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Ducati Streetfighter - From Russia with Love

Michael Carroll, 28 December 2008 08:00

Frenzied demand for Ducati’s Streetfighter has reached Siberia, with a customer phoning through an order to Ducati Glasgow. Boss Martin Rees says the regular customer is working abroad, but didn’t want to miss out on the firm’s gorgeous 1098-based naked. “He called up and put down a deposit on his credit card,” Rees told MCN.

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Hairy Bikers cook up a storm at Silverstone

Michael Carroll, 02 October 2008 15:21

Simon King and Dave Myers cooked up a treat for visitors to the Tena for Men Honda hospitality suite at the Silverstone BSB round at the weekend. The Hairy Bikers demonstrated how to make the perfect salad while answering questions from the audience. They told MCN they enjoyed the event, and had been captivated by a great day of racing.

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Yellow Honda Fireblades commemorate Steve Brogan’s win

Michael Carroll, 29 September 2008 10:28

Honda is set to release a limited run of 100 yellow Fireblades, to celebrate HM Plant rider Steve Brogan winning the British Superstock championship at Silverstone on Sunday. View 2008 Honda Fireblades for sale Brogan is set to sign and number the seat hump of every bike, and they will be available to buy at the end of October for ...

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Ewan McGregor vows to keep kids out of the spotlight

Michael Carroll, 25 September 2008 16:09

Ewan McGregor says he won’t let his fame spoil his children. In an interview with the Daily Express, the actor and motorcycle adventurer says that he and his wife Eve have worked hard to shield their three children from the world of celebrity, which explains why they have never appeared in the Long Way Round/Down. McGregor says it does children ...

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Drunk drivers less dangerous than texters

Michael Carroll, 18 September 2008 11:24

Drivers who write text messages at the wheel are more dangerous than those who drive while drunk or on drugs, according to research from the RAC Foundation. The skills of 2000 motorists aged 18-24 were assessed on a Transport Research Laboratory simulator. The tests showed their reaction times fell by 35% when sending a text, compared to research into drink ...

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Peugeot Speedfights reduced by £200

Michael Carroll, 03 September 2008 09:49

Peugeot has cut £200 off the price of its 50cc Speedfight scooters in a bid to cash in on growing demand for motorcycles caused by high fuel prices. View Peugeot scooters for sale The LR model is now priced at £1,629, while the limited edition Ultimate and R-Cup models now cost £1,729. The Speedfight features a two-stroke engine, and 180mm ...

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Final Kill Spills ride planned for September 20

Michael Carroll, 03 September 2008 09:37

The last organised ride as part of the Kill Spills campaign is due to take place in London on Saturday September 20. A total of 100 riders including marshals will be invited to take part in the ride from the Ace Café to Downing Street and back, before heading to the BMF Tail End Show in Peterborough in the afternoon. ...

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Manchester bikers slow to show congestion charging views

Michael Carroll, 07 August 2008 12:33

Greater Manchester council is urging motorcyclists to get on-board its consultation regarding the proposed introduction of a congestion charge in the city. The public is currently being asked for its views on which vehicles should have to pay the charge, and which should get exemptions. A spokeswoman for the council says motorcyclists have been sluggish to argue their case for ...

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Online service compares petrol prices across UK

Michael Carroll, 17 July 2008 09:26

Traffic information website Keepmoving.co.uk is preparing to launch a petrol price comparison feature tomorrow. Anti-bike petrol stations Pro-bike petrol stations The petrol comparison feature will offer users the chance to source the cheapest petrol in the UK. The Fuel Saver tool is due to be updated daily, and would offer specific details relating to the different grades of fuel on ...

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Motorist attacks camera van with axe

Michael Carroll, 23 June 2008 10:44

A crazed motorist is being hunted by Australian police after he attacked a speed camera van with an axe. The unknown motorist smashed the window of the camera vehicle before fleeing the scene when the camera operator triggered an alarm. Police in Melbourne hope to use the speed camera footage to trace the motorist, who they believe was upset at ...

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