Yamaha motors for GasGas – eBikes only!

Despite two of the world's biggest suppliers of e-bike motors being of German origin in Bosch and Brose, Austrian firm GasGas has gone to Yamaha to provide power for its new range of e-mountain bikes! The firm, based in Mattighofen in Austria and run by the Pierer Group that owns KTM,

Kojima tests new Termignoni pipe

Check out this prototype Termignoni exhaust pipe fitted to Yohei Kojima's factory Honda CRF450R. He tested it this weekend and took fifth and sixth places in the Japanese championship. It features a huge resonator box just a few inches after the pipe comes out of the engine. With Honda going from

KTM joins Honda, Yamaha and Piaggio in electric project

KTM will work with Honda, Yamaha and Piaggio to set up a Swappable Batteries Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles. At the moment it is only for mopeds, small motorcycles and other city transport solutions. But it's the first major move towards standardised batteries that could be used in

Honda’s 2021 CRF450R: The insider’s view

There's one man who knows production Honda motocross machines like nobody else, and that's former GP rider and AMA pro Mark Eastwood. As a Honda off-road dealer for decades, he still rides at expert level and helps the UK's main Honda race team with machine set-up. He's ridden the bike

Britain avoids EU insurance bombshell

British motorsport is set to avoid European legislation that would mean huge increases in insurance premiums for any motorised vehicle, whether they were used on or off-road. The VNUK legislation was set to apply to “any use of a vehicle, consistent with its normal function as a means of transport, irrespective

2021 KTM, Husky and GasGas recalled for chain check

Most 2021 KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas motocross bikes are being recalled to have the chain inspected for a potential fault. Even though many bikes would have already had new chains anyway, as they have been on sale for many months! The recall is for GasGas MC models, Husqvarna TC, FC and

Yamaha YZ490 2-wheel drive tested

Back in 1987, Yamaha wanted to test a two-wheel drive motocross bike and this very special YZ490 was born. Using all mechanical components specially made in England, the bike was tried and tested, then eventually went into a private collection. We got our hands on this unique 34-year-old air-cooled YZ

Ground-up rebuild of a Honda CR500 two-stroke

When your dream is to own one of the legendary Honda CR500s, but it turns out not to be a bit of a nightmare... MotoHead's Dave Willet splashed out on a CR500 but one ride proved it was far from perfect. With a welded-up frame to dodgy suspension and a

Scott’s Pro Circuit homage bike build

As part of the celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of SCOTT’s partnership with Pro Circuit, Scott embarked on a special project to pay homage to the early days of the notorious, multi-championship winning race team. So a 2021 Honda CRF450R alloy frame with the latest KTM motor was chosen for