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Michael Dunlop, partners with Roadside Garages Kia for 9th consecutive year

Michael Dunlop, Partners With Roadside Garages Kia For 9th Consecutive YearRoadside Garages Kia Coleraine, in County Londonderry, is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with top motorcycle road racer and Ballymoney resident Michael Dunlop for the ninth year in succession.

With only 76 days until North West 200 week and 97 days until The Isle of Man TT, we’re certainly hoping that he’ll add further to his existing tally of 25 Isle of Man TT Wins.

Just 48 hours ago, Michael was crowned Motorcycle News’ Rider of the Year 2023 beating five other riders to claim the MCN award. Michael secured 50% of all votes the publication received despite the prestige of the other nominees, including: 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Champion Tommy Bridewell; fellow TT star Peter Hickman; World Superbike Champion Alvaro Bautista; MotoGP World Champion Pecco Bagnaia; and Britain’s Moto2 star Jake Dixon.

Dunlop won four races at last year’s Isle of Man TT, overtaking 23-time TT race winner John McGuinness as the ‘greatest living TT racer’. Perhaps more importantly, Michael is now just one win short of the all-time record of 26 wins, which is held by his uncle Joey Dunlop. At the TT, Dunlop was the fastest man during practice week and went on to stand on the top step of the podium in the Superbike race, both Supersport events and one of the Supertwin races. In the Supersport class, Dunlop recorded the first-ever +130mph average lap speed aboard his Yamaha R6 – built and prepared by his own team.

Roadside Garages Kia, already well known for its involvement in local charity, community, sport and road racing events, is the perfect fit to sponsor Michael as he once again embarks on a season of international road racing. Michael of course will be once again out and about in his stunning new Kia Sportage, provided by the team at Roadside Garages Kia.

“It’s brilliant to have the support of Roadside Garages again for 2024, especially the use of my new Sportage, which will come in handy with all the travelling that the new road racing season will entail,” said Michael Dunlop. “The team at Roadside has now supported me for the last 9 years, and I hope to see them once again in the Isle of Man.”

Ian Lamont, Roadside Garages Kia’s Dealer Principal, commented; “Motorbike racing is such a big sport in Northern Ireland, and particularly in the North West where we are based, so it’s an honour to sponsor Michael and we look forward to a successful 2024 campaign.”

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Introducing GASGAS Tech Talks

Introducing Gasgas Tech TalksAllowing riders to dial in their GASGAS dirt bike with our brand-new video series.

Explore the latest GASGAS dirt bikes in stunning detail with our new video series – GASGAS Tech Talks. Each episode focuses on different components, what they are, how they work and how to set them up correctly in order to ride with the very best performance and comfort! The first five episodes of GASGAS Tech Talks are online now, so make sure to check them out on GASGAS.com or YouTube, and stay tuned for more new and exclusive in-depth videos on bikes, parts and accessories.

  • Introducing GASGAS Tech Talks – a video series focusing on dirt bike components
  • Riders can learn how to correctly set up their GASGAS in order to master the dirt
  • New episodes released on GASGAS.com and YouTube
  • Riders can make future video requests in the comments

GASGAS Tech Talks has been created to give riders the inside line on GASGAS products and how to unlock their full performance potential. In this new series we’ll show the ins and outs of our latest bikes and all their super-cool parts, to help understanding of the technology involved and the features that will enhance the rider experience.

Each episode details specific topics step-by-step; whether that’s parts, bike set-up or riding. We want riders to enjoy every moment on their pride and joy and to get comfortable with personalising their ride, and therefore GASGAS Tech Talks covers every detail required to enable riders to have an absolute blast in the dirt!

GASGAS Tech Talks is a rolling video series, with some future episodes to be created with GASGAS rider input: in the comments section of any video, riders can ask questions which will lead to brand-new videos in which they are answered! We want to hear from the whole GASGAS community!

The first three episodes of GASGAS Tech Talks are available to watch below.

Unleash your bike’s potential: How to adjust your dirt bike suspension

Inside offroad forks: open vs closed cartridge systems

Choosing the right map: GASGAS offroad motorcycle map select switch guide

Stay tuned to GASGAS.com and subscribe to the GASGAS YouTube channel to make sure an episode of GASGAS Tech Talks is never missed!

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Ducati Urban: new backpacks and sports bags for travel and leisure

Ducati Urban: New Backpacks And Sports Bags For Travel And LeisureThe collaboration between Ducati and Ogio, a leading US manufacturer of sports bags and luggage, has been renewed with the arrival of the new Urban line. 

A collection designed for all Ducatisti who don’t want to give up their passion for the Borgo Panigale manufacturer at work, on the road and in their free time.

The Ducati Redline and Urban lines, created by the Ducati Style Centre in collaboration with Ogio, offer all fans trolleys and sports bags designed to meet the needs of those who are always on the move. Ogio and Ducati share the principles of innovation and quality, which inspire a collection of functional, cutting-edge solutions.Ducati Urban: New Backpacks And Sports Bags For Travel And Leisure

The Redline line is composed of the T1, T2 and T3 trolleys, the B1, B2 and B3 rucksacks, the D1 bag and the P1 and P2 fanny packs,  suitable both for use while riding and for carrying sports equipment. The new Urban line, characterised by an essential and sophisticated style, is made of material that guarantees maximum resistance without sacrificing the sophistication that defines all Ducati products.Ducati Urban: New Backpacks And Sports Bags For Travel And Leisure

The new items introduced with the Urban line include the backpack, the duffel bag and the PC bag equipped with removable shoulder straps, accessories designed to accompany fans of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer at work, on the road or in their free time. All items in the Urban line feature technical solutions such as the efficient division of internal spaces, padding and water resistance, which meet precise functional requirements while maintaining good comfort even when carrying heavy loads.

The Ducati Redline line in collaboration with Ogio and the entire Ducati 2024 Apparel collection are available and can be purchased at Ducati network dealers and on the Shop.Ducati.com.

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Ashford Jumble on April 1st, no foolin’

Ashford Jumble On April 1st, No Foolin’Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Bike Jumble returns to the Livestock Market on Easter Monday.

Elk Promotions’ ever-popular Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Bike Jumble takes place on Easter Monday, which falls on 1st April this year, at the regular Livestock Market venue.

As is customary, the Amos Hall foyer will be home to privately-owned classic, vintage and veteran display machines and club stands. The organisers report a healthy number on the booking forms already, so the show is set to be as interesting and varied as ever.

Ashford always attracts an impressive array of machines from across the decades. Last year was no exception, with ‘Best Heavyweight’ going to Steve Higgins’ 1951 1000cc Vincent Lighting replica and – at the opposite end of the capacity chart – a 49cc Norman Nippy MkII, owned by Kent local Steve Clark, taking ‘Best Lightweight’.

Alongside the British entries, there were also plenty of machines from further afield: in both senses of the word. ‘Best 1980-on’ was scooped by Trevor Ovenden for his original and unrestored 1982 500cc Honda CX500 Turbo, which he rode 237 miles to the show from North Yorkshire!

Visitors wishing to enter their bike into the 2024 show can do so online at www.elkpromotions.co.uk/enter-your-bike

Ashford Jumble On April 1st, No Foolin’Those on the hunt for that elusive spare part or a handy tool or two, will find traders and jumble stalls in the Car Auction Hall. Additional jumblers will be spreading out their wares on the hardstanding outside.

Workshop Clear-Out stalls are available at the bargain price of just £15 (this also admits two people), for those with a surplus of stock at home.

The Free BikeMart display-to-sell area also returns, for people wishing to buy and sell complete machines. Bikes can be dropped off or ridden into the event at no extra charge; an entry ticket is all that is required.

The Ashford Classic Motorcycle Show and Bike Jumble is held at the Ashford Livestock Market, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0HB. It is easily accessible from the M20 at junction 10 or 10a.

Gates open to the public from 10am on Monday 1st April and ticket prices are frozen for the fourth successive year, at just £6 for adults. Accompanied children under 16 get in for free. Earlybird tickets are valid from 8am and cost £10.

Parking is free and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Tickets are available online or visitors can pay by card or cash at the gate. Advance tickets, stall bookings and all other info can be found at www.elk-promotions.co.ukAshford Jumble On April 1st, No Foolin’

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Dunlop SportSmart TT impresses at Suzuki GSX-8R launch

Dunlop Sportsmart Tt Impresses At Suzuki Gsx-8r LaunchDunlop SportSmart TT was the chosen tire of Suzuki to equip the launch of its new GSX-8R in January, helping to extract maximum performance out of the new model.

The launch took place at the same Monteblanco Circuit that Dunlop used to launch SportSmart TT six years ago.

The Suzuki GSX-8R, announced at EICMA in 2023 and commercially launched in January 2024, is based on its naked GSX-8S predecessor, but features a host of updated features to focus it more as a sport bike. The GSX-8R comprises an exposed 776cc parallel twin-powered engine and seat rail, and is equipped with a fairing and separate handlebars, making it suitable for track riding.

Engineered for versatility across road and track riding, Dunlop SportSmart TT was expertly placed to highlight the advanced capabilities of the GSX-8R, with both products demonstrating the ability to strike an impressive balance between sporty, track riding and comfort.Dunlop Sportsmart Tt Impresses At Suzuki Gsx-8r Launch

SportSmart TT: Race-winning technologies for track and road
A track-capable bike requires a track-capable tire. In fact, the TT in the tire name refers to ‘Track Technology’ and signifies Dunlop’s commitment to superior performance on track.

SportSmart TT’s NTEC RT technology allows for its rear pressure to be lowered for track use, giving more grip by enlarging the tire’s contact patch. Its Speed Vent Tread, meanwhile, is a tread groove pattern that opens and closes when the tire turns, improving heat dissipation. On the front tire, a revised dynamic mould profile gives the rare balance between lower steering effort and optimum turn-in grip, delivering enhanced feedback and confidence when braking and turning.

Suzuki invited 50 journalists from more than 10 countries to the test, many of whom commented favourably on the bike’s behaviour with the SportSmart TT tires, noting it had “improved” when turning into corners, and that the tire gave “much more support” for the bike, resulting in good grip, stability and control when riding on tarmac.

“We are honoured to have played a crucial role in the launch of the new Suzuki GSX-8R,” commented Dmitri Talboom, Product Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe: “Dunlop SportSmart TT’s combination of track-focused performance and road versatility perfectly complements the new GSX-8R, making it a great choice for riders that want to excel on both the road, and the track.”

Roberto Finetti, Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe, added: “We developed SportSmart TT to allow riders to combine road and track riding, and are proud that this successful collaboration with Suzuki serves as a testament to the capabilities of both the GSX-8R and SportSmart TT. Congratulations to Suzuki for a highly successful launch.”Dunlop Sportsmart Tt Impresses At Suzuki Gsx-8r Launch

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Testing, testing! MotoE primed for action in Portimão

Krummenacher Takes First Motoe Win With A Wet Weather MasterclassThe FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship field heads out on track on the Algarve to prep for another blockbuster season.

After a busy few weeks for the MotoGP™ riders in Sepang and Qatar, attention now turns to the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship as a three-day Official Test at the beautiful Autodromo Internacional do Algarve beckons for the 18-rider grid.

