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Dainese has taken legal action against Alpinestars for an alleged infringement over its airbag technology.
The move is significant as the Italian powerhouses effectively own the airbag market and whoever wins would have a monopoly.
However, today Alpinestars has hit back at the claims and has issued the following statement:
With reference to recent articles published about Alpinestars and Dainese being in dispute over airbag technology, Alpinestars is issuing the following statement to clarify the current situation:
Alpinestars has been subjected to an allegation of patent infringement by Dainese on a specific part of its airbag construction used in the Tech-Air Street system.
The Alpinestars’ Tech-Air Street system was launched in November 2014 as the world’s first...
The row over airbag supremacy rumbles on as Dainese has issued a statement responding to an earlier statement issued by Alpinestars over legal action between the two powerhouses regarding the ownership of airbag technology.
Dainese has now released its own statement, which insists that legal action was taken in the German market – the Court of Munich ultimately granting an injunction on the sale of Tech-Air products in Germany – and that legal action is underway in Italy.
Here is the statement in full: With respect to Alpinestars’ “Statement regarding press coverage of Patent Challenge,” and for the sake of clarity, Dainese deems it necessary to reply to the following claim:
“In Germany, Dainese did make a direct request to certain retailers, that they cease and desist...
This is the X-Spirit III, Shoei’s top-of-the range racing helmet.
Developed by knowledge gleaned from Marc Marquez, Bradley Smith, Eugene Laverty, Tom Lüthi and a host of other top racers from series across the globe, the X-Spirit III has been designed to offer superb levels of aerodynamic performance – an all-new shell and new wings on the side of the helmet boost stability while reducing buffeting.
The new shell and visor aperture have been designed to make it easier to see while sat in a full racing crouch, and a new design of comfort lining allows riders to tilt the helmet backwards or forwards on their head by four degrees – a useful trick for anyone who finds the helmet brow obstructing their forward vision when fully tucked in.
Another important new feature of the X-Spirit...
The California Superbike School exists for one reason, and one reason only – to help riders master the art of cornering. Their step-by-step approach to training splits each Level into different drills, starting with the basics and adding elements on in simple but challenging exercises, all done under the expert eye of your own personal coach.
Every rider, regardless of ability, starts at Level One and there are four levels to the syllabus – the school’s riding system which is based on the radical A Twist of the Wrist manuals penned by Keith Code in the 1980s and 1990s. The system works – riders including James Toseland and Leon Camier have passed through the school's doors on their way to racing success.
If Level One is all about throttle control and keeping the bike stable, and we...
Spain’s triple MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, and SHARK, the French helmet manufacturer, have announced a three-year partnership in MotoGP.
Five-time world champion Lorenzo will be wearing the Race-R PRO, SHARK’s flagship product, in all races, after binning HJC following several high profile helmet mishaps in 2015.
The Factory Yamaha rider said: “I am very proud to be tackling the forthcoming seasons with such a prestigious brand as SHARK, which has a long history in MotoGP. For me, this represents a most exciting challenge and I am quite sure that, together, we will form a great team. I really hope that I can reward all this confidence they have placed in me with some major successes.”
The Chairman of SHARK, Patrick Francois, was equally pleased with the news. He said: ...
These new boots are Sidi’s mid-range offering and have been designed as the prefect combination of a road and a race boot.
The Roarr is packed full of features that were previously only available on the company’s top-of-the-range Mag 1 race boots, including fixed, hard plastic shin plates, thick plastic anti-twist ankle braces which run half the length of the boots and replaceable toesliders.
The Roarr features Sidi’s Techno 3 ratchet closure system for a truly snug and reassuringly secure fit, stretch panels and a Teflon-coated lining to make getting them on and off easier and quicker.
Bell Helmets and 360fly have joined forced to create a helmet with an integrated camera.
The helmet will use a 360fly camera system which captures everything around the rider in 4k video resolution to creates a video that can be viewed from an immersive virtual-reality perspective.
Thanks to a built-in GPS, altimeter/barometer, and accelerometer, the 360fly system is capable of overlaying telemetry data into its video, among a variety of other features. What really separates the unit from the rest though is what is in the pipeline from 360fly.
The company says that with its 360° it can soon bring new technologies to motorcyclists, most chiefly the ability to alert the rider of possible collisions from objects outside the rider’s field of view.
Why does this matter? This is hugely...
