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Pan Europeans pose "serious" risk says coroner

Tom Rayner, 27 April 2007 17:34

A coroner speaking at the inquest of a deceased police motorcyclist says that Honda Pan Europeans pose a “serious and continual” threat to lives.Coroner Dr James Adeley said he intends to write to every chief constable in England and Wales warning them of the “catastrophic result” which can occur with the Honda motorbike.The inquest in Lancaster heard Pc Shreeve lost ...

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'Blood bikes' hit the road

Rob Hull, 14 March 2007 11:58

A group of motorcycling volunteers from Gloucestershire have set-up a biking emergency service to make quick life-saving deliveries after hours, at weekends and on public holidays. The Severn Freewheelers EVS team took delivery of their first bike this week, a Pan European ST1300. All the riders hold advanced motorcycling qualifications from RoSPA or the IAM and are trained in Emergency ...

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Knee down on a Pan

Anonymous, 08 July 2006 00:00

Here’s evidence, as if any was needed, why you shouldn’t get your knee down on a fully-laden tourer. This ambitious American biker was shot by local photographer, Darryl Cannon, on the famous Tail of the Dragon twisty road in North Carolina. According to Cannon: “The rider was unhurt accept for pride and some gravel rash.” Quality bikes for sale: Click ...

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Tourers under £5000

Anonymous, 22 April 2006 00:00

The weather is really starting to pick up and it's time to start thinking about getting away on the bike for a bit so we thought we'd see what bargain tourers can be found in our Bike for Sale section. And don't worry if you haven't got the price of a new car to spend – using our advanced search ...

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Tourers at bargain prices

Anonymous, 11 November 2005 00:00

After doing 750 miles in a day on my naked FZ6 on Tuesday, I thought I’d give you a selection of bikes slightly more suited to high mileage in this week’s bargain choice from our Bikes for Sale section. If you want to rack up the miles there are some great options for the same sort of price as the ...

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New Honda '06 colours

Anonymous, 02 September 2005 00:00

Aside from new bikes for 2006, much of the Honda range gets new colours for 2006, including scooters, enduro bikes, the Pan European, the VTR1000F FireStorm, and the SP-2. The big twin FireStorm retains the 1000cc V-twin engine and curvaceous fairing. The aluminium-framed sports bike now comes in a choice of Graphite Black or Italian Red paint options. The 2006 ...

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Bikes join fire brigade

Anonymous, 01 July 2005 00:00

A Honda Pan European will be used by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to get through traffic and assess the scene at incidents in a 12-month pilot scheme. The bike will attend automatic fire alarm calls in the city centre during rush hour and other periods of congestion, allowing the fire engine to return to the station in the event ...

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BMW Adventure special

Anonymous, 20 May 2005 00:00

BMW has launched a special edition version of its R1150GS Adventure, offering even more focus on enduro and long distance riding. The bike takes the already off-road focused Adventure and adds the Integral ABS braking system, crash bars, heated grips, and white indicator lenses. It will cost you almost £800 more than the standard R1200GS but will be more than ...

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Sports sales stay strong

Anonymous, 14 January 2005 00:00

Definitions (as used by the MCIA): Adventure Sport (including Supermoto) These bikes are similar in style to Trail/Enduro motorcycles but are predominantly designed and capable for on-road use only. Often they will have features similar to machines included in the Touring category e.g. fairings, luggage carrying capacity etc. Custom These machines include ‘cruisers’ and ‘choppers’. They have flat but typically ...

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MCN Bike Awards 2004

Anonymous, 03 November 2004 00:00

The final group of awards recognise the amazing advances in the bikes we ride and the achievements of the manufacutrers that make them. The MCN Manufacturer of the year award recognises the manufacturer who shows an outstanding recod of all round excelence - from brilliant products to expansion in to new market sectors and includes nominations for Honda, Triumph, BMW ...

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