News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

As the build up to the 2018 World Superbike Championship continues, the all new #MotorMartinRacing desk has become rather inundated with exciting team and testing news. Indeed Honda have sent confirmation that Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen will race the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 for the TripleM Honda WSBK Team in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. After… Read More News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

The season has only just finished but already Honda’s WSBK squad are back testing so that they can start next season on the front foot. Leon Camier has therefore completed his first-ever test with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team at ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in southern Spain, in which he got to grips with… Read More News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

News: SAVE WITH SUZUKI OVER BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

Suzuki GB have confirmed to MotorMartin that they are helping customers make valuable savings in the run-up to Christmas this year, offering free postage and packaging on orders over £25 this Black Friday weekend, while those spending over £200 will receive a free Amazon Kindle Fire. The offer runs from 24 November until the end… Read More News: SAVE WITH SUZUKI OVER BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

News: TRIPLE M RACING STEPS UP TO WORLDSBK AS OFFICIAL HONDA SATELLITE TEAM IN 2018

Honda Motor Europe have shared with the motorcycling department of MotorMartin Towers that they are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Triple M Racing to run a third Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. Triple M Racing will therefore be the satellite team of Honda… Read More News: TRIPLE M RACING STEPS UP TO WORLDSBK AS OFFICIAL HONDA SATELLITE TEAM IN 2018

News: VAUXHALL RETAINS TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200

In what can only be classed as great news, Northern Ireland’s International North West 200 motorcycle race, Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event, is to have the support of Vauxhall for the 2018 event. This is the company’s sixth consecutive year as title sponsor. “Vauxhall is delighted to return as title sponsor for a sixth year,”… Read More News: VAUXHALL RETAINS TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL NORTH WEST 200

News: HONDA CB1000R AND AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS SET FOR UK DEBUT AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

Honda has confirmed to MotorMartin that its stunning, café racer-inspired new CB1000R and expedition-ready Africa Twin Adventure Sports models will be on display at Motorcycle Live – the first time the bikes will have been seen in the UK. Arriving straight from their global unveilings at EICMA in Milan, Honda say that the CB1000R and… Read More News: HONDA CB1000R AND AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS SET FOR UK DEBUT AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

News: GSX-S1000FZ PHANTOM REVEALED AND NEW COLOURS FOR 2018 GSX-S RANGE

Suzuki has announced to MotorMartin and the world at large, a new GSX-S1000FZ Phantom edition for 2018, the all-matt black machine joining the popular GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750 Phantoms in the range next year. The stealthy black livery is offset by subtle red detailing, while the exhaust is also finished in black, further differing it from… Read More News: GSX-S1000FZ PHANTOM REVEALED AND NEW COLOURS FOR 2018 GSX-S RANGE

News: SUZUKI SHOWS NEW COLOURS FOR GSX-R1000R AND GSX-R1000

Suzuki has shown its new colour options for the 2018 GSX-R1000R, with the award-winning superbike available both in an eye-catching white and stealthy black version of the firm’s MotoGP-inspired livery. The GSX-R1000 is also available in the same white paint scheme as the GSX-R1000R, as well as a matt black for 2018, with blue accents… Read More News: SUZUKI SHOWS NEW COLOURS FOR GSX-R1000R AND GSX-R1000

Yamaha TRX850 (1996-2000): Unfinished Monkey Business

Not so long back, MotorMartin looked into the history of Yamaha’s extremely underrated TDM850, a story that can be read by clicking here, concluding that the TDM was an adventure styled bike produced around 25 years too early. But what about the TDM’s sporty younger brother, the TRX? In 1996, Yamaha, like the other major… Read More Yamaha TRX850 (1996-2000): Unfinished Monkey Business

News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

Honda (UK) have shared with MotorMartin that they are pleased to announce that Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran will remain with the Honda Racing squad for the 2018 British Superbike Championship, once again spearheading the team’s assault on the series aboard the all-new Fireblade.  It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the decision to keep both… Read More News: DAN LINFOOT AND JASON O’HALLORAN TO REMAIN WITH HONDA RACING FOR THE 2018 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP

News: Marc Marquez the 2017 MotoGP World Champion

Two days ago MotorMartin previewed the finale to the 2017 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia and looked into what the main two protagonists needed to achieve if they were to finish the day as the 2017 World Champion, an article which can be found by clicking here. So what happened? Who grabbed the opportunity and… Read More News: Marc Marquez the 2017 MotoGP World Champion

