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Honda extends motorcycle factory shut-down

MCN Newsdesk, 21 March 2011 15:08

Honda has extended by another four days a shut down of the Kumamoto factory as shortages of parts caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami continue to be assessed.It seems parts supply from factories in the affected areas is what is causing the extension of the shut-down as the firm attempts to make longer term plans.The long term impact could ...

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MCN Motorcycle Show: New "Urban sports bike" unveiled

MCN Newsdesk, 03 February 2011 12:42

A new zero-emissions urban sports bike has been unveiled at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show.The Agility Saietta - which means Thunderbolt in a regional Italian dialect - promises the power of a Monster 796 with the silent, affordable running of an electric bike.Two-and-a-half years in development, creator Lawrence Marazzi hopes to start producing the machine by May, for a ...

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The secrets of BMW's S1000RR superbike

MCN Newsdesk, 21 August 2008 13:30

BMW has finally unveiled a prototype of its road-going superbike which it claims will be the most powerful production race replica ever. Video: Hear BMW S1000RR World Superbike prototype run A near-road spec version of the S1000RR was tested back-to-back with the firm’s WSB-spec race machine at an exclusive test at Lausitzring in Germany last week. View BMW motorcycles for ...

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Honda VFR gets V5 engine

MCN Newsdesk, 07 August 2008 09:50

Honda has pulled out all the stops to showcase the finest technology ever seen on a road bike with the all-new VFR1000F and touring-spec VFR1000GT motorcycles. View Honda VFRs for sale Along with the sexiest VFR yet, Honda has finally succumbed and given us a road motorcycle with a V5 engine derived from the successful 990cc RC211V MotoGP machine. If ...

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Motorcycles in Bus lanes report released

MCN Newsdesk, 12 March 2008 14:39

Transport for London has released a version of its motorcycles in bus lanes report. But the newly released version has been altered compared to earlier leaked documents to remove suggestions that allowing bikes in bus lanes improves safety for all road users. See the release from the London Assembly below.  The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today said that he would ...

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"Princes William and Harry should go ahead with Long Way Down trip"

MCN Newsdesk, 25 February 2008 15:23

Princes William and Harry should go ahead with their plans for a Long Way Down-style ride through Africa despite security concerns, according to Charley Boorman. The princes had planned the 1000-mile trip in aid of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale, which supports orphans in Lesotho. They were inspired by Boorman and film star pal Ewan McGregor’s 15,000-mile ride through 18 African ...

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Police seek motorcyclist following fatal accident in London

MCN Newsdesk, 13 December 2007 13:50

Police in South London are appealing for a motorcyclist to come forward after a fatal motorcycle accident on Eltham Road, South London.   A rider of a gold Honda motorcycle was killed after losing control trying to avoid a car pulling out. Police say another motorcyclists may have witnessed the crash but wasn’t aware of the severity which happened on Tuesday, ...

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2008 Yamaha motorcycle range revealed here

MCN Newsdesk, 04 September 2007 11:32

See the complete 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range here. We're updating this story with links as each 2008 Yamaha motorcycle is revealed. And you’ll also be able to read an in-depth analysis of the new motorcycles in the print edition of MCN, out Wednesday 12 September. For the first pictures of the 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle click here For the first pictures of the 2008 Yamaha ...

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