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Valentino Rossi stars in Nutella advert

Rob Hull, 17 April 2009 09:24

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has taken time out of his busy racing schedule to promote breakfast spread, Nutella.  Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1 Rossi, who has already appeared in a multitude of Italian TV adverts including the endorsement of his own replica Aprilia SR50 back in his 125cc glory days, features in the breakfast spread ad. ...

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Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Rob Hull, 18 December 2008 15:51

Check out this advert for the new ‘cross plane crank’ 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 featuring Valentino Rossi. Rossi has already appeared in Yamaha adverts in the past including the 2007 R1 and last year’s revised R6. Colin Edwards has already appeared in one promotional video to publicise the new litre sports bike, and now Rossi has also been tied in as ...

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Leon Haslam meets Elton John

Rob Hull, 09 December 2008 09:42

Leon Haslam met Elton John in London last week when the legendary pop star was at the unveiling of a new photographic exhibition by Anderson and Low called Champions. The exhibition has taken several years to shoot and is to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation charity. Haslam is the only motorcycle racer among the 40 athletes – including Venus ...

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2009 Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star- First pictures

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 21:13

Yamaha’s sub-1000cc cruiser, the XVS950 Midnight Star, gets boosted with a newly-designed 942cc air-cooled V-twin engine and a lengthened and lowered chassis for improved handling. The new classic-style cruiser also becomes air-cooled for 2009 and many new engine components including cams, valves, crankshafts and exhaust system. To make the Midnight Star feel more nimble on the move, Yamaha has introduced a new ...

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2009 Yamaha WR125X and WR125R new for 2009

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 20:19

Yamaha will look to bolster its sales in the 125 market with the introduction of two new models to line-up alongside the YZF-R125, the WR125X supermoto and WR125R enduro. View Yamaha motorcycles for sale The new motorcycles follow along the same lines as the popular Yamaha YZF-R125 with full-sized chassis designs and the same 124.7cc liquid-cooled four stroke engine. The new models will ...

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2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 - First pictures

Rob Hull, 08 September 2008 19:16

Yamaha has released the first official pictures and information for the revised 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1. The biggest change is the move to a 'big-bang' inline four-cylinder 998cc motor that Yamaha claim is built using knowledge directly from the MotoGP Yamaha M1. Get the full details of the 2009 Yamaha R1 and 10 pages of new Yamaha's in the September 10 edition of ...

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Girls Bike2 acquire new clothing ranges

Rob Hull, 20 March 2008 14:12

Girls Bike2, the ladies-only motorcycle clothing retailer, has landed no less than seven new ranges to add to their already wide portfolio. The most recent acquisitions include Armadillo scooter wear, Bering, Daytona and Segura, and they’ve also secured product ranges from Teknic, Frank Thomas and Richa. Marketing Director Clare Keeley said: “We are delighted to extend our range of new ...

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Win Long Way Down replica BMW R1200GS

Rob Hull, 08 February 2008 09:19

This weekend you have the chance to win a very special one-off replica Long Way Down replica BMW R1200GS courtesy of TOTAL Excellium. Charley Boorman testing the new BMW R1200GS Adventure After sponsoring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Down series from John O’Groats to Cape Town, TOTAL bought a replica of the stars’ bikes at the post-journey party ...

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Nick Sanders continues on Dakar route

Rob Hull, 15 January 2008 17:43

Despite the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally for fears of terrorist attacks en route, Nick Sanders and 35 paying bikers have continued their tour to Timbuktu. The original plan was to follow some of the route of the Dakar, however with the rally raid being called off Sanders has decided to continue the guided tour alone. Sanders told MCN: ...

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Video: See the radical M85 stunt motorcycle in action

Rob Hull, 19 December 2007 11:13

What you could be looking at here is the first of a new breed of stunt motorcycle - a selective mix of offroad power and styling with the nimbleness and versatility of a downhill mountain bike. Well that’s what Industrial Design degree students and builders Grady Barfoot and Dustin Griffin think, and that’s the reason behind the M85 Project Bike. ...


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