BeMoto Blog Posts

  • Ducati 400 Scrambler

    The original Scrambler, launched in late 2014, was a middleweight 803cc roadster, with a basic chassis and moderate engine performance, plus a huge truckload of accessories, merchandise and annoyingly-upbeat advertising campaigns...

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  • Obsession: Honda SP-1 Special

    Bought in 2003, Lyndon has been slowly bringing the bike up to date with carefully selected modifications, starting with an Ohlins steering damper then snowballing from there – he’s a self-confessed SP-1 obsessive. “I collect anything SP-1 related and have a collection of stuff including a laser-etched paperweight"...

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  • The truth about Euro 4

    People often assume engine designers must get frustrated by being asked to make their engines super-efficient or super-powerful, then told to plug them up with a catalytic converter, and make them whisper-quiet too. But that’s a misunderstanding of what an engine designer does...

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  • Dirt Quake

    ​Dirt Quake is a motorcycle race for racing virgins. It’s a back door to a world thought of as prohibitively expensive, intimidating and, at times, excessively macho. Dirt Quake is none of those things...

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  • Budget Trackday Bikes

    You’ve got a pristine bike in the garage but you’ve also got the trackday bug. The sensible thing to do would be to buy a trackday bike that doesn’t risk your pride and joy but will hold its own in all groups on the day. The good news is there are bargains to be had if you’re after a bike that’s mechanically sound but features the odd battle scar...

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  • REVIEW: KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT

    KTM's high tech 1290 GT isn't the cheapest or most luxurious sports tourer, but it's probably the fastest and definitely the most fun. The result is a top-spec, hellishly rapid, sporty-handling sports tourer that KTM say is at home in the corners as it is on the straights...

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