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“Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 12:25

This 2009 Yamaha R1 was created in collaboration with Valentino Rossi and boasts the “Five Continents” graphics previously seen on his AGV helmets. The colourful graphics were designed by artist Aldo Drudi, while the bike is also decorated with Rossi’s signature. The bike was auctioned this week in Los Angeles by British firm Bonhams. All proceeds from the sale will ...

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Top video picks of the week! - Nov 12th

Dan Aspel, 12 November 2010 17:32

Chesca MilesStunt Starz rider Chesca Miles is a gorgeous, 20-year-old English model that can pull highchair burnouts. We thought that would get your attention.E-Tracer “motorcycle” The makers of the E-Tracer call this 205mpg, 200mph two-wheeler a “cabin motorcycle”. We’re sure you can think of some better names for it…Snow bike This video’s a bit of an oldie [2008], but does ...

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Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

Dan Aspel, 04 November 2010 13:00

This fuel-injected motocross bike is the new KTM 350 EXC-F Factory. Revealed at the Milan motorcycle show by off-road legend David Knight, KTM claims the 350cc DOHC single can manage the same output as a 450cc engine while being as compact as a 250cc. This will translate to a low weight, high-power bike aimed squarely at winning motocross and enduro ...

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Video: Ducati Diavel in action

Dan Aspel, 02 November 2010 12:07

Ducati have released this official video of the new Diavel in action. Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression The 162bhp, £12,995 muscle bike is currently being inspected in Milan by MCN’s reporters.  Read more about the Diavel in the next issue of MCN, on sale 3 November.

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MV Agusta F3 revealed

Dan Aspel, 01 November 2010 10:55

This is the first picture of the 675cc MV Agusta F3, courtesy of hellforleather. The three cylinder sportsbike is a midweight variation of the F4, will cost around £10,000 and is currently claimed to make 137bhp at the crank. The F3 is scheduled to enter production next October. More details as and when we have them.

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British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

Dan Aspel, 26 October 2010 14:58

A documentary series about the history of the British motorcycling scene is not currently scheduled for UK TV, MCN has learned. “Café Racer”, currently broadcast in the US on HD Theater, tells the history of Mods, Rockers and Café Racers as well as giving tips on how to modify and build your own retro bike. HD Theater is part of ...

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Charity riders relive the Great Escape

Dan Aspel, 20 October 2010 18:00

A group of charity riders are heading to Poland and back to pay tribute to their favourite war film, and the men whose lives inspired it. Dubbed the “Great Escape 2”, the two-week ride will start on 4 June 2011 and follows the last flight of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell – played by Richard Attenborough in the classic film – ...

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Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

Dan Aspel, 04 October 2010 16:06

This roundabout sits at the A1 / A61 junction between Thirsk and Ripon in North Yorkshire. A half-inch drainage lip surrounds the central island and can be difficult to see on approach. If you have been caught unawares by this obstacle, have had had an accident because of it, or know any one that has, then MCN would like to ...

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“App” army take on potholes

Dan Aspel, 30 September 2010 16:31

Remember the good old days when men were men and potholes ruled the earth? Men saw potholes, snapped them with their camera-phones, transferred the pics to their PCs and emailed them to their local council with a terse note attached. Buy the MCN iPhone app Well say goodbye to such homespun old techniques… the “Fill That Hole” app is here. ...

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Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

Dan Aspel, 29 September 2010 11:03

No sooner had I fitted a protective radiator cover to my Street Triple than my housemate backed his car into it. Forcefully. Lifting it from the mud and back onto its sidestand, surveying the bike in the Monday drizzle, there wasn’t much time to appreciate the irony. Luckily there wasn’t any apparent damage. Handlebars straight. Mirrors twisted but undamaged. No ...


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