News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019

For fans of those rather enigmatic, red, twin cylinder works of art, Ducati UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup will once again feature as part of the British Superbike Championship in 2019. For those that don’t know, Ducati have shared the following, enjoy: This one-make series featuring the 959 Panigale,… Read More News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE TRIOPTIONS CUP RETURNS FOR 2019

News: THE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AUTOTRADER BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD

It’s been explained to MotorMartin recently that the rather incredible Ducati Panigale V4 S has scooped the Bike of the Year award in this year’s Auto Trader Best Bike Awards, congratulations. Auto Trader have commented to MotorMartin that, now in its fifth year, the awards are bigger than ever, with Ducati beating off more contenders than previous years. Before continuing… Read More News: THE DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS AUTOTRADER BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARD

News: GEAR FOCUS: JAMES HILLIER’S AGV PISTA GP R

For those that don’t know, the incredible James Hillier, riding for the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team, achieved two podium finishes at this years Isle of Man TT – a third place in the RST Superbike TT and another third in race two of the Supersport TT, despite challenging points throughout practice and race week. Not… Read More News: GEAR FOCUS: JAMES HILLIER’S AGV PISTA GP R

News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

Some news now for those, much like us here on the #MotorMartinRacing desk, that can’t wait for the World Superbike stars to return to the track after their long summer break. That’s certainly not to say that the teams have been standing still as testing has been continuing behind the scenes, subtle changes giving small… Read More News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

There’s still not a day goes by without AutoTrader being opened and the legendary Fireblade moniker being typed in, after all, every garage needs a Fireblade doesn’t it? And for those that already have a Honda in the shed then the following news will surely be of use. Modifying a production Fireblade into a WorldSBK… Read More News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

News: FIRST DETAILS ANNOUNCED OF 2019 RM-Z250

Suzuki has shared the first details of its 2019 RM-Z250 with #MotorMartinMotorbikes recently with the new MX2 machine boasting a brand new chassis and heavily revised engine. Taking cues from the bigger RM-Z450 – which itself was new for 2018 – the 2019 RM-Z250 gets an all-new frame and swingarm, which further optimises rigidity and… Read More News: FIRST DETAILS ANNOUNCED OF 2019 RM-Z250

News: JORGE LORENZO AND ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FINISH SIXTH AND SEVENTH IN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE SACHSENRING

With recent races coming thick and fast there’s not been time to pause for breath on the #MotorMartinRacing desk at the moment. And now our friends at #Ducati have shared with us the following information from the latest MotoGP. Jorge Lorenzo came home in sixth place in the German Grand Prix, which was held today… Read More News: JORGE LORENZO AND ANDREA DOVIZIOSO FINISH SIXTH AND SEVENTH IN THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX AT THE SACHSENRING

News: GET FREE LUGGAGE WITH SUZUKI V-STROM 250

Looking for your next adventure? Need a bike that can carry all your luggage? Good news then as buyers of Suzuki’s new V-Strom 250 will be able to go further on the A2-friendly adventure machine this summer, thanks to a new offer of free luggage from the Japanese brand. Suzuki have confirmed to MotorMartin that,… Read More News: GET FREE LUGGAGE WITH SUZUKI V-STROM 250

News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

Road Racing 2018 News has arrived on the desk of #MotorMartinRacing that the 2018 campaign started in earnest this week for the Honda Racing roads team as they embarked on their first pre-season test at Monteblanco in Spain, with its new rider line-up of Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston. Although not riding at the test,… Read More News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

News: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES TO DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW’S BUILT IN BRITAIN FEATURE

Triumph Motorcycles have shared with MotorMartin that they are to be the latest addition to The Confused.com London Motor Show’s ‘Built In Britain’ feature, where they will showcase two stylishly crafted bikes from their impressive modern classic range. The Leicester-based manufacturer will be displaying the beautifully imposing and iconically-styled Thruxton 1200 R – which is… Read More News: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES TO DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW’S BUILT IN BRITAIN FEATURE

News: ABARTH IS NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR AND OFFICAL CAR SUPPLIER TO MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP TEAM FOR FOURTH YEAR

So qualifying is over and the season is ready to start and the staff on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just cannot wait and now we have received news that the two Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 bikes will again carry the Scorpion logo for this year’s FIM MotoGP World Championship. Indeed, Yamaha have confirmed to MotorMartin that the… Read More News: ABARTH IS NAMED OFFICIAL SPONSOR AND OFFICAL CAR SUPPLIER TO MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP TEAM FOR FOURTH YEAR