The test starts today and runs until the 23rd of February inclusive, giving the field plenty of track time to get back in the groove, get up to speed in MotoE™ and check out their first electric taste of Portimão, which debuts on the electric calendar this season.

Reigning Champion Mattia Casadei will begin his title defence, now with the LCR E-Team, and there are plenty more familiar faces from last year’s compelling title race returning to have another crack at claiming the crown in 2024. The likes of two-time Cup winner Jordi Torres (Openbank Aspar Team), first ever Cup winner Matteo Ferrari (Felo Gresini MotoE™), 2023 race winner Hector Garzo (Dynavolt Intact GP MotoE™) and the much-decorated Eric Granado (LCR E-Team) all head into the new season as leading contenders, and the test will provide us with some answers about who is looking strongest straight out of the blocks.

In addition, new teams – Aruba Cloud MotoE™ Racing, Klint Forward Factory Team and Axxis-MSI – will start their electric journey with the Ducati V21L in Portimao, and new faces will too, including the vast experience and CV of British rider Chaz Davies at the Aruba Cloud MotoE™ Racing squad.

The three-day outing in Portugal will be the only track time the MotoE™ field gets before heading back out on Thursday ahead of the season-opening Portuguese GP. So keep up to date with everything that unfolds across MotoE™’s social media channels, re-acquaint yourself with the entry list and calendar, and look out for a round-up once the test concludes!Testing, Testing! Motoe Primed For Action In Portimão Testing, Testing! Motoe Primed For Action In Portimão

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#QatarTest: Bagnaia throws down the gauntlet with a final benchmark

#qatartest: Bagnaia Throws Down The Gauntlet With A Final BenchmarkThe stage is set for the world’s most exciting sport to go racing as testing concludes with a Ducati-Aprilia battle at the top.

His best pre-season ever? Reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) pretty much confirmed so on Tuesday in Qatar, on the timesheets and thereafter debriefing the action. But the #1 plated Ducati had close company despite setting the first 1:50 of Lusail International Circuit, with teammate Enea Bastianini back in his own groove after a tougher 2023, within just over a tenth.

A close challenge on the timesheets came from Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro too, this time with some Noale factory company nearer the top echelons as well. But in fourth it’s Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) within 0.075 of the #41 Aprilia

#qatartest: Bagnaia Throws Down The Gauntlet With A Final BenchmarkDucati Lenovo, Prima Pramac, Pertamina Enduro VR46 & Gresini
It’s proven an exceptional test for the Bologna bullets, with six of their seven full time riders in Qatar finishing inside the top 10. First Bagnaia, then Bastianini, Marc Marquez in fourth despite a late crash within around 20 minutes of pre-season on the clock, and then Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) picks up the baton in P7.

At Pertamina Enduro VR46, there were plenty of positives too. Marco Bezzecchi was the first to go under the official lap record, set by then-teammate Luca Marini during the GP last year, and ended the day in P10. Now-teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio continued to shine though, just keeping the edge on the timesheets in P8 at the track he reigned in 2023. Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) is one looking for more once competition starts under the same floodlights, ending the day in P13.#qatartest: Bagnaia Throws Down The Gauntlet With A Final Benchmark

Aprilia & Trackhouse Racing
As pre-season concludes, the closest challengers to Ducati on the timesheets were Aprilia, and flying much more in formation. After Espargaro had found pace where others kept looking for it in Sepang, Day 2 in Qatar saw the #41 end the test quickest Aprilia in P3 but with Raul Fernandez (Trackhouse Racing) shining in P5 and Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) taking P6, both shooting up the order. Miguel Oliveira (Trackhouse Racing) also made a leap up the timesheets to P12. One thing of note on the tech side was the different tail units being used in the Noale camp, with Viñales and Oliveira taking the previous out for a spin. Who will run what when the lights go out to race?#qatartest: Bagnaia Throws Down The Gauntlet With A Final Benchmark

Red Bull KTM & Red Bull GASGAS Tech3

It looks like a satisfactory test for KTM in Qatar, with both Brad Binder and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Jack Miller going under the previous lap record. Binder also finished inside the top 10. It wasn’t all smooth sailing, however, with Binder stopping on his longer run with an issue while Miller crashed, rider ok. Whether the full potential isn’t yet unleashed or their cards are close to their chest we’ll likely find out during the GP… last season after what seemed like a more muted pre-season, the Austrian factory came out swinging and then kept swinging pretty consistently for the top five and the podium.

Meanwhile over at Red Bull GASGAS Tech3, rookie wonder Pedro Acosta claimed P15 in just his third MotoGP™ Test this year, while he also put in a convincing longer run where he lapped in the 1:52s. Teammate Augusto Fernandez, meanwhile, will be a looking for a bit more as racing starts, further down the order.

#qatartest: Bagnaia Throws Down The Gauntlet With A Final BenchmarkMonster Energy Yamaha
The progress of the M1 has been real during pre-season, but the search for one-lap pace continues, and that for rear grip. Both Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) and team manager Massimo Meregalli want more, more, more, too. A longer exhaust was one approach being tested out to smooth out the power, with a view to that one-lap pace. But remember – concessions mean Yamaha, and Honda, can keep testing if they so wish. By the end of the Qatar Test though, Quartararo is P14 and new teammate Alex Rins P16 for now.#qatartest: Bagnaia Throws Down The Gauntlet With A Final Benchmark

Repsol Honda & Castrol/Idemitsu Honda LCR
HRC faced a challenging conclusion to pre-season as both new Repsol Honda arrival Luca Marini and teammate Joan Mir struggled with feeling under the weather in Qatar. Mir’s notable 1.1 second improvement from his qualifying lap in 2023 shows a leap forward, but the Hondas will be searching for even more as the four locked out P17 to P20, with Castrol Honda LCR’s Johann Zarco and Idemitsu Honda LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami heading the group too.

From a technical perspective, there is plenty of optimism, however, particularly surrounding the new engine and the new double-stacked rear aero aimed at planting the rear tyre, for grip and stability. The search for rear grip continues but Honda, like Yamaha, have those concessions. The book of 2024 testing is unlikely to close now and be left unread until the post-Jerez test.

That’s a wrap on the official pre-season tests though. After a blistering 1:56 club was established in Sepang with a number of founding members, at Qatar it’s a 1:50 club and it has one name in it: Pecco Bagnaia. That’s both a statement and a benchmark but this is MotoGP™, so it’s also a target. The rest will take aim at that as the paddock returns to Lusail International Circuit for the Qatar Airways Grand Prix of Qatar from the 8th to the 10th of March… so see you there!

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SPIDI unveils Race One

Spidi Unveils Race OneThe new 100% Made in Italy gloves, in which racing heritage becomes a style experience 

SPIDI releases Race One, the 100% Made in Italy gloves produced in the Safety Lab, the in-house laboratory where the first ever inclined motorcycle glove was created in 1977, designed according to the anatomy of the hand. A place that has always been dedicated to innovation, where today technologies for MotoGP – such as electronic airbag -, are developed, together with collaborations with the most influential streetwear brands in the world.

With Race One, heritage racing becomes aesthetic exploration. These gloves, in fact, reinterpret the racing DNA of the Brand, which has been partnering with two-wheel champions since the Seventies, and combine it with the stylistic research that distinguishes SPIDI in the world of motorsports.

Technologies have changed in 45 years, but the inspiration from which Race One was born is always the same. From the SPIDI headquarters located in Sarego-Italy you can indeed enjoy an ambitious perspective on the Alps which, majestic, invite you to face ever greater challenges, through increasingly ambitious projects.Spidi Unveils Race One

To translate into reality, however, inspiration must meet the perfect materials. SPIDI relies only on the best know-how in leather processing, which is an art in the Chiampo valley. It is in fact this Italian region where all best leathers for technical gloves come from. While in the same area, craftsmanship meets high-tech innovation to print the studs which, once incorporated into the gloves, deliver comfort in wearability and maximum protection in the event of a crash.

In the Sarego workshop, the worlds of racing and fashion merge inextricably into a unique goal: Race One. Innovation is the soul of this place that changed the history of motorcycling with its prototypes, including the first anatomical motorcycle gloves (1977), the first motorcycle jeans (1988), the first jacket with integrated airbag (1998), the first rider cooling device (2004) and the first anti-smog riding jacket (2019). Milestones of motorcycle gear, but also opportunities to test advanced technologies from which, for example, applications for the medical sector were born.

The colors of Race One are two, like its souls: black and white. The elongated lines reinterpret the concept of speed, recalling the acceleration and forces that these gloves are designed to challenge. Even the protectors placed on the glove are in balance between performance and style: obtained through direct injection and designed to limit abrasion in the event of a slide, with their design they become distinctive elements.

Craftsmanship and high-tech, racing and fashion, performance and comfort. In Race One contrasts coexist and strengthen the identity of the glove, giving life to a unique object, destined to leave its mark.Spidi Unveils Race One

Technical data

  • Code: A229
  • Available colors: 026 (Black) – 001 (White)
  • Sizes: M-XXL
  • Fit: medium length, straight fit without pre-curvature; the absence of textile material inside and the natural elasticity of the aniline leather make the glove extremely adaptable to different hand morphologies.
  • Back in sheep leather, tanned in Italy, with aniline dyeing through the barrel; thickness 0.9/1mm.
  • Palm in kangaroo leather, tanned in Italy, with aniline dyeing through the barrel; thickness 0.8/0.9 mm.
  • Direct injection studs, in eco-sustainable thermoplastic polyurethane obtained from 70% vegetable oils
  • Certification as CE/UKCA level 1 motorcycle gloves according to 13594:2015
  • External stitching for maximum comfort
  • Anti-slip strap with Velcro® adjustment
  • More info: spidi.com/raceone

Spidi Unveils Race One

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Husqvarna Motorcycles Launches Premium 2024 Apparel Collection

Husqvarna Motorcycles Launches Premium 2024 Apparel CollectionSwedish design meets performance and function in new range of casual and riding gear.

Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to unveil its fresh and versatile 2024 Apparel Collection. This exciting new clothing line-up features five distinct ranges – Functional Street, Functional Offroad, Casual Lifestyle, Team Wear and Rockstar Casual Collection. Each item is influenced by classic Swedish design, echoing the brand’s rich offroad racing heritage, to create a line-up of distinctive, stylish garments that deliver unrivalled performance.

Known for its outstanding quality, comfort and versatility, Husqvarna Motorcycles’ clothing is made from pioneering materials and incorporates the latest developments in garment technology. The 2024 Apparel Collection brings these three characteristics together, offering maximum safety with no compromise of movement or enjoyment of the ride.

