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Bajaj to raise stake in KTM to 90%

Chris Newbigging, 11 February 2010 14:31

Indian bike-building giant Bajaj has accepted an offer from Austrian firm KTM to up its stake in the on/off road manufacturer from 30% to a controlling 90% share. According to Indian news site The Economic Times KTM invited Bajaj, one of the largest manufacturers of motorcycles and scooters in the world, to raise its current stake of 30% to a ...

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MCN wants your snow stories and pictures

Chris Newbigging, 06 January 2010 12:19

MCN is trying to find out how the snow and ice is affecting the motorcycling community and industry, and to help we want your stories and pictures.    We want pictures of your bike braving snow covered roads, off-road bikes enjoying the frozen countryside and pictures of your bike stranded at home. We also want to hear about how it’s ...

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Biking Christmas e-cards

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 16:49

In the spirit of saving the environment as well as money, the bike industry increasingly sends out e-cards rather than paper Christmas cards. That also means they can be a bit more personal than a £1.99 pack of 20 cards from Tescos too – so here’s a selection of the cards sent to the MCN office from across the bike ...

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Moto Morini financial troubles latest: "We're working as normal"

Chris Newbigging, 09 October 2009 14:27

Moto Morini has spoken exclusively to MCN about exactly what its recent step in to voluntary liquidation means for owners, buyers and dealers. The Italian manufacturer made the decision to enter in to voluntary liquidation in September after not paying staff or suppliers for the month. Unlike liquidation of a UK company which generally leads to the company being broken ...

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0% finance and free servicing offer on new Ducatis

Chris Newbigging, 28 August 2009 18:15

Ducati is offering 0% finance on any Monster, Streetfighter or 848/1198 model – plus one years free servicing on superbikes. The 0% finance can be spread over two or three years, and applies to 848, 1198, 1198S, Streetfighter, Streetfighter S, Monster 696, Monster 1100 and Monster 1100S models. The 848, 1198, 1198S, 1098R and 1098R Bayliss also come with one ...

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Have you bought an ex-police bike?

Chris Newbigging, 18 May 2009 14:41

MCN wants to hear from riders who have bought ex-police bikes and want to share their experiences. We’ll be using your feedback to help shape a future story. If you can help, email chris.newbigging@motorcyclenews.com

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KTM puts 50% of workforce on part-time work

Chris Newbigging, 31 March 2009 15:37

KTM is putting nearly half of its workforce on part-time work from May until August, effectively losing two months of motorcycle production. The cut in hours will affect a wide range of staff from factory workers to office staff, and production will drop by 25%. KTM has already announced plans to lay off 150 workers from core employees and 150 ...

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£1million motorcycle collection to be sold

Chris Newbigging, 07 April 2008 13:33

Bonhams has just announced that it is to sell the Professor Fritz Ehn Motorcycle Museum Collection with a collective value estimated at over £1m. 300 motorcycles are to be auctioned on June 30, 2008 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, with values ranging from £200 to £28,000. Highlights include: • 1953 AJS 7R, estimate £12,000-14,000 • 1927 Böhmerland Reisemodell, estimate £24,000-28,000 • 1927 ...

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Honda's Goldwing-building factory to cease motorcycle production

Chris Newbigging, 28 February 2008 10:52

Honda has announced that all motorcycle production in its Marysville plant is to be moved to Japan, marking the end of almost thirty years of Goldwing production in the plant. Opened in 1979, the Ohio factory currently builds 120 Goldwing and VTX models every day, but production of the motorcycles is due to move to Honda's new Kumamoto plant in ...

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Casey Stoner tests new Ducati Monster 696

Chris Newbigging, 22 February 2008 14:21

Ducati has released this video of Casey Stoner swinging a leg over the new 2008 Ducati Monster 696 on a recent trip to Ducati's Bologna factory. The MotoGP world champion shares his thoughts on bike's styling as well as taking a short ride on the new motorcycle  

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