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Marcus Mumford collects new Triumph Bonneville

Chris Newbigging, 17 September 2010 17:21

Marcus Mumford from band Mumford & Sons picked up his own brand-new Triumph Bonneville earlier this week.  The star picked up his T100 (with a few accessories already fitted) from Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley - here he's seen with sales boss Dave Lilley handing the bike over. He'll be riding it this weekend too - Mumford & Sons are headlining ...

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Best deals on 2008-2009 Yamaha R6s

Chris Newbigging, 09 February 2010 13:59

In the February 10 issue of MCN, we've tested the revised 2010 Yamaha R6 against the 2008-2009 model R6, in order to find out exactly what difference the new ECU and exhaust has made. Yamaha R6s for sale The older bike is very similar and still a good bike - so we've found a few examples of the older bike ...

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Harley-Davidson 48’s European debut at Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Chris Newbigging, 04 February 2010 11:26

Harley-Davidson’s new Sportster 48 has made its first public appearance outside the US at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show in London. The new bike was unveiled at the end of last month, and is based on the basic design of the Sportster 1200. The changes to create the stripped-back 48 consist of a wide 150-section front tyre with a ...

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The 100mph Honda Monkey bike

Chris Newbigging, 15 January 2010 10:13

Laugh all you want, but this Monkey bike’s weird looks are part of the package that propels it to 100mph! Soichiro Honda’s cuddly 30mph Monkey bike has received some serious surgery to achieve the frightening speed – most significantly is the fitment of a Takegawa 124cc, double-overhead camshaft, four-valve engine with a custom exhaust system and Keihin FCR33 flat-slide carburettor ...

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Manchester Bike Show cancelled

Chris Newbigging, 06 January 2010 16:45

*** UPDATE: Further to this morning’s statement, a rescheduled date for April 2010 is being planned by organisers – more news when it’s available. *** ** UPDATE: The organisers have now confirmed the show is cancelled – the show will not be rescheduled. The next show is planned for 2011. Howard Cartledge, Show Director, said: “With a show like the ...

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Santa Claus and the 180bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 17:15

Forget sleighs and reindeers – Santa Claus is apparently using the 280bhp Asphaltfighters Stormbringers to get about! Despite the ice and snow covering the area of Germany the Kawasaki ZX-10R-based limited run machine is built in, builders Warm-Up captured this picture of St Nicholas picking up his new machine ahead of delivering presents on Christmas Eve. So if you hear ...

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Volkswagen: We don’t want Ducati or Suzuki

Chris Newbigging, 17 September 2009 14:32

Car manufacturing giants Volkswagen have dismissed rumours that they intend to buy Ducati – and have also denied they are interested in Suzuki Motor. VW’s CEO Martin Winterkorn revealed that neither Suzuki or Ducati will be targeted in the firm’s plans to expand its portfolio of brands from 10 to 12, ending ongoing speculation that the Italian firm would be ...

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Kenny Roberts' TZ750 at Indy Mile: trackside video

Chris Newbigging, 04 September 2009 13:30

Kenny Roberts proved that he's still the King last weekend by thrashing his fearsome 145mph TZ750 flat-tracker around the Indy Mile circuit - and one spectator videoed him flying past so you can share the spectacle. The amateur footage is shot right from the edge of the track - you'll note King Kenny avoiding the grippier 'blue groove' in favour ...

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Schwantz reunited with 1993 RGV500, Roberts rides TZ750 flat tracker

Chris Newbigging, 01 September 2009 17:26

Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Senior were reunited two of the race bikes that made them famous at the Indianapolis MotoGP. Kenny Roberts rode three laps on the fearsome TZ750 flat-track bike on the Indy Mile flat-track circuit, the bike which famously led Roberts to say: “They don’t pay me enough to ride that thing.” Geared for 145mph at 10,500rpm, ...

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Chris Vermeulen to teach Prince Harry to ride!

Chris Newbigging, 04 August 2009 14:27

Prince Harry has asked MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen for riding tips after meeting him at the British MotoGP round. Vermeulen’s mother told the Brisbane Times the Rizla Suzuki rider invited the bike-mad Royal to the Donington MotoGP round after seeing a picture of Harry riding his Triumph Daytona 675 wearing a Vermeulen-replica Shoei X-Spirit helmet. Julie Vermeulen told the local ...

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