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Petition to ban surface dressing launched

MCN, 15 August 2014 09:30

An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by Christopher Caswell and calls for an end to surface dressing; the method of adding a layer of liquid tar and then gravel that poses such a danger to motorcyclists. ...

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Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

MCN, 14 August 2014 10:53

Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then the H2 had cemented its place in folklore. In those pre-political correctness days, Kawasaki’s press release trumpeted: ‘The Kawasaki 750 ...

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An evening with MotoGP photographer Scott Jones

MCN, 01 August 2014 10:40

American MotoGP photographer Scott Jones is over in the UK for the British Grand Prix in a few weeks and as part of his trip Scott has added a visit to the MCN offices in Peterborough on August 27. Scott will be showing a selection of his incredible images from the 2014 season so far, tell behind-the-scenes stories of life as a MotoGP photographer and give useful ...

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Fassbender takes to the track

MCN, 31 July 2014 12:54

X-Men star Michael Fassbender had his first ever track experience yesterday at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. He follows hot on the heels of fellow X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, who visited the school two weeks ago. Taking time out of his busy filming schedule, Fassbender, who also appeared in Inglorious Basterds, rode a Honda CBR600RR at ...

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Kevin Ash Scholarship scheme launches

MCN, 31 July 2014 12:00

A new scholarship programme to promote the careers of aspiring motorcycle journalists has been launched by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Motor Cycle News, and The Daily Telegraph. The Kevin Ash Memorial Scholarship is being created in recognition and remembrance of the widely respected and prolific motorcycle journalist Kevin Ash, and will be open to students applying to join the ...

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A six-pack, a paper and a world champion's bike

Tony Hoare, 28 July 2014 11:24

Pop into Londis in Morecambe for a pint and a paper and you’re in for a pleasant surprise – a speedway bike belonging to local resident and TT hero John McGuinness. Speedway fan McPint bought the Italian GM-engined machine from three-time world champ Jason Crump, and has put it on display during the sport's world team cup, which is taking ...

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BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:27

BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October.The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s expected this will be the first of many models being offered with the Bosch-developed ABS system that works to stop the bike crashing even when hard ...

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X-Men ride at Haslam School

Michael Neeves, 17 July 2014 16:48

X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult made a surprise appearance at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School last week. The Hollywood stars didn’t give their full names when they booked on to the school, so Haslam staff and customers alike, were astonished to see them when they signed on to Premier Course last Wednesday at Donington Park. Riding Honda ...

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MotoGP: Half Term Report

Anonymous, 16 July 2014 11:26

We're now midway through the 2014 season and with the summer break upon us, what better time to take stock of the season so far. BTSport man, Neil Hodgson rates the British contingent from Laverty, Redding through to Tech3 man, Bradley Smith.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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'I'd bite your hand off for a Sport Classic'

Jon Urry, 11 July 2014 09:30

Which used Ducatis are hot – and which are not? MCN speaks to expert John Hackett from Ducati Coventry. Ducati is the strongest it has ever been right now, claims John Hackett - otherwise known as the UK’s Mr Ducati! "There is a real buzz surrounding the brand and that is encouraging riders to try a Ducati when otherwise they ...

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