KTM is expanding its MotoGP test programme after adding Randy de Puniet and Thomas Luthi to its test team ahead of the manufacturer’s return to racing’s premier class in 2017.
Alex Hofmann and Mika Kallio have already begun turning laps on the company’s RC16 bike, and they will be bolstered with the addition of WSBK exile De Puniet and Moto2 pilot Luthi.
De Puniet has extensive MotoGP and WSBK experience, and was instrumental in developing Suzuki’s GP racer, while Luthi will combine his testing role with his Moto2 ride.
The bike will be officially unveiled at the Red Bull Ring during the Austrian GP, and will make its racing debut as a wildcard entry at the season finale at Valencia.
Monocoque masters it roCkS! from Portugal are back to kick off 2016 in style with their third Yard Built project, based on the legendary Yamaha VMAX.
For their latest Yard Built creation Osvaldo and Alex wanted to emphasise the VMAX's sport credentials by enhancing and exploiting its drag racing capabilities. As with all their builds, the ‘CS_07 Gasoline’ gets the trademark monocoque unit, although as the VMAX fuel tank is located under the seat, the unit features a false fuel tank. The unit is hand crafted from metal sheet and gives the bike a sleeker, slimmer and sportier profile with a retro style.
The drag racer influence is clear to see with the massive slick rear Mickey Thomson tyre and handmade stainless steel 4 -2 headers connecting to a custom free flow SC Project exhaust...
One of the highlights in the Arai range is undoubtedly the introduction of the new limited Isle of Man TT Races helmet, and the helmet manufacturer has just launched this year;s limited edition TT lid.
As a result of Arai’s exclusive license and official partnership, Arai is the only helmet that carries the world famous official TT logo as part of the helmet design and once again legendary Italian designer Aldo Drudi has worked his magic.
As well as the famous three-legged symbol (the ‘’Triskelion’’), the words ‘’Ellan Vannin’’ which is the Manx-language name of the Isle of Man have been used on every design, and these features once again these form an integral part of this new 2016 design.
The very first Isle of Man TT 2016 helmets will be available in the Arai village on...
Leicestershire based Hawk Racing has confirmed that Michael Dunlop will race for the team on the roads for the 2016 road racing season.
Eleven time TT Race winner Dunlop, 26, will again ride the BMW S1000 RR Superbike on which he dominated the 2014 TT Races, which included a Superbike and Senior TT double.
Dunlop’s 2015 TT campaign started in controversy after he sensationally walked away from the Milwaukee Yamaha team, citing the then new Yamaha R1 as being uncompetitive and ditching the bike and the team for a BMW S1000RR. However, his campaign was hampered by an injury sustained in the opening race of the meeting, the RST Superbike Race but he still went on to record his fastest TT lap – 132.515 – which is the second fastest lap in TT history, on the final lap of the PokerStars...
Swiss racing motorcycle manufacturer Suter Racing has confirmed that it will make its road racing debut at this year's Isle of Man TT races with its Suter MMX 500.
The spectacular 580cc two-stroke motorcycle was launched globally in September 2015 at the Airforce Center Dübendorf and the company has developed 99 racing motorcycles, and the manufacturer has confirmed it is in talks with two former TT winners as it searches for a rider to pilot the bike.
Ex-GP rider and CEO Eskil Suter commented:“A launch of this nature with a limited run of motorcycling would ordinarily not be spectacular but the fact that the Suter has a 580cc two-stroke engine evokes almost hysterical emotion with the association of the wild days of 500cc Grand Prix racing where legends like Kenny Roberts, Eddie...
The Bandit is TomTom’s first foray into the action-camera market. It’s a pretty decent attempt by the sat nav company – it’s waterproof up to a depth of 50m, although this is a feat the Bandit achieves
with an additional lens-cap accessory, which is an optional extra costing around £30. Without it, the device conforms only to the IPX7 standard, which is 1m depth of water.
The Bandit is essentially a point and shoot bullet camera, which means both ends unclip and rotate off the main body. The lens end is just a cap, but the other end releases what TomTom is calling the Batt-Stick, a standalone unit with a built-in USB plug. This houses the battery and microSD slot, which means that when you plug this into your USB port, you can charge the battery and transfer footage at the same time....
There’s a reason these boots are so popular with road racers – they’re brilliantly protective. True, they will never win an award for their good looks, but get past the aesthetics and you’ll discover a boot that is among the best in the world.
