1970s Ducati 750 sport mounted by Keira Knightley for the new Chanel ad!

Keira Knightly's latest appearance in the new Chanel Coco Mademoiselle fragrance advert has hit the screens, so we thought we would share our views about it.

We love it, and why wouldn't we! For starters Keira Knightly in bed is always a good start. Then after mounting a classic 70's Ducati 750 Sport in a flattering beige jumpsuit and shooting an incredibly sexy photo montage, it doesn't get much better.

Check it out for yourself on our youtube channel.

The 25 year old Atonement star is seen wearing a beige catsuit and riding a beautiful beige Ducati motorbike, which seems quite a different style for the fashion house's adverts' which have previously starred Audrey Toutou and Nicole Kidman and are normally very romantic and not usually sporting heavy duty bikes.

Keira has worked for Chanel since 2006, and filmed the advert in Paris last September. Speaking about the ad, she confessed that she didn't know much at the time or what to expect from the ad: "'Nobody said exactly what it was going to be like,' she says.

'I knew that it was something about a motorbike, and I knew that it was going to be beige. They said, ‘Sort of catsuit,’ and I said, "OK."

'It was completely unexpected. It’s a Chanel superwoman, I think.'

Want to WIN AN IPAD?
Join our facebook community: Facebook.com/UKBike

Win a lidsafe secure helmet bag by pacsafe

We are giving away a lidsafe secure helmet bag by pacsafe to one lucky person.

Win a lidsafe secure helmet bag
All you have to do to enter is submit a review about a motorbike you have owned, past or present, or share your opinions on any bike you have ridden, it's that simple.

The winner will be decided on the 1st of April, remember its not about quantity, we want quality. Don't be afraid to attach an image or even a video!

Submit a review now, its free

T&S (The boring stuff)

This competition closes on the 31st of march at 23:59. One winner will be chosen from the review they have submitted, UKBike's decision is final. The best review will be chosen by the UKBike team.Muliple submissions are allowed. Usual UKBike competition rules apply.

Want to WIN AN IPAD?
Join our facebook community: Facebook.com/UKBike

Prices Of New For 2011 Honda Motorcycles Announced | Honda Press Release

Press Release:
Honda (UK) is pleased to announce the prices and ‘on sale’ dates of three of its new-for-2011 motorcycles –the CBR125R, CBR250R and CBR600F. In the 125 corner, the revised CBR125R now comes equipped with the latest advances in fuel-injection, exhaust and catalyser technology making it even more fuel efficient while still carrying the ever-popular sporty styling of its larger siblings. The new CBR125R retains the ‘big bike’ feel this learner legal has always had and comes in Terra Silver Metallic, Ross White Tricolour and Asteroid Black Metallic for 2011. Available now, the CBR125R costs £3,170 OTR (including first registration fee and road tax totalling £70).

Its CBR250R bigger brother, which is a brand new edition to the Honda range for 2011, gives more novice riders the perfect step-up from a 125cc machine whilst also making a great commuter bike for every level of rider. This sports contoured model offers a punchy all-new single-cylinder four-stroke engine with 249cc, which is equipped with advanced fuel-injection for extra performance and economical riding. The CBR250R will be launched in Asteroid Black Metallic and Pearl Blue Tricolour and will be in Honda dealerships from the end of March priced at £3,688 OTR (including first registration fee and road tax totalling £88).

Honda has recognised customers’ desires in the middle-weight class and reintroduced an old favourite - the CBR600F - but with a modern-day usability and the addition of ABS. Production of the CBR600F ceased in 2006 as Honda’s focus turned to the CBR600RR, but recent research has shown a desire for the return of the F model, which carries the performance capabilities of a sports bike but combined with greater versatility, practicality and comfort for all-round riding. The modern day version features a modern, sleek design with the latest Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) technology. The all-new CBR600F will be available from dealerships from the end of March in Pearl Cool White/Hyper Red, Pearl Cool White/ Moody Blue Metallic and Pearl Nightstar Black/Matt Cynos Grey Metallic and priced at £7,055 (including first registration fee and road tax totalling £105).

A wide range of Honda Genuine accessories will also be available for customers to customise and kit out these fantastic machines to their own requirements.

Further details of the highly anticipated Crossrunner adventure styled motorcycle will be announced closer to the ‘available in dealership’ date of June.

For full details on the new-for-2011 machines or any other model in Honda’s great range of motorcycles and scooters, ‘Genuine Honda’ parts and accessories, latest offers and forthcoming events, visit your local Honda dealer, go to www.honda.co.uk or call 0845 200 8000.

Want to WIN AN IPAD?
Join our facebook community: Facebook.com/UKBike

Honda Announces All New Gold Wing | Honda Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., U.S.A., February 21, 2011 - American Honda Motor Company announced the first release of machines for the 2012 model year, the Gold Wing and FourTrax Foreman. These two 2012 models kick off the beginning of an exciting new season for Honda.

