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See Guy Martin tow girls on skates this weekend

John Westlake, 17 November 2011 09:09

Road-racing superstar Guy Martin will headline a new event called Rollerburn this weekend featuring scantily-clad women being towed behind bikes. The event is at the Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire on Saturday November 19 between 2pm and 11pm. Besides the roller derby, there will also be a bike show, live bands and of course a bar… Tickets are £10 on the gate.

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How not to buy a ringer or clone: best guide yet

John Westlake, 09 November 2011 16:27

One of Britain’s leading racing clubs has compiled the best guide yet on how to avoid buying a stolen bike or engine. The British Motorcycle Racing Club (Bemsee) has produced a short booklet clearly showing what chassis and engine numbers should look like, along with their forged equivalents. There are also clear descriptions of how ringing and cloning works. The ...

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Suzuki V-Strom launch

John Westlake, 29 June 2011 17:39

MCN’s Executive Editor Phil West has flown to Croatia for the launch of Suzuki’s much anticipated, updated V-Strom. He’s just phoned through this brief report: "My first thoughts are that in the flesh the bike looks significantly better than the photos, with new clocks and body work. It actually looks rather classy in comparison to the old model. I’m due ...

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Best of British customs

John Westlake, 04 March 2011 17:09

The London International Custom Bike Show at the Alexandra Palace might have been lacking in terms of vendors – the main hall looking very sparse for what should be a prestigious show – but the motorcycles on display showed the type of ingenuity and engineering that puts Britain right at the top of the custom bike world. In MCN next ...

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Free tickets for next year's NEC Show

John Westlake, 21 December 2010 16:34

If you bought a ticket in advance for the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC in November, but were unable to attend because of the atrocious road conditions, you can get a free ticket to next year's event.   All you have to do is keep your unused 2010 ticket, bring it along to the NEC in 2011 and ...

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Win an all-expenses paid Spanish trackday on the new ZX-10R!

John Westlake, 26 November 2010 11:45

To celebrate the relaunch of the Kawasaki Riders Club, Kawasaki is offering an “all expenses paid” Spanish trackday riding the new Ninja ZX-10R.  Every new member of the club signed up during Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC will have a chance to win, as well as getting all the other club benefits, including: BSB and World Superbike pit ...

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2011 models in Harley dealerships next week

John Westlake, 24 September 2010 13:49

Harley’s upgraded Touring bikes and the brand new SuperLow™ will be on display in the company’s showrooms for an Open House event on the weekend of 1-3 October. 2011 Harley 883 SuperLow first ride The new SuperLow has revised front-end geometry, new wheels with a reshaped seat and handlebars to make life easier for new riders.  Find a Harley-Davidson for ...

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New Husqvarna TE310

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 15:54

Based on the super-light super-revvy TE250 (which currently leads the E1 world enduro championship), this bike found universal approval at the launch. While a 450 dirt bike can be a bit of an animal to all but the professional and a 250 can be a little too small (especially for the stouter rider), the 310 plugs the gap, just right. ...

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New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 15:35

The new flagship in Husqvarna’s range is the 449, which has taken the engine from BMW’s now discontinued G450X enduro and given it new life. Made in two variants, the TC is the motocrosser, the TE an enduro. It’s brand new this year, a complete ground-up exercise that takes up where BMW left off and pushes the 450X motor forwards ...

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Get a non-biking mate into a dealer and win kit!

John Westlake, 10 June 2010 14:56

If you take a non-biking mate into a participating bike dealership you could win yourself an Arai Chaser helmet, a full set of Weisse clothing and a biking holiday abroad. What's more, your non-biking mate could win an Apple Ipad, Ipod or Samsung camera just for stepping into a bike dealership.    The campaign to get more people riding bikes, called ...


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