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Revamped engine for latest Moto Guzzi V7s

Phil West, 18 November 2011 15:43

Moto Guzzi’s popular smaller V-twin range has received a complete makeover for 2012 – proving once again that parent Piaggio is investing heavily in reviving the historic marque. At last week’s Milan Show, Guzzi unveiled not one but two new V7 models – and both, along with the whole V7 range and the similarly-powered Nevada 750 line-up, will benefit from ...

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Milan Show: Bimota reveal three new models

Phil West, 09 November 2011 12:21

Bimota were a surprise hit at the Milan show, with three all new-bikes. The DB10 is Bimota’s version of Ducati’s Hypermotard but with its own, tubular steel and aluminium frame.  The DB9 Brivido is an all-new super naked using Ducati’s Testastretta 11 degree engine featuring Bimota’s usual hi-tech frame and exotic cycle parts including Marzocchi suspension, Brembo brakes, and OZ ...

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Bike-mad Chelsea manager dreams of Dakar

Phil West, 03 October 2011 10:10

Chelsea football manager Andre Villas-Boas owns five motorbikes and dreams of one day competing in the notorious Dakar Rally, it has been revealed. The highly-rated Portugeuse coach, whose day job requires coaching multi-millionaire footballers and challenging for honours in the world’s most competitive football league, revealed in an interview with the BBC that bikes are in his blood and likes nothing ...

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Become a Le Mans 24hr VIP!

Phil West, 02 August 2011 11:46

A pair of VIP passes, one night’s accommodation and the chance to meet TT Legends racers John McGuiness, Keith Amor and Steve Plater at the Le Mans 24hr next month are up for grabs in a new free-to-enter competition from Honda. The prize also includes a behind the scenes pit tour and access to the event’s concert. The Le Mans ...

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£1240-worth of goodies with new Harley-Davidson XR1200s

Phil West, 22 June 2011 16:33

Harley-Davidson are offering – for a limited period – performance and cosmetic goodies worth at total of £1240 with purchases of its XR1200X. The offer, introduced to coincide with the current XR1200 Trophy race series but restricted to the first 40 sales, means buyers of the 2011 XR1200X from authorized Harley dealers will get their machines supplied with a Remus ...

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Video: Eddie Kidd completes London Marathon

Phil West, 07 June 2011 13:41

This just released video shows disabled motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd completing the London Marathon this week. Produced by ITN the emotion-charged film shows Eddie’s stunt background before showing the herculean effort it took him to complete the 26-mile event. Eddie, 51, suffered massive injuries when a bike jump went wrong at the Bulldog Bash in 1996 and was told ...

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Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

Phil West, 19 May 2011 14:16

Honda’s new V4 gets put to its biggest test yet next week – exclusively in MCN! The class-defying, ‘crossover’ machine has already proved controversial for seeming, to some, little more than a re-clothed VFR800. It’s also proved difficult to pigeon-hole by being neither a ‘true’ adventure machine due to its lack of off-road ability nor a conventional road sports-tourer. That ...

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Moto Guzzi launch special ‘Corsa’ edition of 1200 Sport

Phil West, 16 May 2011 12:06

Moto Guzzi has launched this special red, white and gold version of its 1200 Sport. Dubbed the 'Corsa' the special edition also features gold detailing and a two-tone saddle. Price is unchanged over the standard version at £9378. The 1200 Sport is powered by the same 1151cc 8v transverse V-twin shaftie as found in Guzzi's latest Stelvio NTX and Norge GT, ...

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WK SM50: Racy supermoto 16-er arrives in UK

Phil West, 05 May 2011 13:15

If you thought affordable, saucy 50cc bikes were a thing of the past, checkout this new offering from new-to-the-UK Chinese manufacturer WK. Dubbed the SM50, it’s a supermoto-styled, liquid-cooled, 49cc two-stroke priced at just £2099. It comes with a six-speed gearbox, both electric and kick-starters, stainless steel exhaust, LED indicators, LCD dash board wavy disc brakes and comes in white ...

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Norton Café Racer SP v Triumph Thruxton – coming soon!

Phil West, 07 January 2011 16:33

In an exclusive first test, next week’s MCN sees Norton’s stunning new, all-black Café Racer SP – one of the stars of the NEC Show before Christmas – pitted head-to-head with that other great, British café racer, the Triumph Thruxton. Although priced at opposite ends of the spectrum – the Norton’s £14,499 while the Triumph is £6949, with the contrast ...


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