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Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

Guy Procter, 30 March 2013 17:00

It will be 10 years next week since the tragic death of Britain’s greatest ever grand prix star. In part one of our exclusive three-part tribute to Barry Sheene – the mate, the father, and the rival – we hear from best friend and former team-mate Steve Parrish. When did you first meet Barry?It was Brands Hatch, 1974, I was ...

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Guy Martin creates own tea blend with competition winner

Guy Procter, 16 November 2011 15:24

Guy Martin has created a bespoke tea blend with Bennetts Biker Dream competiton winner Rachel Heath from Chesterfield. The 23-year-old's dream was to have a cuppa with the TV and TT star, but he went one better – creating a special blend of tea just for the two of them, when they met at the Yorkshire Tea factory on Monday. ...

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Triumph Announces 'Young Guns' Finalists

Guy Procter, 10 October 2011 11:10

The three finalists in Triumph's Young Guns initiative are Adam Robinson (17), Lee Jackson (16) and Chrissy Rouse (16). They were the three riders to most impress judges – including Frankie Chili and MCN editor Marc Potter – during a season spent being coached and assessed on their riding skills, fitness, attitude and ability to use a variety of media ...

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World's top 5 worst exhausts

Guy Procter, 07 October 2011 11:22

There's little doubt we are leaving the age of the aftermarket end-can. With legislation tightening, Daily Mail readers not going deaf in sufficient numbers and many simply becoming annoyed by the sound of their own engine spinning at an apparent 46,000rpm let alone anyone else's, the first rung of the bike modification ladder is rotting away. A decade ago such ...

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TT3D - yet more cinemas, yet more success

Guy Procter, 05 May 2011 10:51

Word-of-mouth marketing has seen TT3D: Closer to the Edge reach even more cinemas, and smash the half-million mark in box-office receipts after two weekends – a key movie milestone. The new cinemas are listed below, but TT3D is still playing at the full nationwide list of locations you can browse here. The film’s success sees it on course to match ...

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TT3D smashes into UK box office top 10 - where to see it

Guy Procter, 27 April 2011 12:31

TT3D Closer to the Edge has spread to 60 MORE new cinemas, ranking it among the most successful big screen documentary releases ever. The buzz around the brilliant biking movie continues to grow, and no wonder when viewers are reacting as they are (see below). As of this Friday TT3D is in the 130 cinemas listed below, and more keep ...

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Man behind most aggressive and unsafe bike ad ever hails industry ban on aggressive, unsafe bike ads

Guy Procter, 21 July 2010 10:32

The motorcycle industry in Europe has imposed a voluntary ban on adverts portaying ‘Aggressive riding styles, and any depiction of unsafe behaviour on public roads’. ACEM, the manufacturers’ representative body, made the move in response to the European Commission’s Road Safety Action Programme, which ‘puts focus on vulnerable road users’.   Stefan Pierer, ACEM President and boss of KTM, says: "Motorcycle ...

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TTXGP will open racing at reborn Donington in August

Guy Procter, 14 June 2010 19:48

Bike racing will resume at a the re-opened Donington Park circuit with a newly-scheduled round of TTXGP.    The Donington round of the electric racing championship – which has national championships in Britain the US and Italy, climaxing in a World Final in Albacete – will take place as part of the 'Welcome back to Donington' weekend on 21/22 August.   The ...

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Spy shots: Touch-screen multi-mode suspension Fireblade spied

Guy Procter, 04 June 2010 14:43

MCN’s spies have struck gold – ‘the original gold’ in fact – capturing this unique Fireblade with Multistrada-beating multi-mode suspension. The development mule was spotted near the Swedish HQ of pre-eminent suspension firm Ohlins – architects of Ducati’s rapturously-received DES riding mode system on the new Multistrada 1200 S.       Unlike the Multistrada however, the Fireblade’s electronically-adjusted forks and shock ...

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Voxan motorcycles bought by Venturi

Guy Procter, 02 June 2010 15:01

Eternally promising but perennially bankrupt French bike brand Voxan has been bought by a Monaco-based manufacturer of exotic electric sportscars. Venturi, itself a brand rescued from suspended animation in 2001, is believed to have bought all the assets, plans, tooling and models, but its intentions for the firm - whose entire range was based around the same 72 degree 996cc V-twin ­- ...

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