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New motorcycle training association created

Laura Kennerley, 11 November 2009 10:31

A new body has been created to tackle the problems facing motorcycle training and challenge legislation. The new body, the Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association (MCITA), has been formed following the merger of the Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association and the Motorcycle Rider Training Association. The merger will give trainers a single voice and more power to challenge legislation and make sure ...

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Honda unveil new PCX scooter

Laura Kennerley, 09 November 2009 14:57

Honda has unveiled a new scooter for 2010 and launched new colours for two existing models the S-Wing 125 and the ANF125i Innova. It is reported the 125cc powered machine will eventually find its way to Europe. Its big innovation is an "idling stop system" where the engine will shut off automatically when the scooter comes to a complete stop. ...

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Zero emissions Suzuki Burgman unveiled

Laura Kennerley, 23 October 2009 10:24

The new Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooter will be available in the UK within months. The zero emissions scooter is due to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show today. The scooter has been developed by Suzuki inconjunction with UK-based Intelligent Energy. The two companies previously teamed up two years ago to create the Crosscage fuel cell motorbike. The Burgman uses ...

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Moto Morini unveils up-dated Granpasso

Laura Kennerley, 23 October 2009 10:10

Engineers at the Bologna factory have concentrated on ergonomic changes and improvements to the off-road handling of the 118bhp v-twin. The handlebars have been upgraded with risers that allow greater adjustment, complementing the adjustable screen and allowing owners to tailor the riding position to suit their size/preferred riding position.  The redesigned seat decreases the riding height and is fitted with ...

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Blindspot electric bikes may be green, but they're not pretty

Laura Kennerley, 22 October 2009 16:58

A new American company is transforming junkyard relics in to zero emission bikes. But despite all of their green credentials, its difficult to get round the fact they lack looks thanks to the bulky batteries. So far Blindspot has created El Chopper, based on a 1986 Honda Rebel 250. It is powered by a 48 volt battery and has a ...

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Discount Britain: amazing savings on new bikes

Laura Kennerley, 21 October 2009 12:21

Manufacturers and dealers slash thousands from new bike prices to beat the sales slump, including:   £4,000 off a Honda DN-01 £2799 off a Triumph Rocket III £2,000 off a Yamaha R1 £2000 off a Kawasaki ZX-6R Here is a round up of the best offers featured in this week’s MCN.... is offering:   Kawasaki ZX6R (08 model in green) only ...

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Have you snapped up a bargain Buell?

Laura Kennerley, 21 October 2009 10:43

MCN is looking for savvy riders who have taken advantage of Buell’s tumbling prices and bought a bargain.      Browse Buells for sale now Have massive dealer discounts encouraged you to part with your cash and buy a Buell for the first time? Or are you a Buell-devotee gutted by the marques demise?       Read Buell bike reviews Either ...

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Brad Pitt's latest custom

Laura Kennerley, 16 October 2009 17:10

This is the bike Shinya Kimura dreamt up when Brad Pitt asked him “what are you going to make me next?”. Built around a mid-1970s Ducati 750, the polished metal machine – whose price is a closely guarded secret - looks like it’s been ridden straight from a steampunk movie. It marries 1970s technology with style influences from the Victorian ...

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Yamaha launches two new X-Max scooter models

Laura Kennerley, 16 October 2009 17:07

Yamaha has unveiled two new X-Max scooters – with 250cc and 125cc engines. The new X-Max’s have new rigid frames, increased storage capacity and a new dashboard design.   They echo the groundbreaking 500cc TMAX scooter design, with one-piece construction of the front cowling, with a fixed instrument panel inspired by a luxury sports car. They also have a new footboard ...

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Honda dealers slash £4,000 off price of DN-01

Laura Kennerley, 15 October 2009 14:36

Honda’s automatic cruiser the DN-01 has had £4,000 wiped of its list price. When it was launched the v-twin carried a £10,521 price tag. Today you can pick a 59 plate model for just £6,695. Doble’s Honda dealership in Coulsdon, Surrey, is offering them for just £6,999 OTR, while Hunt’s of Manchester is flogging a demo bike with just 427 ...


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