Author: John Reid

Company Norton Motorcycles virtually bankrupt

Bad news for the iconic British brand of motorcycles, which once rattled to the whole world. Company Norton Motorcycles has started the procedure of bankruptcy. News are the consequences of the great financial problems of Norton Motorcycles for some time, despite attempts by CEO Stuart garner to show that all is well. According to reports, […]

In 2019 molekularnych sales of motorcycles in Japan has reached a record low

In Japan, motorcycle sales continue to plummet. The numbers can change, but the overall picture remains unchanged. In 2019 the Japanese motoring noted another record low sales. A total of 331 were sold 307 units of motorcycles of all classes and categories. There are several factors that must be considered. If you look at the […]

With guy Martin was cleared of all charges of fraud on rights, he was recognized as autistic

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against the motorcycle racer and TV presenter guy Martin, who was convicted in a fraudulent driver’s license. The famous daredevil had to appear before the court on 6 January 2020. Martin was accused of using a fake Irish driver’s license to change its license in the UK to drive the […]

Indian matagigantes noted decline in sales in the domestic market

Over the past few years, motorcycle sales in India has grown significantly. India became the largest mataranka in the world and around China. Most manufacturers began to develop equipment specifically for the needs of India to open new factories. Despite the increase in the variety of assortment on the market, sales of motorcycles 2019 declined. […]

Sales of motorcycles in USA in 2019

Official data have not yet been published, but the General picture is clear for the first 11 months of last year. American motoring continues to stand still. The majority of motoblanco registered a decline in sales in the American market, while overall sales grew by only 0.1%. In comparison with 2018 sales of road motorcycles […]

Artist and futurist Syd Mead died at the age of 86 years

The famous futurist painter, to create a TRON Light Cycle, died 30 December 2019. He was 86 years old. Syd Mead began his career working as a designer at Ford, Volvo and other companies. However, it was preclival work in Hollywood. He didn’t just create designs of futuristic vehicles, and engineered entire worlds for sci-Fi […]

The company Jawa the beginning of 2020 with orders for Jawa Perak

Brand Jawa literally tore the Indian motoring. Indian manufacturer Mahindra has bought the Czech brand motorcycles to restart it in India. Since the release of the first model Jawa in India manufacturer faced a serious problem: a significant lack of production capacity to meet the needs of all customers. Bobber Perak showed in the fall […]

The Aoshima model motorcycle Kawasaki 750RS Z2 Custom 1/12

The attention to detail in modeling is brought almost to the ideal. Looking through the photos you can marvel at the quality of components and paint, but to fully understand the level — must watch video. Components: the pendulum trim chain rear shock the battery and surrounding parts (ignition coil, damper, mount, saddle, fork) exhaust […]

Benelli Leoncino 800 2020: Italian design, Chinese manufacturing

Benelli Leoncino 800 2020 — a typical representative of modern classics. The new motorcycle comes with a 754-CC two-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts. The power unit is mounted in a latticed frame. Overall, an interesting option for urban bike. Can Chinese motorcycle to compete with the Japanese and Europeans? Only time will tell. Specification: […]

The Ariel Ace Motorcycle Iron Horse 2020

The Somerset firm has developed the Ariel motorcycle Ariel Ace Iron Horse on the basis of his cruiser in honor of the “Black Ariels”, which was produced in the years 1926-1930. The new model is estimated at 29 686 pounds. On a motorcycle a lot of machined metal components. Aluminum frame, welded by hand (approximately […]

The company GasGas will produce nakedi and curandero

The presentation, organized by the company Pierer Mobility, investors have shown future brand motorcycle GasGas (Spanish brand now owned by KTM). In the list of expected models included three road, including two 800 CC (naked and curandero) and one 250-CC naked. KTM, GasGas buying, immediately announced that the Spanish company will expand the model range […]

SBK: Bautista-Ducati, What Now?

The night brings advice, as an old saying goes. Who knows if the summer break of the SBK, a stop of two months, makes Alvaro Bautista and Ducati find again the lost compass, getting back in the race in a world championship dominated in the first part of the championship, then

MotoGP, Quartararo: “I Learned Fast”

Undeniably, the real surprise of the first half of the MotoGP 2019 season was the 20-year-old Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, who landed in winter as a rookie in the newborn Petronas SRT Yamaha team and was able to amaze the entire paddock of the Premier Class with his

Ducati Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916

Ducati has finally taken the veils off the magnificent Panigale V4 25th Anniversary 916, the model with which the Borgo Panigale company celebrates the 25th birthday of what is probably its most famous and important bike in its history, the Ducati 916, an attractive racing car

MotoGP and SBK, the “Hard Core” of TV Listening

The old adage “Chi si contenta gode” also applies to the television ratings of the last two rounds of MotoGP at Sachsenring and WSBK at Donington. There are even those who consider the almost 2 million clear of the derivatives in the English round a “bang” because they are

Yamaha Unveils New YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M

Assen, Yamaha on the altars with Vinales and Quartararo. Marquez is satisfied. Reds off the podium. Reds third “zero”

SBK: Bau-Bau Disaster. Bautista-Ducati, World Farewell?

If, as the old saying goes, “whoever sleeps doesn’t catch fish”, in races whoever falls four times in a row in eight races loses a world championship after dominating it in the first part of the season and raises questions about the real value of the rider and the bike, at least

Assen, Yamaha on the Altars With Vinales and Quartararo. Marquez is Satisfied

So, in one of the most negative weekends for Rossi – 14th in qualifying and on the ground in the race on lap five – Yamaha returns to the altars thanks to the shining refreshed Vinales, able to repeat the triumph of Phillip Island 2018, authoritatively placing behind Marquez and

Cal Crutchlow: “Marquez? The World Cup is already over”

At Sachsenring Cal Crutch was the author of a splendid third position, arrived after a race passed to fight with Maverick Viñales for second place: in the end the officer Yamaha got the better of, but it was a very important result for the Briton who returned to the podium after 8

MotoGP, Rossi “Abandoned” by the Riders-Legend?

A year ago, on the eve of the Brno race, on the official MotoGP website was launched a video with five former great champions of the past (Agostini, Rainey, Roberts, Schwantz, Stoner, mentioned here in alphabetical order …) who praised Valentino Rossi confirming his