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Join us as we aim to lift the coverage of motorcycling online. If it's bikes, then it'll be on Motofire. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for all of the latest as well!

Aplinestars win top ‘wearable’ prize at CES China

Tech-Air system takes top prize in the ‘Wearables’ category during the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai. The Italian clothing manufacturer claims that their Tech-Air system is the world’s first and only independant airbag solution that provides full, upper-body protection. We’re always a little confused as to the...

Michelin reveal 3D printed, ‘organic’ tyre

‘Visionary’ tyre is a new concept wheel that fuses together several, ‘cutting-edge’ technologies. After researching the current technologies available and interviewing over ninety people from all walks of life, the 3D printed, ‘Visionary’ concept tyre is Michelin’s vision of the near future. Using biodegradable and ‘bio-sourced’ materials, the...

Video: This is a Bear in a sidecar

Why? Because Internet + Russia. The video was shot by Nicholas Pasynkov, who says that he was ‘driving Saturday in Syktyvkar when he spotted the large bruin calmly riding in a motorcycle sidecar that had been designed to resemble the face of a wolf.’ Why? We have no...

Ducati introduce two new Scrambler variants

How many Ducati Scramblers is too many? It’s time for the annual ‘Wheels & Waves’ festival in Biarritz, France this week, so anyone who is anybody in the custom motorcycling world – or anyone who just has an interest in hanging out with cool people in a cool...

Suzuki Analyst charged with lying about emissions

Former employee accused of ‘violating the Clean Air Act’ with regards to motorcycle emissions on several 2012 models. A former Suzuki Motor Corp. employee, Wayne Powell, who was a Government Relations Analyst for Suzuki at the time of the alleged offence, has been charged with violating the clean...

Norton win TT Technical Excellence award

British motorcycle manufacturer were the only team to have two top-10 riders in both the Superbike and Senior TT races. It was a tricky race week at the Isle of Man TT for many teams and riders, but one shining example (literally) of how success can be measured...

Gallery: MV Agusta RVS #1

They teased it, then they released it. Now they’re showing it properly. Ok, so it’s basically a Brutale Dragster with some special bits on it. But that’s not to say that it isn’t still desirable. Here’s what MV have to say about it on their website: Today MV...

MV Agusta reveal their RVS

Italian manufacturer finally let the ‘Special Project’ out of the bag. “Who we are? We do not just build motorcycles, we engineer emotions”. Those are the words of Giovanni Castiglioni at the beginning of their release video for the ‘all new’ MV Agusta RVS. “MV is different to everybody...

Video: Ian Hutchinson’s TT crash!

Isle of Man TT racer and probably the bravest man in motorcycling suffered a horrendous crash last week during the Senior race of the 2017 TT. Having already added to his tally of TT trophies earlier in the week, Ian Hutchinson was looking to add another, Senior Trophy...

TT: Dunlop sails to Suzuki senior triumph

Storming win for Dunlop after restart. Michael Dunlop proved he could win on any manufacturer bike with a stunning win after a red-flagged, restarting Senior TT. With the first attempt at running the Senior TT aborted due to a red-flag incident for Ian Hutchinson – he was airlifted...

Max Biaggi injured in training crash

Six-Time World Superbike champion Max Biaggi has been taken to hospital after training injury. Italian rider and former World Champion Superbike racer Max Biaggi has been badly injured during training near Sagittario, Rome. Italian media is reporting that Biaggi was riding a Supermoto motorcycle as part of his...