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Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Andy Downes, 13 December 2013 17:15

Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly reported’. Triumph’s statement shows the company made a £0.1m operating loss before interest and tax which is down from a £15.7 million profit in 2012. Triumph says ...

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Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Andy Downes, 20 November 2013 10:20

Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown are anywhere near production but the XV950R café racer is about as close as you can get. The electric PED1, PED1 and Evino scooter are ...

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Online petition for stranded Sean Emmett gains support

Andy Downes, 24 September 2013 14:49

An online petition calling for the UK Government to help get former British Superbike racer Sean Emmett returned to this country from Dubai has gained nearly 4000 signatures in just a few days.Emmett, 43, has been trapped in Dubai since the death of this new bride who Abbie fell to her death from their hotel room balcony in February earlier ...

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Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

Andy Downes, 23 September 2013 14:19

New V-Strom 1000 gets 100bhp, traction control, ABS and three colourschemes as it enters the adventure bike market priced around £10,000 Suzuki is continuing to stretch out pre-launch information surrounding the new V-Strom 1000 adventure bike but at least now it has confirmed some concrete details about the much-anticipated motorcycle.Suzuki revealed further details of the bike at the final round ...

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Road closed to bikes only near Ace Café

Andy Downes, 20 August 2013 11:21

A local council has banned just motorcycles using a road near the famous Ace Café in North London as part of a six-week trial following months of complaints about anti-social riding and racing on the road. Brent council has now banned motorcycles from Rainsford Road after a number of complaints about dangerous riding and large groups of bystanders. The ban ...

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BMW K1600GT Sport revealed

Andy Downes, 05 July 2013 17:31

BMW has unveiled a new version of the the six cylinder K1600 which the firm is calling the 'GT Sport'. The GT Sport has just been unveiled at the 'BMW Motorrad Days 2013' event in Garmisch. The GT Sport has a shorter windscreen, new graphics, black painted highlights on the body work, and will sit along side the current GT ...

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Staff Blog: Barely a sign of 6000 miles ridden

Andy Downes, 10 June 2013 11:59

The odometer clicked through 6000 miles on the Multistrada 1200 S Touring on the way to work this morning and in light of this approaching milestone I spent three hours giving the bike a deep clean over the weekend.After riding to Italy in the dry two weeks ago but then riding almost all 1100miles home in lashing rain the bike ...

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Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

Andy Downes, 02 January 2013 11:41

Motorcycle dealer and long time backer of motorcycle racing Colin Appleyard is one of four people from the motorcycle world honoured by the Queen in the New Year's Honours list. Appleyard has been involved in all levels of racing both on and off road for many years and is highly respected in the racing world. He has now been awarded ...

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Honda will make RC213V for the road

Andy Downes, 21 September 2012 08:55

Honda has officially confirmed it will be putting a road-going version of the RC213V into production for 2014 as it tries to give a massive boost of excitement to the Honda brand. Honda boss Takanobu Ito made the announcement on today (Friday) in Tokyo as part of a bigger speech outlining the future of the firm. The RC213V production bike ...

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New Kawasaki ZX-6R spied

Andy Downes, 09 August 2012 15:16

This is the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R, spied while filming a Kawasaki promotional video, which reveals the firm has gone back to the big-bore 636cc designation of previous years. The spy shots have emerged months ahead of the bike's launch and were taken at the Bungalow, just before the Mountain Mile section of the Isle of Man TT course. MCN revealed ...

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