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Month: March 2018

Early Preview: Argentine MotoGP – 10 days to go…

It’s only 8 days until free practice and 10 days until race day at the Argentine GP, but what can we expect? MotoGP MotoGP returns to Argentina for the 5th consecutive year and with two previous victories for, Marc Marquez and one for Valentino Rossi, it’s already shaping up to be a great race. After taking first spoils in Qatar, Andrea Dovizioso will be looking to keep up his good form and extend the fresh 5 point lead on last years MotoGP Champion, Marc Marquez. The first race of the calendar lived up to expectations and presented us with a 22 lap thriller with spills and edgy overtaking and we’re looking forward to what the Argentine GP will bring us. Dovizioso’s teammate, Jorge Lorenzo will also be looking to make an impact after picking himself up after an issu...

Guy Martin – Back in the races

Fan favourite, Guy Martin has confirmed he is getting back on the bike and racing at both  the Tandragee 100 and Cookstown 100 Irish road races. Guy Martin called time on his road racing career in 2017 after withdrawing from the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix. He signed a deal with Honda in 2017 alongside multiple TT winner, John McGuiness but several complications later and a crash in the Superbike race, he retired from the Senior and eventually called time on his racing career, but it appears that the thrill of the ride is too much for Martin to resist. The Cookstown 100 opens the Irish Road Racing season and takes place on the 27th and 28th April and Martin is taking along his own BSA to compete in the yesteryear Classic race. The Tandragee 100 takes place on May 4th and 5th where Guy will be c...

We Ride London Protest – TODAY!

We Ride London are coordinating a rally at 4:30pm today in Parliament Square to protest against the marginalisation of motorcycles & scooters in London and the UK. We Ride are encouraging all motorcycle riders to attend regardless of the machine you ride, be it a classic bike, or adventure bike. We Ride London are hoping to make a change to the policies of Transport for London & the Mayor of London. We Ride London wrote.. The personal bias of policy making and influencing bureaucrats has resulted in an active campaign to drive motorcycles & scooters off London’s roads, ignoring data produced by Transport for London and others that clearly shows motorcycles & scooters have a positive contribution to congestion & pollution in London and should be actively encouraged as a ...

PRODUCT REVIEW: Ultimateaddons iPhone 6/7/8Plus Case

We were greeted with an absolutely beautiful day to kick off the Biking Season and it set a great scene for us to be able to review the Ultimateaddons iPhone Tough case and mount we were sent last week. Having some form of GPS Navigation on your motorcycle is a bit like marmite, people either love it or hate it, but for us, the practicality of having your route right in front of you is worth its weight in gold and we love it! However, mounting a device to your motorcycle isn’t always as easy as you may think it be, not safely and correctly anyway. The Ultimateaddons range of products allows you to do this with practically zero effort. We got our hands on the fork stem case mount kit for the iPhone 6/7/8 Plus which offers a range of different fork stem sizes to mount directly on to th...

Raw, Radical and Retro – the new Honda CB1000R

The new CB1000R Neo Sports Café – Raw, Radical and Retro! We’re mega excited about this one. I’ve always been a Honda fan, in fact, my Motorcycle is a VFR800 – but I have always loved the 1000cc range of bikes that Honda produces. I’m itching to get my hands on this new CB1000R for a first ride to see how it performs, and will it match the sleek new Retro looks that it pulls off very well! We’ll get our full break down, review and rating online as soon as we get our hands on one! Until then you’ll have to do with the brochure on the Honda website – VIEW

2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship

After an incredible 2017 season, the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship is back in less than two weeks! Shane Byrne starts his title defence against the local Derbyshire home hero Leon Haslam as he looks to challenge this year. Donnington Park always produces some spectacular racing and this year will be no different. Tickets are still available to purchase for the Easter weekend kick off, you can purchase them here.

Dovizioso takes chequered flag in Qatar!

Dovi fends off current World Champion Marquez in last corner fight! Oh MotoGP, how we’ve missed you! MotoGP is well and truly back and we were blessed with a stunning race to kick things off in Qatar. The Ducati rider started 5th on the grid and spent the majority of his time chasing the pack until the last 5 laps where he progressed through and the straight line speed of the Ducati helped slingshot the rider in to P1. Although unable to break a gap between reigning World Champion Marquez and Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi, Dovi held the pace through the last few laps in Qatar. In classic Marquez style, a last corner attack put the spaniard in P1 for a very brief moment but the Ducati rider anticipated the move and took the inside line to accelerate back in to P1 and cross the finish...

Dovizioso, Rossi, Marquez take the top 3 in Qatar FP1

MotoGP is back with a successful day for all at Qatar as FP1 comes to a close. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso went fastest in FP1 with Rossi 2nd after signing his new contract with Yamaha and last years Repsol Honda Champion, Marquez, coming in third with just .377 of a second difference. It looks like they’re setting the pace for what is going to be another fantastic season of MotoGP racing! Check out the full race timings below, or on the MotoGP website HERE All image credits – MotoGP.com

UPCOMING REVIEW: Ultimateaddons iPhone 6/7/8Plus Case

We’re lucky enough to be getting a Motorcycle Fork Stem Tough Case Mount for Apple iPhone 6 7 8 Plus sent to us to review which is great news for those of us that use our motorcycle to commute or tour. Finding a reliable and high quality mount for a smart phone is no easy feat, so keep an eye out for our review which is going to be online very soon. Will it make it in to our ‘topboxx’ or not? Check back soon to find out.

A warm welcome!

Hello! Welcome to thetopboxx.com – If you’ve landed on this website then you’ve probably got a passion for motorcycles just like us! We’re am aiming for this website to become the ‘go to’ place for the latest news, reviews and more for the motorcycle enthusiast, but wait…..we’ve got a little twist! We have built in a social networking platform to our website, that allows us to build a network of like minded motorcycle lovers that can create groups, chat cod shit and more about their passions, post pics of their pride and joy and more. We’ve got some really exciting things planned with guest bloggers and vloggers, weekly features, motorcycle reviews, event news, tech and accessory reviews and more! So if you want to help build a network ...

Aprilia MotoGP team ‘overestimated’ itself in signing Lowes for ’17

Original Article Credit – Francesco Corghi, Jamie Klein – AutoSport.com Aprilia racing manager Romano Albesiano admits the Italian MotoGP manufacturer “overestimated” its own capabilities when it chose to recruit Sam Lowes for 2017. Lowes originally agreed a two-year deal with Aprilia, but the Moto2 graduate was released half way through his contract after a rookie campaign that was largely devoid of results. He will return to the intermediate class this year, having been replaced at Aprilia by Pramac Ducati convert Scott Redding. Asked about the decision to release Lowes, Albesiano said he “believed” in the Briton but added his lack of experience of other MotoGP bikes meant Lowes was likely to fail in his first season at the top level. “Unfortunat...

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: Superb quality, but you pay for it

**Original Post Credit – Jonathan Bray – alphr.com Who needs an action camera these days? That’s the question I found myself asking while testing GoPro’s latest Hero 6 Black. With modern smartphones now so good at shooting video and taking pictures, and also becoming more resistant to the elements, the number of people for whom action devices are appropriate (or attractive) appears to be dwindling by the day. Still, there are some circumstances in which only a rugged head-, body- or bike-mountable device like this will do. I’m not sure I’d want 180g of glass slab attached to my head while bungee-jumping off a bridge to an early coronary, or while descending some twisty, wooded Welsh singletrack on my ageing mountain bike to the painful accompaniment of creaking knees. And altho...