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Speed cameras inaccurate in cold weather?

Motorcyclists caught speeding during the cold snap earlier this year could soon have grounds to appeal, after car driver Andrew Fowler embarked on a landmark case to prove the readings from Gatsos could be wrong in sub-zero temperatures. Fowler, 48, was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in Cambridge in February last year, but was sure his speedometer was ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 28 May 2010

Another Honda electric concept…

Honda will unveil a three-wheel electric scooter called the 3R-C at the Geneva car show at the end of this week. Created by Honda's research-and-design facility in Milan, Italy, the 3R-C prototype’s electric drivetrain is mounted low in the three wheeled chassis, keeping a low centre of gravity for improved stability. Honda say the “high sides of the safety shell ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 01 March 2010

Rossi custom R1 to raise money for charity

A custom Yamaha R1 decorated in Valentino Rossi’s ‘Five Continents’ graphics is to be sold at auction to raise money for Riders for Health, the official MotoGP charity. 1972 Daytona 200 winner Don Emde, who launched US based fundraiser Friends of Riders for Health, led a team who customised the bike with thousands of dollars of aftermarket parts, all donated ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 March 2010

Triumph Thunderbird turned into Café Racer

This café racer version of Triumph’s Thunderbird 1600 has been put together in Sweden. Assembled by Sivert Raask, of rear-sets and accessories specialists, Raask, it features a new tank, seat, exhausts and fairing. Sivert said, “Café racers have always been my favourite bikes. Back in 1967 I bought a boat ticket from Gothenburg to London, bought a used Norton Atlas, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 23 February 2010

New mini MV Agusta stalled

MV Agusta’s much anticipated new mid-capacity supersport machine has been delayed due to the company’s imminent sale by Harley-Davidson. The “95% finished” inline three-cylinder 800cc sports bike is, according to eye-witnesses, the most startling MV in recent years and can lap a track just a second off the current 1000cc F4. An insider told MCN: “The bike started off as ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 23 February 2010

Motorcycle awareness message on signs across California

The California Highway Patrol has started a campaign to make motorists more aware of bikes. The message, ‘Share the road, look twice for motorcyclists’, is now being shown on over 700 signs across the state.      Robert Gladden, director of the US’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation said: “The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, along with many thousands of motorcyclists, applaud the California Highway Patrol, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 February 2010

New custom CB750 Café Racer

Japanese custom bike manufacturer Whitehouse has released its latest Honda CB750. Find a Honda CB750 for sale The firm, famous for recreations of the ‘Kwaka’ KZ1000 seen in Mad Max, have teamed up with Japanese retailer Motorimoda to produce the CB750 Café Type Motorimoda.  The bike is fitted with a standard CB750’s carburetted, air-cooled, four-cylinder engine, but features some careful ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 18 February 2010

New Moriwaki tuned Zephyr 1100

Legendary Japanese tuning company Moriwaki has come up with this delicious version of Kawasaki’s Zephyr 1100 a makeover for 2010. Famous for launching the racing careers of Graeme Crosby and Wayne Gardner, Moriwaki produced a well-known, customised Zephyr 1100 in 1999 known as the Monster. The biggest change on this latest version is a big bore 1258cc engine, carving out ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 16 February 2010

Be ready for your next track day

A clever two-litre 'Track Pack' has just been launched, containing the indispensible items that can make a big difference to your next track day. Save £££s on motorcycle products It includes key items such as a digital tyre gauge, Sdoc100 chain spray, a pack of 50 cable ties (for those of us who need to ride home on a crashed ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 08 February 2010

Win stripped from Le Touquet victor

The world’s biggest off road race ended in controversy yesterday when the victor was stripped of his win because of a loud exhaust. Kawasaki rider Yves Duedon thought he’d won the prestigious Le Touquet beach race in northern France, but the victory was later handed to ex motocross world champion Mickael Pichon. Race organisers said Duedon’s exhaust exceeded the 115dB ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 08 February 2010

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