News: THE 2018 DUCATI UK ROADSHOW BEGINS ITS TOUR IN CARDIFF FOR THE FIRST OF 24 DATES NATIONWIDE

News has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Ducati Roadshow heads to southwest Wales on Saturday the 24th March for the first of 24 Roadshows across the country. Riders of Cardiff will host the first date before the Ducati UK demo fleet moves on to Buckinghamshire and Ducati Aylesbury two… Read More News: THE 2018 DUCATI UK ROADSHOW BEGINS ITS TOUR IN CARDIFF FOR THE FIRST OF 24 DATES NATIONWIDE

News: MOTORCYCLE LIVE ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE 2017 SHOW AWARDS AS VOTED BY VISITORS

The organisers of Motorcycle Live have announced to MotorMartin the winners of the 2017 show awards, based solely on feedback from the visiting public. Kawasaki Motors UK, Triumph Motorcycles, Infinity Motorcycles and Suzuki GB all collected accolades for their efforts at the annual event, which took place at The NEC, Birmingham last November. Kawasaki Motors… Read More News: MOTORCYCLE LIVE ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE 2017 SHOW AWARDS AS VOTED BY VISITORS

News: NEW MOTOGP REPLICA GSX-R1000 UNVEILED BY SUZUKI

Suzuki has unveiled to MotorMartin’s readership its new MotoGP livery for the 2018 season, and with it a new replica paint scheme for its award-winning GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000 and in MotorMartin’s opinion, they look absolutely fantastic. Unveiled at a preseason MotoGP test at Sepang, Malaysia, the new livery is an evolution of the eye-catching blue… Read More News: NEW MOTOGP REPLICA GSX-R1000 UNVEILED BY SUZUKI

News: A NEW ERA BEGINS AS THE PANIGALE V4 IS DELIVERED TO EUROPEAN DEALERSHIPS

Raise your hands in celebration people as the wait is over. Production of the Ducati Panigale V4, which began last 15th November, is already running at full capacity. Even before the end of 2017, about 500 motorcycles had already been delivered to European dealerships. Over the coming weeks this stunning superbike will also be available… Read More News: A NEW ERA BEGINS AS THE PANIGALE V4 IS DELIVERED TO EUROPEAN DEALERSHIPS

News: SUZUKI TO SUPPLY V-STROM 1000 MARSHAL BIKES FOR WELSH ROAD RACE

This exciting story caught the eye of the #MotorMartinMotorCycles desk as it involves the fantastic V-Stom and the exciting sounding inaugural Welsh Road Race, both items of great interest up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers. Suzuki has agreed to supply a fleet of V-Strom 1000 marshal bikes for use at this year’s Welsh… Read More News: SUZUKI TO SUPPLY V-STROM 1000 MARSHAL BIKES FOR WELSH ROAD RACE

News: SUZUKI CONFIRMS PRICING FOR NEW SV650X

Suzuki has confirmed to #MotorMartinMotorbikes that their new SV650X, a cafe racer-inspired, V-twin middleweight will arrive with a launch price of £5,999 when it touches down in dealerships in early 2018. Unveiled at Eicma, ‘neo-retro’ styling sees their great looking SV650X get a new bikini fairing, tinted screen, and tuck-roll seat, while clip-on handlebars add… Read More News: SUZUKI CONFIRMS PRICING FOR NEW SV650X

News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF THREE-YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD

Suzuki has announced to MotorMartin an extension to the three-year warranty period it currently offers across its new model range, with all new on-road machines purchased in 2018 set to benefit from the one-year extension to the firm’s typical two-year warranty period. The Japanese firm has been providing the extended warranty period since January 2016,… Read More News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF THREE-YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD

News: IAN HUTCHINSON AND LEE JOHNSTON LINE UP ON THE ROADS FOR HONDA RACING

Announcing an all-new rider line-up to #MotorMartinRacing for its 2018 Road Racing campaign, Honda Motor Europe is delighted to welcome Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston to the fold contesting the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and the Ulster GP aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 in the Superbike and Superstock 1000 classes. Both… Read More News: IAN HUTCHINSON AND LEE JOHNSTON LINE UP ON THE ROADS FOR HONDA RACING

News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MOTUL

Suzuki GB have shared with MotorMartin their announcement of a new partnership with Motul, which sees the French oil brand become the officially recommended lubricant supplier for the Japanese manufacturer. The two firms already enjoy a close working relationship in the racing world, and recently celebrated success together at this year’s Isle of Man TT,… Read More News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MOTUL