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Staff Blog: The magic carpet

According to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (no, me neither) there are 2.2million potholes on the UKs roads, it’s going to cost £113million to fix them all and there has been £32million of damage to vehicles in the past year.That sounds like a lot. Although, to be honest, what I know about potholes; other than they really shouldn’t be there; is ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 01 May 2013

Ducati boss to leave?

Rumours from Italy suggest Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio is set to leave the company to take up the helm at Italian airline Alitalia after more than five years at the Bologna bike firm. Italian business publication Ansa was the first to break the news but Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera was able to get a quote from del ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 April 2013

Hodgson vs Walker…again

The bitter feud between British Superbike racers Neil Hodgson and Chris Walker in 2000 remains one of the closest-ever racing battles and they will be revealing all for the first time on stage in April. Hodgson and Walker will be joined on stage by ex-racer and Eurosport commentator James Whitham at the Hilton Hotel, Dartford Bridge on April 5. Hodgson ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 March 2013

Husqvarna: What the future may hold

Industry experts have questioned new Husqvarna owner Stefan Pierer’s plans to merge KTM, Husaberg and the famous brand into one ‘super firm’ using the car industry as inspiration. Pierer announced last week he was buying the historic Husqvarna brand from BMW which had opted to bail out from owning the firm despite five years of huge investment, renewal and design ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 04 March 2013

Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

The new wife of ex-500GP racer Sean Emmett has died after apparently falling from a hotel window while the newly married couple were on honeymoon in Dubai. Abbie Emmett, 27, died just days after arriving for a honeymoon in the United Arab Emirates with new husband Sean following their wedding two weeks ago in Cape Town, South Africa. Emmett is ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 25 February 2013

Touratech kits out new water-cooled BMW R1200GS

The new water-cooled 2013 BMW R12000GS isn’t even in dealers yet but that hasn’t stopped aftermarket off-road specialists Touratech from getting to work with a full list of goodies for the adventure bike. Touratech has been making mouth-watering bolt-ons for the GS and many other adventure bikes for years and the GS is about the best catered for of all. ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 20 February 2013

Free 32-page Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show Guide this week

This week’s issue of MCN has a free 32-page guide to the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show Guide which kicks off this Friday at Excel in London’s Docklands. The show starts on Friday, February 15 and runs for three days with almost all of the new bikes for 2013 on display. The show will also see the stunning Revolution live ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 February 2013

Moove out of the way

We all ride bikes on the road on the look-out for the usual idiots but this video footage from a dashboard camera on a car in Russia manages to get a rather close view of something much more unusual. Riding on Russia’s roads appears to me a huge safety challenge and the dash cameras are commonplace to try and prevent ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 December 2012

Product review: Airhawk 2 inflatable saddle

Airhawk 2 inflatable saddle, £159Miles covered/time: 1200/three days What’s good: I used an Airhawk saddle for the first time earlier this year when I did a trip around the UK on a Triumph Explorer 1200 which saw me covering more than 1200 miles in three days. I knew it was a long trip and I had been warned the Triumph ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 26 November 2012

Luggage review: Givi B47 Blade topbox and rack

Givi B47 Blade topbox and rack, £240 (approx.) Miles covered/time: 700/six months What’s good: My 1998 Honda CBR600F is my own bike and I need it to be practical so a topbox was pretty much essential. The new Givi B47 Blade is big enough for two full face lids, has remained completely waterproof in even the harshest of downpours and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 22 November 2012


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