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World exclusive: BMW S1000RR road bike revealed at Jerez

MCN News Desk, 01 May 2009 14:13

BMW have revealed their S1000RR road bike in undisguised, finished form at the Jerez MotoGP round. The bike wased as safety bike for the MotoGP race weekend in a surprise public appearance before the official unveiling at Monza World Superbikes next weekend. MCN has exclusively revealed the BMW S1000RR is putting out around 10bhp more than any other 1000cc rival – 182bhp ...

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Summer opening times for Sammy Miller Museum

MCN News Desk, 11 February 2009 11:55

The Sammy Miller Museum will be opening its doors for summer opening hours from next Monday (February 16). The museum, which houses more than 400 fully restored motorcycles, will now open every day between 10am and 4.30pm. Factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus memorabilia spanning seven decades of motorcycling for sport and for pleasure are among the exhibits. The museum ...

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Suzuki GSX-R1000s ‘recalled’ for extra frame bracing

MCN News Desk, 04 February 2009 16:03

Owners of 2005/2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000s can to hear from Suzuki soon, following reports of frames cracking around the headstock. VOSA hasn’t deemed the incidents - which occurred following ‘extreme situations’ including heavily-landed wheelies - worthy of a full recall, but Suzuki aims to fit every bike of the period with extra bracing. All owners, including those buyers of used machines, will ...

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Father reunited with Sunbeam motorcycle

MCN News Desk, 03 February 2009 10:49

Two sons have reunited their 77-year-old father with the Sunbeam S7 Deluxe he rode in the 1950s. Paul and John Kilminster from Guernsey spent 17 years tracking down KNM 664, which their father Dave had bought for £145 in May 1955.    Kilminster used the bike as his daily commute and for trips to everywhere from Newquay to the south of ...

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Honda raises £4,000 for NSPCC

MCN News Desk, 02 February 2009 14:50

Visitors to the NEC Bike Show in December helped Honda raise £4,000 for charity, it has been revealed today. The Japanese manufacturer collected the money by offering re-useable fabric branded bags to customers at the show for a recommended donation of £1. Visitors dug deep and raised £4,342.13 which will be given to the children’s charity NSPCC.

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Double Glory For Yamaha Technicians

MCN News Desk, 02 February 2009 14:31

A motorcycle technician from Alf England Motorcycles, in Bedworth, has won the Yamaha Technician Grand Prix for the second time. Nigel Cartwright from Tamworth won the bi-annual event designed to test practical technical skills and theoretical knowledge. Cartwright won a new Yamaha T-Max scooter worth £6,000, while his Alf England colleague, Robert Berry from Nuneaton scooped a runners-up place receiving ...

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Hubless wheels in action

MCN News Desk, 30 January 2009 12:03

A new video released by American chopper designers shows hubless wheels, similar to those featured on Honda’s stunning V4 concept bike, being successfully used on the roads. Tennessee-based Amen Design built a concept chopper based around Italian engineer Franco Sbarro’s hubless wheels back in 2005. They have finally got the Hubless Monster out on the road and just released a ...

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Yamaha reports first loss in four years

MCN News Desk, 28 January 2009 13:42

Yamaha has posted its first quarterly loss in at least four years, according to financial experts Bloomberg. The Japanese firm, the world’s second largest motorcycle manufacturer, had a fourth-quarter loss of 41.65 billion Yen (£327 million). Yamahas for sale Bloomberg calculated the loss from preliminary full-year figures released by Yamaha today. Yamaha has lost customers in North America and Europe ...

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Harley-Davidson XL883 Iron unveiled at the London Motorcycle Show

MCN News Desk, 26 January 2009 16:35

Harley-Davidson and Buell are set to unveil two new models at the MCN London Motorcycle Show, January 29th - February 1st. Book tickets for the London Motorcycle Show The new XL883 Iron will be on the Harley-Davidson stand at ExCel. Priced at just £5375, it is intended to be an entry level machine. With its stripped down styling, fork gaiters, drag bars and ...

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Third generation Peugeot Speedfight to arrive in Summer

MCN News Desk, 26 January 2009 09:00

The third generation of the Peugeot Speedfight will be here in Summer and marks 10 years since the last major restyle. With more than half a million Speedfights now sold, Peugeot has kept the looks similar. Peugeot Speedfights for sale It gets a new chassis, the fuel tank is relocated under the floor pan and it gets dual forks instead ...


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