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Moto Morini ceases production

Laura Kennerley, 08 December 2009 17:59

Italian manufacturer Moto Morini is reported to have ceased production and closed its doors. The company, which launched its 2010 Granferro 1200 hypermotard at the Milan show last month went in to receivership earlier this year. But despite its best efforts it has failed to turn round its fortunes, with debts continuing to mount. It has now closed its doors ...

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Help Scott Redding get to Moto2

Laura Kennerley, 08 December 2009 17:47

Scott Redding’s supporters are holding a special fundraising night to help the skint GP star get a ride in Moto2 next year. They will be auctioning off his helmet, leathers, gloves and boots among other items and 16-year-old Redding – the youngest ever GP winner – will be there to meet people and sign autographs. Tickets cost £10 and can ...

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Top Gear Mopeds Sold

Laura Kennerley, 08 December 2009 17:27

Two mopeds featured on the famous 2008 Vietnam special of BBC programme Top Gear have been sold at auction for more than nine times their value. The 1967 Piaggio Vespa 150cc VBC Super and 1973 Honda City 50cc Chaly were bought for less than 15 million Vietnamese Dong (VND) (£500) and were sold for £2,530 and £1,955 respectively. The Vespa ...

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One man’s collection of BMWs raises €1m at auction

Laura Kennerley, 30 November 2009 15:10

One mans collection of 90 BMWs has been sold for more than €1m. The sale, one of the biggest in motorcycling history, saw Bonhams’ sell German Willy Neutkens’ collection at the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany. Highlights of the sale included a 1924 BMW 493cc R32 which was at the heart of a five way bidding battle between three continents, ...

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Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Anarchy Honda Hornet 600

Laura Kennerley, 30 November 2009 14:06

Owner: Gareth Jones, 29, Cardiff  Why this bike? Originally I bought this bike as a commuter for work and I promised myself I was not going to touch it. That went out the window straight away. Modifications: I’ve changed the forks, discs, added a custom headlight from a Gilera Runner moped, and an exhaust from a 2007 Yamaha R6. The ...

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NEC Show: Custom bikes galore

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 12:33

This Moto Martin is just one of the trick custom bikes on display at the NEC Bike Show which opened today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The 1984 Suzuki GSX-R1100E2 based machine has been created by Griff’s Reality Motor Works. It features a Brembo brakes, Moto Martin ceramic coated exhaust custom made by Pete Sutton and a Dynojet ...

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NEC Show is open!

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 11:37

The 2009 Bike Show at the NEC is now open! Get all the latest NEC Show news The annual extravganza is smaller than usual, but still packed full of interesting bikes and products. The new Ducati Multistrada and Hypermotard 796 are here, along with an UK only 25th anniversary edition of the Suzuki GSX-R1000, which we will reveal as soon ...

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NEC Show: Suzuki unveils new UK colours for Gladius

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 10:48

Suzuki has revealed the new 2010 colour schemes for the Gladius. Get all the latest NEC Show news The naked 650 v-twin will still feature its distinctive two colour tank and will be available in deep blue and white,  just black or black and red. Suzuki Gladius motorcycles for sale There is also a two tone grey model. There are ...

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NEC Show: Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash reaches climax

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 16:40

The winner of the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest will be announced at the NEC Bike Show tomorrow. Get all the latest NEC Show news The winner has been chosen from the 12 finalists selected by MCN readers to feature in the Carole Nash 2010 calendar. All 12 of the bikes will be on display on ...

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New Bimota DB7R Diavolo Rosso unveiled

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 16:36

This is what happened when an American firm decided it could enhance the exotic Bimota DB7R-. The DB7R Diavolo Rosso is the first bike with a load-bearing carbon-fibre frame and swing arm to be available to the general public. Like the DB7R it has a 1099cc Ducati 1098 motor, but it weighs 164kg and produces a claimed 164bhp. Besides performance ...

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