Tag: Car News

British rider wins Dakar Rally stage

British rider wins Dakar Rally stage

A BRITISH rider has won the second special stage of the notoriously difficult Dakar Rally . It is Sam Sunderland’s first Dakar stage win, taking him up to third on the early leaderboard. The San Luís to San Rafael stage measured 354km and was competed against the clock across rocks, […]

Honda racers test new Fireblade SP on track

Honda racers test new Fireblade SP on track

TWO OF World Superbikes’ best racers have ended their riding year by taking time out for a play on Honda’s new track-biased Fireblade SP. Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea, both of the Pata Honda team, took to the Losail circuit in Qatar to put the bike through its paces – […]

Little gems (Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Honda CBR500R)

Little gems (Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Honda CBR500R)

THE EYE-CATCHING lime green Ninja is sharp and detailed. Everything about it whispers ‘mini-sports bike’. The front end has a lower windscreen than its rival here, more angular mirrors neatly integrated into the fairing, and those pointed headlights are equally aggressive. The Honda, on the other hand, has a maturity […]

Hein Gericke in administration

Hein Gericke in administration

MOTORCYCLE clothing retailer Hein Gericke has gone into administration for the second time in less than 18 months. Most of the 16 UK stores that remained following the firm’s initial collapse in 2012 have now shut, with staff sent home and told they are no longer employed by the company. […]

As is the custom ( 2014 Yamaha XV950R )

As is the custom ( 2014 Yamaha XV950R )

USUALLY it seems like your ‘next bike’ fund is more molehill than mountain and the idea of owning a custom-built bike depends entirely on the next Lotto results. But dream no longer, because Yamaha has come up with a clever solution to let you take the leap: a back-to-basics bike […]

Bennetts Insurance begins 12 Dreams of Christmas

Bennetts Insurance begins 12 Dreams of Christmas

A WISH-GRANTING scheme that has spread festive two-wheeled spirit across the whole year has kicked off a special Christmas event. Bennetts Biking Dreams has begun its 12 Dreams of Christmas run, which will see one real biker’s wish granted every day from December 11 to 24. Hundreds of dreams have […]

Three winter offers for Suzuki buyers

Three winter offers for Suzuki buyers

SUZUKI has announced a trio of warming winter finance offers to entice buyers over the coldest months, including money that could cover the cost of insurance. The incentives on offer to customers looking at any of 11 Suzuki models include a £500 deposit contribution, £600 worth of genuine Suzuki accessories […]

2014 Performance Car Show Ready For Action

2014 Performance Car Show Ready For Action

BRITAIN’S Best Driver’s Cars will take to the Live Action Arena at the Performance Car Show, running alongside Autosport International at Birmingham’s NEC from 9-12 January.Led by supercars such as the 468bhp Porsche 911 GT3 and the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, ten cars will parade through the 5,000-seat Live […]

Prince William visits Ducati motor show stand

Prince William visits Ducati motor show stand

DUCATI entertained a very special guest at their Motorcycle Live show stand this year, when the Duke of Cambridge made an official visit. Prince William even ended up happily sitting on a Diavel model after a member of the public shouted: “go on, get on it!” The Duke, who is […]

FIRST DRIVE: FIAT 500 STREET

FIRST DRIVE: FIAT 500 STREET

NO ONE can really argue with the Fiat 500. It’s a fabulous-looking little car; arguably the cheekiest little ankle-biter out there and people love it for that. I’m absolutely sure that anyone who says they hate the Fiat 500 is in denial and wakes up every night in cold sweats […]