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Let your children ride for free

Andy Downes, 15 November 2013 12:12

If you have ever wanted to let you young children have a go at riding a motorcycle then a free trial at Motorcycle Live might be the perfect test for those aged between two and 12-years-old thanks to a trial with Kuberg electric bikes.To see what the bikes were like MCN was invited to a test day where an example ...

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Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Andy Downes, 18 October 2013 16:36

Every Suzuki GSX-R including the 600, 750 and 1000cc variants built since 2004 has been officially recalled for modifications to the front brake master cylinder. Suzuki has taken the decision to recall an as-yet-unknown number of bikes following a small number of reports of a ‘spongy’ front brake feel but so far there have been no reported incidences of failure ...

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Free GB Racing engine case protection on offer

Andy Downes, 08 October 2013 17:28

Engine protection firm GB Racing needs help to expand the range of engine case guards and anyone who lends their bike for templating can get a free set. The product range extension is part of a £100,000 expansion at the firm’s North London manufacturing plant which now has the capability for extra production. A statement from the firm said: “The ...

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Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

Andy Downes, 26 September 2013 17:14

Government accident statistics have shown a 9% drop in motorcycle fatalities in 2012 which are the lowest on record. The data for 2012 has just been officially compiled by the Department for Transport and announced as part of the 2012 annual report and represents the last full year of accident data. In total there were 195,723 casualties of all severities ...

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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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Staff Blog: My cleaning confession

Andy Downes, 23 September 2013 16:46

I know some (most) people don’t enjoy cleaning motorcycles but for me it’s a seriously satisfying part of riding bikes and I’ve just spent three hours working on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring this weekend.The result, I hope you will agree, manages to completely hide the fact the bike has 8000 miles on the clock under the gleaming exterior ...

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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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New on-the-spot fines introduced

Andy Downes, 16 August 2013 11:40

Fixed penalties for careless or inconsiderate driving came into effect today with mobile phone use and middle lane hogging among a series of offences which will bring an increased fine of £100. Other offences covered in what has been described as the biggest shake-up in road policing in 40 years include tailgating, failing to give way at a junction, overtaking ...

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Round Britain charity ride calls for riders

Andy Downes, 26 July 2013 16:51

A motorcyclist riding 4000 miles around the British coastline to raise cash for charity is calling for support from other riders as he makes his way around the country.Paul Newman from Cambridge will be leaving on September 1 on a ride following the British coastline as closely as possible on a journey of 4000 miles with the target of raising ...

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Silverstone trackdays with racing champions

Andy Downes, 26 July 2013 15:33

World and British Superbike champions along with current star riders are lined up to help out at a series of trackdays at Silverstone as instructors with every level of rider catered for.Double World Superbike champion Troy Corser, three-times British Superbike champions Niall Mackenzie and John Reynolds are all going to be involved in a series of events on the track ...

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