The secret to their superior protective qualities is Daytona’s two-boots-in-one system – essentially a rigid inner boot which sits in a tough outer boot. The inner boot itself has been designed to be non-twisting, and is made from tough plastic with a hinged joint and Gore- Tex breathable lining, while the outer is made from leather and features metal toe sliders and a thick, reinforced sole.
As much as the focus of these boots is on comfort, they’re also supremely comfortable. The adjuster at the calf and the Velcro straps on the inner boot...
BMW’s smallest adventure-styled bike is powered by a single cylinder, 47bhp, 652cc engine, and while it isn’t the most powerful unit out there, it’s plenty for everyday road riding.
It will easily handle the commute to work, and the willing engine makes overtaking a doddle. However, push on above 70mph and you’ll start to experience the trademark vibrations associated with big single engines. It is frugal though, and if you resist the urge to thrash it you’ll be seeing very healthy fuel returns – average fuel consumption is an impressive 62mpg.
The GS’s combination of skinny tyres and wide handlebars mean it’s very agile, and it turns in easily and predictably with the slightest nudge of the bars – perfect for green laning and attacking your favourite set of bends.
Wet weather riding tips – the basics of riding in the wet are the same as riding in the dry. The secret is in staying smooth…
RELAX – Many riders don’t enjoy riding in the wet and most actually avoid it where possible. It’s completely the wrong approach. The reality is that the skills you need in the wet are exactly the same as those you need when you’re riding in the dry, namely you need to be smooth with your inputs and you need to be relaxed on the bike.
The biggest secret to good bike control is to ensure you’re in the right riding position. You need to be comfortable and leant forward slightly, with your arms bent – they need to be parallel to the road, and this allows you to steer the bike with the lightest of touches. This is important. If you’re holding too tight and...
Ducati’s Multistrada 1200S isn’t just a tweak of an already great bike, this is a comprehensive overhaul of the old bike.
The new model receives extensive new bodywork, but the big news here is the upgrades to the 1198cc, Desmodromic V-twin engine. The main development is the introduction of DVT, or Desmodromic Variable Timing – the first time variable valve technology has debuted on a V-twin powerplant.
The system changes the intake and exhaust timing independently, and across the whole of the rev range, optimising engine performance to guarantee the highest power, smooth delivery and low down grunt. An added benefit of all of this is that the engine passes strict Euro 4 noise and emission regulations. Other changes include Ducati targeting the fuel injectors to spray directly onto...
This brilliant rucksack was a replacement for my trusty R20, which I managed to destroy after hitting a deer in a big off on the way home from work.
It features Kriega’s genius parachute-style Quadloc harness system, which effectively takes the weight off your shoulders and spreads it evenly across your chest, and a well-padded back and shoulder straps. It really works.
The main compartment is 25 litres, hence the name, and it’s plenty big enough to easily swallow jeans, trainers, spare visor and gloves, waterproofs and all my other junk on the daily commute. The compartment itself is accessed via a sturdy zip at the top of the bag, and once open there’s a small, waterproof pouch, ideal for storing a wallet, and a laptop pocket (it’s big enough for a 15in MacBook Pro). It’s also...
We love this Racing colour scheme on the Gen 2 Tuono. It’s not authentic to that model, having actually been the paintjob for the limited edition Racing version of the previous generation bike, but it looks cool, it’s recognisable as an Aprilia and it suits the bike’s lines.
Not all paintjobs do work though. I can remember riding to the British MotoGP at Silvestone on a Ducati 848 Evo SE in 2012 and overtaking a Yamaha painted in Rossi Ducati colours. The rider was obviously a massive Rossi fan, and had got PaintNation to spray the bike in the Ducati livery. The bike itself was immaculately finished, but it just looked wrong – a Yamaha masquerading as a Ducati. It drew a lot of attention in the car park, simply because it stuck out like a sore thumb, and almost universal ridicule. It...
So, last night Lincolnshire lad and motorcycling maverick Guy Martin added another accolade to sit on his already bulging trophy cabinet, setting a speed record for the fastest wall of death.
The Kirmington based rider broke the 60mph barrier on an Indian before smashing that and recording an impressive 78.15mph on his own prepared triple.
It was no mean feat – Martin was pulling more than 6G as he travelled around the wall – and in his own words he was starting to suffer with ‘grey / blurred’ vision.
