Motorcycle

BIKER BILLY JOEL OPENS BIKE SHOP

BIKER BILLY JOEL OPENS BIKE SHOP

AMERICAN singer songwriter Billy Joel is opening a motorcycle shop in his hometown of New York. The River of Dreams singer is a keen biker and wanted to turn his hobby into a money-making venture. The Long Island bike shop is called 20th Century Cycles after an exhibition Joel hosted […]

SOLAR POWERED BIKE

SOLAR POWERED BIKE

AN enterprising American university student transformed his old motorcycle into a solar-powered bike with a top speed of nearly 50mph. Indiana University student, Tony Coiro, spent £1,500 converting his 1978 Suzuki into a road-legal solar bike. Two solar panels mounted on either side of the bike charge up the lead […]

FAST FEMALE ELECTRIC SHOOTOUT

FAST FEMALE ELECTRIC SHOOTOUT

THE fastest woman around the TT circuit, Jenny Tinmouth, went head-to-head in a car-versus-bike electric shootout against fellow fast female – racing driver Vanina Ickx. The pair lined up at the Thruxton circuit with Jenny riding a cutting-edge prototype electric superbike against Ickx’s battery-powered Citroen Survolt. The touring car racer’s […]

MINI LAUNCHES ELECTRIC SCOOTER

MINI LAUNCHES ELECTRIC SCOOTER

THE Mini might be one of the world’s most recognisable four-wheelers but now it is making a play for the two-wheeled market with a mod-inspired electric scooter. BMW revealed its plans to recreate classic British designs in the form of an eco-friendly scooter at London Fashion Week. Three prototype versions […]