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TTXGP will open racing at reborn Donington in August

Guy Procter, 14 June 2010 19:48

Bike racing will resume at a the re-opened Donington Park circuit with a newly-scheduled round of TTXGP.    The Donington round of the electric racing championship – which has national championships in Britain the US and Italy, climaxing in a World Final in Albacete – will take place as part of the 'Welcome back to Donington' weekend on 21/22 August.   The ...

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Spy shots: Touch-screen multi-mode suspension Fireblade spied

Guy Procter, 04 June 2010 14:43

MCN’s spies have struck gold – ‘the original gold’ in fact – capturing this unique Fireblade with Multistrada-beating multi-mode suspension. The development mule was spotted near the Swedish HQ of pre-eminent suspension firm Ohlins – architects of Ducati’s rapturously-received DES riding mode system on the new Multistrada 1200 S.       Unlike the Multistrada however, the Fireblade’s electronically-adjusted forks and shock ...

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Voxan motorcycles bought by Venturi

Guy Procter, 02 June 2010 15:01

Eternally promising but perennially bankrupt French bike brand Voxan has been bought by a Monaco-based manufacturer of exotic electric sportscars. Venturi, itself a brand rescued from suspended animation in 2001, is believed to have bought all the assets, plans, tooling and models, but its intentions for the firm - whose entire range was based around the same 72 degree 996cc V-twin ­- ...

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Aaron Slight to race at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010

Guy Procter, 02 June 2010 11:43

Awesome Kiwi WSB axe-murderer Aaron Slight will ride a Castrol Honda RC45 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 13-time WSB race winner and arch Foggy-baiter will razz up the hill clad in the leathers and livery evocative of a golden age of superbike racing. He says: “It has been 10years since I rode a Castrol Honda and I ...

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New Husqvarna TE 125 is go-anywhere teen dream

Guy Procter, 21 May 2010 11:38

Sister bike to Husqvarna’s new 125 supermoto is this credible looking beginner’s enduro bike, the TE125. Costing £100 less at £3495 the fully road-legal TE uses the same liquid-cooled 15bhp motor, 40mm forks and progessive-link shock as the supermoto and weighs just 117kg. It’s available in white only from June. More info: 01962 771122;

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'Fake' Bimota HB4 track day bike is real

Guy Procter, 13 May 2010 15:54

Rumours of a semi-official track-day-only HB4 costing a whopping £146,500 circulated last month after an advert for just such a bike was posted on a German website. Bimota was quick to dismiss the ad as a fake, but MCN has discovered it IS in negotiations with a German dealer to offer very top-end HB4s to rich track day enthusiasts. The ...

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KTM RC4 - it lives!

Guy Procter, 13 May 2010 15:38

Rumours of a rebirth of the serious small-capacity sportsbike led by KTM have circulated for ages, and we’re glad to see they’re well founded. Sort of. Sadly it’s not the longed-for official RC4 they have actually been evaluating, but a home-brewed supermono created in idle hours by KTM R&D engineers. 80bhp/140kg. Now all we need is the marketing department to ...

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Win a 42-inch TV with Hannspree & MCN Sport magazine

Guy Procter, 01 April 2010 16:12

The new edition of MCN Sport magazine is out now, featuring a world-exclusive real roads test of the awesome 220bhp Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Fireblade. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with top WSB sponsor and consumer electronics giant Hannspree to give away a 42-inch full HD digital LCD TV worth £580. The all-new SJ42 features massive 1920x1080 resolution, widescreen 16:9 ...

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Follow Red Dwarf's Cat on his Iron Butt Sport Relief challenge

Guy Procter, 26 February 2010 15:15

Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules sets off on Saturday to ride 7000 miles round the Mediterranean in just 15 days in aid of Sport Relief. You can follow his progress, along with telly-producer and co-rider Graham Hoskins here The pair will ride Honda Transalps through 13 countries (previously 14 but the Algerian embassy failed to sign the visas in ...

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Hydrogen highway to link London, Swindon and South Wales

Guy Procter, 12 February 2010 13:44

Just in time for the debut of Suzuki’s hydrogen fuel cell Burgman scooter, ministers will shortly reveal plans for a network of refuelling stations along the M4 between London and South Wales. The BBC reports that Wales has been designated a Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) for hydrogen and low carbon fuel technologies such as natural gas and bio-methane. Environment ...


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