The 2024 Functional Street Collection introduces exciting new products, all designed with a clean and minimalistic style to match the latest generation of Vitpilen and Svartpilen motorcycles, with the Spark 2 Helmet headlining the new collection. A sporty all-round road helmet defined by sharp lines and made exclusively for Husqvarna Motorcycles by leading manufacturer Airoh, the Spark 2 Helmet features an effective ventilation system, a removable and washable quick-release liner and integrated sun visor. Complementing the Spark 2 Helmet are the new Pilen V2 Jacket and Pilen V2 Pants. Breathable and adjustable for a personalised fit, the Pilen V2 Jacket is created from knitted technology fabric. Styled with both urban and out of town riding in mind, each item offers multiple safety features for extra reassurance. D30 CE protective padding is fitted inside the shoulders and elbows of the jacket as well as the knees of the pants for maximum protection, without restricting movement. Reflective trims throughout the range enhances visibility in low light conditions for safer riding.

Adventure riders also benefit from the new 2024 Street Collection. Designed with inspiration taken from the Norden 901 models, the all-weather Scalar Gore Tex® Boots pair perfectly with the redesigned MX-9 ADV MIPS® Helmet.

Husqvarna Motorcycles Launches Premium 2024 Apparel CollectionHusqvarna Motorcycles Functional Offroad Apparel ensures every enduro and motocross rider can equip themselves head-to-toe in striking, premium-quality riding gear. Each item is designed to deliver the highest levels of safety, comfort and no-limits performance, instilling confidence on every track or trail.

Motocross riders of all skill levels – from children to adults – now have a wider choice of options with exciting new styling to choose from. The expanded Railed Collection offers three jersey colourways, while the Authentic Jersey and Gloves are now available in two designs. For children of all ages, a fresh new line-up of jerseys, pants and gloves completes the range.

A new addition for motocross riders is the 2024 Railed Jacket. Windproof and water-resistant, the jacket is designed for cold weather riding and features fleece insulation and elasticated panels to provide warmth and a supremely comfortable fit. The Railed Jacket also offers arm and waist adjustment, reinforced seams and customisable breathability through its multiple ventilation zips.

Within the Functional Offroad range, enduro-specific clothing designed for all weathers allows riders to dress and protect themselves from head-to-toe with high quality clothing and boots, and the popular Moto 9 MIPS®️ Gotland Helmet that boasts a stylish new design for 2024. Also new for enduro riders are two options for the Gotland Gloves with a waterproof version now available. Manufactured exclusively for Husqvarna Motorcycles by Leatt, all gloves afford safety and protection from the elements, with a reassuring fit that ensures complete control while riding.

Husqvarna Motorcycles Launches Premium 2024 Apparel CollectionIn addition to the riding gear, the Casual Lifestyle Collection allows both fans and riders of Husqvarna Motorcycles to proudly show their passion for the brand with a variety of clothing and accessory options. A range of refreshed wardrobe essentials including tees, hoodies and caps for both adults and kids match with brand-new items such as the Horizon Wind Jacket and the All Elements WP Backpack.

A complete Team Wear collection also features a head-to-toe clothing range in dark blue with yellow highlights. Developed alongside Husqvarna Factory Racing personnel and worn by both team members and riders trackside, the collection has been designed for maximum functionality and comfort. Complementing the Team Wear garments is a new Accessories range that includes new backpacks and travel cases, essential for anyone following motorsport events around the world.

Coming straight from the race track with brand-new designs for 2024 is the Rockstar Replica Team Collection – an exclusive range worn by the US-based Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. Featuring tees, jackets, pants and caps that all offer fresh designs and subtly toned styling, the range is the perfect choice of casual wear to express support for the team.

The 2024 Functional and Casual Apparel Collections are available now at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers. To view the full 2024 Husqvarna Motorcycles Apparel range, click here.

Husqvarna Motorcycles Launches Premium 2024 Apparel Collection

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GBRacing protection now available for Aprilia’s iconic RSV1000 and Tuono models

Gbracing Protection Now Available For Aprilia's Iconic Rsv1000 And Tuono ModelsGBRacing protection is now available for the second generation of Aprilia’s legendary RSV1000 R, Factory and Nero (2004-2010) as well as the corresponding Tuono models (2005-2010).

Part of GBRacing’s ongoing programme to expand its range retrospectively, as well as keeping up with all the latest model releases, these new secondary clutch and alternator covers provide high-quality, contemporary protection to this Italian icon.

Owners of the original RSV1000 — often referred to as the ‘Mille’ or, more affectionately, ‘Millie’ — are also catered for with the clutch cover also compatible with earlier models of RSV1000 (1998-2003) and Tuono (2002-2005).

An alternator cover will also be available for these models later in the year — you can register your interest in these parts here.

All GBRacing products are designed and made in the UK and are available to purchase direct from GBRacing or from its official dealers both in the UK and in 40 countries around the world.

Gbracing Protection Now Available For Aprilia's Iconic Rsv1000 And Tuono ModelsPRICES

Aprilia RSV1000 R 2003-2010 and Tuono 2005-2010

Secondary engine protection
(UK prices are inclusive of VAT):

Alternator cover
£95.77 / $122.91 / €99.76

Clutch cover
£78.59 / $100.85 / €81.86

Full cover set
£165.65 / $212.58 / €172.55<

For more GBRacing News check out our dedicated page GBRacing News

or head to the official GBRacing website gbracing.euGbracing Protection Now Available For Aprilia's Iconic Rsv1000 And Tuono Models

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Spray Protection for new BMW R1300 GS

Spray Protection For New Bmw R1300 GsFirst of Pyramid’s practical add-ons for the new BMW R1300 GS

British motorcycle accessory specialist Pyramid now offers two of their trademark accessories for the new BMW R1300GS – a front mudguard Extenda Fenda and rear-end Spray Cover. Both filling gaps where the bike’s standard equipment is lacking.

Spray Protection For New Bmw R1300 GsExtenda Fenda
A must-have for any GS owner, Pyramid’s popular Extenda Fenda offers much-needed protection for the exposed painted surface of the front engine casing, exhaust downpipes and oxygen sensors.

Styled to look as much like an OE part as possible, it’s hardly noticeable on the bike yet adds 140mm of length to the front mudguard. The extra surface area stops water, tar, mud, stones and other debris being thrown up at the bike by the front tyre.

Made from durable ABS it can withstand a lot of abuse, and it’s super quick and easy to mount. Owners have two options: plastic rivets for mechanical fitment or a sheet of specially sourced ‘Stick Fit Pads’ for those who would prefer not to drill their front mudguard.Spray Protection For New Bmw R1300 Gs

Splash Plate
Another simple addition that makes a significant difference, Pyramid Splash Plates reduce the amount of grit and grime thrown up by the back wheel.

Manufactured from aluminium and powder coated in a textured matte black finish, the Splash Plate creates an extension below & beside the number plate.

Designed specifically for the BMW R1300GS, it fits neatly beneath the number plate, without any modification to the bike, and comes with fittings and instructions.

The Extenda Fenda retails at just £21.99 including VAT and the Splash Platesells for £34.99, also including VAT.

Both are designed, developed and made by Pyramid in their Lincolnshire HQ.

See them at pyramidmoto.co.uk

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Razgatlioglu leads the charge: WorldSBK Official Test hints at thrillling season opener

Razgatlioglu Leads The Charge: Worldsbk Official Test Hints At Thrillling Season OpenerIn the final test before the 2024 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship kicks off, Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) emerged as the standout performer, obliterating the lap record with an impressive time of 1’28.511s at Phillip Island.

His dominance was closely contested by Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), who despite a crash at Turn 4, managed to set an impressive time of 1’28.585s.

Meanwhile, Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) showcased consistent form, securing third place overall. Andrea Iannone (Team GoEleven) also made waves with a strong performance, finishing in fourth position. The top five was rounded out by Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team Motocorsa Racing). Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) showed promising form, consistently in the mix and eventually finishing in fifth place overall.

Both Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) had a challenging final day of testing. Bautista struggled with discomfort aboard his machine due to a nagging injury, leading to a mixed performance as he finished in seventh place overall. Meanwhile, Rea endured a significant crash at Turn 11, leaving him visibly uncomfortable and down the order in 15th place.

Additionally, Honda encountered troubles with Iker Lecuona (Team HRC) sustaining an injury following a highside at Turn 11, sidelining him for the remainder of the test, while Tarran Mackenzie (PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda) also endured a crash at Turn 3, resulting in significant damage to his bike.Razgatlioglu Leads The Charge: Worldsbk Official Test Hints At Thrillling Season Opener

P1 | Toprak Razgatlioglu | ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
“I was worried before, because I’m not usually strong at this track. But we started very strong, with a strong race pace. The problem was the rear tyre. After 10 laps, it was a bit destroyed with the new track surface because we have too much grip. I did a very good lap time; this is the lap record, but this is testing and not the race weekend. I’m just focused on the race and today, I was working for the race. For me, it’s important to get a good result, a podium, and I hope to fight for the win. The race won’t be easy because the tyre’s life is different. We don’t know yet if it will be a flag-to-flag race.”

Razgatlioglu Leads The Charge: Worldsbk Official Test Hints At Thrillling Season OpenerWorldSBK Combined Results after FP2
1. Toprak Razgatlioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) 1’28.511s
2. Nicolo Bulega (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) +0.074s
3. Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) +0.324s
4. Andrea Iannone (Team GoEleven) +0.490s
5. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) +0.700s
6. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team Motocorsa Racing) +0.702s

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#QatarTest: Bagnaia heads Martin as Aprilia and KTM close in

#qatartest: Bagnaia Heads Martin As Aprilia And Ktm Close InThe rivalry continues but the competition is on the chase on Day 1 in the desert

After Day 1 of action in the desert, it’s a familiar name on top: Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team). But the reigning Champion was closely trailed by his key 2023 rival Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing), just 0.220s adrift, and they had some closer company in Qatar. Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro kept pace with the GP24s once again for P3, with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder close on the chase in fourth.

The day started a little dusty and windy, but once the sun began to set, we saw a flurry of time attacks come in. Bagnaia led the charge, though he still has a ways to go if he wants to reach the all-time lap record 1:51:762 set by Luca Marini during the 2023 Qatar GP.

#qatartest: Bagnaia Heads Martin As Aprilia And Ktm Close InDucati Lenovo, Prima Pramac, Pertamina Enduro VR46 & Gresini
Ducati’s momentum from Sepang seems unabated, with a focused testing regime centered on refining the new engine and evaluating different fairings and exhaust setups. Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) both left it late until they went out on the full-spec 2024 machine, and found immediate improvements in their one lap pace.

Fabio Di Giannantonio’s (Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team) hugely encouraging pre-season continues as he took P5 to help back up his Sepang performance, while Marco Bezzecchi (Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team) finds himself outside the top 10 on Day 1. At Gresini Racing, Alex Marquez claimed seventh on the timesheets with Marc Marquez in P16. However, the eight-time World Champion recorded 58 laps on Monday, meaning he has now clocked over 280 laps aboard the Desmosedici without crashing.

#qatartest: Bagnaia Heads Martin As Aprilia And Ktm Close InAprilia & Trackhouse Racing
Sporting their sleek 2024 livery, Aprilia can certainly be encouraged by their performances on Day 1. Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) spent a large portion of the day in P1 before slipping to sixth, while Aleix Espargaro surged up to that P3.

