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: 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: 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: SUPERSPORT NOW AVAILABLE FROM £99 PER MONTH, LOW RATE FINANCE OFFERS NOW EXTENDED TO INCLUDE DESERT SLED AND CAFÉ RACER

Ducati UK Have shared with MotorMartin recently that they are pleased to announce a host of new finance offers for this autumn. Already in place is low rate 3% APR finance on all 2017 Monster models and this has now been extended to all 2017 Ducati Scrambler models including Café Racer and Desert Sled. The Supersport… Read More News: SUPERSPORT NOW AVAILABLE FROM £99 PER MONTH, LOW RATE FINANCE OFFERS NOW EXTENDED TO INCLUDE DESERT SLED AND CAFÉ RACER

News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE OPEN WEEKEND AT DUCATI DEALERS FROM THE 16TH TO 17TH SEPTEMBER

Ducati have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that Official Ducati dealers throughout the UK will be hosting an open weekend dedicated to Ducati Performance accessories and apparel. Selected Dealers, Ducati say, will be offering this weekend only special deals on a range of authorised Ducati Performance accessories and Apparel. It is, of course, well known that… Read More News: DUCATI PERFORMANCE OPEN WEEKEND AT DUCATI DEALERS FROM THE 16TH TO 17TH SEPTEMBER

What’s the point of a sports bike on the road? TheMissendenFlyer

Checkout the latest YouTube review from the excellent Missenden Flyer, a hugely popular and experienced motorcycle reviewer. I urge you to head on over to his YouTube channel at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC-WMydmEO05u7gxlRRMpR-A to subscribe. You know it makes sense. Where will you go?

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: 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: 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

News: DUCATI SCRAMBLER ICON AND SIXTY2 AVAILABLE WITH 0% FINANCE THIS SUMMER

It has to be said that in MotorMartin’s opinion, Ducati got it spot on with their Scrambler range. The mix of spot on retro styling with just the right amount of performance is certainly intoxicating and it’s no wonder that the range has been such a success. And now news has arrived on the top… Read More News: DUCATI SCRAMBLER ICON AND SIXTY2 AVAILABLE WITH 0% FINANCE THIS SUMMER