And yet despite this achievement, and bringing motorcycling to the masses on primetime TV on a Bank Holiday, social media was awash with keyboard warriors belittling his efforts, and what he has achieved in his stellar career to date.
‘But he hasn't won a TT’, ‘Ken Fox could’ve...
The BMW Rallye suit receives the same attention to detail as the manufacturer’s bikes and it shows – it’s full of useful and practical features.
The Rallye is essentially a rugged and versatile textile suit designed to withstand the rigors of adventure/enduro riding and touring – the outer shell is made of water-repellent, breathable ProTech Wool, a new material which dries quickly and has superior thermal conduction properties, and this is mated to a carbon fibre finish which compresses the fabric for enhanced abrasion resistance.
The pants also have leather panels inside the knees for added grip for stand-up riding, as well as Kevlar stretch panels for a wide range of movement.
The inside also boasts many neat touches – there is a stretchy athletic mesh with spacer fabric to...
This bike is far more than just a standard 848 with a fancy paint job. It’s the 848 Evo Corse SE, and stunning colour scheme aside, it comes with an Öhlins rear shock, a quickshifter, larger front discs and traction control.
The Evo looks beautiful in the flesh, and the Corse paintjob suits the 848’s purposeful lines.
Throw a leg over the bike and everything’s where it should be, though the riding position won’t suit everyone – the seat is canted forward and there’s a long reach to the bars. And shorter riders might find their knees getting caught on the end of the fairing scoops.
Turn the key and the clear and uncluttered dash springs into life. Thumb the starter and you’re greeted by the bassy sound of the 848’s V-twin rumbling into life. Twist the throttle and listen to it...
We've just taken delivery of a new Arai RX-7V and first impressions are overwhelmingly positive.
We're huge fans of its predecessor, so that shouldn't come as a surprise – the RX-7GP has looked after me in a quick 120mph lowside, and a 40mph highside, and each time I've walked away without so much as a headache.
I took the lid out for an exploratory ride yesterday and the new model is a big improvement – it's snugger, which is good, the field of vision feels wider, it feels lighter, the new lining seems comfy and the new visor mechanism is easy to operate but reassuringly secure once in place.
We'll be putting it through its paces over the next few weeks and will report back once we've got a few thousand miles under our belts...watch this space
These subtle leathers are from Wolf, the British brand that is being relaunched for2016.
Made from a mixture of cow and kangaroo leather, the Racing-K is only available in black – a very understated and stealthy look that many manufacturers seem to have moved away from in recent times.
The leather used is 60 per cent cow hide and 40 per cent kangaroo, a material which more and more manufacturers are embracing as it’s stronger and offers greater flexibility than cow hide. It’s also supple too – essential for getting a snug but comfy fit.
This flexibiity is a key feature of the Racing-K. There are well-placed stretch panels on both sides of the ribcage and behind each arm, and these allow a greater degree of movement when on the bike. Wolf claim these stretch panels allow up to two...
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that its partnership with Jorge Lorenzo will be discontinued at the close of the 2016 MotoGP season, when Lorenzo will move on to new racing challenges.
Since Lorenzo joined the Yamaha Factory Racing Team in 2008, Lorenzo and Yamaha won three MotoGP World Championships (2010, 2012 and 2015), clinched 41 race wins and have been on the podium 99 times out of 141 races contested.
A statement from the manufacturer stated: "Yamaha is extremely grateful for Jorge's contributions to its racing successes and looks forward to sharing more memorable moments during the remaining 15 MotoGP rounds of 2016, their ninth season together.
"Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. wishes Lorenzo the very best in his future racing endeavours and reconfirms the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP...
Aprilia’s RS125 is right up there with some of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden – in the top three definitely – and rightly so. You’ll struggle to discover a bike that leaves you grinning as much as this little pocket rocket.
Aprilia ruled the roost in small capacity racing for years, dominating the smaller classes, and this bike is rammed full of the lessons they’ve learnt on the track. It’s light, agile and achingly good looking.
The RS125’s single cylinder engine may only pump out just shy of 15hp in restricted form, but it’s still an intoxicating ride. The lack of power means you’ll try and keep it in the sweet spot as much as possible – the secret to riding this bike is all about working up through the slick gearbox as quickly as possible and keeping the momentum going, and this...
I've just done a 400-mile round trip to Bristol in the new Arai RX7-V in very changeable conditions, and first impressions are favourable.
