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Husqvarna being sold to KTM?

Andy Downes, 29 January 2013 16:59

High-placed motorcycle industry sources have tipped MCN off that BMW is negotiating the sale of Husqvarna to Austrian firm KTM with an announcement expected as early as the end of this week to officially confirm it. German giant BMW bought Husqvarna from MV Agusta in 2008; just as the world entered a financial crisis but has ploughed huge sums of ...

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Matchless set to return

Andy Downes, 11 December 2012 09:00

The family behind the rebirth of the Belstaff fashion label has bought the rights to the Matchless motorcycle brand with plans for a return to limited retro motorcycle production. Franco Malenotti along with sons Emanuele and Michael transformed the Belstaff brand into a globally successful fashion brand and aims to do the same with the Matchless brand after buying it ...

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James Toseland gets back on two wheels with Harley-Davidson

Andy Downes, 13 April 2012 15:36

Retired racer and former World Superbike champion James Toseland is back on two wheels again with a new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim. After spending more than half of his life focusing on using two wheels to reach the finish line in the quickest time possible, Toseland has chosen a more relaxed set of wheels for road riding now his racing days ...

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Indian firm Hero to buy Ducati?

Andy Downes, 05 March 2012 14:36

The boss of India’s biggest motorcycle firm Hero MotoCorp has confirmed his company has discussed the possibility of buying Ducati according to a report issued by business press Bloomberg. Hero managing director Pawan Kant Munjal is reported to have said: “Lots of people have been coming to us with Ducati: Not one banker but many bankers. We’re talking to a ...

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Ducati for sale?

Andy Downes, 13 February 2012 11:37

Ducati is up for sale for £1billion by owners Investindustrial according to the Financial Times with a large car company thought to be the most likely buyer. Investindustrial is a private-equity firm which has overseen the complete overhaul of the financial and product line-up on offer by the Italian bike firm which is reporting a big increase in bikes sales ...

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What’s your best winter survival tip?

Andy Downes, 12 December 2011 13:55

If you were to share with everyone else your best winter bike preparation tip that keeps your bike working smoothly and looking great despite the colder months which would it be? Perhaps it would be a cheat that saves cash on your kit? Or maybe a riding tip that helps keep you safe and comes from years of experience. Despite ...

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Day of Champions raises £194,577!

Andy Downes, 10 June 2011 12:16

Riders for Health charity effort Day of Champions managed to raise £194,577 in just one day with £63,830 being raised in the four-hour live auction held at Silverstone yesterday. Day of Champions is the annual money raising day held by Rider for Health at the British MotoGP round. This was the second time the event had been held at the ...

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Free accessories worth £1600 with Yamaha Tenere XT1200Z

Andy Downes, 09 May 2011 11:40

Yamaha is offering up to £1600 of free accessories to anyone buying a Super Tenere XT1200Z during May with test riders at Yamaha dealers getting a free DVD and book featuring Nick Sanders. Anyone buying a Super Tenere gets the accessories including engine guards, fog lights, wind deflector kit, hard panniers and a top box for free and a Tenere ...

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Win a Ducati Diavel with Rizoma

Andy Downes, 05 May 2011 16:23

Italian builder of beautiful bike parts Rizoma is offering the chance to win a Ducati Diavel for free with a design competition. The game is called 'Unlock Your Ideas', it’s free to enter and runs through to the end of September, 2011. All you have to do is use Rizoma parts as part of your own unique piece of art. ...

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Got a top money saving cheat…then let us know

Andy Downes, 28 January 2011 17:26

There are many ways of saving money when motorcycling; some simple and widely known, others less so. If you have a brilliant way of saving cash while you ride then let us know as we are compiling a list of the best. A few we’ve already listed include: • Taking your own wheels off a bike before a tyre change to ...

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