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Electric coast to coast record set

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 June 2013

Bring MCN to life with your mobile

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 February 2013

Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket

Lewis Leathers Countryman No385 jacket, £675 Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: The adage “buy well, buy once” has never been more apt when it comes to the Lewis Countryman jacket. Hand made in London, the jacket is an exact copy of a garment originally made by Lewis in the 1940s. No detail has been skipped in this replica – ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 16 November 2011

Givi T489 Easylock tank bag

Givi T489 Easylock tank bag, £72.25 (bike specific tank ring £13.08) Miles covered/time: 2000 miles/one month What’s good: The Easylock mounting system on the T489 consists of a metal ring that bolts onto your filler cap surround and a plastic coupler on the underside of the bag. It works incredibly well. Just place the Givi tank bag onto the ring ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 26 September 2011

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Fitting an eSystem Scottoiler

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 15 June 2011

'Twin Pan' from Guildford Custom Cycles

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. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 09 June 2011

Last chance to enter Triumph Young Guns talent competition

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 04 May 2011

HJC FG15 Carbon

HJC FG15 Carbon, £299.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good: The FG-15 carbon helmet looks stunning; the stripy carbon weave is expertly and neatly positioned, vents and catches are as nicely made as anything from Arai or Shoei.The visor release mechanism is similar to Shoei’s excellent system that operates at the touch of button. It fits me well and there ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 15 March 2011

Euro Touring tip: Pay less for road taxes and tolls

If you’re travelling from the UK to Italy (or any country in south east Europe) choose a route through Belgium and Germany instead of France. It’s no further (though not as pretty) and there are no road tolls on the motorways. Austria and Switzerland run a Vignette (road tax sticker) system that is policed efficiently at service stations and not ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 24 September 2010

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

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 29 July 2010

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