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Taste of Italian cafe culture

ITALIAN motorbikes have always had their devotees, including the cafe racing machines. Most of the top marques have had plenty of books written about them, but until now no one has produced one specially covering cafe racers. Coming from a nation with a great motorcycle racing heritage, Italian motorcycles have, unsurprisingly, always had a sporting […]

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Suzuki shows off classic race machines

MOST bikers like nothing more than going out on a Sunday and meeting like-minded riders. And Suzuki has a treat for you all. The Japanese bike maker’s UK arm has teamed up with the famous Sausage Cafe to bring you something special. For the second time this year, Suzuki will join forces with the Northamptonshire […]

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Shark adds new graphics for Vancore

THE Vancore urban bike helmet from Shark has had another two sets of graphics to choose from. Now, apart from the range of matt and gloss colours at launch date, the French brand has added a touch more style. The two new designs, called Wipeout and RYU, are now available in UK dealers. Wipeout (pictured […]

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Vango Stelvio 200 tent packed up on Suzuki V-Strom Touring bike

Vango Stelvio 200 tent is perfect for touring on a motorcycle

TOURING on a motorcycle raises a fairly unique set of challenges – especially, if like me, you’re not very good at travelling light!
With only three boxes and a back seat however, it does tend to focus your mind on what is actually essential for a long weekend away, and the Suzuki luggage set on my V-Strom is surprisingly capacious if you pack carefully and use every last bit of space.

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Bike collection

Dainese takes wraps off autumn collection

ALL the great Italian fashion houses release autumn collections and Dainese is no exception! The Italian giant is releasing a collection of motorcycle clothing that will be available in UK dealers from September. With new products in the city, sports and touring ranges there’s something for everyone. The brand has also been working hard to […]

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Brit Sam Sunderland claims first Dakar stage win

British rider Sam Sunderland was over the moon after he not only safely tackled the sand dunes on the second special stage of the Dakar Rally, but he claimed his first stage win in the world’s toughest motor race.

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Don’t let winter put you off two-wheeled commuting

MANY commuters are finding the costs of travelling to work are getting higher seemingly every week. Often the ride to work by train or bus seems like being packed into cattle trucks. With that in mind, more and more are turning to using their own transport. But travelling by car can often mean being stuck […]

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Time to book your Ducati Riding Experience

FOLLOWING on from the success of this year’s programme, Ducati has announced its Riding Experience will continue in 2014. It will be the 11th time the Italian manufacturer has held its riding school events, and enrolling for one of the places is now open. Those taking part can expect to get their hands on — and […]

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