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A brief history of BMW’s Boxer engine

BMW’s latest model release, the R18, features the German firm’s brand new 1,802cc ‘Big Boxer’ engine. Not just in terms of its iconic outward appearance, but also from a technical point of view, the new power plant ties in with the traditional flat twin...

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Iconic bikes: Yamaha YZF750R

The 1990s were a time of rapid development for sports motorcycles. If the 1980s had seen the blueprint of the modern bikes we know today being drawn up, the following decade saw the concepts refined and developed in the white hot cauldron of international...

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Top five… motorbikes that keep Britain moving

With the high profile motorcycles we see out on weekend runs largely tucked up during the Covid-19 pandemic, the spotlight falls on the everyday workhorses that are keeping Britain moving. Whether they are getting NHS staff and other key workers to work,...

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Top five… bargain modern classics (for less than £4000)

Dipping a toe into the classic motorbike market can be a real minefield for the uninitiated. Older bikes can take more maintenance and fettling than modern ones, and bikes needing a lot of work can be money pits that will have you tearing your hair out in...

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BMW takes customising to new heights with all-new R18 cruiser

BMW has taken the option of offering personalisation for its all-new R18 custom cruiser to the next level as it tries to keep hold all of the money owners might spend on modifying their motorcycles. The German brand has always managed to be canny when it...

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Will Harley-Davidson Bronx mark a new direction for iconic American brand?

These are tough times for the motorcycle industry, and arguably no-one is finding it harder than iconic American manufacturer Harley-Davidson. Earlier this year, CEO and President Matt Levatich ended his 26 year career with the brand by mutual consent. In...

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Top five… new air-cooled motorcycles

Laid back motorcycling is benefiting from some recently renewed popularity, seemingly driven by the rise of the retro scene, its aesthetics and lifestyle over the sheer performance of the bikes. The retro-inspired cruisers, bobbers and roadsters are...

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Motorcycles and the rock and roll lifestyle

Motorbikes and rock and roll go hand in hand. Whether it’s the sense of rebellion, freedom or the anonymity that riding a motorcycle brings, rock stars and celebrity actors have long been attracted by the lure of two wheels and an engine. The number of A...

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LEGO and Ducati combine to create Panigale V4R (in brick form)

We’re all looking for motorcycle related activities to do at home in these uncertain coronavirus times and if we’re still banged up indoors in June, Danish brick wizards LEGO and Ducati have combined to recreate the stunning Ducati Panigale V4R in brick...

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Canadian company Damon ‘reinvents motorcycle’ with new Hypersport machine

Recent history is littered with well intentioned start-ups who make big claims about revolutionising motorcycling with their innovative electric motorbikes, only to disappear without a trace or leave the world endlessly waiting for their wares. British...

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Is there a future for motorcycle shows after Coronavirus?

Indoor motorcycle shows are big business in the winter months, as manufacturers spend massive budgets to show off their latest wares. This year is meant to see the biennial INTERMOT show take place in Cologne, Germany, before the spotlight shines on...

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Norton Motorcycles sold to Indian company TVS for £16m

The often tumultuous story of Norton Motorcycles has entered a new chapter as Indian firm TVS Motor Company bought the stricken brand for £16m. The Castle Donington based company went into administration in January, with administrators BDO tasked to find...

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