France To 'Ban All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040'
In a move that further progresses the eventual death of the traditional combustion engine, France's new environment minister has announced plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as part of a series of measures President Emmanuel Macron's...
Husqvarna Production Shifts To KTM's Partner Bajaj
With the forthcoming Svartpilen and Vitpile 401 Husqvarna bikes, the oldest motorcycle company in the world will work with Bajaj in a move that makes use of their current partnership with KTM. Bajaj has a 48% stake in KTM which owns Husqvarna. By bringing Husqvarna into the partnership, Bajaj...
Cruiser Rider Crashes After Death Wobble On California Highway
This video showing a cruiser rider losing control after a series of death wobbles is just another example of why you should listen to your bike if you feel something is off. The rider had reportedly experienced the shaking front end several times before he span out of control, according...
Coming This Week
On the next episode of Bike World we've been out to Portimão with the Fast Bikes guys for their Sportsbike of the year shootout. Catch all of the action on MotorsportTV. SKY Channel 447, Virgin 545 at 7.30pm. YouTube: Bike World YouTube Page
KTM 1290 Super Duke R Sets New Pike's Peak Record
Chris Fillmore takes the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R into the record books, claiming an ouright motorcycle record on the iconic Broadmoor Pike's Peak International Hill Climb. The Super Duke was prepped for the race with readily available KTM PowerParts for the Two Wheel and Heavyweight...
All-Electric Support Class Coming to MotoGP in 2019?
Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta confirms an all-electric MotoGP support class, with plans set in motion for early 2019. Unlike it's four wheel companions, electric bike racing hasn't had quite the same support or development as FIA Formula E championship, bar the Isle of Man TT Zero electric race...
New 1290 Super Duke GT Includes £1000 Touring Package
KTM's self proclaimed fastest V-twin sports tourer in the world now includes £1000 KTM PowerParts at no extra cost if purchased new from a KTM verified dealer. The official accessories in the package include Ergo Heated Seats for rider and passenger, a seamless colour coordinated Luggage...
Coming To Bike World In July
July is going to be pretty special with us out in Portimão with the Fast Bikes guys for their Sportsbike of the year shootout. Be sure to watch this space!
MET Police Launch Scooter Theft Awareness Campaign
London’s Metropolitan Police have launched their scooter theft awareness campaign today with the aim of preventing scooter theft in London, by urging riders to use more bike security as a deterrance, The key campaign message says the more visible the security, the less visible your...
Crutchlow Signs Two Year HRC Deal To Stay With LCR Honda
Cal Cruthlow has signed a two year deal with HCR and will race for LCR Honda for two more seasons. It comes with the announcement that the team will renew technical partnership with the Japanese factory. Since 2015, Crutchlow has ridden his Honda RC213V to two MotoGP™ victories, two second...