European motorcycle market: motorcycles and scooters sells well, sales soar for 50 cc

Figures for the first quarter of 2018 show a 6.1% decrease compared to the same period a year earlier. In reality, the collapse is only that of mopeds, while motorcycles and scooters bigger than 50 cc are in positive territory (Thanks to Moto Corsa Ltd for the opening photo) In the first quarter of 2018, … Read more

Our 24 Hours of Le Mans/2

The race is over, and we recounts a fantastic experience in words and pictures. First, however, a very quick comment on the results! By Stinger (photos and data by the official FIMEWC and Stinger) So it’s over, and Honda placed two bikes in the top two. The first position went – a bit unexpectedly – … Read more

Our 24 Hours of Le Mans/1

I am at Le Mans. I didn’t tell anyone about it, but I went on my bike and I’m enjoying the race from inside. And now it’s time to tell you a little about this fantastic adventure By Stinger   Prologue I had decided to go to the Le Mans 24 Hours some time ago. … Read more

24 Hours of Le Mans: everything over in an hour for us

Federico Natali tells the story of the unfortunate 24 Hours of the Ducati Special Team, of which he is the test driver, and the rather troubled 24 Hours of his fast friend Kevin Manfredi, competing with Team Louit #33’s Kawasaki ZX10R. By Federico Natali We started out with very high expectations in the Ducati Special … Read more

Charity fundraising tour around the world with a Ducati Scrambler

A 22-year-old Englishman started out from London a few days ago on a Scrambler Desert Sled made available by Ducati UK. The aim is to become the youngest motorcyclist to travel the world alone. But the raid also has a humanitarian purpose: raising funds for the Movember Foundation   His name is Henry Crew, he … Read more

Trolley-BIKE: a new solution for motorcycle touring

Do you often travel by motorcycle and find traditional suitcases uncomfortable to carry with you, perhaps on more trips, when you get off? Consider the possibility of buying this pair of lightweight carbon cases that turn into a trolley upon arrival Their name is Trolley-BIKE and they are an innovative pair of side luggage for … Read more

Recalls – 30th March 2018

The latest recalls ordered by motorcycle manufacturers for defective vehicles All manufacturers must periodically recall some of their vehicles because of defects that emerged after the presentation. In such cases, the procedure is to contact (usually by letter) all the owners of the vehicles concerned and ask them to visit a dealer for inspection. In … Read more

Kymiring: Finland invests in its own racetrack

The Finnish government has understood the sporting, cultural and economic importance of having a first level track, and has financed the construction of the Kymiring facility, which from 2019 will host the MotoGP World Championship.   Older Motorcycling fans will probably remember when the World Championship was run in Finland on the road circuit of … Read more

Kymco introduces iONEX: its integrated mobility system

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show stage was an opportunity for Kymco to present its new electric scooter. It is called iONEX and focuses on the lightness and modularity of the batteries, that are easy to replace. It will be supported by a network of stations for the rapid exchange of batteries. In addition, the Taiwanese company … Read more

Brembo, and the art of stopping pilots

Brake, brake, brake! Every lap always the same way, with the same insane deceleration. Without extending lever travel, without symptoms of overheating failure. In the dry as in the wet, in the mugginess of Malaysia as in the cold of Germany. If Marquez, Dovizioso & Co can go from 355 to 90 km/h in 4.2 … Read more

Get a coffee with Freddie Spencer

Freddie Spencer, the Grand Prix legend, met our readers at the InMoto-Motosprint stand at Motodays in Rome. A long conversation, in the course of which he talked about himself, about his relationship with the bike and with fans, mentioning also a recently published book and a new one he is working on. The portrait of … Read more

VIDEO Yamaha Niken: Taking corner carving confidence to another level

The Yamaha teaser campaign continues for the new three wheels bike, the Niken. Today’s video shows in detail just what intrigues us all: how the front suspension works.   Yamaha released a new video that illustrates the operation of its new high performance three wheels, the Niken. For the first time, other than just showing … Read more

My life as a tester in Endurance

Federico Natali was a road races rider, he raced at the Isle of Man. Then, in search of new stimuli, he now landed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now – in his own words – he does a beautiful job: the tester for a team that runs the World Endurance Championship. And he … Read more

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