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Bennetts ultimate track day!

Marc Potter, 29 September 2011 14:53

WATCHING Scott Redding take pillions on a two-seater Moto2 bike, or watching Cal Crutchlow ride sideways around Snetterton whilst Toseland gives lessons on track riding isn’t your average Tuesday afternoon. But that’s exactly what happened earlier this week when Bennetts took over the Snetterton 300 circuit in for the insurance firm’s Bennetts Ultimate track day.Just 100 people were randomly selected ...

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First ride preview: BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL

Marc Potter, 17 February 2011 13:49

We’re at the world press launch of the new BMW K1600GT and it’s even bigger K1600GTL touring brother in South Africa. Over the next two days we’ll be testing the new 160.5bhp in-line six cylinder BMW K1600GT and BMW K1600GTL motorcycles on motorways and mountain roads in and around Franschooek in South Africa. The new 6-cylinder motorcycle makes an incredible ...

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Yamaha Tenere world first group test

Marc Potter, 04 June 2010 15:08

We're off to Scotland to test the new Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z against its established rivals. The long-awaited 1200 parallel has just landed in the UK so we’ve whisked the first one in the country off to the Scottish Borders for a comprehensive road test with MCN’s Michael Neeves and three MCN readers.    The £13,499 Yamaha faces stiff competition from Ducati’s ...

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Motorcycling heroes officially open Silverstone

Marc Potter, 30 April 2010 13:43

Motorcycle race heroes Ron Haslam, Leon Haslam and Jeremy McWilliams officially opened the new 3.66-mile Silverstone GP circuit on Thursday.  The motorcycle greats were also joined by HRH Prince Andrew, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill, Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber and Silverstone MD Richard Phillips on the new Village Corner to officially inaugurate the new part of the circuit.  HRH The ...

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Watch the TT every night on ITV4

Marc Potter, 02 June 2009 15:52

TV supremos North One TV will be exclusively filming the entire TT and you can watch it every night on ITV 4 from June 4. The biggest ever TV effort has been put into the TT this year and the team behind the show will be bringing you the entire TT each night at 9pm on ITV 4. The team ...

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Rossi TT update: 'Every motorcyclist in the world has heard of the Isle of Man TT'

Marc Potter, 29 April 2009 11:14

MCN has helped arrange for eight-times world champion Valentino Rossi to ride at the Isle of Man TT. The man spoke exclusively to MCN at last weekend’s Motegi MotoGP about his TT plans. The eight-times world champion said: "It will be a great honour for me to attend the Isle of Man TT, something I have wanted to do for ...

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TT blog: The 80s are back

Marc Potter, 01 June 2007 12:07

The 80’s are back according to latest clothing trends, and it appears that’s true for bikes at the TT too. This year the Isle of Man TT has a very different feel, but most of that is not down to the Centenary banners all over the course and the paddock, but because of the wide variety of different styles of ...

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1098 picture special

Marc Potter, 06 December 2006 11:44

In this week’s MCN, out Wednesday, December 6, Editor Marc Potter brings you news of the 1098 launch at Kyalami. Here are just some of his thoughts and to read the rest check out MCN. This is not just any Ducati. This is not just any motorcycle. This is the Ducati we’ve been waiting for since the original 916. It’s a ...

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MCN Editor tests the Ducati 1098S

Marc Potter, 01 December 2006 12:49

MCN Editor Marc Potter has just stepped off the brand-new Ducati 1098S at the Kyalami track in South Africa. He has already spent the morning on the standard 1098 and has now got to grips with the higher power bike with a full Termignoni exhaust system and uprated ECU. The S also has Ohlins latest forks and shock fitted. He ...


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