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Telford Ice Speedway cancelled

Telford Ice Speedway chiefs have reluctantly cancelled their plans for February’s big event. An upgrade of plant machinery at the venue has meant there’s a strong chance the ice rink will not be ready in time for the February 24 date, but ice speedway will be back at Telford for its 25th anniversary year in 2010. Co-promoter, Graham Drury said: “We ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 02 January 2009

Sailors ride for charity

Bikers from HMS Ark Royal endured negative temperatures and a string of mechanical problems to beat their ship to Gibraltar. The team of seven riders and two support crew parted company with Ark Royal in Portsmouth and met up again days later on the Rock. The guys had an eventful journey through France and Spain punctuated by breakdowns and bad weather, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 January 2009

BSB Review: Best race in pictures

Shane Byrne was expected to take the title at Croft but a massive high-side during the second free practice session on Friday left the champion-elect battered and bruised. Byrne passed fit to qualifying and then race on Sunday despite heavy bruising and losing two teeth. Both races turned into colossal nail-biters, but the first race more so than latter as the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • British Superbikes
  • 01 January 2009

Deus on the right track

This pair of Kawasaki W650s have been given subtle make-overs as part of a growing trend for flat-track inspired retros. They each have a host of custom parts, and are the latest work of Australian custom firm Deus Ex Machina, which has carved out a reputation for giving modern Japanese bikes a classic twist. The blue and red bike costs ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 January 2009

The world's fastest woman

This is Leslie Porterfield, the fastest woman in America. Porterfield, from Dallas, claimed three land speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats earlier this year and has just been named the AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year. She achieved a top speed of 234.197mph riding her turbo Suzuki Hayabusa and became the first woman to enter the Bonneville 200mph club on ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 31 December 2008

BSB Review: Ducati 1098R in numbers

In this year’s review of the year MCN named the Ducati 1098R as the bike of the year in the British Superbike championship. Here’s why, in numbers. 14 - Number of race wins Ducati had in BSB in 2008. 1036 - Total points racked up by the three Ducati 1098R’s in the British Superbike Championship. 5 - Number of Ducati ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • 31 December 2008

Honda Fury technology revealed

These are the official design drawings of the new Honda Fury custom bike set to be launched in January at the New York motorcycle show. The subject of endless internet speculation, the Fury is Honda's first attempt at an all-out custom bike in the “American Chopper” mould, designed to go head-to-head with bikes like Harley Davidson's Rocker and Yamaha's Raider in ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 31 December 2008

Variable cylinder management for next Pan European

Honda's emission killing and fuel-economy boosting Variable Cylinder Management system is an almost dead-cert for the next Pan European due around 2011.   The system works by shutting cylinders on and off as they are needed. It’s just one of a variety of massively high-tech innovations set for the Pan European which could also include a new twin-clutch set up that ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 31 December 2008

Ninja sales rocket by 400%

Kawasaki has honoured one of the Black Horse finance team for helping Ninja sales rocket by more than 400%. Black Horse account manager Billy Bryce was instrumental in driving sales of the ZX-10R and ZX-6R by coaching sales people and helping create information for showrooms. Kawasaki UK sales and marketing manager Michael Johnstone said: “Bryce done a truly tremendous job for ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 27 December 2008

Light jacket with heavy protection

It won’t stop bullets, but this lightweight jacket from Bulletproof Clothing will protect you from minor spills. The Colt textile jacket has CE armour on shoulders and elbows, a removable back pad, and reflective piping on the torso, back, and arms. It comes in black and grey, in sizes XS-5XL, and costs £70 Visit www.bulletproofclothingco.co.uk for details

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 26 December 2008

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