Italy

  • VIDEO: Valentino Rossi rides La Panoramica on a CUSTOM Yamaha XJR1300.

    VIDEO: Valentino Rossi rides La Panoramica on a CUSTOM Yamaha XJR1300.

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    It’s not very often we get to see Valentino Rossi out on the open road – but the Doctor released a short film of him riding his custom Yamaha XJR1300 on La Panoramica late last year and we thought you should see it. Speaking about the stretch of Tarmac near his hometown of Tavulia, Rossi…

  • NEW GEAR: AGV’s MotoGP derived helmet for the ROAD – the K6.

    NEW GEAR: AGV’s MotoGP derived helmet for the ROAD – the K6.

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    AGV’s recently revealed its full range of new kit for 2020 – and our pick of the bunch is its newest lightweight lid, the K6. Claimed to be “the lightest full-face road helmet in the world” – AGV’s new K6 aims to pack top level technology into a more affordable package. And the Italian brand…

  • RUMOUR: Has Kawasaki bought Bimota?

    RUMOUR: Has Kawasaki bought Bimota?

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    It’s the hottest of topics at the moment and the Italian rumour-mill is in full swing – but if true then it could lead to the resurrection of one of the motorcycle world’s most iconic bike building brands. Appearing yesterday (Tuesday) the news could be one of the biggest stories of the year, i true.…

  • WSB: It’s official. Scott Redding WILL replace Alvaro Bautista at Ducati for 2020.

    WSB: It’s official. Scott Redding WILL replace Alvaro Bautista at Ducati for 2020.

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    We’ve been hearing rumours for a few weeks – but it’s now official. Scott Redding is heading to World Superbikes for 2020, joining the ARUBA.IT Ducati team for 2020. Redding will replace Spanish sensation Alvaro Bautista (who has been rumoured to be on his way to Honda) – and race as part of a three-man…

  • SPY SHOTS: Benelli’s BN600 caught on camera. NEW naked set for 2020 release?

    SPY SHOTS: Benelli’s BN600 caught on camera. NEW naked set for 2020 release?

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    Benelli has undergone a serious resurgence over the last few years, with a raft of new models rolling out of Italian factories doors. And now some spy shots have appeared in China which confirm that there’s another on the way. This time it’s a naked sportbike – and it’s called the BN600 (or TNT 600,…

  • VIDEO: Dainese’s DAKAR RALLY legends INTERVIEW series. Celebrating the launch of its new DUNES collection.

    VIDEO: Dainese’s DAKAR RALLY legends INTERVIEW series. Celebrating the launch of its new DUNES collection.

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    To celebrate the launch of its new Settantadue Dunes collection, Dainese has delved into the history of the Dakar Rally, interviewing Italian legends Nico Cereghini and Gigi Soldano. Dainese’s new Dunes collection is inspired by the original Paris-Dakar explorers – and to show off its rally raid roots, the iconic Italian brand asked journalist Nico…

  • Aprilia’s LIMTED-EDITION 225hp track bike – the RSV4 X.

    Aprilia’s LIMTED-EDITION 225hp track bike – the RSV4 X.

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    To celebrate 10 years of the RSV4 Aprilia has unveiled a new, track-ready version of its hugely successful superbike; the RSV4 X. As part of the 2019 Aprilia All Stars event at Mugello, Aprilia unveiled a track-only version of its RSV4 sportbike. Ridden around the Italian circuit by former WSBK and 250cc world champion Max…

  • VIDEO: Adventure INSPIRATION. The Stelvio Pass from the AIR.

    VIDEO: Adventure INSPIRATION. The Stelvio Pass from the AIR.

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    Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest roads, Italy’s Stelvio Pass is a pilgrimage for bikers the world over – and if you watch this beautifully shot short film from Atellani, you’ll see why. For more information, visit: www.atellanii.com

  • WORLD LAUNCH: Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT

    WORLD LAUNCH: Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT

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    MoreBikes is out in Sardinia for the launch of Moto Guzzi’s new V85 TT – and after spending the day carving corners on the Italian island here’s our brief first impressions of the funky retro adventure machine. The new Moto Guzzi V85 TT marks the Italian factory’s first foray into the adventure bike market since…

  • VIDEO: INSPIRING the next generation of RACERS. Ohvale’s GP-0 mini-bike.

    VIDEO: INSPIRING the next generation of RACERS. Ohvale’s GP-0 mini-bike.

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    Italian manufacturer Ohvale has made a name for itself over the last few years – producing a series of super-cool mini-bikes to inspire the next generation of motorcycle racers. Back in 2013, Valerio Da Lio first created the Ohvale brand, which specialises in the manufacture of high-performance mini-bikes. And with the help of Mariano Fioravanzo,…

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