbon: The Moped You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Electric bike design is throwing out the rule book. But is that a good thing?

The rise of electric power for personal transport - be it car or bike - is bringing a whole new design language to the market. But is the consumer ready for them?

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MotoGP America: What Might Have Been

MotoGP America: What Might Have Been

Yet another MotoGP victory for a European manufacturer at the expense of the Japanese. But It could all have been so different

Six victories in the last six races for European manufacturers leaves the Japanese factories out in the cold but, in America, it could all have ben so different

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GasGas Reveals Four New Off-Road Models

GasGas Reveals Four New Off-Road Models

Two-stroke and four-stroke models announced

Two two-stroke and two four-stroke models form the line-up for the 2022/3 Spanish manufacturer.

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What Type of Motorcycle Rider Are You?

What Type of Motorcycle Rider Are You?

Belgian Study Lists Eight Different Types of rider

You might be surprised to learn that there are different types of motorcycle rider. A Belgian study has identified the differences between us all: apparently there are many!

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Are Three cylinders better than four?

Are Three cylinders better than four?

They’re Both Good But Is One Better Than The Other?

Three cylinders or four? There are arguments for both but one configuration has the best of both worlds.

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Video: MotoGP Great Rivalries - Rainey vs. Schwantz

Video: MotoGP Great Rivalries - Rainey vs. Schwantz

They hated each other while they were racing but their on-track battles were mesmerising

Rainey and Schwantz: one of motorcycle Grand Prix racing’s most volatile rivalries. There are so many moments between them on track but this one, from 1991, encapsulates everything that was good about the skill they both possessed.

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Ride This Suitcase Scooter and You Too Could Be The Saddest Person at the Airport

Ride This Suitcase Scooter and You Too Could Be The Saddest Person at the Airport

There is literally nothing that makes this a good idea!

The GeeRideCase from Japan is an electric motorised scooter built into a suitcase which completely misses the point of scooters and suitcases!

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KTM World Adventure Week Returns for 2022

KTM World Adventure Week Returns for 2022

The perfect excuse to get on your bike and ride

Not that we need any encouragement to get out on our motorcycles and ride, but KTM is again hosting is World Adventure Week in July and everyone is invited, no matter what bike you ride.

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New Petersen Museum Exhibit Will Showcase Custom Electric Motorcycles

New Petersen Museum Exhibit Will Showcase Custom Electric Motorcycles

Nothing Is Moving Faster Than Electric Motorcycles

They have been with us only a few short years, but already the impact of electric motorcycles on design thought and vice versa is profound. The new exhibit at the Petersen Museum reflects this cultural shift.

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Land Moto Is The Next American Electric Bike Vying For Supremacy

Land Moto Is The Next American Electric Bike Vying For Supremacy

Land Moto District Proves America is the Home of the Electric Vehicle

Joining Tesla, Livewire and Zero are already showing the way for electric vehicles and now, Land Moto, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is set to boost the country’s claim to being the home of electric vehicles.

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Aerodynamics Set To Gain Importance on the Next Generation of Motorcycles

Aerodynamics Set To Gain Importance on the Next Generation of Motorcycles

Cutting through the air will have a greater importance as electric bikes become more popular

MotoGP has displayed an appreciation of aerodynamics in recent years for add downforce and now, road bike manufacturers are paying increasing attention to aerodynamics to make bikes more slippery.

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Marquez Back for U.S. MotoGP

Marquez Back for U.S. MotoGP

Honda rider back to the scene of many victories

After missing two races due to his recurring eye issues, Marc Marquez will return to the paddock for the U.S. MotoGP round at Circuit of the Americas in Austin this weekend.

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How To Strip and Reassemble a 1960s Triumph Twin Engine

How To Strip and Reassemble a 1960s Triumph Twin Engine

Not sure how to go about stripping a Triumph Twin engine? This series of videos will show you how

Stripping and rebuilding an engine can be a daunting task but this series of videos shows you step-by-step how to go about it.

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Electric Indian Four....From 1929?

Electric Indian Four....From 1929?

Randy ’Detroit’ Hayward Goes All the Way Modifying His 1929 Indian Four

To some, cannibalising a 1929 Indian Four to turn it into an electric powered bike might seem like sacrilege but, to this guy from Detroit, it’s just another cog in the wheel of history.

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Creator of Modern Two-Stroke Masterpiece Says Firm Will Move into Four-Stroke Engines and Electric

Creator of Modern Two-Stroke Masterpiece Says Firm Will Move into Four-Stroke Engines and Electric

Good News for Lovers of Bespoke Motorcycles

The creator of Langen Motorcycles, who have built possibly the sexiest two-stroke motorcycle currently on sale today, has announced that a move into four-stroke and electric technology is on the cards.

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Aprilia Confirms It's Pre-Season Form, Winning the Argentina MotoGP Race

Aprilia Confirms It’s Pre-Season Form, Winning the Argentina MotoGP Race

First-Ever MotoGP Victory for Aprilia and Espargaro

Just to prove that dreams can come true, Aleix Espargaro won his and Aprilia’s first MotoGP race in Argentina, confirming that the pre-season form was no flash in the pan.

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KTM Goes Backwards With 790 Duke Reappearance

KTM Goes Backwards With 790 Duke Reappearance

After a year out of the catalogue, the 790 Duke is back.

Bringing back a model name that has been defunct for a few decades is one thing, but bringing back a model that has only been out of the catalogue for one year is quite another. What is KTM up to?

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New BMW R1300 and M1400 GS Models On The Way

New BMW R1300 and M1400 GS Models On The Way

Service Request Form on BMW website confirms existence, but not launch date

Last year, spy shots circulated of a heavily disguised BMW GS model on test. That it was going to be a new model was clear, but quite what the specifications would be was not known. Now, a listing on a BMW Service Request website shows not one but three new GS models.

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Does Your Electric Bike Sound Lame? Try the new Exhaust from Akrapovolt

Does Your Electric Bike Sound Lame? Try the new Exhaust from Akrapovolt

First Exhaust System Specifically for the Electric Bike

Electric bikes are great but they lack one thing: that spine-tingling noise from the exhaust. Now famed exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic has come up with the Akrapovolt system to give some oomph to your Energica, Zero or Livewire

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What's The Fastest Motorbike On Sale Today?

What’s The Fastest Motorbike On Sale Today?

Speed is Addictive, But Which Bike Is Fastest?

Motorcycles come in all shapes and sizes, for all types of use and for every budget. But it is the flagship models that get all the attention and they tend to be the fastest bikes in a manufacturer’s line-up. But which bike is fastest?

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Is A Motorcycle That Has A Low Mileage A Good Buy?

Is A Motorcycle That Has A Low Mileage A Good Buy?

A Low mileage motorcycle might be tempting but there are problems

A low mileage motorcycle might seem like a good idea - after all, it has had less time to get worn out, but there are other considerations.

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Do You Remember? 2018 Argentinian MotoGP Race

Do You Remember? 2018 Argentinian MotoGP Race

Everything that could happen, did!

The 2018 Argentinian MotoGP race was one of the strangest for many a year: almost everything that could happen, did!

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Red Bull Ring In Austria Castrated By New Chicane

Red Bull Ring In Austria Castrated By New Chicane

Necessary for safety, maybe, but terrible for racing

After Valentino Rossi’s frightening near-miss at the 2020 MotoGP race at the Red Bull Ring, it was deemed necessary to slow things down on the long uphill drag from turn one to turn three. The new chicane might slow things down but it has changed the nature of this fast and flowing circuit for all time.

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