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Evel Knievel's heirs set to lose fortune

Ben Purvis, 04 December 2007 17:05

Evel Knievel's heirs could be out of pocket after former Knievel biographer Sheldon Saltman has finished with the stunt legend’s legacy. Knievel attacked him with a baseball bat in September 1977, having taken a dim view of Saltman’s unauthorised biography, which he said damaged his reputation by suggesting he was and alcoholic and a drug user. Saltman managed to get ...

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Royal Enfield Woodsman launched

Ben Purvis, 23 November 2007 14:00

It might not have the glamour of some more mainstream bikes but Royal Enfield has revealed its latest motorcycle for the first time at the NEC show. The Royal Enfield Electra Woodsman is a new variation on the firm’s mainstay Royal Enfield Bullet model, which is the world’s longest-lived production motorcycle – with continuous production since 1949! The Woodsman was inspired by ...

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Hyosung reveals 30th anniversary Aquila motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 20 November 2007 09:41

Korean firm Hyosung is, believe it or not, 30 years old next year and to celebrate it's revealed this limited-edition version of its 650cc Aquila cruiser. The V-Rod-esque Aqulia uses Hyosung's own fuel-injected, 650cc V-twin, making an impressive 80bhp. That power goes through a five-speed gearbox and belt drive to the rear wheel. The anniversary model is marked out by ...

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MV Agusta Brutale race series planned

Ben Purvis, 16 November 2007 11:51

MV Agusta has revealed a new one-make race series featuring the Brutale. The Brutale Challenge is intended to be a year-long series featuring 36 riders, winning cash prizes for each event and with the championship winner also taking home the bike he rode to victory. MV Agusta also hopes to attract enough female entrants to have a separate ladies’ class. ...

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2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

Ben Purvis, 31 October 2007 10:09

Agile and compact as an urban scooter should be, but with all the protection of a maxi, the X7 is a worthy heir to Piaggio's traditions in GT scooter design. Made by Europe's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, the X7 is Piaggio's latest offering in the medium size commuter market. Excellent performance is guaranteed by liquid cooled, four valve, four stroke, ...

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2008 Honda VFR800 motorcycle is left unchanged

Ben Purvis, 06 September 2007 15:39

Honda has left the 2008 Honda VFR800 motorcycle unchanged, despite rumours it’s already-developed replacement was to due to be launched this month. The Honda VFR800 is officially designated a 2008 motorcycle – but only the addition of a silver colour option to the current black or burgundy colour schemes marks the bike as changed. European sources are still adamant a new ...

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Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Ben Purvis, 06 September 2007 09:35

Here are the world exclusive first picture of the 2008 Honda Fireblade. It's an official Honda picture, and we'll be updating this story with more details about the motorcycle as we get them. Thinking of getting a Honda Fireblade? Save money on your motorcycle insurance with MCN Compare.  

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Suzuki issue recall on 2007 GSX-R1000s

Ben Purvis, 20 August 2007 09:54

Suzuki has announced a safety recall on its 2007 GSX-R1000 motorcycle. The recall is to prevent a problem with the motorcycle’s idle speed control valve, which can lead to the GSX-R1000 having the wrong idle speed when fired-up from cold. Suzuki is contacting owners of the GSX-R1000 motorcycles to arrange for work to be done on the machines. So far, Suzuki ...

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Yamaha YZF-R6 is UK favourite

Ben Purvis, 02 August 2007 09:32

Latest figures released by Bennetts motorcycle insurance show the Yamaha R6 is the most quoted motorcycle of the year so far. Eleven per cent of all the insurance company’s quotes have been for the middleweight Japanese sportsbike, marginally beating Suzuki’s GSX-R600. Bennetts’ Marketing Director, Mark Fellis, said: “The Yamaha YZF-R6 and Suzuki GSX-R600 are clear favourites for motorcyclists across the UK. With 22 ...

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2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

Ben Purvis, 31 July 2007 12:17

These line drawings show how Yamaha is developing its all-new 2008 V-Max, which is set to be launched later this year. The patent drawings, taken from several patent applications regarding different aspects of the bike, show how the firm is developing the stubby exhausts of its 2005 concept bike into a production reality. It also reveals the variable valve timing ...

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