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New motorcycle training association created

Laura Kennerley, 11 November 2009 10:31

A new body has been created to tackle the problems facing motorcycle training and challenge legislation. The new body, the Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association (MCITA), has been formed following the merger of the Motorcycle Industry Trainers Association and the Motorcycle Rider Training Association. The merger will give trainers a single voice and more power to challenge legislation and make sure ...

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Discount Britain: amazing savings on new bikes

Laura Kennerley, 21 October 2009 12:21

Manufacturers and dealers slash thousands from new bike prices to beat the sales slump, including:   £4,000 off a Honda DN-01 £2799 off a Triumph Rocket III £2,000 off a Yamaha R1 £2000 off a Kawasaki ZX-6R Here is a round up of the best offers featured in this week’s MCN.... www.motorcyclesdirect.co.uk is offering:   Kawasaki ZX6R (08 model in green) only ...

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Have you snapped up a bargain Buell?

Laura Kennerley, 21 October 2009 10:43

MCN is looking for savvy riders who have taken advantage of Buell’s tumbling prices and bought a bargain.      Browse Buells for sale now Have massive dealer discounts encouraged you to part with your cash and buy a Buell for the first time? Or are you a Buell-devotee gutted by the marques demise?       Read Buell bike reviews Either ...

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Honda dealers slash £4,000 off price of DN-01

Laura Kennerley, 15 October 2009 14:36

Honda’s automatic cruiser the DN-01 has had £4,000 wiped of its list price. When it was launched the v-twin carried a £10,521 price tag. Today you can pick a 59 plate model for just £6,695. Doble’s Honda dealership in Coulsdon, Surrey, is offering them for just £6,999 OTR, while Hunt’s of Manchester is flogging a demo bike with just 427 ...

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Roland Sand's LA river jump

Laura Kennerley, 09 October 2009 16:49

Check out these cool videos of custom-guru Roland Sands and his pals larking around on some of his creations in LA. The former racer-turned custom builder and pal Andy Bell even attempt to jump the LA river on Big V twins! The videos are taken from an MTV’s Nitro Circus, which was aired in the US this week. Meanwhile Sands ...

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Yamaha YBR 125 is Britain's best selling bike

Laura Kennerley, 09 October 2009 15:54

Yamaha had the two best selling bikes in the UK last month. The YBR125 was snapped up by 328 people, while the YZR125 followed hot on its heels with 275 sales. Despite these strong sales, business is still slow with sales down 18.6% year on year, according to figures released by the MCIA. But its not all bad news, sales ...

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Poetry in motion

Laura Kennerley, 09 October 2009 10:00

It may seem an unlikely choice, but the latest celebrity to take up riding as part of the industry’s Get On campaign is poet Tamsin Kendrick. Kendrick, 26, who is billed as one of Britain’s most promising poets, learnt to ride on National Poetry Day, so that she can zip from gig to gig. The men behind the Get On ...

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Lame entry level bikes stifling sales to trendy 20-somethings

Laura Kennerley, 08 October 2009 08:50

Trendy 20-somethings are turning their backs on biking because manufacturers are not making machines that appeal to them, Britain’s only bike design house has claimed. Motorcycles for sale Mark Wells and Ian Wride founders of Xenophya Motorcycle Design believe manufacturers should re-introduce stylish 400 and 500cc capacity bikes aimed at fashion-following 20-somethings who are new to biking. To prove their ...

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Would watching a celebrity ride a bike encourage your non-biking friends to get on two wheels?

Laura Kennerley, 02 October 2009 11:51

The British motorcycle industry believes it will and has launched a £4m campaign to encourage the masses to consider buying a bike. They have enlisted the help of eight celebs to do this – so far pop star Simon Webbe from Blue and England cricketer Darren Gough have taken up the challenge. Are they the right celebs to get your ...

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Bike friendly Durham cops get national award

Laura Kennerley, 01 October 2009 18:17

Durham’s motorbike cops have been given a national award for their trailblazing efforts to reduce road deaths and improve relationships with bikers. The eight-strong team - billed as the UK's most bike friendly coppers - has been presented with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, which recognises initiatives such as BikeWise, a family fun day held at police headquarters ...

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