Ducati sell more motorcycles than ever in 2015

Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali

More Ducati motorcycles have been sold in the first six months of 2015 than ever before. The Bologna-based purveyors of red Italian motorcycles shifted 32,600 bikes around the world. The year has also already seen a new record for sales in on month (June, 2015 with 7,400). That record for one month sales included the […]

Make a model V-Twin motor with help from Haynes

Haynes V-Twin Motorcycle Engine Model Kit

Who doesn’t want a working V-Twin motorcycle engine model, with realistic starting noises and illuminating spark plugs? This new model kit from Haynes could be a relaxing experience to build. It could also be a learning experience, as well as providing a nice object for your garage or mantlepiece. The Haynes model is aimed at […]

Add a power supply to your motorcycle tank bag


The OptiMate O-30 is one of those remarkably useful and logical products that you never really think about until you need one. Or a press release lands in your email inbox. Either way, it’s a plug and charger with one end for any 12V socket on a motorcycle (with a 2 pin SAE compatible connector), […]

Custom Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Skullmonkee’ Yard Built by Wrenchmonkees


The custom Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Skullmonkee’ has been created by Copenhagen-based Wrenchmonkees as part of the Yamaha Yard Built series. An earlier Wrenchmonkees build, the ‘Monkeefist’ actually inspired the 2015 Yamaha XJR1300. And it’s the 20th anniversary of the XJR1200/XJR1300. The Skullmonkee is part of the Yard Built attempt to inspire buyers of normal Yamaha motorcycles […]

More motorcycle textiles from Buffalo

Buffalo Sonar Jacket

There’s a new textile jacket and trouser combination from Buffalo. Named Sonar, the pair can be joined by an 8-inch connecting zip. Both parts feature a 600-Denier outer, a removable quilted thermal liner and a waterproof, windproof and breathable drop liner. Between the two of them, you get CE-approved armour at the knees, shoulders and […]

Kit out your Kawasaki Versys 1000 with SW-Motech

SW-Motech products for the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000

SW-Motech have released more parts for the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 than you could shake a credit card at. So if you want luggage, crash protection, or new footrests and levers to improve your riding comfort it’s worth checking out the range. Footrest Kit – Large contact area with removable rubber insert to help absorb […]

Custom Yamaha VMAX ‘Infrared’ Yard Built by JvB-moto

'Infrared' custom Yamaha VMAX by JVB-moto

The ‘Infrared’ custom Yamaha VMAX was created as part of the Yard Build series by German bike builders JvB-moto. It’s particularly important given that it celebrates the 30th year since the VMAX launched. Although for the pedants, it was originally named the Yamaha V-Max when it arrived in 1985 with a 1197cc V4 engine. It […]

Buy a new Panigale or Diavel, get a £750 voucher


Ducati has extended a £750 Ducati Performance voucher offer to include the new Ducati 899 Panigale, Ducati Diavel and Ducati Diavel Carbon. It’s a promotion which started with models in the Ducati Monster range, and applies if you buy from an official Ducati dealer. It includes if you take up a Ducati TriOptions finance package, […]

Custom Yamaha XV950 ‘El Raton Asesino’ Yard Built by Marcus Walz

El Raton Asesino - the custom Yamaha XV950 by marcus Walz

This custom Yamaha XV950 has been created by German bike builder Marcus Walz. Apparently the Spanish name is translated by Google as ‘the murderer mouse’, which seems appropriate for a Cafe Racer. It’s one of a number of projects commissioned by Yamaha as part of their Yard Built series, and it’s suitably inspired by Yamaha […]

Vespa VJs for your helmet?


Vespa is offering you a VJ. Or a VJ1, if you prefer. And it turns out both of them are open-face demi-jet crash helmets which would suit scooter riders, and commuters on a classic or retro bike. The Vespa logo itself is nice and discrete if you’re not on a matching scooter and there’s some […]