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Apr 13

Schlesser, Coma and Sonik seal victory in Qatar’s Cross-Country Rally

Poland's Rafal Sonik won the quad category for the second successive year in Qatar.

Frenchman Jean-Louis Schlesser, Spaniard Marc Coma and Pole Rafal Sonik claimed outright victories in their respective car, motorcycle and quad categories of the four-day 2013 Sealine Cross-Country Rally, which finished in southern Qatar on Friday.

The trio held on to their overnight advantages in very different circumstances to clinch the wins after a punishing all-desert route of over 1,500km had tested both man and machine to the limit. Schlesser, Chilean rider Francisco Lopez and Sonik were triumphant on the fourth and final stage. Continue reading →


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Apr 13

Honda TT Legends: 2013 Season Preview

As the Honda TT Legends team embarks on its third year of competition in the World Endurance Championship and road racing events, here is the 2013 Season Preview.

Filmed during the recent pre-season test in Spain, John McGuinness, Simon Andrews, Michael Dunlop and team manager Neil Tuxworth explain the importance of testing and contemplate the year ahead as they contest the 2013 EWC races, the NorthWest 200 and the Isle of Man TT.


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Apr 13

Dust to Glory – Rally Baja 1000

An action-adventure documentary chronicling the most notorious and dangerous race in the world – the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Rivaling the Indy 500 and 25 Hours of Daytona, the race across Baja’s peninsula is unpredictable, grueling and raw – just like the uncharted American West of yesteryear. Continue reading →


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Jan 13

Documentary / TT Legends / ITV4 / 4th Feb

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TT Legends is a new eight-part documentary, to be broadcast on British television station ITV4, following a team of legendary motorcycle racers throughout the 2012 season. Gaucho Productions was granted exclusive access to the Honda TT Legends team as they took on some of the world’s toughest ’bike races. From Japan to Germany and from Le Mans to the Isle of Man, the documentary follows these ordinary men doing extraordinary things. Continue reading →


05
Dec 12

Sport / Five-strong Honda TT Legends line-up revealed for 2013

As the Honda TT Legends team prepares to enter its third year of competition, Honda Motor Europe has revealed a five-strong rider line-up for 2013. The team will once again compete in the Endurance World Championship as well as the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200 road races aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Continue reading →


03
Oct 12

Intermot 2012 Launch / Honda Dakar Rally model

Honda has unveiled its CRF450 Rally model at the 2012 Intermot, and it will compete in the 2013 Dakar Rally to be held from January 2013. Honda aims to put fuel efficiency and endurance technology developed for its commercial vehicles to new challenges and in turn use the technology acquired from the race in commercial applications. Continue reading →


01
Oct 12

Awesome Portland to Dakar motorcycle adventure


You have some new gear, and you want to promote it. How do you go about it? Well, if you’re Icon, this is how. The folks recently showed off their new Raiden all-weather motorcycling gear by pitting two riders against the fury of nature, which basically means storming (or crawling as the case may be) through all mad kinds of conditions and weather. And what’s the fun if you don’t document it? So here we have an epic 30-minute short called The Raiden Files that sees Ernie Vigil and The New Guy on a thrill ride from Portland, Oregon to Dakar, Senegal with a few stops along the way. Continue reading →


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Sep 12

Portland to Dakar by ICON / 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC


The sun was pretty much past its prime as the motorcycles started the laborious climb out of the deep pit that almost seemed to extend down into the middle of the Earth. Nature had left its cruel patches on the the Tigers’ bearing surfaces, but they marched on, knowing that nirvana would only come upon hitting the distant checkpoint. This was an expedition of sorts, something that started weeks ago in the urban confines of Portland city limits had taken riders, bikes, and gear to the absolute limits of endurance and tolerance. Continue reading →


04
Sep 12

OUCH! / Vegas to Reno Ironman Crash


Motorcycle rallies are stupidly dangerous. You could get the wrong idea by watching them, as most of the riders are so skilled and so much on top of their game that falls and injuries are rare. But don’t kid yourself, and to back this story up, check out the following video. Sam Longson managed to ride perfectly for the first 520 miles of the gruelling 2012 Vegas to Reno rally, only to come across some “loose gravel” (like he was riding on tarmac before that). Continue reading →


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Sep 12

1980 BMW R100 Scrambler Magnum by Kevil’s Speed Shop


Kevil Hill makes some of the best-looking BMW custom motorcycles in the world. Many of you might be seeing these bikes for the first time, but believe us, with more than 40 years of experience, Kevil is the man for your custom BMW project. The latest R100, dubbed the “Magnum”, was built for a bloke called Steve from Essex. Continue reading →