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Ex-cop searches for long-lost patrol bike

Retired policeman Stephen Woolley has asked for help in the search for his old BMW R80 RT. The ex-police constable rode the bike for eight years between 1986 and 1994 and claims to have cleaned it every day. He left it in good condition except for where his knees rubbed the paintwork in ‘the grip of death’ and the damage ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 23 October 2009

Yamaha reveal futuristic electric scooter

Yamaha have unveiled two electric concept scooters, the EC-F and the EC-Fs, at the Tokyo Motor Show. Described by Yamaha as "electric commuter vehicles", they are far more ambitious in design than BMW and Honda’s offerings, the C1-E Concept and the EV-Cub Concept. Yamaha have not yet issued a release date for the lightweight aluminium scooters. The Japanese marque also ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 23 October 2009

‘Ride Aid’ to help cancer patients

Seven riders on Buell Ulysses’ are taking part in a “gruelling” trip to raise £25,000 for a Newcastle hospital. The Newcastle Harley-Davidson and Buell dealership has arranged the journey which departs on the 23rd of October. They will ride from Newcastle to Land’s End before reaching John O’Groats on Sunday. Their fund-raising target is £25,000 to purchase an RVI scanner ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 15 October 2009

Weston Beach Race faces uncertain future

The UK’s largest beach race could be scrapped indefinitely following last weekend’s multiple crash, according to the Bristol Evening Post. Altogether 19 riders were taken to hospital after the crash on the main straight, less than a mile into the race. The most seriously injured rider was 16 year old Ty Killet, who was competing in the elite group for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 15 October 2009

Classic bikes destroyed

Five classic bikes were wrecked in a Swindon house fire last Saturday. Among the bikes lost was a 1958 600cc Norton Dominator 99, shown here after winning the Best Post War Machine at the Cassington Bike Night. The bikes’ owner, Ron Jennings, is a lifelong enthusiast. “Bikes are his pride and joy,” said his son-in-law. The 71-year-old was burnt on ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 October 2009

Favourite bike passenger revealed

Megan Fox has been voted the most popular female bike passenger in a recent poll. The star of Transformers edged ex-Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson into second place, whilst Jessica Alba came third. Angelina Jolie, who played the bike-riding Lara Croft, and Rochdale born Anna Friel, finished in fourth and fifth. The poll was conducted by Swinton, an insurance firm, and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 October 2009

Leno's V-Max sells for £75,000!

American TV star, Jay Leno, sold his customised V-Max in a Las Vegas charity auction for £75,079 last weekend. The 59 year old Leno sent his 2009 V-Max to the San Diego based custom-bike designer Jeff Palhegyi with only two weeks for him to work his magic. He said: “Jay's only instructions were, 'This bike's going to be bought by ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 13 October 2009

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