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Big Twin racer

curt winter, 08 June 2007 03:50

Back in 1997 I built a sports bike using a Harley big twin motor. The first event I attended was a huge success - not only was the bike a crowd favourite but it also got the attention of Erik Buell. Since then I've built two other bikes based on the same style, all the while perfecting the design. Three ...

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F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 06 June 2007 12:33

Two top British Formula 1 designers have created the Ecosse-Spirit ES1 - a radical new superbike which promises to offer 220mph performance. The new design goes back to the very first principles of motorcycle architecture – starting with a new riding position aimed at hugely improving aerodynamics, and then designing the rest of the bike to allow that riding position to ...

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Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

Ian Jubb, 06 June 2007 00:00

A pair of British F1 designers have revealed to MCN what they are calling the "fastest, lightest, best handling superbike" and we've got an exclusive interview and pictures of the new bike. Check out the video below to hear the two designers explain the concepts behind the Spirit ES1 and see the 3D model. Get more in for on the bike at ...

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Video: Vectrix electric scooter is actually good

Angus Farquhar, 11 May 2007 11:17

Last week saw the UK launch of the new Vectrix Maxiscooter, an all electric commuter scoot with performance on a par with petrol bikes. Check out the video below to see the bike explained and get our opinion then check out page 2 for a sneak peak at the firms new three wheel concept bike.   Zoom & Watch more ...

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Hammond rides again

MCN, 29 December 2006 11:00

Richard Hammond has ridden a bike for the first time since the 288mph jetcar crash that almost killed him – and MCN was there with him all the way. Just days after doctors gave the all-clear to ride again, MCN columnist Hammond fired up a bike and headed out onto the streets of London near to do something he feared ...

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Exclusive: Piaggio boss chats to MCN

Tom Rayner, 01 December 2006 14:13

Two years ago Piaggio UK’s Managing Director, Tony Campbell, was racing against Dani Pedrosa. Here he gives MCN his first press interview.    The Piaggio Group’s ambitions for global domination and the host of iconic Italian marques under its wings make it one of the most exciting brands in the bike world. As the new Piaggio MP3 (three wheeled scooter) ...

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