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Gordon Ramsay test rides Ducati ‘Monster 1100 superbike’

Guy Procter, 24 August 2010 13:34

Bike-loving Desmosedici owner Gordon Ramsey has been spotted test-riding a ‘Ducati Monster 1100’ in Los Angeles. Not particularly interesting news you might think, and you’d be right. But it’s always amusing to see how the nationals handles a story involving something so foreign and mysterious as motorcycling, and there are some gems in the Daily Mail’s coverage. The Mail surmises ...

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Former Doohan team-mate Daryl Beattie banned from driving

Guy Procter, 13 August 2010 12:57

1995 GP500 runner-up Daryl Beattie has been banned from driving for a year after failing to give a breath test in Australia. 40 year old Beattie rode for Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki factory teams in the nineties, finishing ahead of team-mate Mick Doohan in 1994. He is currently employed as a commentator for an Australian TV channel.

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Surf the Silverstone WSB crowd with new iPhone app

Guy Procter, 28 July 2010 14:23

A new free iPhone launching this Friday allows race fans to connect with each other at home and in the crowd as the action unfolds. Released in time for WSB Silverstone Crowdsurfer connects Twitter users to share the action on the track, the banter in the crowd around them and now the gossip happening between users of the app at ...

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Man behind most aggressive and unsafe bike ad ever hails industry ban on aggressive, unsafe bike ads

Guy Procter, 21 July 2010 10:32

The motorcycle industry in Europe has imposed a voluntary ban on adverts portaying ‘Aggressive riding styles, and any depiction of unsafe behaviour on public roads’. ACEM, the manufacturers’ representative body, made the move in response to the European Commission’s Road Safety Action Programme, which ‘puts focus on vulnerable road users’.   Stefan Pierer, ACEM President and boss of KTM, says: "Motorcycle ...

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Send us your Ride to Work Day pics!

Guy Procter, 20 July 2010 14:53

It’s Ride to Work day tomorrow! Planning to ride your bike to work when it would usually be slumbering in the garage waiting for the weekend? MCN wants to celebrate Ride to Work Day (this Wednesday) by printing your pictorial evidence. Has your Fireblade never graced the work car park before? Are your colleagues awed by your leather-clad alter-ego? Did ...

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Video: The Yamaha Super Tenere trick that could save your bacon

Guy Procter, 14 July 2010 15:09

Yamaha’s new 1200cc Super Tenere is a superb all-rounder, but in common with other bikes with ABS it can be a liability off-road for one simple reason...  Read the Yamaha Super Tenere review ABS can prevent your bike coming to a stop at all if off-road, if (for example) you’re descending a slope and trying to slow down. When the ...

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Yamaha promises electric bike for Europe in 2011

Guy Procter, 14 July 2010 14:09

Yamaha will launch a new electric bike in Europe next year, and follow it with 2-3 more by 2015. The news comes in a statement on the company’s medium term growth strategy and follows the launch in Japan of its EC-03 electric scooter. Yamaha motorcycles for sale Yamaha’s game will have to be stepped up dramatically from the 27-mile range ...

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Guy Martin rides again at Goodwood ­ and races on Tuesday!

Guy Procter, 02 July 2010 15:31

Just three weeks after this horrific TT crash, Guy Martin is to ride again, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Saturday.  A source close to the charismatic Honda rider has been with him today and had this to say: “There’s not a scratch on him! He says every day of the first week following the accident he got worse, ...

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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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The pill that could cure you of motorcycling

Guy Procter, 08 June 2010 15:04

You better hope nobody from the EU reads this, but there's a pill that some experts think could 'cure' you of motorcycling. The new drug ­called co-trimoxazole­ has been proven ten times more effective than previous remedies against the condition Toxoplasmosis ­a bacterial infection Dr Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University says is unusually common in motorcyclists, and which he believes ...


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