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Meet your new Dakar heroes

British riders have a long tradition of competing in the world famous Dakar Rally and 2013 is no exception – from factory-supported riders through to top privateers and individuals fulfilling their life long dream of racing the Dakar. These seven Brits are all ready to go when it starts on January 5 2013. The Dakar isn’t just about superstar riders ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 30 December 2012

Tom Sykes’ Joan Lascorz tribute helmet up to £7600 on eBay

The Joan Lascorz tribute helmet worn by Tom Sykes in the final round of the World Superbike Championship has now received a staggering £7600 bid on eBay and the auction doesn’t even end until Saturday. Following the tragic testing accident at Imola in March, factory Kawasaki rider Joan Lascorz was seriously injured and left paralysed. Since the accident riders in both ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 15 October 2012

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Having clocked 4500 miles on the big Super Tenere so far this year, life is good. It's not the sharpest-handling or most exciting big adventure bike out there, but as an all-round package it's certainly grown on me. The chassis is incredibly well balanced and combined, the engine civilised, it's comfortable and easy to ride, which is ultimately what a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 26 September 2011

Blog - Morocco Adventure ride part one

Well it’s been a pretty full on 24 hours. Since leaving Stansted on a Ryanair flight at 3.50pm and arriving in Fez in northern Morocco it’s all kicked off. I was met by two of the guys from Adventure Spec (Rob and Nick) who are one week into a two week adventure ride where they’re making a DVD – Adventure ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 14 March 2011

Aprilia preparing for gear driven cam engine debut

The factory Aprilia team of Max Biaggi and Leon Camier could be ready to debut their gear driven cam motor as early as Salt Lake City at the end of May following clarification of its legality by the SBK Commission. As revealed in MCN two weeks ago, Aprilia will be allowed to use the engine later in the year despite ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 08 April 2010

Glove review: Alpinestars GP Tech gloves

Alpinestars GP Tech gloves, £199.99Miles covered/time: 330/one month    Save money on bike kit in the MCN Shop What’s good? These gloves are seriously high end and used by racing gods including Casey Stoner, Ben Spies and Noriyuki Haga and when I wore mine for the first time it was easy to see why. The GP Techs have clearly benefited from ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 16 February 2010

First BSB test battered by high winds

The first major BSB test of 2009 was battered by high winds yesterday when the HM Plant Honda, Hydrex Honda and Crescent Suzuki teams took to the Almeria circuit in southern Spain. The difficult conditions failed to deter Hydrex Honda pair Karl Harris and Stuart Easton who were positively bubbling with enthusiasm for their new bikes. Harris said: "The test ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 06 March 2009

World Superbikes: Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader talks Superbikes

It’s not often senior personnel from the Japanese manufacturers visit World Superbike races, but at the previous round of the championship Suzuki’s Racing Group Leader Mr Fumihiro Ohnishi attended the German race.  Mr Ohnishi spoke about Suzuki’s close and ongoing links with Alstare Suzuki, next year’s riders and the new technical regulations, which will see 1200cc twins racing in 2008. MCN: ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 26 September 2007


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