The trip meant some nine hours in the saddle, and the Arai excelled throughout. It didn't fog in the freezing and cold conditions in the morning, the powerful vents doing a good job of keeping air circulating throughout the lid. They're easy to sue with gloves, and have a decent level of control from slight flow to full flow.
It's comfy too – despite the fit of the new shell and lining making it feel snugger than its predecessor, there are no pinch points, no marks on my head; it just fits.
The lining itself is supremely comfortable, with no itches, and the field of vision is excellent, easily allowing you to see what's going on around you.
01) Our roads are shocking, really fucking shocking. Massive potholes, cracks, poor surfaces, gravel – they need sorting out. Fast.
02) It’s still way too cold for vented leathers.
03) The Factory’s Akras sound like victory…boooooooom, braaaaaaap, baaaaaaang.
04) The amount of drivers using their phone behind the wheel is frightening.
05) Aching knees, wrists and necks mean I’m getting old, but the lack of thermals means I’m not getting wiser.
06) The first scraaaaaaaape of slider on tarmac of the year still brings a MASSIVE smile to my face.
07) Chicks dig wheelies.
08) I’d forgotten how good fish finger sandwiches are.
09) There’s A LOT of blood when you strike a pigeon.
10) Little Chef lollies do strange things to grown men…
Used test: BMW S1000RR
BMW’s litre bike took the class by storm when it was introduced in 2009, effectively reinvigorating sportsbikes and moving the game on substantially.
The bike was updated in 2012, and this is the bike we’re testing here. It’s well specced – Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Gear Shift Assist comes as standard, and this one even has heated grips. Heated grips on a sportsbike? Yes, don’t knock them until you’ve tried them– toasty hands make a huge difference to your comfort and concentration levels this time of year.
The original bike was launched in a range of colours, including a very pale yellow and a lurid ‘piss’ green, but BMW reigned back the colour palette and this bike looks stunning in its red, white and black paint. Other subtle changes that...
The Kriega R3 is the British company’s take on the bum bag, and as always they’ve done an excellent job.
Made from tough 1000D Cordura, the R3 is a one-stop carry-all for all your essential items – multi-tool, camera, phone, driving licence, passport, wallet etc. And when you’re off the bike it’s the ideal storage carrier for your bike’s action camera (s).
As its name suggests, the R3 has a three-litre capacity in its main pocket, and this is waterproof thanks to Kriega’s signature roll-top closure system. There’s also a smaller compartment which is sealed with a water-resistant zip.
The R3 comes into its own when wearing leathers, giving you the advantages of the pockets that come with textiles, with none of the bulk associated with wearing such suits.
It’s tough, unobtrusive and...
Kawasaki’s litre bike may lack the desirability and looks of its rivals, but look beyond its bland styling and you’ll see a very capable weapon guaranteed to entertain.
This was the first Japanese bike to be fitted with a proper racing-type traction control system, and this one also has the optional high-performance ABS. But that’s not all – this 2012 bike is rammed full of rider aids including wheelie control and three power modes, although in reality the lowest mode is all but redundant.
Swing a leg over the bike and it feels tiny, mainly because it is, and although it’s very compact the ergonomics are surprisingly good – the low seat is comfortable, the controls fall easily to hand, and the adjustable pegs feel right in their standard position for my gangly legs. Even the low...
Let’s start off with the elephant in the room – the Versys is one ugly bike, and I mean fugly. It looks a mess – there’s just too much strangely sculpted bodywork. Every single one of my friends were blunt about its styling. “It’s hideous”, “it’s ugly”, and “it’s a poor man’s Street Hawk” were some of the kinder comments. There’s no getting away from it – the Kawasaki’s looks divide opinion, with some saying the appearance puts them off considering the bike as a road-only alternative to the leading adventure bikes, the BMW R1200GS, the Honda Crosstourer and the Triumph Explorer. Which is a shame, because beneath all that plastic is a solid, if unspectacular, bike.
The first thing to say is that it’s a very physically tall bike. I’m 6ft 2in tall, with long limbs, and it was a struggle...
Arai has just announced that it’ll soon be accepting orders for a limited edition RX-7V HRC.
The lid features Honda’s famous HRC logo, along with the manufacturer’s iconic wings motif and Honda racing colours, and has been designed by legendary designer Aldo Drudi – the very same man who paints all of Rossi’s lids.
Honda Racing Corporation has taken the significant move of granting Arai permission to use its logo, but only for a limited time, meaning Arai will only be able to make a small quantity of these hand-made helmets.