At one stage, three RS-GPs occupied the top three places on the timesheets, with Raul Fernandez (Trackhouse Racing) putting in a brilliant effort to join his factory counterparts at the business end of proceedings before ending the day 12th. Teammate Miguel Oliveira, meanwhile, was further down the order as the Noale factory continue working towards 2024.

#qatartest: Bagnaia Heads Martin As Aprilia And Ktm Close InRed Bull KTM & Red Bull GASGAS Tech3
There’s plenty of encouragement on the timesheets for the RC16s once again, with Brad Binder taking fourth just thousandths off Espargaro ahead. Meanwhile, the good reading continued as Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and rookie Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) both in the 1:52s, while the latter spun the most laps of anyone with 73. Augusto Fernandez’ (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) pre-season frustrations continued on Day 1 though, with the 2022 Moto2™ World Champion placing P20 while also suffering a crash in addition to some technical issues earlier in the day.

From a testing perspective too, the Austrian machinery was quite busy with two new specs of engine plus a range of different aero set ups on the programme.

#qatartest: Bagnaia Heads Martin As Aprilia And Ktm Close InRepsol Honda & Castrol/Idemitsu Honda LCR
There are plenty of reasons to smile if you’re a Honda fan, as it seems that progress seen in Sepang has kept rolling at Lusail. Johann Zarco (Castrol LCR Honda) was the top Honda rider in P9, and he did his time attack on the new aero they brought to Qatar. Joan Mir (Repsol Honda Team) was next Honda, a couple of tenths in further arrears, before Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda LCR) and then Luca Marini (Repsol Honda Team), the latter of whom was feeling under the weather on Day 1. It seems the Japanese brand have settled on their new engine though, while all four riders used the new swingarm seen in Sepang.

#qatartest: Bagnaia Heads Martin As Aprilia And Ktm Close InMonster Energy Yamaha
Having claimed an opening day top 10, Tuesday will be an intense day according to Fabio Quartararo as the Yamaha star looks to find a way to make the M1 smoother and improve their grip on time attacks. That is the major issue facing the Iwata factory, and the 2021 World Champion believes they still have a lot of work to do to achieve that next step. New teammate Alex Rins was a little further down the order, but the all hands on deck continues for the Iwata marque with test rider Cal Crutchlow still putting in the laps too.

That’s it from Day 1! Tuesday sees MotoGP™ back on track in Qatar, with more track action from 14:00 to 21:00 (UTC + 3) – followed by a 15-minute practice start session. So join us on motogp.com, across social media and then live from Lusail for the last session of pre-season!

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Infront Moto Racing and KTM AG Open Registration For Junior E-Motocross

Infront Moto Racing And Ktm Ag Are Excited To Open Registration For The 2024 Junior E-motocross SeriesInfront Moto Racing and KTM AG are excited to open registration for the 2024 Junior E-Motocross Series

Registration for the 2024 Junior e-Motocross Series is now officially open! Returning for a fourth term after being co-created between Infront Moto Racing and KTM AG in 2021, the 2024 edition of the pioneering, e-powered racing series will kick off in May at the MXGP of France. With last year’s edition attracting full gates of 40 young riders at every event, parents and guardians of interested riders are encouraged to sign up now to be in with a chance of securing a place.

Since joining forces three years ago to create the Junior e-Motocross Series, Infront Moto Racing and KTM AG have delivered on their mission to develop the skills of talented young racers who have dreams of one day competing in MXGP. The all-electric racing series continues to benefit every rider as all five rounds take place alongside selected events on the FIM Motocross World Championship calendar.

For 2024, the Junior e-Motocross Series will once again be contested over five rounds. The same racing format is also retained for the new season with all 40 riders taking to the track for a short qualifying session to determine gate pick, before lining up for two races in front of thousands of spectators. And just like the stars of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the top three riders overall will climb onto the podium to celebrate their success after their second moto.

The simple entry requirements for 2024 are that riders must be aged between 6-8 years old (age taken on January 1, 2024) and ride an electric-powered KTM SX-E 5, GASGAS MC-E 5, or Husqvarna EE 5. A commitment to entering at least three rounds must also be made with successful entrants receiving a special care package consisting of branded merchandise dependent on the bike they will compete on.

David Luongo, Infront Moto Racing CEO: “It’s clear that the partnership formed between Infront Moto Racing and KTM AG in 2021 to create the Junior e-Motocross Series has been really successful. We are now entering the fourth year of this series and the positive feedback we have received from the riders and their families throughout the last three years makes all of the hard work behind the scenes worthwhile. For every young rider out there, and their family, the experience of competing at MXGP races is something really special. For the manufacturers, KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles, and GASGAS, they can gain valuable information on their bikes as they are being raced on the toughest tracks in the world in a competitive environment. Of course, e-powered motorsport is constantly evolving and for Infront Moto Racing, it’s really important to have this series running alongside the FIM Motocross World Championship.” 

Federico Valentini, Vice President Global Motorcycle Marketing, KTM AG: “This year will see the fourth running of the Junior e-Motocross Series and I know that it will once again attract full line ups in 2024. It’s become really popular, and for KTM AG and its brands, it is really important for the electric-powered bikes to be raced in front of such a huge audience watching in person, or at home on television. As the global leader in offroad racing, we know how important it is for youngsters to be involved with something that is becoming quite prestigious. The memories they make will last a lifetime while at the same time, they are learning about the professional side of racing. This is really important because what the riders will learn cannot be taught anywhere else except for at the Junior e-Motocross Series.” 

To secure a place on the start line and discover everything there is to know about the Junior e-Motocross Series, please visit – www.junioremotocross.com

Calendar – 2024 Junior e-Motocross Series
Round 1: 19 May – MXGP of France – St. Jean d-Angely
Round 2: 2 June – MXGP of Germany – Teutschenthal
Round 3: 20 July – MXGP of Czech Republic – Loket
Round 4: 21 July – MXGP of Czech Republic – Loket
Round 5: 25 August  – MXGP of Switzerland – Frauenfeld

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Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track Collection

Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track CollectionRuroc presents the latest additions to its ATLAS 4.0 Track helmet series: Three new national flag graphics that embody the spirit of style, speed and patriotism.

Designed for riders who crave first-class safety and performance standards along with a bold expression of national pride, Ruroc’s latest ATLAS 4.0 Track additions will stand out both on and off the track.

Following the huge success of the ATLAS 4.0 Track launch last year, we’re excited for this fresh design drop ahead of 2024’s riding season,” said Davy Thomas, Ruroc’s Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s a lineup that has been inspired by iconic countries in the racing scene that have provided some of the world’s finest riders over the years.”

Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track CollectionUNION JACK
With a strong motorcycle culture that extends beyond the racetrack, the iconic Union Jack represents the UK’s significant and revered position in the heritage of motorcycle racing, from champion riders to iconic tracks and races. The regent colours of the Union Jack stand strong against the royal blue liquid carbon shell.

Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track CollectionSTARS AND STRIPES
Paying homage to the American spirit of freedom and adventure and its many iconic racers who have flown the flag high in international competition, the iconic red, white and blue of the Stars and Stripes flag shine bright against the black shell with exposed carbon weave, making a powerful statement of combined performance and patriotism.

Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track CollectionTRICOLORE
Capturing the essence of Italian flair and elegance, the Tricolore flag design for the ATLAS 4.0 Track is a symbol of a nation obsessed with speed. The red, white and green of il Tricolore stand out among the black carbon weave shell for unmistakable style and national pride.

Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track CollectionIntroduced to the ATLAS 4.0 range last year, Ruroc’s first track-focussed helmet is optimised for speed and performance, featuring the new T300 lightweight carbon fibre shell, saving 15% over the ATLAS 4.0 road-going shell, while reducing the overall weight considerably too. Through thousands of hours of development in the lab, in the wind tunnel and on the track alongside British rider Taylor Mackenzie, the ATLAS 4.0 Track helmet also features track-approved developments like a DD-ring chinstrap, optimised aerodynamics, performance spoiler, moisture-wicking liner and an upper visor seal to deal with the extreme differences between internal and external temperatures on track.

Flag Drop: Ruroc Launches New Atlas 4.0 Track CollectionThe ATLAS 4.0 Track helmet comes standard with a clear and tinted visor, plus Pinlock 120 XLT. Shockwave compatible. ACU Gold, ECE 22.06, and DOT FMVSS 218 certified.

The ATLAS 4.0 TRACK ‘Flap Drop’ will be available from February 21, exclusively online at www.ruroc.com, with prices starting from £550 / €650 / $625.

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Aprilia All Stars 2024 – 8 June in Misano

Aprilia All Stars 2024 - 8 June In MisanoThe Aprilia All Stars event is back, the huge Aprilia festival that gives motorsport fans a unique day of incredible bikes and legendary champions.

Misano World Circuit, Saturday, 8 June is the date and place that fans will want to put on their calendars and not miss. A unique opportunity – entirely free – to see and enjoy firsthand the on-track performance of the magnificent Aprilia RS-GPmachines participating in the MotoGP championship and meet the riders.

As always, the brightest stars will be the Aprilia Racing riders, Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales, Lorenzo Savadori, Miguel Oliveira, and Raúl Fernández, MotoGP competitors. Champions who will be protagonists, not only on the track but, in true Aprilia All Stars tradition, they will also be among the fans in the paddock to celebrate Aprilia, the European brand with the most victories in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing, with 297 GP triumphs. All the greats of Aprilia history will be with them, led by six-time world champion Max Biaggi.Aprilia All Stars 2024 - 8 June In Misano

Something new for this edition will be the participation of Jacopo Cerutti and Francesco Montanari, fresh from the triumphant début astride the Aprilia Tuareg in the Africa Eco Race. Cerutti, dominator of the African race, and Montanari will also meet their fans in the festive and informal atmosphere of Aprilia All Stars and they will be showing off the fabulous Aprilia Tuareg, dominator of the desert.

As always, Aprilia All Stars will be an all-around festival for fans and for the entire family. The paddock will be constantly buzzing with fabulous test rides where enthusiasts will be able to put the bikes from the Aprilia range through their paces on the Romagna roads, all free of charge, as well as the Racing Museum, with the racing bikes that built the legend of the Italian brand, a must-see for any enthusiast.

The music of Radio DeeJay will provide the soundtrack of an event which will be rich with initiatives, such as the “Aprilia vista dall’Oriente” exhibit, with the spectacular photos of Japanese photographer Aki Kusudo, a total immersion in the racing world that tells the story of Aprilia’s commitment in the MotoGP championship.
There will also be spaces for eSport, shopping dedicated to Aprilia Racing brand apparel and merchandising, food areas, and much more.

For more Aprilia news check out our dedicated page Aprilia News

or head to the official Aprilia website aprilia.com/en_EN/

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Montella fastest on the last day of WorldSSP pre-season testing

Montella Fastest On The Last Day Of Worldssp Pre-season TestingThe World Supersport Official Test at Phillip Island showcased remarkable performances. Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) claimed the top spot, edging ahead of the competition by a mere 0.062s, while Federico Caricasulo (Motozoo ME AIR Racing) made history with the first-ever 1’31s lap at Phillip Island, finishing just behind Montella. Stefano Manzi (Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing) secured the third position, matching the pole lap record but trailing behind Montella by three tenths.

