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 racer, Honda say, is a complicated venture and in this video ‘Science of a WorldSBK CBR1000RR’ Honda WorldSBK Operations Manager Chris Pike and Chassis Development lead Dino Acocella explain some of the processes involved. Following on the previous video from the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team … Continue reading News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

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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 improves handling characteristics, along with a new rear shock and updated front forks. Stopping power is improved with a new front brake setup, that includes a bigger disk, and grip is enhanced with new Dunlop tyres. The new chassis, Suzuki say – complete with newly … Continue reading 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 at the Sachsenring circuit. The Spanish rider, who powered away from the front row after setting the third quickest time in qualifying, led the race for 12 laps but was passed by Marquez and then by Rossi, and gradually lost ground to finish the ninth … Continue reading 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, running until June 30, the offer sees all new V-Strom 250s come with additional side case set and mounting brackets worth £625, with a carrying capacity of 40 litres. The sharply-styled 250cc adventurer, which is capable of over 88mpg, is also currently available on Suzuki’s 3% finance … Continue reading 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, as he still continues his recovery, ‘Hutchy’ was present for all three days and worked with the team as Johnston got to grips with the Fireblade SP2. Unfortunately, plagued with intermittent weather over the three days, track time was limited and it wasn’t until the … Continue reading 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 arguably the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic motorcycle you can buy. The cafe racer is equipped to the highest specification with twin floating Brembo discs, Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa Big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres. Parked alongside the … Continue reading 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 partnership between Abarth and Yamaha is founded on shared values of a passion for sport, performance, challenges and the drive to excel in motorsports. Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat and Abarth Brand commented to MotorMartin that, “For all of us, this relationship means a … Continue reading 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 weeks later. Ducati UK have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Ducati event truck and demonstrator fleet has become a permanent fixture on the Ducati UK events calendar and for 2018 the number of dates has been increased due to customer and dealer demand. The roadshow … Continue reading 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 UK was awarded Best Manufacturer Stand for its innovative design, which was based around the concept of the “ultimate Kawasaki showroom”. The stand drew inspiration from the past with its retro-themed area, while also looking to the future with a focus on Kawasaki’s cutting edge … Continue reading 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 with bold Suzuki wording, but for 2018 introduces the use of a stealthy black to the usual yellow details, and is available on both the GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000. Similarities between the production machines and the GSX-RR racers that will be piloted by Andrea Iannone and … Continue reading News: NEW MOTOGP REPLICA GSX-R1000 UNVEILED BY SUZUKI