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Kawasaki GTR1400 recall

MCN News Desk, 23 January 2009 10:43

Kawasaki is recalling GTR1400 tourers for work on the area around the rear brake pedal. Owners of machines that require the modification are being contacted and asked to contact their local franchised Kawasaki dealer in order to arrange the fitting of a new part. The reason for the recall is that, on some units of GTR1400 under certain riding conditions, ...

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Jim Carrey rides Hypermotard in new film

MCN News Desk, 04 January 2009 08:00

Ducati has teamed up with Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey in his new movie "Yes Man" where he rides a Hypermotard S. The movie stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a man whose life is going nowhere - the operative word being "no"- until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything and anything. ...

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Call to ban lorries overtaking on M11

MCN News Desk, 03 January 2009 11:00

South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley is looking to get lorries banned from overtaking on the M11 near Stansted. The section suggested is between junctions eight and nine by the busy international airport. Lansley says it would help assist tailbacks and congestion, and he has written to transport minister Jim Fitzpatrick to ask for this to be implemented. If it were to go ahead ...

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The world's fastest woman

MCN News Desk, 31 December 2008 10:00

This is Leslie Porterfield, the fastest woman in America. Porterfield, from Dallas, claimed three land speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats earlier this year and has just been named the AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year. She achieved a top speed of 234.197mph riding her turbo Suzuki Hayabusa and became the first woman to enter the Bonneville 200mph club on ...

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Harley-Davidson president retires

MCN News Desk, 18 December 2008 14:57

Harley-Davidson’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James Ziemer, will retire in 2009 ending a 40-year career with the company. Ziemer took over the job from Jeff Bleustein, one of the original executives who bought the company back from bowling-ball manufacturer AMF in 1981. Bleustein was CEO for eight years. Zeimer is relatively young, at 57, but there is no indication ...

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118mph police driving school head banned

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2008 15:08

The former head of a police driving school has been banned from driving after being caught driving at 118mph on the M8 motorway. Click here to read of Merydydd Hughes' speeding case Paul Gee, now retired from Durham Constabulary, claimed he was carrying out a risk assessment for the force’s driving school on November 3 2006 when he was caught ...

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U2 frontman Bono's Ducati 916 up for auction for Riders for Health

MCN News Desk, 01 November 2007 11:55

A Ducati 916 owned and signed by U2 frontman Bono will being going up for auction at the NEC Motorcycle Show to raise money for motorcycle charity Riders for Health. The Ducati 916 was formerly owned by the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, and Bono's U2 bandmate Adam Clayton. It will go under the hammer at the NEC Motorcyle Show in ...

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Moto Guzzi releases first official pictures of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio

MCN News Desk, 31 October 2007 09:42

Moto Guzzi has just released the first official pictures of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio, and you can read the full official press release below: "The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio completes the range renovation programme that, in little over 24 months, has seen this legendary marque regain all its past splendour. What was missing and what the public were impatiently ...

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Tokyo Show: Honda DN-01 on display

MCN News Desk, 26 October 2007 10:24

The Honda DN-01 is on display at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. First shown as a concept motorcycle two years ago, the Honda DN-01 is set for production, with an automatic hydraulic gearbox and the 680cc V-twin engine from the Honda Deauville. See the first official picture of the production model Honda DN-01 as revealed by Honda reveals the DN-01 ...

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Honda Evo6 into production? You decide

MCN News Desk, 26 September 2007 17:14

The stunning new Honda Evo6 motorcycle will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show next month and we want your views on the new motorcycle. To read about the format of bolting a huge engine into a minimalist lightweight bike and more details of the proposed specification check out this week's MCN out today (Wednesday, September 26, 2007). Do you think ...


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