Adrian Huertas (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) demonstrated his speed despite a crash during the session, securing fourth place, while Valentin Debise (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team) and Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) claimed fifth and sixth positions respectively, showcasing their competitive edge in the field.

Meanwhile, former WorldSSP Champion Lucas Mahias (GMT94 Yamaha) returned with a strong performance, securing seventh place, and Marcel Schroetter (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) maintained his momentum from the previous season, finishing eighth. Tom Booth-Amos (PTR Triumph) impressed with his transition to the Street Triple RS 765, securing ninth place, while Jorge Navarro rounded up the top ten, marking a promising start for the WRP-RT Motorsport team in WorldSSP. The test day witnessed intense competition and notable performances setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

Piotr Biesiekirski (Ecosantagata Althea Racing Team) brought out the red flags when he crashed at Turn 2 with just over an hour to go in FP2, with the Polish rider taken to the medical centre. At the end of the session, he was transported to hospital by helicopter; he is conscious but suffered a head injury and concussion.Montella Fastest On The Last Day Of Worldssp Pre-season Testing

P1 | Yari Montella | BARNI Spark Racing Team
“It was great! We enjoyed the new tarmac a lot. We worked a lot on race pace and tried to do a time attack. I’m happy because it was unexpected; I found a good feeling and good pace with the bike. There was a lot of grip; from last year’s race pace, I think I went 2s quicker than last year and it’s good tarmac for sure. Now, we need to rest because today we did a lot of laps. I saw a lot of riders faster in this test: Caricasulo, Huertas, Manzi, Schroetter, Oncu, a lot! Let’s see but I hope to stay where I am and enjoy the weekend and the start of the season. I like this circuit; we were fast last year but in Race 1, I broke my collarbone. I hope this year is better than 2023 and we’ll try to do our best!”

WorldSSP Combined Results after FP2
1.⁠ ⁠Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) 1’31.881s
2.⁠ ⁠Federico Caricasulo (Motozoo ME AIR Racing) +0.062s
3.⁠ ⁠Stefano Manzi (Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing) +0.302s
4.⁠ ⁠Adrian Huertas (Aruba.it Racing WorldSSP Team) +0.409s
5.⁠ ⁠Valentin Debise (Evan Bros. WorldSSP Team) +0.444s
6.⁠ ⁠Can Oncu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) +0.453s

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HJC RPHA1 Lovis – in stock now

Hjc Rpha1 Lovis - In Stock NowHJC’s new RPHA 1 is not like any other helmet in production today.

It is NOT designed with the road rider in mind, it does NOT have all the niceties of a road helmet, it is NOT for pottering.

RPHA 1 is the product of several years of development at the highest level of racing and its purpose is to optimise the performance of world class athletes on the world’s top race circuits.

The big surprise is that HJC decided to produce RPHA 1 in large enough volumes to make it available to normal riders.

What you find in the box is the very same helmet used by HJC’s world-class athletes in both Moto GP and World Superbike, complete with:

  • FIM homologation
  • Transparent racing spoiler (optional self-fit)
  • Pinlock® 120 (highest grade anti-fog)
  • Tear-off films
  • Dual locking tool-less visor for high speed use
  • Emergency release cheek pads, interchangeable through sizes 2XS-2XL

Of course there are countless extra features which make RPHA 1 perform, from its SilverCool lining to its wind-tunnel developed aero and ventilation.

But the proposition is as simple as it is uncompromising; take it or leave it, it’s a full-on race helmet.

HJC RPHA 1 Lovis – in stock now – XS – 2XL, RRP £699.99

Hjc Rpha1 Lovis - In Stock NowKey Features

  • Meets specific high performance and quality standards required by the FIM Racing Homologated Helmet Programme
  • Premium Integrated Matrix / P.I.M Plus: Reinforcement materials, including Carbon and Carbon-Glass hybrid fabric, provide enhanced shock-resistant performance, more comfort, and lightness of the helmet
  • Aerodynamic shell design for racing performance
  • Four shell sizes for optimum weight, minimum bulk (shell splits are 2XS-XS / S-M / L / XL-2XL)
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: 5 intakes & 4 exhausts; full front-to-back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • Improved ventilation system reduces visor fogging and increases airflow
  • Includes Pinlock® 120 (highest grade anti-fog)
  • Enhanced visor dual lock system for high speed racing conditions
  • All-new EASY attachment system allows simple and secure tool-less visor replacement
  • Silver Cool™ provide enhanced moisture wicking and quick-dry, cool comfort & cooling effect for superior stability
  • Crown and Cheek pads: removable and washable
  • Cheek pads: interchangeable throughout all sizes
  • Emergency Kit (cheek pads) for safe and quick rescue in emergency situation
  • Eye glasses and sun glasses friendly EPS design
  • Speaker pockets: for Bluetooth communication
  • ECE22.06 approved
  • Visor: HJ-35
  • Pinlock®: DKS417Hjc Rpha1 Lovis - In Stock Now

For more HJC Helmet news from Oxford Products check out our dedicated page HJC Helmet News

For more information on HJC Helmets in the UK products visit www.oxfordproducts.com

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Big rewards for MiniGP Champions

Big Rewards For Minigp Champions2023 FIM MiniGP World Champions set to receive some awesome prizes.

The FIM MiniGP World Series has announced the prizes for its 2023 champions, with both the 160cc and 190cc Champions set to receive a brand-new bike and an exclusive invitation to participate in the 2024 FIM MiniGP World Series Final in the 190cc class.

The 2023 160cc Champion Qabil Irfan, an 11-year old young marvel from Malaysia, and 190cc Champion Alvaro Lucas, a 12-year-old speedster from Spain, both demonstrated exceptional skill at the 2023 final to take home their respective crowns. With some time before age limits allow them to move further up the Road to MotoGP™, both will continue their careers on MiniGP machinery in 2024 – and they’ll have the bike and invite to do so in style.

Each will be presented with a 190cc Ohvale machine, and regardless of where they finish in their respective national Series, both will return to race in the 2024 FIM MiniGP World Series Final in the 190cc class thanks to this exclusive invite.

As Alvaro and Qabil gear up for their next big race, we can’t wait to see what these young champions will do next on the track. Head to fim-minigpworldseries.com to find out more about MiniGP and get ready for another edition in 2024!

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Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale Confirmed for Final WorldSBK Weekend of 2024

Yamaha R3 Blu Cru European Superfinale Confirmed For Final Worldsbk Weekend Of 2024The third edition of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale will take place during the final round of the 2024 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at Circuito de Jerez in Spain from 18-20th October.

The first two editions of the Yamaha R3 European SuperFinale were held alongside rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Portugal’s Autodromo do Algarve in Portimão, but a new venue has been confirmed for 2024 with the Jerez circuit set to play host to the talented bLU cRU youngsters, many of whom will be racing on the world stage for the first time. This is a prestigious slot for the event as it coincides with the season finale of the WorldSBK calendar, which is sure to attract large crowds and extra media attention.

Yamaha’s bLU cRU program is an award-winning platform that forms the foundation of the Yamaha Racing pyramid and is designed to cultivate the next generation of young riding talent. Open to riders aged 14-18, those who compete in the SuperFinale will be selected after a season in their national R3 Cups and Challenges.

The international field of competitors will have a dedicated ‘village’ within the Jerez paddock and will be provided with support and guidance from bLU cRU Rider Coach Lorenzo Alfonsi during the weekend. They will also have the opportunity to mix with Yamaha’s top WorldSBK and WorldSSP riders and spend time on stage at the Paddock Show. The young competitors will enjoy plenty of track time with Free Practice sessions and Qualifying followed by the two all-important SuperFinale races.

The R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale allows Yamaha Motor Europe to assess the riders who have been competing at national level and reward their talent with supported rides in the following season’s R3 bLU cRU European Championship. It’s a system that works, as illustrated by the 2022 SuperFinale winner Emiliano Ercolani, who went on to be crowned as R3 bLU cRU European Champion in 2023 and will now step up to the FIM Supersport 300 class with a fully supported ride for 2024. The overall winner of this year’s SuperFinale will automatically win a place in the 2025 FIM Yamaha R3 bLU cRU World Cup, and a second stand-out rider will also be chosen by the Yamaha Racing Committee to win a place in the World Cup.

The event also provides a good ‘taster’ opportunity for those wishing to step up to World level; this year five riders who competed in the 2023 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale are signed up to ride full-time in the 2024 FIM Yamaha R3 bLU cRU World Cup.

Video highlights of the FIM Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European SuperFinale at Jerez will be available on the Yamaha Racing YouTube channel. Updates will be published on the Yamaha Racing social media channels and website.

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#QatarTest: the final countdown to competition is on

#qatartest: The Final Countdown To Competition Is OnTwo more days of testing provide the class of 2024 their final chance to prep for a record-breaking season

We already got an incredible first taste of the season ahead thanks to a star-studded Shakedown and the headline-making Sepang Test, and now there are just two more days of track action before we go racing. Here’s where we left off and what to look for in Qatar – as well as how to stay up to date across the final pre-season prep!

HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
On motogp.com, Live Timing, minute-by-minute reports and a final round-up at the end of the action provide a 360 of everything that’s happening – and there’s also plenty of live content!

On social media, a midday live broadcast from pitlane reporter Simon Crafar and tech guru Jack Gorst takes you to the heart of the action, and After The Flag will then link up live to Lusail with interviews and more at the end of each day. As with Sepang, the live show begins half an hour before the track action ends, and the broadcast will be anchored in Barcelona by Louis Suddaby and Elliott York.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Ducati Lenovo, Prima Pramac, Pertamina Enduro VR46 & Gresini
After domination right at the top thanks to a new fastest ever lap from reigning Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), backed up by a fast showing from Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) on the chase and Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) in third, signs are very positive for the newest Borgo Panigale machine. We won’t have Franco Morbidelli back in action just yet at Prima Pramac Racing, but he’ll be looking positively at the performance of the machine he’ll be racing this season.

Meanwhile at Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team, new arrival Fabio Di Giannantonio hit the ground running in Sepang, putting in a seriously impressive Tissot Sprint simulation, whereas Marco Bezzecchi will be looking for a little more. He’ll also likely have an eye on the Rins Cup – the informal but much-feted competition to beat Alex Rins (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) to the honour of first on track every day. At Gresini Racing MotoGP™ it’s an interesting dynamic too: Alex Marquez was fast from the off, fourth overall and only just behind Bastianini, whereas Marc Marquez’ focus was “laps, laps, laps” as he looks to find every limit of every part of his new machine. The number 93, whether 19th or 1st on the timesheets, is sure to make more headlines at Lusail. He also reminded everyone in Malaysia that the testing venues since Valencia are both tracks he’s always found tougher…#qatartest: The Final Countdown To Competition Is On

Aprilia & Trackhouse Racing
It was a test of two halves in Sepang, or a test of two opinions. In one camp, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) said it was their best pre-season yet and he was fifth overall. But teammate Maverick Viñales and Trackhouse Racing’s Miguel Oliveira found it a more difficult test, and they’ll be looking for much more in Qatar – either in terms of adjustments to get the same out of the package as Espargaro managed to do, or in hardware. The Noale Factory also haven’t run their new engine through its paces to define their final spec yet, something they said we’ll see in Qatar, and we’ll also see Raul Fernandez back on Trackhouse duty after his crash saw him sit much of Sepang out.

