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Linley’s look-alike Bonnies star at Stafford sale

Phil West, 20 April 2010 17:53

Biking royal Viscount Linley is offering his two matching old/new Triumph Bonnevilles for sale this weekend. The two black machines appear virtually identical but are actually completely different and were built over 20 years apart. The older bike is a 1979 Meriden T140V, the younger a Hinckley-produced 2001 790cc Bonneville. Both have covered around 25,000 miles and the newer machine ...

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Proof bikes and snow CAN mix

Phil West, 07 January 2010 17:09

At least, they can when you’ve got… …an old Honda trailie and shorts…  … a Ural 2WD sidecar… … A V-twin custom bike… … Or even just a Suzuki GN125 and Gilera DNA50 Just don’t try it at home kids…

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Donington “up and running as soon as possible”, says Wheatcroft

Phil West, 06 January 2010 16:21

Donington Park’s new lease-holders will be announced in the next couple of weeks and work to re-open the troubled circuit is underway, according to circuit owners, the Wheatcroft family. Kevin Wheatcroft, son of the late Tom Wheatcroft who re-established the East Midlands circuit in the 1970s and ‘80s, was speaking out for the first time since businessman Simon Gillett’s ambitious ...

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Final Buells go to museum

Phil West, 31 December 2009 11:30

The last Buells to be built have been donated to the Barber Motorsports Museum in Alabama. Parent company Harley-Davidson stunned the motorcycling world when it pulled the plug on its subsidiary Buell brand back in September after 26 years producing quirky, mostly H-D-powered road and sports bikes. The very last Buell, a Lightning XB12S, rolled off the assembly line at ...

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Harley's main plant lives on - but with 50% job cuts

Phil West, 04 December 2009 11:07

Troubled Harley-Davidson has announced that its main assembly plant in York, Pennsylvania will survive – but only after a massive restructuring which will see the workforce halved. The decision comes following a major review of the crisis-ridden company’s operations and prolonged negotiations with the York workforce, which currently numbers 1950. Under the new plan, which was apparently agreed by 89% ...

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Win a special ZX-6R from Kawasaki

Phil West, 07 August 2009 14:20

As part of their Ninja 25th anniversary celebrations, Kawasaki Motors UK have created a stunning Ninja ZX-6R which they are giving away in a free to enter draw. The bike, with its Dream Machine paintwork, also has other subtle mods taking its retail value to over £10,000. Obvious changes are the Akrapovik road legal end can, Kawasaki LSL rearsets and ...

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Byk33r number plate up for grabs

Phil West, 06 April 2009 14:43

A unique biker registration number has gone on sale. ‘BYK33R’ is being offered for £2000 after it’s owner decided to give up bikes due to a long standing shoulder and elbow injury. “I’ve got a great respect for bikes and I love them but I just can’t do it any more,” said owner Martin. Interested parties can call him on ...

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Damned United star admits 'I claimed to be Bazza's nephew'

Phil West, 31 March 2009 16:15

The star of footballing flick The Damned United, actor Michael Sheen, has admitted that, when at school, he lied to friends that biking superstar Barry Sheene was his uncle. Sheen, who plays Brian Clough in the film and who, ironically, has made a career out of portraying famous figures such as David Frost and Tony Blair, told The Sun that ...


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