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In the land of cruisers, bigger truly is better. Two years ago, Yamaha introduced its Road Star, featuring a 98 cubic inch (1600cc) v-twin with 99 foot pounds of torque arriving at 2250 rpm at the crank. The Road Star is the torque king of production v-twins, and features the largest displacement production cruiser engine at this point. With a ... Read More »

Scantily Clad Models Are Still the Driving Force Behind Car Shows in China

Chinese car show models appear to be faring well in the business despite the ban on models at auto shows in Shanghai earlier this year. The new regulations had stirred up quite a commotion in China when models dressed as beggars took to the streets to protest. Auto Shanghai had banned models from their showroom for “distracting” guests from the ... Read More »

2015 YEAR IN REVIEW: THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN CYCLOCROSS, GRAVEL AND BIKE TECH

Sure, there’s plenty more cyclocross racing on the horizon with the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships and of course the World Championships at the end of January 2016. But the end of the calendar year has us thinking back over the last 12 months and reflecting on those moments that had the cyclocross community talking. Here, we look back over some ... Read More »

DSK Benelli TNT 300 Review

The entry-level performance bike segment is booming. It’s the first stepping stone into the world of performance motorcycles. So, young riders and enthusiasts looking to upgrade from a premium 150cc motorcycle, naturally look at this class of motorcycles as the next big upgrade. Even for others, the so-called ‘born-again bikers’ who want to get back into motorcycling after a break, ... Read More »

Suzuki Gixxer 155cc Review

It’s a contender in the 150 cc bike segment and though there may be capable rivals like the TVS Apache or the Bajaj Discover F, Suzuki has gone all out to hit the Yamaha FZ Version 2.0 with the Gixxer. The naked street bike look almost makes these bikes look like long lost brothers. But the Gixxer has a more ... Read More »

Eloise and the Curse of the Golden Whisk review at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter – ‘inventive’

Set in wartime Exeter, this city is a culinary wasteland. Having escaped occupied Paris, a girl – who happens to be a talented cook – is homeless. By chance, Eloise finds refuge at Arthur’s renowned restaurant, where diners enjoy lentil soup, spam fritters and bread pudding. This energetic, talented and multi-skilled ensemble fill the stage with characters as a quirky ... Read More »

L.A. Auto Show 2015: Fiat Chrysler’s ambitious new cars raise reliability issue

debuting two ambitious new automobiles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler is trying to capitalize on a decades-long American love affair with Italian design. The carmaker faces an uphill battle — the result of an equally long American distrust of Italian engineering. The automaker is using the Southern California platform to showcase the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider convertible ... Read More »

Quad bike cop gets rave reviews

A Police officer on a quad bike who was seen patrolling the area of Vigie beach and Choc earlier today, has attracted rave reviews. “I was pleasantly surprised,” one observer wrote the Times, adding that it was a refreshing sight to locals and visitors alike to see the Police beach patrol. “Kudos to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, and ... Read More »

Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset

After revamping the Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels and giving them a new U-shaped profile in time for the spring classics, Mavic has also updated its popular £500 Ksyrium Elite wheelset. The hubs and nipples come in a choice of three colours Having bought and extensively ridden the previous version of this wheel, I felt well placed to judge Mavic’s update. The ... Read More »

Five new bikes to look out for in 2016

There were plenty of new bikes and kit at the show from a number of different manufacturers, and although it was diffcult to pick out the highlights, here’s our choice of the five new 2016 bikes that really caught the eye. First up we have the Colnago CLX, which has been reworked for 2016. The bike is marketed as Colnago’s ... Read More »