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Guy Martin to steer Triumph’s land speed record attempt

Triumph has confirmed that motorcycle racer Guy Martin will pilot its Rocket III Streamliner in a new land speed record attempt at the Bonneville salt flats in late August. The Triumph team has to beat the current record of 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h) if it wants to bring the coveted title back to the UK after an absence of 45 years.Read More

BMW dynamic brake light to protect motorcyclists from rear-end collisions

Emergency braking often entails the risk of ending up rear-ended by a following vehicle whose operator failed to analyze the situation soon enough. That can be particularly bad news for motorcyclists, so BMW Motorrad has enhanced its safety arsenal with the introduction of a dynamic brake light that is designed to better warn following traffic of the braking action taking place up front.

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SWM Motorcycles unveils first new lineup in 30 years

Speedy Working Motors (SWM) has used the Italian round of the World Enduro Championship (WEC) in Bergamo to introduce its new range of street and off-road motorcycles. With seven new models in the pipeline, the Italian company plans to start production this month with a 650 cc enduro bike.

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Horex to bounce back to life with new VR6 motorcycle

German motorcycle manufacturer Horex has revealed plans to restart production in coming months, promising to have a new model in time for the EICMA show in Italy next November. The company's new owner, 3C Carbon Group, is already in the process of developing an updated version of the VR6 six-cylinder bike.

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Intelligent Cranium's iC-R – the most ambitious smart motorcycle helmet yet

The Intelligent Cranium iC-R motorcycle helmet is a design concept stuffed to the gills with futuristic functionality. We're talking twin full-colour LED heads-up displays, twin rear-facing cameras, built-in Bluetooth communications, phone connectivity, voice controls, LiDAR rear-ender collision warnings, an electronically controlled LCD visor that tints itself dark at the touch of a button and a solar panel built into the top. All this for a projected expected retail price of US$1600. Can it be done?Read More

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Video: Gizmag rides the terrifying KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Motorcycles can be a fun, cheap and easy way to get around. They can also be bowel-loosening widowmakers with absurd levels of performance for family-car dollars. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R falls into the second category. It's a road-focused hooligan machine with a giant 1301cc engine, 180-odd horsepower and 144 Newton-metres of torque. Twist the throttle in fourth gear and it will hoist you up to well over double the national speed limit on the back wheel. On paper, this thing is gut-shrinkingly scary, so, for your entertainment, we tasked Loz Blain with riding it for two weeks.Read More

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