Red Bull KTM & Red Bull GASGAS Tech3
The fastest Austrian machine overall was Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) as the outfit look to go from frontrunners to the factory to beat, and he and teammate Jack Miller will undoubtedly continue with their pre-season modus operandi: putting everything through its paces and fitting everything together before being concerned with a serious assault on the timesheets.

But it was rookie sensation Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) who stole many of the headlines, fastest at the Shakedown, fast in the Sepang Test and with a very impressive Tissot Sprint simulation that was the best of the RC16s over nine laps. Based on his performances in the World Championship paddock so far, it’s both very Acosta and yet genuinely still remarkable at the same time. Will he keep that run going at Lusail? On the other side of Acosta’s box, meanwhile, Augusto Fernandez will be looking for more. A tough Sepang Test leaves him seeking some big steps forward before the lights both come on and go out in the desert for racing.

Repsol Honda & Castrol/Idemitsu Honda LCR
After we’ve seen the genuinely quite different liveries from Repsol Honda and Castrol Honda LCR revealed this week, the Japanese giants will now be back on track and back to work as they push to return to the top. There were positive signs at the Sepang test that steps forward have already been made, and a whole lot of positive vibes. Joan Mir (Repsol Honda Team) led the charge on the timesheets, Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda LCR) was next, then Johann Zarco (Castrol Honda LCR) before fellow new arrival Luca Marini (Repsol Honda Team), but Marini also hinted at more hardware to come in Qatar as they methodically work their way through their updates for 2024.

Monster Energy Yamaha
There were positive signs from Yamaha in Sepang too, with only one slight cloud hanging over the camp: one-lap pace. It’s something Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) said they’ll continue focusing on until they make inroads, so over two more days in Qatar that will be one to watch. But those positives elsewhere were real, and there was a host of new stuff coming out the box in Sepang too, from the engine to the tail unit. So Quartararo and new teammate Alex Rins will have plenty to work with in the final two test days. And remember, the new concession rules mean both Yamaha and Honda don’t have to homologate a final engine spec and can keep testing throughout the season, so the end of Tuesday’s track action is far from their last chance to improve before the post-Jerez one-day test.

For now though, Monday and Tuesday sees MotoGP™ back on track in Qatar, with track action from 14:00 to 21:00 (UTC + 3) on each day – followed by a 15-minute practice start session. So join us on motogp.com, across social media and then live from Lusail as the final pieces of the puzzle slot into place before the first race!

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WorldSSP grid gears up for Season Opener with final pre-season test

Worldssp Grid Gears Up For Season Opener With Final Pre-season TestGrid updates
Changes are abound on the WorldSSP grid for the upcoming season. Adrian Huertas steps into the spotlight, taking Nicolo Bulega’s place at the Aruba.it WorldSSP Racing Team, while Valentin Debise is set to represent the Evan Bros. WorldSSP Yamaha Team.

Stefano Manzi, the 2023 runner-up, continues his journey with the Pata Yamaha Ten Kate outfit, now joined by Glenn van Straalen. Marcel Schroetter, who secured third place in last season’s standings, remains with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse outfit, alongside Bahattin Sofuoglu. Despite facing challenges in the 2023 season, Can Oncu returns for his fifth campaign with the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing outfit. Meanwhile, Yari Montella, a podium finisher in 2023, remains committed to the Barni Spark Racing Team.

Making a return to WorldSSP are Lorenzo Baldassarri (ORELAC Racing VERDNATURA) and Lucas Mahias (GMT94 Yamaha), eager to build on their past successes.

Exciting debuts await at Phillip Island, with new riders and teams entering the WorldSSP arena. Niccolo Antonelli joins the Ecosantagata Althea Racing Team, while Triumph expands its presence with a second team in the series, WRP-RT Motorsport by SKM-Triumph, featuring Jorge Navarro and John McPhee.

New regulations
In 2024, WorldSSP undergoes significant scheduling changes. Notably, the grids for Race 2 will now be determined by the fastest laps recorded in Race 1 for the top nine contenders, emphasizing outstanding performances. The Tissot Superpole sessions take place on Friday, after a Free Practice session in the morning. Alongside these changes, the SBK Commission introduces sustainable fuel for both the WorldSBK and WorldSSP categories, commencing from the 2024 season, with a mandatory minimum of 40% sustainable fuel content.

Pre-season insights
During the pre-season tests at Jerez and Portimao, WorldSSP riders exhibited their skills and readiness for the upcoming season. Marcel Schroetter led the pack at Jerez, with Stefano Manzi close behind. Can Oncu showed promising performance. At Portimao, Adrian Huertas maintained his dominance, topping the charts ahead of Niccolo Antonelli.

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Countdown to Round 1: WorldSBK heads to Phillip Island

Countdown To Round 1: Worldsbk Heads To Phillip IslandWhat to look out for in Phillip Island
  • The WorldSBK grid will have a final opportunity to fine-tune their setups before the season opener with a single day of testing scheduled at Phillip Island on Tuesday.
  • Ducati’s Nicolo Bulega and BMW’s Toprak Razgatlioglu, currently the fastest in pre-season tests, will tackle the Australian circuit with their new bikes.
  • Alvaro Bautista, discreet during pre-season as he adapts to new weight regulations, will focus on readiness for the opening round of the season.
Grid transformations and new horizons

The 2024 WorldSBK grid sees major changes, with only four teams unchanged from last year.

Toprak Razgatlioglu departed from Yamaha to join the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, where he teams up with Michael van der Mark. Jonathan Rea ended his longstanding partnership with Kawasaki to join Pata Prometeon Yamaha alongside Andrea Locatelli, bringing a fresh dynamic to the grid.

Nicolo Bulega’s promotion to the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team, partnering with Alvaro Bautista, came after an impressive 2023 WorldSSP campaign which saw him clinch the title. Axel Bassani stepped up to the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK after Rea’s departure, transitioning from Ducati. Out of the five factory teams in 2023, only Team HRC have kept the same line-up as last year, aligning Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge.

Additionally, Sam Lowes and Andrea Iannone made their much-anticipated debut in WorldSBK with Elf Marc VDS Racing Team and Team GoEleven respectively. With these seismic shifts in the WorldSBK grid, the stage is set for a fiercely competitive season.

Navigating 2024 new regulations
In 2024, significant rule changes are in effect. Riders below a reference weight must add ballast to their bikes. A fuel capacity limit of 21 litres is now enforced, and fuel flow regulations are under scrutiny, with some bikes collecting data this season. There’s also been a change with RPM limits. Manufacturers will start 2024 how they ended 2023 – except Ducati, who have their original 2023 limit back.

Pre-season insights
The Official Test at Phillip Island serves as a crucial platform for teams and riders to assess their readiness for the season ahead, as pre-season testing has already provided insights, setting the stage for Round 1.

Toprak Razgatlioglu’s move to BMW proves promising, with a strong pace and significant improvements noted. Jonathan Rea impresses despite lacking outright speed, showcasing consistent performance during testing. Meanwhile, Alvaro Bautista’s adaptation struggles and injury setbacks contrast with Nicolo Bulega’s standout performances for Ducati

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2024 KTM Powerwear Collection: Get Ready To Race With Intent

2024 Ktm Powerwear Collection: Get Ready To Race With IntentEvery KTM motorcycle that rolls off the production line benefits from the best-in-class componentry, R&D and years of expert knowledge. Much the same way each item in every KTM PowerWear collection does. For 2024, KTM is excited to introduce its new KTM PowerWear range, with all-new RALLY PRO, TERRA ADV PRO, KTM TEAM WEAR and 30 YEARS OF DUKE collections.

The ever-expanding KTM PowerWear range kickstarts 2024 in style. Not only does the new 2024 range have something for everyone from newborn racers-to-be to the fastest of professional athletes, but every item is also engineered to cover every terrain, all weather conditions and any situation.

2024 also sees KTM PowerWear partner with D3O®, the world’s leading impact protection company, providing unmatched impact protection, comfort and flexibility thanks to an innovative range of CE Level 1 and Level 2 certified products.2024 Ktm Powerwear Collection: Get Ready To Race With Intent

KTM POWERWEAR 2024 HIGHLIGHTS
Made to conquer everything from the desert to your driveway!

KTM RALLY PRO COLLECTION
The latest RALLY PRO range is designed to withstand the harshest of terrains. Using input from the KTM Factory Racing Rally Team, the smallest of details have been considered, making this the most READY TO RACE Rally gear yet.

KTM TERRA ADV PRO COLLECTION
For unbeatable quality, innovative ideas and details, look no further than the TERRA ADV PRO jacket and pants combination. Constructed from top-shelf materials and fabrics, the TERRA ADV PRO collection is made to go the distance – whatever the weather.

30 YEARS OF DUKE COLLECTION
Celebrating three decades of an icon, the 30 YEARS OF DUKE range is all about attitude. Styled with a casual flair but providing protection where you need it, the items in this collection are must-haves for all KTM DUKE fans.

2024 Ktm Powerwear Collection: Get Ready To Race With IntentKTM POWERWEAR CASUAL & ACCESSORIES 2024 HIGHLIGHTS
For true orange-bleeding race fans.

KTM TEAM WEAR COLLECTION
Feel like you’re a part of the pit crew, with the KTM TEAM WEAR collection. Big on READY TO RACE and even bigger on bold, in-your-face design. The 2024 KTM TEAM WEAR collection is set to be on top of the orange-bleeder hit list.

The 2024 KTM PowerWear collection has all bases covered, from signature casual wear to Dakar-ready Rally gear, apex-shredding streetwear and everything in between.2024 Ktm Powerwear Collection: Get Ready To Race With Intent

The 2024 KTM PowerWear collection is available at Authorised KTM Dealers.

Discover more at KTM.com or check out the 2024 KTM PowerWear folder HERE.

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Aprilia RS 457 now available for preorder

Aprilia Rs457 - Uk Exclusive First Look With DannyThe Aprilia RS 457 has finally arrived on the market and makes its online debut with special, dedicated prebooking at APRILIA.COM.  

The Aprilia RS 457 is a sporty bike that looks to the future, meeting the growing demand for bikes that are stylish with cutting edge technology, but easy and accessible at the same time.

The Aprilia RS 457 is available at a price of £6,500 (VAT included). First units of the RS 457 will be reserved for those who make their purchase online.

Aprilia Rs457 - Uk Exclusive First Look With DannyAprilia RS 457 

Having previously launched the RS 660, which quickly became the best-selling sports bike in Europe, Aprilia completes its sports bike family by introducing a new bike for both future generations and new markets, to meet the growing demand for functional and enjoyable bikes. 

The Aprilia RS 457 is the result of an entirely new project that stands out for its lightweight design, featuring the best weight/power ratio possible for a motorcycle that can be ridden with an A2 class licence, as well as its ease of riding, and technological capabilities. The RS 457 is designed to accompany motorcyclists as they travel on both road and track.  

