Would you pay £10k for an early 1998 Yamaha R1?


Modern sports bikes can trace their lineage back to three 1990s motorcycle launches. In 1992, the original Honda CBR900RR Fireblade appeared. That leap forward took a while for other manufacturers to catch, with the different approach taken by the Ducati 916 in 1994. But Yamaha was able to evolve and move things on even further […]

New HQ for SERV Blood Bikes in Kent


The SERV Blood Bike volunteers in Kent now have a new headquarters, officially opened by BSB’s Shane Byrne. The organisation now has garages, offices and a training suite at Farthing Corner M2 Services, in what used to be the Kent Police Traffic Post. That location should make it quicker and easier for the selfless volunteers […]

Knox release armoured shirt for female motorcyclists

Knox Armoured Shirt for Women

Knox have been busy with their new range of jackets and clothing which can be worn with or without armoured shirts underneath to make it look better off your bike, and work better when you’re on it. And they’ve added the Knox Armoured Shirt for Women to fit their ladies jackets. The stretchy, lightweight elastane […]

Hire a wildcard KTM RC390 Cup motorcycle


If you think that teenagers today have it too easy, then prepare to be even more sure of it. Not only do precocious racers from 13-18 have the chance to compete as part of the 2015 British Superbike weekends in the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup, but KTM has even made four hire […]

Two biker backpacks from SW-Motech

The SW-Motech Racer backpack

Motorcycle accessories firm SW-Motech have a couple of new backpacks out for motorcyclists, which feature 600D textile shells, integrated rain covers and adjustable, padded shoulder straps. The SW-Motech Racer has 16-litres of space with a quick release buckle and separate compartments including a holder for laptops with up to 14″ screen size and a cable […]

Ducati Panigales arrive in UK and Irish dealerships


If you’ve been waiting for a Ducati 1299 Panigale – either because you’ve pre-ordered one, want to test ride one, or simply be able to press your grubby fingers all over one, then there’s good news. The Ducati 1299 Panigale and 1299 Panigale S models are arriving in 31 dealers around the UK and Ireland […]

Easier electricals with a Fuzeblock FZ-1 Switchable Fuse Panel?


Modern motorcycling often involves adding countless extra electrical gadgets to your bike for heating and navigation, or welding an old spotlight on the front of your 1970’s Honda to make it look special. Either way, the Fuzeblock FZ-1 Switchable Fuse Panel might make life easier. It’s small (8.25 x 6.35 x 3.17cm), apparently easy to […]

1985 BBC Outcasts MC Documentary

1985 BBC Outcasts MC Documentary

Too young to have been involved in motorcycling in the UK in the 1980s, or not involved in the world of biker gangs? This 1985 BBC documentary about the Outcasts MC in East Anglia is slightly surreal at times as it chronicles the group of Norfolk bikers. There’s a mix of bikes – mainly Japanese […]

Found Online: 1962 Ariel Golden Arrow Super Sports


I’m no expert on vintage motorcycles, British or otherwise. If I had to pick a subject for motorcycling mastermind, it’d be mid-1990s 400cc grey imports. But surfing the usual online sales and auctions sites means that occasionally something outside of my usual tastes will jump out at me, and the rest of the night is […]

Anthony Kiedis picks up Roland Sands Design RoadGlide

Anthony Kiedis picks up Roland Sands Design RoadGlide

If you like your tuned motorcycles with a dose of music and celebrity, then you’ll appreciate the fact that Red Hot Chilli Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis asked Roland Sands Design to trick out a Harley-Davidson RoadGlide for him. The RSD team stripped it down to the frame. The engine was rebuilt with S&S parts at […]