“This pair of 2012 new-model releases really illustrates the great diversity we have in styles of machinery for Honda customers,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “Both the Gold Wing and Foreman serve as the newest extensions of incredibly popular models that have built up large and loyal fan bases in their respective fields over the years. The Gold Wing now expands its reputation as the premier touring motorcycle in the world, while the Foreman is the newest iteration in a full line of machines built to work—but are also ready to lead the way to good times when a day off comes around. With these two especially popular models we’re starting off the 2012 model year in a big way, and we’re equally excited about the additional new releases to follow later this year.”

The first opportunities to view these new Honda models will be at the International Motorcycle Show in Greenville, South Carolina, February 25-27 and Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 5-12.

More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found on powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.

- Gold Wing: The Gold Standard For Two-Wheeled Journeys

Long acknowledged as the pinnacle of two-up motorcycling, the 2012 Gold Wing® continues its remarkable legacy. Its travel-oriented creds include the latest generation of sophisticated electronic amenities, starting with an updated and innovative GPS navigation system with user-friendly programmability for sharing favorite ride routes with friends and other riders, which can be accessed online via computer. The Gold Wing also now incorporates a built-in MP3/iPod® interface for a new SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system for a premium listening experience. In addition to its renowned power-laden yet refined drivetrain and delightfully sporty handling, the 2012 Gold Wing also brings upgraded styling, increased luggage capacity, greater protection from wind and weather, revised suspension settings for enhanced ride compliance, and unparalleled comfort for both rider and passenger. In addition, packages for Navi, ABS and airbag do much to further the Gold Wing’s reputation as the most celebrated touring machine in motorcycle history. Price: $23,199 to $28,499 TBD. Availability: May 2011.

- FourTrax Foreman: Built To Work Hard, Day In and Day Out

Over the years, the FourTrax® Foreman® range of 4x4 ATVs have proven themselves to be hard-working partners that also know more than a thing or two about recreation. For 2012, the Foreman line of ATVs boasts a brand-new liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine that’s powerful enough for taking on those extra-tough jobs. The introduction of a new fuel injection system with 36mm throttle body for instant throttle response, consistent performance at high altitude, and hassle-free cold-weather starting adds to the Foreman’s performance package. The rolling chassis has been re-engineered as well, featuring an all-new and lighter rear suspension system incorporating a single, high-quality shock for increased comfort, precision, and work capabilities, plus a shorter wheelbase for agile handling and a tighter turning radius. With a wide variety of choices in configuration including manual shifting or Honda’s renowned Electric Shift Program (ESP®) that delivers push-button convenience for shifting, plus the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS) there’s a model to suit everybody. Throw in new body styling with a more aggressive look and you have one full-sized machine that will carry you through a week’s worth of chores with ease, then beg for some playtime adventuring come the weekend. Price: TBD. Availability: May 2011.

Article from world honda

Want to WIN AN IPAD?
Join our facebook community: Facebook.com/UKBike

Zero Electric Motorcycles Expand into Mexico

Electric Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced further expansion of its sales and distribution operations with the addition of Dofesa Aventura in Mexico.

The new Zero S and DS models are now available for demo rides and additional models are expected to arrive later this year.

John Lloyd (VP World Wide Sales of Zero Motorcycles) says: "Zero Motorcycles has experienced exceptional growth throughout Europe, and now we are pleased to be expanding our sales and distribution channels in North America with our neighbors in Mexico to continue the enhancement of Zero's international reach.

"It has become increasingly important in this market to deliver an unparalleled experience for those who are interested in affordable, high-performance, two-wheeled transportation and, with Dofesa Aventura, we are perfectly poised to support this development and demand."

Zero Motorcycles entered the European market in 2008 and subsequently experienced a rapid growth in demand. Starting immediately, its complete product line is available for purchase in Mexico and the expansion is being backed with marketing, sales and service through Dofesa Aventura.

Interested riders can now schedule demo rides on the highly popular S and DS, and in the coming weeks will be able to test ride additional models as they become available. Zero's new distribution partner in Mexico is joined by its Canadian network of dealers directed through National Motorsports of Montreal and includes; Ames Motorsports in Edmonton, Motosport Newman in Montrealand All Season Motorsports in Calgary.

Now that the North American distributorship network is complete, anyone who is interested in a Zero motorcycle from Canada down to Mexico can use Zero's dealer locator to schedule a demo ride in their area.

To schedule a demo ride in your area, visit zeromotorcycles.com/locator.

Article from motorcycle-USA

Want to WIN AN IPAD?
Join our facebook community: Facebook.com/UKBike