News: SUZUKI SV650X REVEALED AT EICMA

Suzuki have shared details of their new SV650X for 2018 with MotorMartin recently, before pulling the wraps off the café racer-inspired V-twin middleweight last week at Eicma, in Milan, Italy. Taking design cues from the SV650 Rally Concept – which the Japanese firm showcased at the Osaka Motor Show in 2016 – the SV650X follows… Read More News: SUZUKI SV650X REVEALED AT EICMA

News: CB4 ‘INTERCEPTOR’ CONCEPT ADDS FUTURISTIC EXTRA DIMENSION TO HONDA’S EICMA LINE-UP 

Honda have shared with MotorMartin that their 2017 stand at EICMA will again feature a Design Studio area show-casing the design work of Honda’s R&D facility in Rome. This year’s exhibit, Honda say, is the CB4 ‘Interceptor’ – the result of ongoing research around the ‘Neo Sports Café’ design theme which first bore fruit in… Read More News: CB4 ‘INTERCEPTOR’ CONCEPT ADDS FUTURISTIC EXTRA DIMENSION TO HONDA’S EICMA LINE-UP 

News: Marquez on pole for MotoGP Championship showdown

In a year of surprises worthy of any season since the World’s Premier motorcycle Championship rebranded itself ‘MotoGP’ the title fight is going right down to the wire at tomorrow’s final race of the season in Valencia. And what a fight it promises to be as the top two riders going for the title are… Read More News: Marquez on pole for MotoGP Championship showdown

News: KEVIN SCHWANTZ RGV500 TO BE RESTORED AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

For fans of two strokes and Grand Prix Racing from back in the day, the following news will certainly be of interest. And here it is, Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 is to be restored to full working order at this year’s Motorcycle Live – which takes place from 18-26 November at the NEC… Read More News: KEVIN SCHWANTZ RGV500 TO BE RESTORED AT MOTORCYCLE LIVE

News: SUZUKI OFFERS SPORTS PACK FOR NEW GSX-R125

Suzuki would appear to have really rather busy recently what with excellent offers on their range and award winning Sportsbikes on offer. It was no real surprise therefore to hear that following the launch of Suzuki’s class-leading GSX-R125, the Japanese firm has released a new range of accessories for the entry-level sportsbike, and are offering… Read More News: SUZUKI OFFERS SPORTS PACK FOR NEW GSX-R125

News: SUZUKI V-STROM RANGE GETS GT TREATMENT

Suzuki have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have given their V-Strom range the GT treatment, with new versions of the V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 1000 now available from authorised dealerships. Available for £1,000 more than their comparative standard models, the GT variants of Suzuki’s popular adventure machines come with three piece luggage as standard;… Read More News: SUZUKI V-STROM RANGE GETS GT TREATMENT

News: SHAKEY SCORES AN UNPRECEDENTED 6TH BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BACK-TO-BACK TITLE DEFENCE

What an end to the season. Looking like it was finally Leon’s Championship year going into the last Brands Hatch round, over the course of three races and two days everything changed. Ducati have shared with MotorMartin the following race reports and they’re well worth reading, they tell quite a tale. Be Wiser Ducati’s Shane’… Read More News: SHAKEY SCORES AN UNPRECEDENTED 6TH BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BACK-TO-BACK TITLE DEFENCE

News: DUCATI UNVEILS ITS UPDATED MONSTER 821: THE MOST BALANCED VERSION OF THE ICONIC MONSTER RANGE

Providing a sneak peek at 2018, Ducati and MotorMartin presents the first of 5 new models for the coming season: the Monster 821. The iconic naked motorcycle from Borgo Panigale is presented in a updated version to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original model – launched at the Cologne Show back in October 1992.… Read More News: DUCATI UNVEILS ITS UPDATED MONSTER 821: THE MOST BALANCED VERSION OF THE ICONIC MONSTER RANGE

News: SUZUKI DOUBLES UP AT AUTOTRADER AWARDS

We like to celebrate success up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers especially so when it comes to a company that works as hard as Suzuki to continually strive to produce what they see as the best compromise between track and road for the modern motorcyclist. It gives us great pleasure to therefore… Read More News: SUZUKI DOUBLES UP AT AUTOTRADER AWARDS