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Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists

Motorcycling: Radiation fears put Rossi off race

Seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi may miss the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix because of radiation concerns following the earthquake and tsunami in March.

Ducati could be on the fast track to a float

Ducati, one of the most famous names in motorbikes, and indeed one of the most famous brands in the world, may soon be up for sale, according to reports at the weekend.

Byrne extends lead at Brands Hatch

Shane Byrne and Tommy Hill made up the ground they had lost in Saturday's rain-affected opener to the eighth round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch with a win apiece, yesterday.

Mary Murphy: Actress best known for playing opposite Marlon Brando in 'The Wild One'

The high point of actress Mary Murphy's screen career was The Wild One (1953), in which she played a sheriff's daughter who captivates the leader of a motorcycle gang that is terrorising a small town. The leather-clad star was Marlon Brando, and the controversial film was banned in the UK for 14 years for fear that it would incite teenagers to riot, though it is now a cult favourite and considered a forerunner of Rebel Without a Cause.

Huge fall in deaths from drink-driving

Deaths from drink-drive accidents fell sharply last year, provisional figures released by the Department for Transport show.

Drink-drive deaths fall

Deaths from drink-drive accidents fell sharply last year, provisional Government figures showed today.

Mogul's son flees after CCTV film is posted online

The son of a Ukrainian media mogul has fled the country after CCTV footage which purports to show him punching a woman and dragging her by her hair across the floor was posted on YouTube. Roman Landik, 37, escaped a wave of public outrage at the 14-minute film of him allegedly assaulting 20-year-old model Maria Korshunova at a trendy café in the eastern city of Luhansk.

Motorcycling: Checa closes on title after double success takes Ducati to 300 wins

The Spanish rider Carlos Checa flagged himself as the man to hire if you want to get your motorcycle factory into the record books when he gave Ducati their 300th win in World Superbike racing here yesterday.

Wildcard Hopkins goes from brink of retirement to star at Silverstone

The wildcard rider John Hopkins gave Britain's Samsung Crescent Suzuki team pole position in the World Superbike Championship round at Silverstone yesterday, while the reigning champion, Max Biaggi, slumped to his worst qualifying position of the year in 11th place on his factory Aprilia.

Toseland comeback inspired by singer Melua

Britain's superbike man of steel James Toseland made his comeback to racing here yesterday – backed by singer-songwriter Katie Melua.

Young gun Laverty the leading British contender at Silverstone

Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty will attempt to add to Northern Ireland's blossoming year of sporting successes at the British round of the World Superbike Championship at Silverstone this weekend.

Governing body confirms rescheduling of Japanese GP despite riders' refusals

The Japanese Grand Prix will go ahead in October despite leading MotoGP riders refusing to go, the sport's governing body announced yesterday.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 Review

We check out Yamaha’s middleweight naked sports bike, and see how it matches up against its cheaper rivals.

Pair on run after prison van raid

Two men were being hunted by police tonight after they were sprung from a prison van by an armed gang.

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