The £649.99 RX-7V HRC LTD will be available for preordering from Why Arai, and will come from Arai in Japan; it’s not being stocked at Arai’s European warehouse.
For more information contact your local Arai dealer.
This rucksack is tough, comfy and big enough to carry all the gear you’ll need for a week away. It's a bag for bikers which has been designed for bikers, and it shows.
The materials are top notch – it’s made from quality American Cordura – and the design means it’s brilliantly comfy on the bike. That comfort is mainly down to Kriega’s trademark harness system, which spreads the weight out instead of allowing it to dig into your shoulders.
Other nice touches include waterproof zip covers, and small zipped pockets on both chest pads – ideal for storing bank cards, loose change for tolls and the likes. These pockets mean you don’t have to keep taking the rucksack off when you’re filling up, a godsend when covering big miles – a handy feature if you live in 1-pc leathers. Another feature...
There’s an awful lot to like about the Drift Ghost-S – it’s easy to use, it’s well-made, it’s well-specced and it shoots some pretty stunning footage.
It’s almost as if the Ghost-S has been designed with bikers in mind; it’s capable of shooting 1080p video at upwards of 60fps, and will also record 120fps video at 720p – a handy feature for any riders looking to shoot slow-motion footage.
This practicality extends to the camera itself. It has a generous-sized 2in LCD screen on the side, which can be used as a live video view and for playing back any recorded footage.
The Ghost-S is designed to be mounted horizontally, so that it sits flat against most surfaces. This is an important design feature as it keeps the camera's centre of gravity low, which reduces vibrations and camera...
This back protector is CE Level 2 certified, which means it’s at the top of its game when it comes to offering protection. This is largely down to the tough properties of the hard polypropylene external shell.
Another key feature is Knox’s trademark hinged panels, which allow maximum rider movement without compromising protection. The four panels span the length of your spine, and the lower back section even extends to protect the coccyx area.
The Meta-Sys feels reassuringly protective on, mainly due to the sheer amount of your back that it covers – the upper plates even offer a decent level of protection for the shoulder area – but it’s comfy too, thanks largely to the soft, foam-like nitrex insides, which have a sweat-wicking liner to keep you dry. There’s a decent amount of...
Suzuki’s new SV650 is everything the original bike was, and then some. The king of the middleweight’s is back, and gives more bang per buck than ever.
Suzuki launched the original SV650 back in 1999, and the mercurial middleweight V-twin quickly won us over with its eclectic blend of agility, punchy performance and low price. It was a successful formula and more than 410,000 units were produced. It’s no understatement to say this was a bike that revolutionised the middleweight class, but then Suzuki took its eye off the ball – the Gladius lost the SV’s agility, and Yamaha introduced the class-leading MT-07. The writing was on the wall, and brand new bikes were heavily discounted. We know of some brand-new bikes that were being sold for as little as £3900.
But this year Suzuki has...
1) The superbikes at Ballaugh are spectacular
2) Ballacrye is sooooo fast
3) Bruce Anstey’s RCV sounds mean
4) The Norton sounds better
5) The Suter smells so, so good…but the sound was slightly underwhelming
6) Cam Donald’s best days may be behind him
7) The Irish can spend all day talking to you about how flat and smooth the road surface is
8) It’s illegal to overtake in double whites on the Mountain, even when the traffic is one way. Sorry officer.
9) Graham Hill and Jimmy Hill are brothers. Possibly. Then again…
10) The peanut butter cheesecake at the Forge in Santon is to die for
11) NEVER try and do a Michael Jackson joke
12) It takes three women to make tea at the WI in Ballaugh…Caroline pours it, Jennifer stirs, and Gladys adds the milk. Tastes mighty fine too
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow has signed to ride for LCR Honda for another year, quashing speculation that the team was end it’s long-standing relationship with Honda in favour of the ever-improving Suzukis.
Crutchlow made the announcement at the Assen GP press conference, explaining that he had signed to ride the Factory spec Honda for the 2017 season.
The former Ducati, and Tech 3 rider has enjoyed a difficult 2016 season, initially struggling to tame the aggressive nature of the RC213V, but he has enjoyed better results recently and has started to put in the performance he feels his talent is worthy of.
Crutchlow had been linked with a move to the Suzuki Factory team, but that option was closed when the Japanese manufacturer announced it had signed hotshot Alex Rins to partner the...
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