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Eddie Kidd set to finish London Marathon today

Andy Downes, 06 June 2011 13:51

Former motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd is set to complete the London Marathon almost two months after setting off to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. Kidd was seriously injured and left with permanent brain damage after a stunt went wrong at the Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire in 1996 after he jumped the drag strip. Despite his serious disability ...

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London to Bangkok charity ride sets off

Andy Downes, 27 May 2011 17:17

Triumph Tiger 800XC owner Phil Evans today set off to ride his bike from the Jack Lilley showroom in Ashford, Middlesex to the Triumph factory…in Thailand! Evans is raising money for a charity called The Lewy Body Society which aims to help with treatment for this little known disease. Evans said: “I’ll be riding a Triumph Tiger 800XC from London ...

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Video: A lap of the Las Vegas supercross track

Andy Downes, 09 May 2011 11:39

Ever wondered what it's like to be able to ride a factory motocross bike? We mean really, really ride it rather than wobble around with a look of terror like most people would actually do when faced with the Las Vegas supercross track? Ryan Sipes is a factory rider in the AMA Supercross Lites class which means he races a ...

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BMW makes two millionth motorcycle in Berlin

Andy Downes, 06 May 2011 15:44

BMW is celebrating the two millionth motorcycle to be built at the Berlin plant in Spandau with factory-backed stunt rider Christian Pfeiffer writing 2,000,000 with a burn out on his BMW F800R. The celebration marks 2 million motorcycles being built at the Berlin plant; fittingly the bike was a special edition R1200GS adventure bike. The special anniversary bike was unveiled ...

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Suzuki reduces parts prices

Andy Downes, 15 March 2011 16:10

Suzuki has slashed prices on many genuine parts in an effort to stop people automatically buying aftermarket parts for models from 1995 to 2011 with reductions of up to 43%.Suzuki calls the process ‘realigning’ and includes many consumable and servicing parts like brake discs, pads, clutch, brake and gear levers along with chains and sprockets too. Price reductions are as ...

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Honda confirms death at Tochigi R&D facility in Japanese earthquake

Andy Downes, 11 March 2011 13:23

Honda has officially confirmed one fatality at its research and development facility in Tochigi in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan this morning. Thirty injuries have also been reported at the Honda facility, some 80 miles north of Tokyo. An official statement says: “The earthquake which hit Japan earlier today was one of the largest ever recorded and is ...

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Honda’s Tochigi R&D plant hit by Japan earthquake

Andy Downes, 11 March 2011 09:49

Honda’s huge Tochigi Proving Ground and research and development facility are among those areas hit by the massive Japanese earthquake that struck last night. The earthquake measured a powerful 8.9 magnitude and triggered a tsunami that has caused huge damage in the northern part of Japan. Several big fires have also been caused in Tokyo as an oil refinery was ...

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Video: MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show opens

Andy Downes, 03 February 2011 11:08

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is now open with hundreds of showgoers already inside viewing new bikes and waiting for the amazing Revolution stunt and entertainment show which starts at 1pm. The show is at Excel in London’s Docklands and runs until Sunday, February 6. Highlights of the show include 190 stands, all of the major manufacturers with their ...

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Essex Air Ambulance team countdown to 11th motorcycle run

Andy Downes, 03 September 2010 15:45

It’s just over a week until the 11th Essex Air Ambulance motorcycle run on September 12 which is aiming to beat last year’s record-breaking 5000 riders taking part which raised £42,000. All those pre-registered to take part in the event will be entered into a prize draw to win a BMW F650 GS, donated by Cannon-BMW. Those who have pre-registered ...

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Norton to MotoGP rumours

Andy Downes, 19 August 2010 11:46

Rumours that Norton has applied for two grid slots in MotoGP for 2012 are circulating after a respected MotoGP journalist printed a story in Austrian magazine Speed Week. Gunther Wiesinger has claimed the resurgent British company has asked for two slots on the 2012 grid from MotoGP organisers, Dorna as the series returns to 1000cc capacity from the current 800cc. ...

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