Motorcycle stunts all the rage in movies
We reported back in August on the massive faux pas during filming for Mission: Impossible, with a motorcycle stunt setting off a five-appliance fire that delayed filming. Now it appears the also-delayed James Bond movie No Time To Die incorporates an epic motorcycle stunt that relied on 8,400 gallons of Coca-Cola to pull off safely. Yes, really…
See the trailer and read the story at Cinemablend
The Doctor comes down with Covid
Testing positive for Covid-19, Valentino Rossi pulled the plug on both MotoGP rounds at Aragon this month. Although not in close contention for the championship, it will be a blow for the seven-time MotoGP champ. At 41 years old this season was already shaping up as a last hurrah for The Doctor. Losing points and fitness at this stage of the competition, it’s not hard to imagine Rossi bowing out, which would be a shame for his legion of fans around the world
ESPN reports on Rossi's condition
Be in to win $1,000 of motorcycle gear!
Sign up for and complete a Ride Forever course in October and you automatically go in the draw to win $1,000 worth of motorcycle gear as part of Motorcycle Awareness Month! Spring is a great time to sharpen your skills before the summer riding season, so make the most of this great offer and be in to win.
Greg Murphy, Avalon Biddle, and Mike Pero share their riding secrets
Talking of Motorcycle Awareness Month, some legends of New Zealand’s motorcycling and motor-sport scenes have very generously shared some of their riding tips and advice. Check out what Murph, Avalon and Mike have to say..
The two-stroke is back, at a price
Born from what its makers describe as ‘an extra-curricular passion project by members of the Ferrari research and development department’, the Langen is a new two-stroke motorcycle by British firm Langen. The headline figures for the lightweight (114kg) 250cc machine include 75 horsepower and 33 pounds-feet of torque, while ECU-controlled oil injection and other clever technologies are employed to keep the motor’s environmental nose clean. Launched at a ‘Salon Privé’ event at Blenheim Palace, Langen promised the first 100 UK-homologated bikes would go on sale mid-2021 at a starting price of £28,000, or around NZ$54,000. Gulp.
Check out the lines and details in full
Don't forget that $1,000 prize draw
Remember, if you sign up for and complete a Ride Forever course before the end of October you’ll automatically go in the draw to win $1,000-worth of riding gear as part of Motorcycle Awareness Month. So get into it! Stay safe and we’ll catch you next time.