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Honda VFR1200F owner reviews

Dan Aspel, 03 September 2010 17:46

Though plagued by nothing more than moderate praise in road tests, the Honda VFR1200F has gone on to sell well to riders looking for a high quality, long-lasting bike. So are they still in love with their high-tech V4? Read the full report in this week's MCN, out now. What's good?- Effortless power- Great build quality- Truly versatile tourer and sports bike What's bad?- Smaller ...

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Illegal Italian street-racing ring smashed

Dan Aspel, 01 September 2010 09:18

Italian police have closed down an illegal racing ring who routinely reached speeds in excess of 180mph on public roads. Local Carabinieri in Lecce, near the heel of Italy’s boot, seized eight motorcycles and impounded another that was being made race ready. The 12 bikers involved have been charged with membership of a criminal organisation. The races were apparently run ...

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KTM 125 to be called KTM 125 DUKE

Dan Aspel, 31 August 2010 17:40

After months of speculation, an online facebook competition, and thousands of user-generated suggestions KTM have found the perfect name for their 125cc street bike. The KTM 125 DUKE. So, exactly the same as the 690 DUKE, then. Despite the unsurprising choice, learner riders will still be treated to an edgy looking bike with all the quality you’d expect from the ...

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F1 veterans Brundle and Warwick ride Silverstone

Dan Aspel, 13 August 2010 17:17

Ex-Formula 1 drivers Martin Brundle, 51, and Derek Warwick, 55, took to two wheels at Ron Haslam’s race school on Tuesday.  The pair, both riding Honda CBR600RR’s, attended the course to improve their skills on a bike and learn about the finer points of riding. Though they had both raced four wheeled vehicles at the highest level of motorsport, neither ...

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Top 10 movie motorcycles you can buy

Dan Aspel, 13 August 2010 14:50

Iconic motorcycling movies are few and far between. So for those of us waiting for the next Motorcycle Diaries or The World’s Fastest Indian to come out, we have to make do with bike spotting in more mainstream flicks. Luckily, even if the movie ‘aint no good, you can bet that the machines probably are.  Find a motorcycle for sale ...

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MotoShare scheme launches in USA

Dan Aspel, 02 August 2010 16:43

Forget BoJo’s bicycle scheme, across the pond they’re offering the kind of bike rental we can really get excited about. For $1,999 per year, subscribers to Jupiter’s Motorcycles “MotoShare” scheme have access to a range of seven motorcycles, including the R1200GS, F800ST, Speed Triple and the Bonneville. The firm currently operate from their base in Brooklyn, New York, and also ...

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Video: Sinnis Trackstar 125 review

Dan Aspel, 27 July 2010 12:34

The Sinnis Trackstar is the latest 125cc, learner-friendly model from the Brighton-based manufacturer. Can they wrestle novices away from the likes of Honda and Suzuki? Find a 125cc motorcycle for sale Watch the video for our first look at the new 125cc motorcycle: // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and ...

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Honda CRF250R gets more mid-range

Dan Aspel, 21 July 2010 12:52

Honda has announced the release of an updated CRF250R, as part of their 2011 off-road lineup. Find an off road bike for sale The new model is intended to comply with the recent European FIM noise regulation, and the decibel level has been reduced accordingly. The alteration was achieved by adding a longer, higher capacity muffler and redesigning the air ...

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Brand new classic Nortons found!

Dan Aspel, 01 April 2010 17:28

A treasure trove of still-crated Norton Commando 850s from the mid-1970s has been unearthed in Belgium. The 11 ‘New Old Stock’ bikes are part of the stock of a defunct classic motorcycle dealer which is all being put up for auction later this month. The hoard also includes an ex-Peter Williams 1974 Norton works ‘space frame’ racer, a still-crated bike, ...

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New Trackstar 125 from Sinnis

Dan Aspel, 01 April 2010 15:20

This is Sinnis’s new Trackstar 125, the Chinese manufacturer’s first stab at “trendy, retro” bikes. Designed in cooperation with its UK importer to compete with the likes of Suzuki’s VanVan and Yamaha’s TW125, the Trackstar is powered by an air-cooled, four-stroke single good for a claimed 75mph and 100mpg. There’s a tubular steel twin shock frame with conventional telescopic forks ...


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