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Pioneer: the story of the world’s first electric motorcycle

With electric cars now in the mainstream, many feel that electric motorcycles can also make a breakthrough in the 2020s. Major brands like Kawasaki and Harley-Davidson are joining start-up electric companies like Energica and Zero in offering battery...

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How does motorcycle ABS work?

Motorcycle anti-lock braking systems have been around since 1988 and the development of the way they work has seen a constant series of improvements over the years. Since 2016 it has been compulsory for all motorcycles over 125cc to be fitted with...

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Prime Minister’s statement: can I ride my motorbike during coronavirus crisis?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced changes to the Government’s Covid-19 response, altering the message from ‘Stay Home’ to ‘Stay Alert’ and many motorcyclists are asking what this means to them. Having spent seven weeks in ‘lockdown’ many...

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Top five… European track day circuits

In Britain we are blessed with a wide range of racing circuits, which provide us with some of the best track days in the world. Unfortunately, as you know, we are not usually blessed with the best of weather, meaning that motorcycle track days are very...

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Reasons why you should commute on two wheels

As the world wakes up to the ‘new normal’ Covid-19 world of social distancing, isolating and staggered shifts in the workplace, so workers are looking for their own new normal to keep them and their loved ones safe and sound. With commuters keen to avoid...

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What is an IMU and what does it mean for my motorcycle?

The chances are, over the past few years, any high-end or performance-oriented motorcycle you have read about or bought has a little black box hidden away in the bowels of the engineering, which goes by the name of IMU. But what even is an IMU? The three...

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Top five… British track day circuits

In Britain we are blessed with a wide range of race tracks upon which we can ride our bikes on track days. These track days are not races, but an opportunity to ride our bikes on circuits where the top racers do battle on weekends. A typical day sees the...

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A brief history of the Moto Guzzi V-twin

Moto Guzzi, one of the most famous motorcycle manufacturers in the world, was founded on 15 March 1921 in Genoa, Italy. Prior to the Second World War, Moto Guzzi saw huge success with legendary models like the 8HP Normale, the 1928 Guzzi GT, and the 1939...

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Range topping FTR1200 Carbon joins Indian range

American brand Indian has announced a £14,699 range-topping version of its flat track inspired FTR1200, named the FTR1200 Carbon. The FTR1200 Carbon is the fifth model in the FTR1200 range, joining the FTR1200 Rally, S, Race Replica and the sub £12,000...

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MotoGP 20: is this the best motorcycling video game yet?

Nearly ten and a half months after the release of MotoGP 19, Milestone has released a significantly updated MotoGP 20. As well as updating the teams and riders to reflect the 2020 season, new physics, upgraded artificial intelligence (AI), new tyre...

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Is Kawasaki getting ready to launch its first electric motorcycle in 2021?

Last year’s Milan Motorcycle Show saw Kawasaki unveil a working prototype of a new electric motorbike project it was developing. The development bike was a real parts bin special, using an adapted Z650 frame and numerous parts from other bikes in the...

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What exactly is E10 fuel and what does it mean for me?

The reason E10 fuel has hit the headlines recently is because the UK Government has announced a consultation proposing the changing of the standard fuel available in the UK, from the current E5 grade with E10. The current E5 grade of petrol available is...

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