Ducati Desmodromic Valves: Wasn’t Born To Follow

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under the I Love Motorbikes banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Dedicated to Nicky Hayden 1981-2017  There are certain manufacturers worldwide that the non-motorcycling members of the general public are aware of due to how the brands have… Read More Ducati Desmodromic Valves: Wasn’t Born To Follow

News: GO FURTHER THIS SUMMER WITH SUZUKI V-STROM 650 LUGGAGE OFFER

All of us here at MotorMartin Towers are certainly glad that the sun has finally got it’s hat on as the opportunities are now here to take one of the MotorMartin motorcycle fleet out for a spin, and thank goodness for that. And now Suzuki have let MotorMartin know that they are making it even… Read More News: GO FURTHER THIS SUMMER WITH SUZUKI V-STROM 650 LUGGAGE OFFER

Kawasaki SuperSport 600 History: Take It As It Comes

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under the I Love Motorbikes banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. In Part 1 Kawasaki SuperSport 600 History: Passing The Time the history of Kawasaki’s SuperSport 600 class machines was looked into, with machines from the original GPZ600R… Read More Kawasaki SuperSport 600 History: Take It As It Comes

Kawasaki SuperSport 600 History: Passing The Time

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under the I Love Motorbikes banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Recently, my motorcycling has come full circle as in the garage at present is my father’s Royal Enfield 11 plate Bullet EFI, a 1994 Yamaha FZR600 (3HE)… Read More Kawasaki SuperSport 600 History: Passing The Time

Yamaha DT125 and TZR125: Teenager In Love

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under the I Love Motorbikes banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. As has been discussed before, the back lanes of Chipping Ongar in Essex were a great proving ground for a very young 16 year old me and… Read More Yamaha DT125 and TZR125: Teenager In Love

Kawasaki Z900: Do You Remember The First Time?

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Kawasaki are riding the crest of a wave at the moment with an ever expanding range of thoroughly modern motorcycles mixing their traditional values of innovation and power… Read More Kawasaki Z900: Do You Remember The First Time?

Yamaha RD350 YPVS: Hallelujah I Love Her So

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Back in the early eighties you had a choice when it came to motorcycling of a big, heavy, ill handling four stroke or a light, fiery, ill handling… Read More Yamaha RD350 YPVS: Hallelujah I Love Her So

News: MARQUEZ TAKES TO THE SNOW ON THE NEW X-ADV

With the new season of MotoGP™ almost upon us it’s about time that some of the the more unusual aspects of life as part of Honda’s Factory Repsol team should be explored. One such assignment for Honda’s triple MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has been an opportunity to test a unique new kind of motorcycle, by… Read More News: MARQUEZ TAKES TO THE SNOW ON THE NEW X-ADV

News: FIRST UK CUSTOMER TO BENEFIT FROM ‘PLUG IN’ GRANT FOR E-MOTORCYCLES

With the government having actively supported the sale of Electric cars over the last few years, those of us here at MotorMartin Towers were beginning to wonder why the motorcycle industry could not rely on equal and fair support themselves. But ponder no longer as news has finally reached the top floor regarding the first… Read More News: FIRST UK CUSTOMER TO BENEFIT FROM ‘PLUG IN’ GRANT FOR E-MOTORCYCLES

Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 to L3: A Kind Of Magic.

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. There are few bikes from the late eighties that are still instantly recognisable today, even less when you discount enthusiasts and fans of a particular make and model,… Read More Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 to L3: A Kind Of Magic.

Yamaha FZR600: The Razors Edge

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Way back in 1989 I was a fresh faced 16 year old whizzing around on a Simson S51 Comfort Sport, creating havoc in and around the village of… Read More Yamaha FZR600: The Razors Edge

Vincent Black Shadow: Race With The Devil.

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor A recent headline in the Daily Mirror Online, Classic Vincent Black Shadow motorbike found in family’s cupboard to sell for £40,000, got me thinking recently about the motorcycle… Read More Vincent Black Shadow: Race With The Devil.

News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: DECEMBER 2016

It’s a fact of life that not all of us are in the position to buy a brand new car every few years or that not everyone even wants to, after all, it’s a commonly held belief that your brand new car will lose thousands in value the moment it’s driven off the forecourt. Clearly… Read More News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: DECEMBER 2016

News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE 959 PANIGALE SPECIAL EDITION

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin is now back in the saddle and thoroughly enjoying being on two wheels once more, after a break that went on for far too long. So any story regarding motorcycling, road or sport, is now directed toward the top of the pile on the top floor newsdesk here at… Read More News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE 959 PANIGALE SPECIAL EDITION

News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2016

It’s always an exciting time here at MotorMartin Towers when motoring news arrives and the ticker tape machine announces itself to be working as intended. Now the following is particularly of interest for MotorMartin as it involves both cars and motorcycles, a win win situation for everyone involved then. It’s always of interest to see… Read More News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2016

News: HONDA REBEL BREAKS COVER IN LONG BEACH

As a recent returnee to the world of motorcycling it constantly amazes MotorMartin how quickly two wheeled technology has moved on in an incredibly short amount of time. It really doesn’t seem that long ago that we were celebrating innovations such as a whole new approach to design and innovation that focussed on the bike… Read More News: HONDA REBEL BREAKS COVER IN LONG BEACH

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: Ain’t She Sweet

Last week, in Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: I Got You (I Feel Good), MotorMartin spent time looking into the history behind Royal Enfield and the quite extraordinary circumstances that led Enfield India to keep the breed alive whilst the parent company back in the U.K. floundered and died at the beginning of the 1970s.… Read More Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: Ain’t She Sweet

News: SUZUKI RELEASES ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ – EPISODE ONE

MotorMartin has long been of the opinion that you don’t need to leave these sceptered isles of ours to undertake a truly memorable adventure. Indeed, when receiving a new car to on test one of the first jobs to do is crank up the rather antiquated map reading equipment here at MotorMartin Towers and decide… Read More News: SUZUKI RELEASES ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ – EPISODE ONE

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: I Got You (I Feel Good)

Over the last 20 years or so the motorcycling landscape on this green and pleasant island of ours has seemingly changed beyond recognition. Indeed, when MotorMartin first turned 16 at the back end of the 1980s it was a relatively easy decision to seek out a 50cc powerhouse and take to the roads for adventure… Read More Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: I Got You (I Feel Good)

News: DUCATI TO REVEAL NEW SUPERSPORT AT INTERMOT

Now that MotorMartin has his own slice of motorcycling exotica in the form of a Royal Enfield Bullet 500, it seems entirely appropriate to start building up the Motorcycling news section of the site. So, whilst recovering from a particularly fast, by which I mean 50-55mph, journey around the highways and byways of West Yorkshire,… Read More News: DUCATI TO REVEAL NEW SUPERSPORT AT INTERMOT