The new Aprilia is powered by an ultra-modern and technological liquid-cooled parallel twin with dual camshaft and four valves per cylinder, capable of delivering 35 kW of power, the maximum possible for a bike that can be ridden with an A2 licence.  

The pure power figure is combined with the fact that the motorcycle weighs just 159 kg dry (175 kg with a full tank), for a simply unbeatable weight/power ratio. The aluminium frame with engine bearing function and the adjustable suspension form a bar-setting chassis architecture.  

In classic Aprilia tradition, the standard electronics package is comprehensive, with a Ride by Wire accelerator, three Riding Modes, ABS and adjustable traction control that can be disabled. Available accessories include the electronic quick shift. 

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S100 Bike Care joins The Key Collection

S100 Bike Care Joins The Key CollectionPremium German-made motorcycle care brand now available through The Key Collection at Fowlers

Germany’s number one motorcycle care brand, S100, is now exclusively available from The Key Collection at Fowlers, offering UK riders premium motorcycle, helmet and clothing products through their extensive dealer network.

Launched in 1980, S100’s Complete Motorcycle Cleaner was the first of its kind. The spray-on/rinse-off formula was developed by Dr Oscar Wack, an industrial chemist, who wanted an easy and effective way to clean dried-on mud and chain grease off his sons’ motocross bikes.

Since then, S100 has grown into a leading motorcycle care brand. Trusted by discerning motorcyclists worldwide, it has scooped numerous awards, including the prestigious Motorrad Magazine ‘Best Cleaning Brand’ four years running.

S100 Bike Care Joins The Key CollectionS100’s success is credited to unrivalled levels of research and development. The business has the highest percentage of staff working in R&D in the industry and invests over 30% of turnover into developing and testing new products, as well as improving existing lines. The range includes:

  • S100 MOTO WASH – the latest formula of S100’s proven Gel Cleaner, Moto Wash removes dirt, insect residue, grease, and oil stains effortlessly, without leaving water stains or harming sensitive surfaces. RRP £17.99 (750ML)
  • S100 CHAIN LUBE WHITE – improved long-term lubrication that extends the mileage of the chain and sprockets considerably. It has almost no spin-off, high wash-off resistance (e.g. when riding in rain), and built-in corrosion protection. Suitable for all chain types. RRP £19.99 (400ml)
  • S100 VISOR & HELMET CLEANER – scratch and streak free cleaning for all visor types; including transparent, tinted, metallised or with anti-fog coating. Can also be used on helmet shells, headlights, touring windscreens and mirrors. Supplied with a microfibre towel. RRP £13.99(100ml)

The Key Collection is a multi-award-winning wholesaler, whose brand portfolio includes Weise Clothing, Duchinni Youth clothing, Gear Gremlin accessories, and Kovix security.

S100 Bike Care Joins The Key CollectionThe S100 range is currently being rolled out across The Key Collection’s dealer network. For details of the complete S100 range visit www.thekeycollection.co.uk

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Introducing the Quad Lock Handlebar Clamp Mounts

Introducing The Quad Lock Handlebar Clamp MountsQuad Lock expands its motorcycle range with its all-new Handlebar Clamp Mount, available in both the standard and the PRO versions.

The Handlebar Clamp Mount seamlessly integrates with your motorcycle’s existing M8 bolt for a clean, sleek look. Both the standard and PRO versions offer ultimate customisation and safety, featuring a 135-degree adjustable knuckle and included spacers for perfect positioning, even on bulky handlebars.

Built for the ride, its anti-rotation serrated bolt base and high-tensile steel construction keep your phone safe and secure, whether cruising through the city or navigating rocky mountain descents.

Introducing The Quad Lock Handlebar Clamp MountsAvailable in two options:

  • Handlebar Clamp Mount is made from tough glass-filled nylon and is assembled with a blue lever.
  • Handlebar Clamp Mount PRO is made from black anodised CNC machined aluminium, and black stainless steel hardware, and is assembled with a Black Lever.Introducing The Quad Lock Handlebar Clamp Mounts

Statement from Andrew Kellock, Head of New Product Development of Quad Lock:

Recognizing a need for a discreet mounting solution, our team is thrilled to unveil the latest addition to our product lineup, the Handlebar Clamp range of mounts.

This innovative range, requiring only a single threaded M8 hole for secure attachment, presents a compact and secure alternative for mounting users’ phones on motorbikes and various other vehicles. The articulating pivot allows for quick and easy adjustments, while the mounts undergo rigorous performance testing to ensure resilience against engine vibrations.

Introducing The Quad Lock Handlebar Clamp MountsFurthermore, as part of the Quad Lock 360™ range, the new Single Bolt M8 Base can be seamlessly paired with different arms and heads, offering users the flexibility to secure their devices in the optimal position. This expansion reaffirms our commitment to providing versatile and reliable solutions for users seeking the utmost convenience and security in mounting their devices. 

Both mounts are compatible with all existing Quad Lock products including the Vibration Dampener, Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head, Quad Lock 360, Motorcycle USB Charger and even the new Quad Lock Action Camera Adaptors.

Shop the Quad Lock Motorcycle Range:
https://www.quadlockcase.net/collections/shop-motorcycle

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Impressive Motorcycles Available Online This February

Impressive Motorcycles Available Online This FebruaryFollowing the overwhelming success of the Motorcycles Online – The January Sale with a 98% sale through rate.

The February Sale is shaping up to be another incredible sale with a fresh to market ‘barn find’ selection of 36 motorcycles all to be offered without reserve, ranging from the iconic Norton John Player Commando to the bevel heaven of a 1974 Ducati 450 Desmo.

Also included in the sale is an exceptional collection of Italian superbikes from 2008 up to 2016 with the Ducati Desmosidici RR leading the line up.

A world travelled BMW R65GS which travelled from Alaska to Ushuaia in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego is rolling into the sale to head up a collection of BMW’s.

The online sale will be running from the 16th February until the 26th February.

Highlights:
Property of a deceased’s estate, 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore £9,500 – 12,500
Property of a deceased’s estate, 2008 Ducati 990cc Desmosedici RR ‘Team Version’ £40,000 – 45,000
1974 Norton 829cc John Player Commando £6,000 – 8,000 OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Property of a deceased’s estate, 1991 BMW 860cc R65GS £2,600 – 3,600
1974 Ducati 450 Desmo £4,000 – 6,000 OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Property of a deceased’s estate, 1974 Kawasaki 746cc Z2 £6,000 – 8,000

Bonhams : Motorcycles Online – The February Sale

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WP Suspension Unveils Game-Changing APEX PRO Components

Wp Suspension Unveils Game-changing Apex Pro ComponentsWP Suspension unveils game-changing APEX PRO Components for 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R.

P Suspension – a leader in high-performance suspension systems – is proud to announce two groundbreaking aftermarket PRO COMPONENTS systems for the 2024 KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R: the APEX PRO 8500 Cartridge and the APEX PRO 8750 Shock. These cutting-edge components mark a new era of riding experience, combining state-of-the-art technology with race-inspired design.

Wp Suspension Unveils Game-changing Apex Pro ComponentsThe new APEX PRO 8500 Cartridge: revolutionising riding precision and comfort

The APEX PRO 8500 Cartridge is the pinnacle of performance innovation, meticulously engineered with precision and finesse. Derived from the esteemed WP Factory Racing, this cartridge incorporates revolutionary CLOSED CARTRIDGE Technology, promising to transform both racetrack precision and road comfort.

Key Features:

  • Inheritance of advanced technology from WP Factory Racing
  • Race-ready aesthetic defining excellence
  • Enhanced feedback on the racetrack, establishing an unparalleled connection between rider and asphalt
  • Redefined comfort on the road with a harmonious blend of performance and ease
  • Increased reserves and safety for later braking and confident exploration of limits
  • Heightened sense of control and intuitive feeling

Consistency and reliability are at the forefront of the APEX PRO 8500 Cartridge‘sdesign, with each component undergoing precision CNC machining to ensure durability and performance consistency.

Article number – A624C122X702220
Retail price – £1,749.97

Wp Suspension Unveils Game-changing Apex Pro ComponentsThe new APEX PRO 8750 Shock: elevate your yide with superior engineering

The APEX PRO 8750 Shock is engineered to elevate riding through an extraordinary blend of cutting-edge engineering and race-inspired design, deriving its technological prowess and iconic aesthetics from WP Factory Racing.

Key Features:

  • Superior grip for improved acceleration and excellent rear stability
  • More reserves and safety, allowing for a later braking experience
  • Heightened sense of control to explore the limits of your ride
  • Precision CNC machining for durability and consistent performance
  • Potentiometer mounting points for customisation and fine-tuning suspension settings

Article number – A624C422X413220
Retail price – £1,925.08

Wp Suspension Unveils Game-changing Apex Pro ComponentsThe introduction of new APEX PRO COMPONENTS reinforces WP Suspension’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance and providing riders with unparalleled experiences. Whether tearing up the racetrack or cruising on the road, the APEX PRO 8500 Cartridge and APEX PRO 8750 Shock promise to redefine the standards of precision, comfort and control.

The APEX PRO 8500 Cartridge and the APEX PRO 8750 Shock are available now from WP AUTHORISED CENTRES. Both products allow fitment to the following models:

KTM

2024 1390 SUPER DUKE R
2020 1290 SUPER DUKE R

For more detailed information visit your nearest WP AUTHORISED CENTRE or go to wp-suspension.com.

For more aftermarket news check out our dedicated page Motorcycle Aftermarket News

For more detailed information visit your nearest WP AUTHORISED CENTRE or go to the WP Suspension official website wp-suspension.com

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Yoshimura SERT Motul goes four it in EWC with Linfoot signing

Yoshimura Sert Motul Goes Four It In Ewc With Linfoot SigningYoshimura SERT Motul has announced its four riders for the four-round 2024 FIM Endurance World Championship, the fourth EWC season of the alliance between the Japanese Yoshimura organisation and the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team from France.

In addition to long-term Yoshimura SERT Motul star Gregg Black, Étienne Masson will embark on a second season with the squad, while Dan Linfoot has been recruited after impressing in the EWC during recent campaigns. Cocoro Atsumi, who joined the Le Mans-based team as a reserve for last September’s Bol d’Or, continues in the role for all four EWC events in 2024, as well as taking on the position of development rider.

The quartet will ride the Yoshimura-tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000R on Bridgestone tyres with the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans in France marking the 2024 EWC season kick-off from 18-21 April.

Yohei Kato, Yoshimura SERT Motul’s Team Director, said:“This year we welcome new rider Dan Linfoot, in addition to Gregg Black and Étienne Masson, and I am glad to make the announcement. He fits our team perfectly with his excellent performance at Suzuka and his extensive experiences in 24-hour endurance races. In addition, Cocoro Atsumi has been appointed as a reserve rider as well as a development rider. The technical team, led by Yoshimura Japan, is working hard to improve our race bike to provide the riders with a faster, stronger and more comfortable package. I believe the riders on the Yoshimura-tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000R will be able to show even better performances than last season.”

