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Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Suzuki RMZ 450 Supersingle

Laura Kennerley, 27 November 2009 17:29

Owner: Mark Hanna, 43, Dorset Why this bike? I built it to race and it has won every race it has been entered in to. Modifications: It obviously started life as a motocross bike and the only things on it that have not been modified are the 450 single engine, the frame and the swing arm, absolutely everything else is ...

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NEC Show: Suzuki GSX-R750 special edition revealed

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 13:55

Suzuki has unveiled its new GSX-R750 special edition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GSX-R name. Get all the latest NEC Show news Only 25 of the model, pictured here, will be available to buy in the UK. They will all be issued with a special certificate and will only be available to buy via the GSX-Rs 25th anniversary ...

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NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 13:30

Suzuki's all-new GSX1250FA made its UK debut at the NEC in Birmingham today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The new 1250 is the big brother of the GSX650F, which was launched in 2007 and went on to become MCN’s Sports Tourer of the Year. It has a classic tube frame, 43mm front forks, single rear shock with pre-load ...

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Parking fees protest needs you!

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 14:24

Motorcyclists are being asked to converge on London on December 7 to protest about parking fees for bikes in Westminster. Organised by the No To Bike Parking Fees (NTBPF) campaign, the protest will have two elements. Riders are being asked to attend a Westminster Council led meeting of Partnerships in Parking (PIP) at Westminster City Hall to protest about the ...

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Vintage Vincent costs more than a Desmosedici

Laura Kennerley, 20 November 2009 17:23

How much would you pay for a 50-year-old bike?  More than the £40,000 you would have to shell out for a brand new Ducati Desmosedici? One buyer did just that when he snapped up a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow for £47,700 at auction in Harrogate, Yorkshire.     The concours standard 998cc V-4 Black Shadow was the most expensive bike sold ...

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New British bike firm wants to hear from you!

Laura Kennerley, 08 October 2009 08:21

You’ve still got time to have your say about which motor new British bike firm Mac sticks in its first bike. The company had planned to use the 500cc Buell Blast single in its range of four bikes. But when Eric Buell publically rubbished the bike – going as far as to stick it in a crusher – they had ...

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Streamliner tops 367mph to set new land speed record

Laura Kennerley, 25 September 2009 14:39

An alcohol powered streamliner has smashed the land speed record reaching a blistering average speed of 367mph over a recorded mile. The American Bub Racing Streamliner Seven ridden by Chris Carr actually hit top speeds of 380mph during its record breaking run on the course at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US. This is the second time that Carr, ...

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Rally ace inspires chopper

Laura Kennerley, 21 September 2009 16:57

This Suburu-inspired chopper was unveiled at the Goodwood Revival as a tribute to rally-ace Richard Burns. It has been created by Brit-based Ironside Choppers and will be auctioned off to raise money for the foundation established in memory of the late World Rally Champion. The paint for its distinctive Subaru livery was created especially by Oxfordshire-based Prodrive –the company that ...

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Electric bike tops 150mph

Laura Kennerley, 17 September 2009 11:43

Mission Motors has claimed the era of the electric bike has arrived after its Mission One prototype clocked an average speed of 150.059mph during speed trials at Bonneville Speedway. Company product manager and test rider Jeremy Cleland set the speed record for electric motorcycles on a series of back-to-back runs this week. Mission One – which achieved fourth place in ...

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Artists impression of unidentified biker released

Laura Kennerley, 09 September 2009 10:17

This is an artist’s impression of a mystery biker found dead on a railway line in Penzance. Police have been unable to identify the man who was struck by the London to Penzance train on at 8.50pm on Saturday August 15. They hope someone will recognize him from this image  and contact them with information. The man, aged 30-45, who ...


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