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Kenny Roberts to ride Festival of 1000 Bikes

Chris Newbigging, 12 January 2011 14:07

Kenny Roberts is to ride on track in front of a UK crowd for the first time since 1983 at the VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes. The treble world champion will be riding a 1981 Yamaha YZR500 OW60 as the star guest around the classic Mallory circuit on July 10. His appearance will only be the second time he’s ridden ...

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Dakar racer crashes in to 16ft tomb – continues racing!

Chris Newbigging, 15 January 2010 11:46

There’s still two days of the Dakar rally left, but these pictures surely show the best crash of the whole rally! Swedish female competitor Annie Seel’s KTM is pictured here crashed at the bottom of a 16ft-deep tomb – this is the story of the crash in her own words: "At km 131 the track split around some ruins, and ...

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Send us your snow stories!

Chris Newbigging, 08 January 2010 10:55

MCN readers have been sharing their stories of biking in the snow – from being trapped at home to towing friends on snowboards. Nick Bennett’s Suzuki DR-Z400 is the perfect bike to enjoy winter riding, and here we see his brother getting ready to be towed behind on his snowboard near Bradford. Meanwhile Colin Tomlinson from Bathgate near Edinburgh sent ...

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Kawasaki 1400GTR by car recovery firm

Chris Newbigging, 06 January 2010 17:31

Car breakdown firm Axa Assistance has chosen it’s first ever motorcycle for fast response – a Kawasaki 1400GTR that’s already been saving motorists where vans can’t reach. The bike used for the trial has seen several months of service already, and is proving useful reaching breakdowns in places the traditional vans can’t reach – height restricted car parks for example. ...

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Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

Chris Newbigging, 02 October 2009 12:04

Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down ...

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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Sign to save Moto Guzzi’s historic factory

Chris Newbigging, 20 August 2009 14:19

Workers at the Moto Guzzi factory are pleading for your support in overturning a decision to close the historic Mandello del Lario factory. Click here to sign the petition Workers are hoping that Guzzi’s parent company Piaggio will reverse its decision to complete transferral of production to Piaggio’s other factory – presently 150 staff remain working at the factory, which ...

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BMW S1000RR to star at free Oulton trackday for Pirelli tyre users

Chris Newbigging, 14 July 2009 15:39

BMW's S1000RR road bike will make it's English circuit debut at a Pirelli track day, where riders using Pirelli tyres can also get three free sessions! The bike will complete demo laps around Oulton Park in Cheshire on Wednesday 29 June, and a limited number of free places are available for any riders whose bikes are fitted with Pirelli tyres. British ...

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Hawg Haven’s Terry Clarke dies

Chris Newbigging, 08 July 2009 17:15

Terry ‘Nobby’ Clarke, one of the duo who formed Norfolk-based custom shop Hawg Haven, died suddenly on July 3. Clarke’s engineering expertise helped create some of Hawg Haven’s most recognisable machines and countless customer projects – most recently the shop has built choppers for TV chefs the Hairy Bikers as well as building a bike live in front of the ...

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Video: Travis Pastrana's tricycle back-flip!

Chris Newbigging, 27 April 2009 12:14

Travis Pastrana's freestyle stunt ability isn't limited to bikes  - a child's trike is the latest means for the American nutter to risk his life! The tiny big wheel might be meant for toddlers, but it manages to support a fully-grown adult down the massive take-off ramp, and survives the heavy landing too! Watch and be amazed!

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