“Dan fits our team perfectly with his excellent performance at Suzuka and his extensive experiences in 24-hour endurance races”

Yoshimura SERT Motul Team Manager Damien Saulnier said: “A few changes have been made in the team, and we have three nationalities represented in our line-up. Yohei and I are delighted to announce the arrival of Dan Linfoot, our British rider, who will be a team-mate of Gregg Black and Étienne Masson. We were looking for an all-round rider, and I have no doubts about his talent, reliability and ability to fit in with the team. Furthermore, he has the advantage of knowing the FIM EWC circuits, and the 24-hour endurance races. Cocoro Atsumi will be a reserve rider and support us also as a development rider. The title of vice-world champion [in 2023] is a fine recognition of the mutual trust to bind us with our valuable partners. Many of them have been supporting us for years and it was not possible without them. Now let’s look ahead to the new season with high motivation and desire to win.”

Yoshimura Sert Motul Goes Four It In Ewc With Linfoot SigningDan Linfoot, a 35-year-old from Yorkshire in the UK, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Yoshimura SERT Motul for the 2024 Endurance World Championship. I have been taking part in selected EWC races and even had a chance to race a Suzuki at Suzuka [last August] and have experienced the GSX-R1000R and Bridgestone package. I really love endurance racing with its strategy and I am so excited to announce my new challenge. To be joining the team is very special, their history and pedigree speaks for itself, and I truly believe that, as a team, we can aim only for the victory and the EWC title. I’m very motivated and proud to be representing Yoshimura SERT Motul and Suzuki, and I can’t wait for the season to start. Together with my experienced team-mates, I am confident that we can deliver our targets. I am excited to start working at our first tests.”

Yoshimura Sert Motul Goes Four It In Ewc With Linfoot SigningUK-born French rider Gregg Black, 35, said: “I am very proud to be a part of this great team. The great victory in the last race of 2023, the Bol d’Or, reconfirmed our performance is high and we are ready to fight for more wins. I hope, once again, I can bring my experience and speed to get the title this year. I have been training hard this winter to be at my best. I am quite fit and I can’t wait to get back on the GSX-R1000R. This year we are welcoming new team-mate Dan Linfoot and I am looking forward to sharing the bike with him. The whole team and riders have a lot of experience, and I am sure that will be the key to success. Thanks to Suzuki for the great support as well as to all our partners and fans. We will give 100 per cent of ourselves.”

Yoshimura Sert Motul Goes Four It In Ewc With Linfoot SigningFrenchman Étienne Masson, also 35, said: “I am so happy to start the new season in the best team of the championship. The Yoshimura SERT Motul is a team with high performance and experience, and I am thrilled to be back to the race with them. Last year was a little bit frustrating with much bad luck. We were always on the podium pace but there were many unexpected issues or small mistakes, and they put us behind from where we should have been. I have never been motivated like this and really excited to start the season. Gregg is my long-time team-mate, even a good friend and Dan is not a stranger in the EWC. The team spirit will be perfect and I am sure we push for the top step of the podium together.”

Twenty-eight-year-old Cocoro Atsumi, from Japan, said: “I am excited and really happy to join such a strong team as Yoshimura SERT Motul. I appreciate the people who were involved in my career so far. My start [with Yoshimura SERT Motul] was as a reserve rider at the Bol d’Or last season, and it gave me an opportunity of a wildcard entry at the All Japan Road Race Championship and occasions of local tests. My understanding of the GSX-R1000R and Bridgestone tyres has been improving and also the teamwork has deepened. I hope to learn a lot from the team and my three strong team-mates this season, which will help me grow as a racing rider. I will do my best to achieve our goal to win each race and to get the EWC champion title. Of course I will standby for [when I am needed to race].”

For more info check out our dedicated Endurance World Championship News page Endurance World Championship

or visit the official Endurance World Championship website fimewc.com

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Dainese introduces the next generation of racing boots – the Axial 2

Dainese Introduces The Next Generation Of Racing Boots – The Axial 2The all-new Axial 2 boots from Dainese are the next evolution of top-of-the-line Dainese motorcycle racing boots.

The same boots worn on the track by MotoGP champions – engineered for maximum protection, lightness and ergonomics – are now available for every rider.

Made from Dainese’s D-Stone™ technology – high-density twisted nylon with elasticated inserts faced with nylon to create an armoured weave that emulates leather – the Axial 2 are designed for racer-level performance.

Dainese Introduces The Next Generation Of Racing Boots – The Axial 2Certified to EN13634 Level 2, the Axial 2 is packed with Dainese technology including the innovative Axial Distortion Control System, an articulated internal carbon fibre structure that protects the foot from impacts and sprains whilst working to prevent anything penetrating inside the boot. There are replaceable magnesium sliders throughout the boot, which distribute force over a wider surface area to reduce injury in the event of a crash. The removable slider on the heel also allows the zip to be changed in case of breakage, helping to ensure the longevity of the boots in a racing environment.

With an exclusive Dainese patent, the Axial 2 features the Suit to Boot Fastening System, which allows for the boots to be worn under a dedicated suit, guaranteeing the best level of safety as it reduces the number of materials which could be caught in a motorcycle during a fall. This technology also ensures enhanced aerodynamics and comfort thanks to the reduction in the size of the boot and the increased adherence of the rider’s leg to the bike.

Dainese Introduces The Next Generation Of Racing Boots – The Axial 2There is a TPU gear shifter guard to keep the boots in tip-top condition and the Groundtrax® outsoles ensure stability, grip and traction thanks to their asymmetric design, specifically on the gear shifter and brake areas, to provide greater precision during the ride.

For comfort and ease, the Axial 2 close with a zipper at the back of the boots and there is a speed lacing system inside for the perfect fit. For added mobility, the flexible joints allow the ankle to move in a way that suits the riding style whilst still keeping the malleolus areas (the bony bits on your ankles) protected. Dainese Introduces The Next Generation Of Racing Boots – The Axial 2

Available in sizes EU39-47 in a choice of Black/Red-Fluro, Black/Yellow-Fluro and Black/Black, the Axial 2 has an RRP of £589.95.

To locate your nearest Dainese dealer, visit www.nevis.uk.com or call 01425 478936.

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2024 FIM Enel MotoE World Championship Entry List

The Entry List for the 2024 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Championship can now be announced, with 18 riders racing for nine teams ready to fight it out for the crown.

There are a number of returning headliners, including the likes of reigning Champion Mattia Casadei, who moves to LCR E-Team to partner fellow frontrunner Eric Granado from Brazil. 2020 and 2021 Cup winner Jordi Torres returns with the Openbank Aspar Team, and first ever Cup winner Matteo Ferrari stays with Felo Gresini MotoE™. That’s just the start, with a whole host of experienced faces set to return.

There are also some exciting new names, including in the teams as Aruba Cloud MotoE™ Racing Team, Klint Forward Factory Team and Axxis-MSI all join the fold. Aruba Cloud MotoE™ Racing Team fields two new riders: Italian Armando Pontone and British rider Chaz Davies as he brings his extensive CV to the electric Championship. Klint Forward Factory Team go for the experience of Andrea Mantovani and Maria Herrera, and Axxis-MSI will count on Miquel Pons and Oscar Gutierrez as the latter joins the grid full-time.

Check out the full list below and get ready for another stunning season of electric competition powered by Enel X Way, with the first of eight rounds set to take place at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in March!2024 Fim Enel Motoe World Championship Entry List

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Get the most out of your sportbike with GIVI

Get The Most Out Of Your Sportbike With GiviThe transalpine motorbike and rider equipment company shows exactly how you can add more load capacity to your sport or naked bike without compromising on aesthetics.

Sometimes when you think of motorbike accessories there is a conception that they are large aluminium panniers that take away from the natural aesthetics of the bike. This can seem like a drawback for all sport bike owners who need to add some cargo capacity to their machine. But for 45 years, GIVI has been making motorbike gear fit all types of bikes. It’s done this by designing different product ranges to suit every type of bike. In this case, GIVI has created a set of bags for those who appreciate speed and dynamism, which contribute to comfortable sport riding thanks to their compact and aerodynamic design and high load capacity.

GIVI works to offer greater comfort and practicality to the rider both on long and everyday journeys, without neglecting the aesthetics of the bike. An example of this is the Sport-T range, designed for all sport bike owners who want to add cargo capacity without sacrificing the style of their machine.

The bags in the Sport-T range are made to withstand sports riding. For this reason, they are thermoformed and made of high-quality materials that comply with Reach regulations, such as 1200D polyester, high strength PVC, PU and thermoformed EVA coated with anti-scratch PU, ensuring durability and protection of your belongings.

Get The Most Out Of Your Sportbike With Givi
ST611

To gain load capacity in an easy and comfortable way on a sport bike we can look to a tank bag. The Sport-T rangeincludes the ST611+ with 6-litre capacity and Tanklock attachment system, which allows you to easily attach and remove it from the bike. It also features a rain cover, a window with a smartphone pocket, a carrying handle and reflective print for increased visibility.

Get The Most Out Of Your Sportbike With GiviOne of the accessories that fits best into the sport bike lines are saddle bags. GIVI offers the ST610B, with a compact and sporty design that fits the silhouette of the motorbike perfectly. It is equipped with the Seatlock system, which, like the previous one, allows you to put it on and take it off easily and comfortably. It has a waterproof cover, an ergonomic handle, an adjustable shoulder strap and reflective elements for greater visibility.

Get The Most Out Of Your Sportbike With Givi
ST609

When it comes to taking longer journeys on a sport bike, the GIVI ST609 expandable side bags ensures the highest load capacity, with a capacity of 25 litres each. Their aerodynamic design, together with thermoformed material construction make them ideal for carrying your belongings safely. Their rigid yet lightweight construction and Easylock fastening system allows for quick attachment and detachment from the bike, while the water-resistant heat-sealed liner keeps it waterproof. It also includes internal elastics for load stability, a secondary compartment in the inner lid, a handle for manual carrying and an internal mesh pocket. These expandable side bags are the perfect choice for the sport bike enthusiast looking for functionality and style on the road.

Get The Most Out Of Your Sportbike With GiviA good companion for everyday use or for carrying a small amount of luggage in a sports car is the ST606 backpack, with a 22-litre capacity and a thermoformed lid. This backpack combines a sleek design with great stability even at high speeds. Features include two side pockets, one of which can hold a 1-litre bottle, side zips with reflective covers, a breathable padded backrest, a side strap for carrying a helmet, and chest and waist straps for extra stability.

Get The Most Out Of Your Sportbike With Givi
ST608+

Finally, there are the leg bags, one of the most used accessories by bikers, as they are both versatile and functional. Within the Sport-T range there is the ST608+, with a capacity of 3 litres. This bag is attached by means of an adjustable and removable waist strap, with the option of attaching it directly to the trousers, along with other straps on the leg that are elastic and adjustable, with a closure that prevents the bag from turning during the ride. It also includes three internal pockets, one mesh pocket, one zipped pocket and one specific pocket for your smartphone.

For more information about this product or any other accessories for your motorcyclevisit www.givi.co.uk or call 01327 706220.

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