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Bike-mad pensioner hits 163mph at Silverstone

Dan Aspel, 09 November 2010 17:11

A pensioner, who had never been on a bike before, reached 163mph and took part in high-speed wheelies courtesy of “Rocket” Ron Haslam. Riding pillion with the former racer, 63-year-old Vanessa Forsdicke completed six laps of Silverstone.  Forsdicke said: “I’ve watched many MotoGP and superbike races, until I had been around the track I could not imagine the speeds and ...

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Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

Dan Aspel, 05 November 2010 15:26

Urban Trials ridingFred Crosset takes his trials bike to the streets of Belgium in this life-affirming urban stunt video. Five stars is an understatement.      F800 GS stunted to deathFreestyler Chris Mcneal thrashes a fully-laden F800 GS to death in what must be one of the most gutsy stunt videos MCN has seen. Proof that you can be a ...

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Milan bike show: Honda New Mid Concept scooter

Dan Aspel, 04 November 2010 10:50

Honda has unveiled the New Mid Concept scooter at the Milan motorcycle show. Find a scooter for sale Aimed at taking on Yamaha’s TMax-led dominance of the performance scooter market, few technical details are so far available. What is confirmed is that it will come with Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission – so far only available on the VFR1200F – which ...

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Ducati Diavel: first finished pics

Dan Aspel, 01 November 2010 11:03

For those of you who can’t wait for this week’s Milan Motorcycle Show… here are some pictures of the new Ducati Diavel. Published by a Ducati dealer in Arboga, Sweden, the Diavel was apparently shown at a recent open day. More details of the 162bhp muscle bike as the week progresses. Source:

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Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

Dan Aspel, 20 October 2010 17:45

The Red Arrows have released these pictures of their Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run, which they completed earlier this month. Red Arrow’s spokesman Mike Ling said: “The journey was an amazing experience with some incredible scenery to take in, albeit through rather rain-soaked visors for the most part! “The fundraising has not yet finished as the TEXT service and ...

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Motorcycle film festival to celebrate adventure riders

Dan Aspel, 15 October 2010 14:09

A UK-based film festival will show footage of the greatest motorcycle journeys ever attempted, organisers have announced. The Adventure Travel Film Festival aims to show “films that truly capture the spirit of adventurous, independent travel”. Movies on display include: One Man Caravan [1933], The Rugged Road [1935], Motosyberia [2007], and cult travelogue Mondo Enduro [1995]: the film that apparently “inspired ...

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20% of motorists tweet behind the wheel

Dan Aspel, 13 October 2010 14:32

One in five drivers text, tweet and check Facebook while driving, an RAC survey has claimed. A further 39 per cent of drivers admitted being distracted by calls, texts and social media website alerts while at the wheel. The trend is apparently on the rise, with the number of phone-using motorists tripling in the past year. Most worryingly 47% believe ...

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2011 Kawasaki Z1000 video

Dan Aspel, 11 October 2010 13:46

Following last month’s pulsating Kawasaki Z750R preview, Kawasaki have released the following footage of the 2011 Kawasaki Z1000. Apparently written by a 13-year-old Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and shot on a camera phone, it may struggle to strike a chord with the Zed’s target audience. Still, if clichéd cod-poetry and barely glimpsed shots of motorcycles are your thing, you’re ...

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Harley-Davidson offer extended warranties this weekend

Dan Aspel, 28 September 2010 17:00

Harley Davidson are offering a 2-year extension to the warranty on all new motorcycles purchased between 1 October and 30 November. Find a used Harley Davidson for sale This extension comes in addition to the existing two-year mechanical and cosmetic guarantee. HD spokesman Ignacio Isusi said: “This extension of our warranty terms is a reflection of the confidence we have ...

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Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

Dan Aspel, 27 September 2010 13:28

Triumph have apologised for the series of thefts that plagued the Triumph Live campsites last weekend. A spokesman for Triumph said: “Triumph Live was a huge success and we have been delighted by the positive response we have had from visitors, owners, dealers and our own staff. It is a great shame that this has been spoiled by one or ...


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