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MZ rescue fails

MCN, 17 May 2013 09:30

Bad news for fans of the legendary German MZ marque. Despite positive noises at last year’s Milan Show and meetings, reportedly, with more than 30 possible investers, the historic firm from Zschopau has been declared insolvent. According to the official receiver an immediate investment of around €1m was required, but not forthcoming. MZ, once one of the world’s biggest bike ...

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Manx bus drivers to strike during TT

MCN, 15 May 2013 14:02

Isle of Man bus drivers are planning to strike during the TT fortnight. Strike days will be announced seven days in advance and timed to cause maximum disruption, according to Unite the Union. Bobby Morton, Unite’s national officer for passenger transport, said: “We’ve got disputes scheduled for the last week in May and the first week in June. “The drivers ...

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Track day gift vouchers could be worthless after firm’s collapse

Steve Farrell, 15 May 2013 14:00

There may be no end in sight to the economic gloom but at least we can escape for a few hours on a track. As long as it’s not with the firm Easytrack. Gift vouchers for track days with the firm are potentially worthless after it ceased trading, cancelling 12 events at circuits across the country including Brands Hatch, Oulton ...

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122mph speeder jailed after forum boasts

Steve Farrell, 09 May 2013 10:26

A motorcyclist has been jailed for eight months after boasting on a forum about lying to police over a speeding offence. Andrew Kelly, 37, was filmed speeding at 122mph by a speed camera van but told police a prospective buyer had been test-riding the bike at the time. Police later found a thread on a forum describing the incident and ...

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What do you think of Norton?

MCN, 07 May 2013 17:30

MCN have an exclusive this week on the new Norton TT racer, which they're running two of at this year's event. However, the bike is a prototype only machine, and won't be on the roads any time soon. So, we ask - are norton a 'proper' bike manufacturer? Or are they only playing at it?  

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New MCN May 8th: Norton TT plans revealed

MCN, 07 May 2013 11:32

In this week's MCN, out May 8th, we reveal Norton's 2013 TT plans. We look at BMW's new 800 GS, and we test Ducati's Hyperstrada. Also this week: Yamaha FJR 1300 old vs new test, all the latest news, and a Honda VFR used buyers guide. In sport: The latest from this weekend's GP, including paddock insiders' views on the ...

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Video: How to fit a Pinlock visor insert

Tony Hoare, 03 May 2013 16:01

MCN's consumer editor Tony Hoare shows you how to easily fit a Pinlock anti-fog insert to your visor. brightcove.createExperiences();

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MCN exclusive on new Norton V4 TT racer

Andy Downes, 03 May 2013 15:23

Norton is putting the finishing touches to the latest V4 race it will contest the 2013 Isle of Man TT in just three weeks with virtually every part of the bike new for this year. The team hope the unsilenced, 200bhp monster with two riders for this year will be enough to bring some credible results for the team with ...

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Would you use a helmet / bike camera to record your road riding?

MCN, 01 May 2013 14:00

There's been a huge surge recently in the number of people recording their daily rides, using bike and helmet cameras to allow them to record what other road users (and themselves) are up to. But it's a double edged sword - do something illegal, and the footage becomes evidence. Delete it afterwards, and you're facing potential jailtime. So do you ...

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Used buying guide: Triumph Tiger

Jon Urry, 01 May 2013 07:00

The Tiger is the unsung hero of the Hinckley triumph range. Where the iconic Speed Triple is the bike that captures the headlines, believe it or not the Tiger has been merrily going about its business in the background for twenty years, which makes it Triumph’s longest continuously running model. Where the Sprint and Daytona models have come and gone ...

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