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Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves

Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves, £159.95 Miles covered/time: 10,000miles/18 months What’s good: They’re warm summer gloves. Wearing winter gloves through summer might look pathetic, but that’s what I often did. Reynard’s syndrome (rubbish circulation, basically) means my fingers get painfully cold unless it’s very hot or I ride in massive mitts. Then I discovered these Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex gloves, which feel ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 22 June 2011

Farmyard Party this weekend

Europe’s biggest bike-only rally is this weekend. The Farmyard Party starts on Friday at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire and continues over the weekend. No cars, vans or pedestrians are allowed – if you ain’t on a bike, you ain’t getting in. Last year’s rally was massive, with 10,000 or so turning up for a weekend of beer, music and ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 15 June 2011

New mobile phone app aims to reduce crashes

A new route-planning smartphone app starring James Toseland has been released. iBiker, which has been funded by the Department for Transport, is intended to reduce bike crashes by highlighting accident hotspots on popular routes and providing riding videos. It costs £2.39 on iTunes and £2.59 on Android Market and lets you: Plan, plot, and save routes. Highlight points of interests, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 June 2011

RAF team prepare for TT after Afghanistan interruption

A trio of RAF staff are frantically preparing a Kawasaki ZX-10R and Honda CBR600RR for the TT in June after their plans were disrupted by one of their team being deployed to Afghanistan. The team took the bikes for a shakedown at RAF Lyneham last week, and persevered despite a routine training exercise by RAF firefighters (hence the apocalyptic photo). ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 20 May 2011

Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

Harley-Davidson UK's offer to give riders an extra £1000 on the trade-in value of their bikes will finish at the end of May. If you trade in a non-Harley, you'll get up to £1,000 on top of the value of your bike, and if you trade in a Harley you get an extra £750. The deal excludes the Iron 883™, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 19 May 2011

Debate rages over Simoncelli move that took out Pedrosa

Marco Simoncelli’s reputation as the bad boy of MotoGP rose to new heights after he was involved in a collision with Pedrosa that left the luckless and injury prone Spaniard with a broken right collarbone. Simoncelli and Pedrosa had just exchanged overtakes at Turn 6 when the factory Honda duo tangled on lap 18 of the Le Mans MotoGP while ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 May 2011

Benelli celebrates 100 years with £2000 savings

Benelli is 100-years-old this year and one part of its celebrations is a dramatic reduction of its On The Road (OTR) prices on selected road bikes in the present Benelli range. Machines that are not included in the deal are Tornado 900 and 900 RS models. The money-saving promotion lasts until end of June 2011, which leaves just over a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 11 May 2011

Free test rides on new 167bhp Aprilia Tuono

Showing commendable confidence in the easy-riding manners of the new Tuono, Aprilia are offering free test rides of the 167bhp hooligan. Provided you're over 21 and have a full motorcycle licence, you should be able to get a ride, if you book ahead at your local dealer (see www.apriliadealers.com). This test ride event marks the arrival of the Tuono V4 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 May 2011

Get your tickets for Europe's only bike film festival

The only motorcycle film festival in Europe is on at the end of May, showing the new British Superbike film I, Superbiker plus classics such as Electra Glide In Blue. The festival – held in the 1000 seat White Rock Theatre in Hastings, Sussex – finishes with a big screen gala presentation of The Great Escape, supported by an exclusive ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 06 May 2011

Kawasaki World Superbike team boss denies drug smuggling

The boss of Kawasaki's World Superbike squad says drugs, gun and ammunition found in his race transporter lorry were planted by a drugs gang. Paul Bird, owner of Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM), exclusively tells MCN (out this Wednesday) that he believes the gang were using his truck to smuggle contraband back into the UK, as the team returned from the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 May 2011

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