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Michelin Jorge Lorenzo

Michelin tyre test – What’s happening?

We’ve just got off the phone to Nicolas Goubert, the technical director for Michelin motorsport. He gave us the lowdown on the tyres that four riders had similar high speed crashes on in Sepang yesterday. “We took four fronts and

2007 WSBK, Eurospeedway Lausitz, Germany. Pic: Graeme Brown

Troy Bayliss back racing a Ducati in WSB

Is it really seven years since Troy Bayliss won his last WSB title, with a stunning double win at Portimao? It surely is. He’s 45 now – but he’s coming back out of retirement to ride the Aruba.it Panigale at

Donington Park and Circuit of Wales split.

There’s no point trying to sugarcoat this one, here’s the statement in full, made this morning by DPRL. The Board of Directors and Staff of Donington Park Racing Limited (‘DPRL’) are greatly disappointed to have to report today that the

Product Reviews

The Triple Challenge bike is closer to a road bike than you may think.

Moto2 chain conversion for tuned 600s – R6, 675 Daytona, ZX-6R

  Of all the high-tech bits on a bike, the final drive chain is probably the most anachronistic. Hundreds of tiny plates, pins, bushes and rollers, all spinning round at high speed? Exposed to the rain, dust, grit and debris

Haybusa

Arai RX-7 GP Nicky Hayden replica helmet review

Arai Nicky Hayden RX-7 GP A premium lid, from a premium brand, at a premium price…     Looking for a new track-biased lid for 2015? Well you won’t do too much better than Arai’s RX-7GP. I’ve been wearing this

Rossi winter test lid, Sepang 2015

Sepang MotoGP winter test kicks off with traditional garish Rossi helmet presentation

Valentino might not be quite the box-office draw he was back in his pomp, but he’s still the most showbiz of all the big cheeses in MotoGP. And a big part is his long-running helmet paint job saga. Where guys like

Bike Tests

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Had enough of the new Yamaha R1 yet? No, us neither.

So here’s a gallery of tasty pictures from the launch to keep you occupied.

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First Ride – 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha says the new R1 is the closest possible thing to a road legal YZR- M1 MotoGP bike. Looking at the spec sheet, it’s hard to disagree…

A thing of beauty. And lots of electronic cleverness.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Impressions

We test the all-new, long awaited 2015 Yamaha R1 – hot off the seat here are Chris’ first thoughts

Blogs

Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV

Throwback Thursday – testing the first Kawasaki H2…

Of course, we’re all looking forward to a ride on the new Kawasaki H2 and H2R next week. Yay us! And to kill the time before we fly to Qatar for the supercharged behemoth, we’ve been trawling the SuperBike archive

Creepy pics courtesy of John.

How do you prepare for a bike like the Kawasaki H2?

Next week I’ll be packing my bags and heading off to ride what I believe will be one of the defining super bikes of my generation. Without even cocking a leg, us moto scribers are already mentioning it in the

SuperBike cover Jan 1998

Throwback Thursday – the original 1998 Yamaha R1

2015 looks like it might be a bit of a vintage year in terms of proper, jaw-dropping superbikes. Of course Kawasaki’s supercharged H2R isn’t far away, but next week we’ll be riding the latest version of Yamaha’s über-superbike, the R1.

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