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BMW reveals Concept 101
BMW has revealed its new Concept 101, a concept of a touring ‘bagger’ version of the firm’s K1600. The concept was unveiled at the Villa D’Este concours event in Italy and highlights BMW’s plans to target the American luxury tourer markets. The 101 - named after the 101 cubic inch capacity...
Kawasaki H2R vs. 1350hp Nissan GTR
A heavily modified Nissan GTR making 1350hp has beaten a Ninja H2R in a drag race, making it potentially the first car to beat the supercharged Kawasaki. Over the 1/2 mile drag race the Nissan slowly edges away from the 326hp H2R, eventually managing 208mph through the speed trap, compared to...
Riding in France? You'll soon need a hi-vis vest
Motorcyclists riding in France will soon be required by law to carry a high visibility jacket on them at all times. From January 2016, French police can fine any rider who fails to show they have a fluorescent bib with them. Fines start at €11 and rise to €135 for bikers who fail to produce...
Motorcycle restarts after four years in an ice block
A Victory motorcycle frozen inside a block of ice for over four years was brought back to life after only an hour in the workshop. The Victory V92 TC bike needed only an oil change, fresh fuel, and a new battery to start. It started using the same spark plugs, electric system, and air...
KTM unveils 2016 Motocross range
  KTM has officially launched its new 2016 SX motocross bikes, which the firm says are ‘lighter, faster and even more agile than before’. The new models use a chassis that’s 90% new, have WP’s latest AER 48 Air Fork suspension, and are fitted with brand new swingarms and rear shocks to...
Win Ducati VIP tickets to the Donington WSB race
  Bike World is currently running an exclusive online competition giving you the chance to win two Ducati VIP tickets to this weekend’s World Superbike Race at Donington. The tickets give you race day entry and the opportunity to watch the race from the Ducati Team hospitality suite...
Triumph celebrates 25th Anniversary with dealer open day
  Triumph is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a National Dealer Open Day event this Saturday. Taking place at dealerships across the country, the Hinckley firm is offering the opportunity to explore the latest range of Triumph bikes, riding gear, casual wear and accessories. Riders...
Winning custom Ducati Scrambler unveiled
A customised Ducati Scrambler and winner of last year's EICMA Custom International Bike Show has been unveiled at Deux Ex Machina in Milan. The bike was built by Radikal Chopper customiser Andrea Radaelli as part of a contest between 10 customers looking to create the ultimate custom...
Biker spends 12 years building wooden replica of his bike
A man has spent the last 12 years creating a wooden replica of his Yamaha FZR 600 so that he can keep a bike in the living room without upsetting his wife. Andre Schlosser originally wanted to keep his real bike in the house but was given a firm no from his wife. He said: ‘I wanted to put my...
Harley-Davidson Street 750 coming to the UK
A Harley-Davidson spokesperson has confirmed that the Street 750 will be coming to the UK this year. The bike was launched at the Milan Motorcycle Show in 2013 but only went on sale in select markets. The Milwaukee firm has now announced the 750 will arrive in UK dealers this...