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Paton S1 roadbike makes its UK Debut at Bikeshed

Ped Baker, 21 May 2014 09:15

The delectable Paton S1 Strada road bike will be making its UK debut at the Bikeshed event in London this weekend (May 24-25). The Milan built machines are powered by the 72bhp, 650cc Kawasaki Er-6 parallel twin motor and feature custom built lightweight tubular steel frames. Four versions of the S1 will be on offer with prices ranging from £16,574 to £23,574 ...

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Electric coast to coast record set

Ped Baker, 19 June 2013 15:57

American firm Moto-Electra has set a coast-to-coast world record for electric vehicles. The team rode 2500-miles on the trans-continental run, crossing the USA in three and a half days using the same battery. The 84.5 hour feat was completed by riding 24 hours a day, stopping every two hours in order to charge the battery for one hour. Built around ...

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Bring MCN to life with your mobile

Ped Baker, 12 February 2013 14:21

This weeks MCN features amazing new interactive content that you can bring to life with your mobile phone. Simply download the free yo2mo window app from your phones app store, find the ads and images in MCN that include the yo2mo logo and hover your phone over them to activate video, interactive features and more. Click here to download the ...

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Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Fitting an eSystem Scottoiler

Ped Baker, 15 June 2011 12:37

Last weekend I fitted an eSystem chain oiling system to my long term Triumph Tiger 800. Unlike traditional vacuum valve operated oilers, Scottoiler’s eSystem uses a small electric pump to dispense measured droplets of oil to the chain Pic 1a It’s a complex piece of kit that uses a dashboard, temperature sensor and accelerometer to control flow. You can throw ...

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'Twin Pan' from Guildford Custom Cycles

Ped Baker, 09 June 2011 11:53

This 2003 FXSTN Nightrain 'Twin Pan' is the latest creation from Surrey based Guildford Custom Cycles. The bike has already taken a third place in the modified Harley class at the London Custom Motorcycle Show and a first place in the same class at the California Dreaming Expo in Bournemouth. Both shows were European rounds of the AMD World Championship. ...

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Last chance to enter Triumph Young Guns talent competition

Ped Baker, 04 May 2011 15:00

Triumph is urging aspiring champions to enter its Young Guns talent scheme before the 13 May deadline. Launched to turn promising young riders into the UK's racetrack stars of tomorrow the scheme is open to all amateur ACU-licensed riders aged between 15 and 23, regardless of the make or type of bike they currently ride. Applicants will be assessed by ...

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Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Ped Baker, 29 July 2010 10:40

Before you start, the soft finish of the engine paint marks easily so remove watches, rings etc. When you reach the point of removing/replacing the header pipes use rags/bubble wrap to protect engine cases. Removing the stock pipes1. Unclip and disconnect the lambda wiring from both downpipes.2. Remove seat (press in the two tags underneath the seat pan front) and ...

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Lorenzo's bike arrives at the TT

Ped Baker, 10 June 2010 12:54

The Yamaha R1 that MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will be riding on Fridays Parade lap has arrived on the Isle of Man. The specially prepared bike features a unique paint scheme designed by MCN reader and competition winner John Holland.      Dainese backed Lorenzo is making his first trip to the Isle of Man and will ride the parade lap ...

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Jet turbine bike on Ebay

Ped Baker, 06 November 2009 11:18

This isn't the first bike to be fitted with a jet turbine and perhaps it isn't the prettiest either but it certainly could be the cheapest. Listed on the US Ebay site, with a starting price of $12,000, the Honda Magna custom is fitted with a Boeing T-50 jet turbine that produces a claimed 300lbs of thrust. Power can allegedly ...

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Ion electric motorcycle

Ped Baker, 04 September 2009 14:45

American design student Tom Miceli has just put the finishing touches to his latest college project. A fully functioning prototype electric motorcycle. Miceli built the bike as part of his Industrial design degree at Appalachian state university. The 'Ion' was designed and completed in just one term and unlike most university projects, this bike can actually be ridden. The Ion ...

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