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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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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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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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Honda extends 'Brave the Elements' deal

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 14:27

Honda is extending its ‘brave the elements’ scheme this winter, by extending the current offer on four of its most popular motorcycle models until 31 March 2009. Honda’s VFR800 VTEC sports-tourer, NT700V Deauville tourer, XL1000V Varadero adventure machine (all in either standard or ABS versions), as well as the XL700VA Transalp, all come with a free 45-litre colour matched top-box ...

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Report on a MotoGP round with Bridgestone

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 10:30

Bridgestone has today announced  the 2009 Bridgestone e-reporter competition for young aspiring journalists is now open for entries. As the contest enters its sixth year, the e-reporter initiative continues to provide students from across Europe with invaluable journalistic experience, also helping finalists to establish long-term careers in the media. In 2009, Bridgestone will give 11 finalists, chosen by an international panel ...

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Richard Hammond on early 1990s superbike hunt

MCN News Desk, 03 January 2009 10:30

Richard Hammond is desperate to get his hands on some mint examples of early 1990s superbikes after a fit of nostalgia brought on by seeing a perfect Yamaha FZR1000 Exup recently. Top Gear presenter Hammond said: “I haven’t got a fast bike at the moment – I’ve got my Harley-Davidson bobber and a KTM 690 which is great fun but after ...

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Stunt time provides welcome relief in war torn Baghdad

MCN News Desk, 02 January 2009 14:00

War torn Baghdad might not seem the likeliest setting for mucking about on bikes. But a group of locals have defied the odds and are avoiding the police with their weekly meetings to practice stunts and race their motorcycles each Friday. Hundreds of petrol heads gather hours before the 3pm start, chosen as this is hailed the beginning of the ...

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Sailors ride for charity

MCN News Desk, 01 January 2009 11:30

Bikers from HMS Ark Royal endured negative temperatures and a string of mechanical problems to beat their ship to Gibraltar. The team of seven riders and two support crew parted company with Ark Royal in Portsmouth and met up again days later on the Rock. The guys had an eventful journey through France and Spain punctuated by breakdowns and bad weather, ...

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Ninja sales rocket by 400%

MCN News Desk, 27 December 2008 09:00

Kawasaki has honoured one of the Black Horse finance team for helping Ninja sales rocket by more than 400%. Black Horse account manager Billy Bryce was instrumental in driving sales of the ZX-10R and ZX-6R by coaching sales people and helping create information for showrooms. Kawasaki UK sales and marketing manager Michael Johnstone said: “Bryce done a truly tremendous job for ...

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Ferrari motorcycle fails to sell

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 11:11

A one off Ferrari badged bike, created by an MV Agusta design guru, failed to sell when it came up for auction. The 900cc bike was built by David Kay Engineering as a tribute to the late Enzo Ferrari in the early 1990s. It had an estimate of £180,000 when it came up for sale in Switzerland on Saturday, but ...


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