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MCN rides with Foggy at Festival of 1000 Bikes

Chris Newbigging, 13 July 2009 10:43

Carl Fogarty rode a bike hard for the first time since the end of his career at the Festival of 1000 bikes – and MCN was there to capture it on video. Video: MCN rides with Foggy Our reporter tailed Foggy for his blast round Mallory – and despite the events status as a non-competitive parade, the British racing legend ...

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Triumph Daytona 675 SE in stock now

Chris Newbigging, 01 May 2009 15:25

Jack Lilley Triumph has got one of the first Daytona 675 SE limited edition bikes on sale now - just a day after it's release. Only 160 of the pearl white bikes with blue frames and swingarms will be sold in the UK - Jack Lilley has one in stock for £7739 on the road. Call 01784-420-421.

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Billy Joel’s café-racer Royal Enfield

Chris Newbigging, 20 April 2009 13:18

This is the custom-build café racer Royal Enfield built for legendary musician Billy Joel. Built by Royal Enfield’s US importer, the drum-braked Bullet 500 based-machine features a 1960’s style fairing and single seat unit finished in orange with polished aluminium tank. Clip-on handlebars, rearsets and a peashooter silencer on a diagonal header complete the retro style. Joel is a keen ...

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BMW: We can’t get enough K1300s

Chris Newbigging, 08 April 2009 14:04

BMW is desperate for more production of the K1300S, K1300GT and K1300R as dealers sell as many as they can. A spokesman told “We can’t get enough of them – the K1300S is the most popular, making up about 60% of the sale. 30% go for the K1300GT, and the last 10% buy the K1300R. Looking to buy a ...

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Yamaha recalls over 50,000 motorcycles

Chris Newbigging, 27 January 2009 12:59

Yamaha is recalling a staggering 53,814 motorcycles to replace a potentially faulty rear shock absorber. Yamaha motorcycles for sale The recall affects the Yamaha TW200 (which wasn’t sold officially in the UK) built from 1987 to 2001. Just six complaints and one minor accident have prompted the huge recall, according to Yamaha.

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Jim Carrey rides Ducati Hypermotard in Yes Man

Chris Newbigging, 10 December 2008 09:59

Jim Carrey rides a Ducati Hypermotard in new US comedy film 'Yes Man'. The film revolves around Carrey's character Carl Allen being challenged to say 'yes' to everything - leading him to learn to ride a motorcycle. See him here in this short trailer wheelying a Hypermotard, or see it from 26 December 2008.

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Milan Show: Husqvarna SMQ450

Chris Newbigging, 04 November 2008 12:58

Husqvarna has just pulled the covers off the SMQ450 concept, a single-cylinder street bike that mixes vintage flavour and modern technology. The new motorcycle is based around Husqvarna's own 450cc liquid-cooled single, and features minimalist design with a slim, low and lightweight chassis. Neat parts of the design includes the headlight cowl which also completely disguises the radiator, and a combined tank/seat/tail ...

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Poll: Should fully-faired Yamaha XJ6 Diversion come to UK?

Chris Newbigging, 11 September 2008 15:03

Following the launch of the new Yamaha XJ6 Diversion last week the American-spec FZ6-R has also been revealed with a full fairing. The Yamaha FZ6-R is mechanically identical to the European-spec XJ6 Diversion, sharing the same 78bhp R6-derived engine and simple chassis with a steel tube frame. The difference is in the styling – where UK motorcyclists will get a ...

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New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

Chris Newbigging, 07 July 2008 14:16

They’ve only just been made available in shops, but Moto Morini has already added a new colour option for the 1200 Sport. The Sport was originally revealed in the option of British racing green/yellow - like Lotus sports cars - or a pastel blue/orange scheme inspired by the Gulf Oil sponsored race cars from the last 30 years. But Gulf ...

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UK’s top doggy pillions wanted

Chris Newbigging, 20 May 2008 14:56

Bennetts is looking for the UK’s ultimate pillion pooch to be used in a future marketing campaign. The insurance provider wants to hear from anyone whose dog demands pride of place on your motorcycle, loves leathers and hates to miss out on the thrill of a ride! If you think that you and your dog has what it takes to be ...


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