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Do engine additives work in motorcycles
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Do engine additives improve motorcycle performance or fuel consumption? We put them to the test on a dyno – and even in the van as it racked up 10,000 miles transporting bikes here and there; there including some impressive hills called the Alps. It used to be you’d fit X,

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If you aren’t ready for a full-on track day, the Hopp Better Riding Day offers circuit-based training that will give you a taste of track life and improve your road riding. Coming from a motorcycling family, when I first started riding I was fortunate to have quite a few mentors

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A new logo for the Isle of Man TT website has confused fans and not exactly received a warm welcome. Within hours of unveiling a new logo on the Isle of Man TT website yesterday, social media did a collective WTF? Thinking that the new logo was replacing the iconic

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Suzuki Katana 2019
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The bike many of us have been begging Suzuki to make is definitely going to happen, the GSX-S1000-based Suzuki Katana 2019. To date, Suzuki has resolutely refused to join the retro bandwagon, but the long wait for them to join BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Yamaha, Kawasaki and even Honda on the

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The future of motorcycling
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The future of motorcycling is going to be very different. We are on the brink of an evolution powered by low emissions requirements and tracking technologies that will have a significant impact on the bikes we ride and the way we ride them. On a recent motorcycle trip to the

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Japanese websites are convinced a relaunch of the Suzuki Katana is on its way, based on the classic 80’s design and powered by a GSX-R1000 engine. Last year’s unveiling of a GSX-S1000F-based Suzuki Katana concept at the EICMA show in Milan set the motorcycle industry alight – were Suzuki finally

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motorcycle prototype
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It seems the motorcycle industry has an uncanny knack for predicting the future. Marc looks some of the ways motorcycle prototypes and economic predictions influence the bikes we ride today. In 2005 Suzuki showed off the rather amazing Stratosphere concept bike.  The 1100cc six-cylinder engine was, incredibly, slightly narrower than

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Iceland Motorcycle tour
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The stunning beauty, open tracks and precious few other road users would make Iceland the perfect motorcycling destination. Or would it… Starting a regular series, Gordon Stuart, The Arctic Rider, ticks the island off his list of countries within the Arctic Circle, every one of which he plans to ride

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motorcycle theft
Life on bikesMotorbike security

Boris Luzija’s dream bike was stolen in front of his eyes, used in acid attack robberies and then stolen again after it had been recovered. It is a tale of motorcycle theft that is a warning for the motorcycle community and the industries that are supposed to serve it. A

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After a terrible crash at the height of his career, International speedway champion Terry Betts turned his back on the sport, going so far as to dismantle his bikes to stop him racing. Now, he’s rebuilt the bikes that helped him win world finals. Terry Betts isn’t your typical 74-year-old

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