Car & Automotive

UK’s Isle of Wight to host all-new road race festival

On an island known for its remarkable coastline and just two hours from central London door to door, the Diamond Races is set to take place on a 12.4 mile-long course in the south of the Isle of Wight. Shining a spotlight on the island’s natural beauty and on roads already acclaimed as being some of the best and most enjoyable in the world, the road-race boasts a course through the picturesque villages of Chale, Kingston, Shorwell and Brighstone as well as a fast 5-mile coastal stretch along the military road.

The new race meeting will be run under the strict event regulations stipulated by the sports’ governing body, the ACU (Auto Cycle Union), through which all UK motorcycle sport is administered. With road safety at the heart of the Diamond Races, the organizers will strive to highlight the paramount importance of safe road use, with meticulous attention paid to

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The Grip-Lock is a smart, portable way to lock up your motorcycle

With things still in a weird state of semi-lockdown in a large part of the country, more people than ever are trying to take advantage of the great outdoors. We’re going on more walks, bike rides and scooter journeys than ever before, just to keep from going stir-crazy. If your activity of choice involves motorcycling or scootering, you may have run into the issue of how to lock your vehicle. This awesome handlebar security lock could be the dream solution you’ve been looking for. It’s called Grip-Lock, and it’s available on Amazon right now for $49.95.

Grip-Lock mounts at the handlebar, locking both the throttle grip and the brake lever. According to the manufacturer, applying and removing the lock “takes less than 10 seconds.” Each Grip-Lock “contains four hardened steel cores for maximum protection, and the reinforced nylon casing protects the Grip-Lock from corrosion.” It weighs just 11.6 oz and

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Tennessee’s “Motorcycle Santa” Hits the Road Early to Spread Christmas Cheer Amid Pandemic

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AJ Wolf and his decked-out Harley Davidson have been spreading Christmas cheer throughout Cross Plains, Tennessee, for the past seven years.

But this year, the man known locally as “Motorcycle Santa” was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic to hit the road a few months ahead of schedule.

“After 2020 rolled in, so many people became unhappy, the cheer level dropped, there is sadness, there’s all kind of stuff happening that we sure don’t need, but it’s here,” Wolf told WTVF.

His said that his wife, A.K.A. Mrs. Claus, encouraged him to take out his Harley adorned with antlers, 1,400 lights, and a sleigh.

“She said ‘honey, you need to go out get the reindeer bike and just go and wave to people and get the cheer up, spread some cheer honey, do it somehow,'” Wolf told WTVF reporter Hannah McDonald.

So far this month, he’s taken

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1972 Triumph Tiger TR6R 650

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Take a ride on a classic British bike.

Welcome once again to Motorious’ Motorcycle Monday where we pick an interesting motorcycle to highlight. This time around we have a two-wheeled classic from the other side of the pond. Many people have a soft sport for classic Triumphs, including most famously Steve McQueen. In fact, during the filing of The Great Escape Triumphs were used in certain scenes but had to be disguised by the production crew as BMWs.

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If the King of Cool loved Triumphs, it’s easy to see why people still swoon over them today. This TR6R 650 is one of the later iterations of the Tiger, a name which Triumph used for some time and riders from back in the day will recall with a certain level of fondness.

Photo credit: Speed Digital

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