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Freddie Spencer at Mallory this weekend

Chris Newbigging, 07 July 2010 15:16

The Festival of 1000 bikes is a rare chance to see Freddie Spencer, the only to man to win 250GP and 500GP championships in the same year, riding an NSR500 on track this weekend.  ‘Fast Freddie’ will be riding a Honda NSR500 around the Mallory circuit (the classic circuit, without any of the chicanes) in the Past Masters parade. MCN ...

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MCN/Riders for Health rideout kicks off British MotoGP weekend

Chris Newbigging, 17 June 2010 17:20

The first British MotoGP round to be held at the new-look Silverstone circuit kicked off with the Rider's for Health Day of Champions, which begun with a mass rideout from MCN's offices to the circuit.    Over 200 riders took part in the ride in, before getting their chance to complete three laps of the circuit. The traditional pre-GP fundraiser ...

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Wanted: Ducati Monster 696 and 1100 owners for road test

Chris Newbigging, 17 May 2010 16:30

MCN is looking for Ducati Monster owners to come on a group test this Thursday (May 20) – we want one 696 owner and an 1100 rider too. The test will pit the new Monster 796 against the 696 and 1100 variants of the Monster range, so we want two owners to help us determine the 796’s place in the ...

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Video: The 150mph R1-riding gecko

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 14:41

Here’s one reptile taking a ride on the wild side – a tiny gecko stowed away on a Yamaha R1 as it laps a circuit at up to 150mph! The tiny creature manages to cling on and clamber around the clocks, screen and fairing of the R1 as the rider laps Queenland Raceway in Australia. The critter appears about two ...

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10 year of Hayabusa: exclusive designer interview in MCN

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 09:30

As part of MCN’s lookback on a decade of the Suzuki Hayabusa in the December 23 issue of MCN, we’ve interviewed the man responsible for designing it. Suzuki Hayabusas for sale Koji Yoshiura was the man responsible for designing the controversial but aerodynamic look of the original 1999 Suzuki GSX1300R as well as the latest K8-K9 model Hayabusa. In our ...

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New Honda scooter sucks up poo!

Chris Newbigging, 08 December 2009 17:12

Think your bike is a bit crap? It’s got nothing on this modified Honda SH125i used by Islington Council to wash and then suck up dog waste from pavements! The ‘Poover’ has a topbox and a long tube which delivers first a jet of water to loosen the offending turd, and then a hoover mechanism sucks the mess away, saving ...

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Subsidised Suzuki GSX-Rs and Gladius for racers

Chris Newbigging, 19 November 2009 16:43

Suzuki’s 2010 race programme will include cut price GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 and Gladius motorcycles for racers. Suzuki motorcycles for sale Brand-new motorcycles will be available at reduced cost to anyone competing in British Superbike supported classes or the club-level MRO championships. A race kit for the Gladius 650 to make it Minitwins-ready is also being investigated, but isn’t confirmed as ...

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Thousands rock Vegas-themed MCN Live! at Skegness

Chris Newbigging, 09 October 2009 09:32

Thousands of MCN readers made Skegness rock at the end-of-season MCN Live! bash last weekend. The Las Vegas themed weekend at Butlins was full of non-stop live entertainment, amazing stunt shows and partying to a wide spread of live music to satisfy all tastes. Three different venues held tributes to Blondie, Queen, The Blues Brothers, AC/DC and U2 plus 1980s ...

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Son of KTM founder dies

Chris Newbigging, 02 September 2009 09:33

Hans Trunkenpolz, the son of the KTM’s founder (also called Hans Trunkenpolz), has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack while competing in a half-marathon. He is credited with taking KTM to eight successive victories in the Dakar rally, and was also responsible for discovering motocross champion Heinz Kinigadner. He died on Sunday August 30 in Altotting, Bavaria.

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Harley-Davidson and Buell pull out of NEC Show

Chris Newbigging, 16 July 2009 13:07

Harley-Davidson and Buell is the second manufacturer to officially confirm it will NOT be present at the NEC Show in November. Harley claims the decision is based upon the success of test ride schemes attracting new customers to its bikes, and the timing of the release of its 2010 models means bikes will be available to few and buy from ...

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