Bike News (March 2010)

  • Contour HD camera in action

    30 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    We've recently taken delivery of a Contour HD camera at the MCN offices. Save cash on motorcycle products Expect to see helmet-mounted action from a number of staff members on a variety of bikes through the year, but for now, here's the firm's own promo video to show you what the little cam can do.

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  • Brits hail new MotoGP 09/10 video game

    30 March 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Brits hail new MotoGP 09/10 video game

    British GP trio Bradley Smith, Scott Redding and Danny Webb have hailed the new MotoGP 09/10 video game launched recently for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Smith, Redding and Webb all got chance to...

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  • Guildford Harley-Davidson's customs

    29 March 2010 by Ped Baker

    Guildford Harley-Davidson's customs

    Guildford Harley Davidson might not be the first place you think of when it comes to one-off custom built Harleys but sales manager Mike Noble and team at the Surrey based dealer are hoping these two...

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  • Amazing new stunt shows at MCN Live!

    29 March 2010 by MCN

    Amazing new stunt shows at MCN Live!

    This year we bring you two brand new stunt shows - The Bolddog Lings Team, with Britain’s best motocross and extreme sports participants, will be perfoming their unique and breathtaking non-stop...

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  • You CAN afford a Rossi replica

    29 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    You CAN afford a Rossi replica

    AGV’s range of Rossi replica lids don’t all cost an arm and a leg, and they’re not all on the top-of-the-range helmets, unlike some other lid manufacturers. If you use the MCN Shop, you’ll be able to...

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  • Berik boots almost half-price with MCN

    29 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Berik boots almost half-price with MCN

    Berik’s GPX race boots are going for just £69.99 on MCN’s online shop. The track-ready footwear, which usually retails for £129.99, features replaceable toesliders, a hard shin plate, anti-slip sole...

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  • Box lid bargains on the MCN Shop

    29 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Box lid bargains on the MCN Shop

    If you’re just starting out in biking, or even just fancy a new helmet, why not give the Box BX-2 a look? You can pick one up for £49.99 on our web shop. Yep, that’s a four-star SHARP rated full-face...

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  • Get a new one-piece race suit cheap with MCN

    29 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Get a new one-piece race suit cheap with MCN

    Times are still hard for most of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford a new race suit for the summer! The MCN online shop has Frank Thomas XTI one-piece suits for sale at a staggering...

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  • Pyramid bodywork on the MCN Shop

    29 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Pyramid bodywork on the MCN Shop

    Famed UK aftermarket bodywork specialists, Pyramid Plastics, have just announced new 'fenda extendas' for some of the latest bikes. But by using our shop, you can also fit out your older sports bike...

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  • Men & Motors closing down

    26 March 2010 by Emma Sulway

    Men & Motors closing down

    Digital TV channel Men & Motors will be closing down for good at 6am on April 1st. ITV – who own the channel – want to instead use the channel space for their HD broadcasts. The channel, which...

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  • Career hit a wall?

    26 March 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Career hit a wall?

    The Job Centre is advertising the post of Wall of Death rider. The job involves riding a 1920s bike at up to 60mph around the inner wall of vertical drum, suspended up to 20 feet from the floor by...

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  • Video: Sartso kevlar jeans tested

    26 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Sartso kevlar jeans tested

    Check out this video of Sartso's 'Killer' kevlar jeans being tested. OK, so it's not an independent test, but it certainly seems the abrasion resistance of these trousers is right up there – the...

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  • Bike tax up 6%

    25 March 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike tax up 6%

    Road tax for bikes over 600cc rises from £66 to £70 from April 1. The 6% rise was contained in yesterday’s Budget.  Tax for bikes between 401cc and 600cc rises from £48 to £50 while the rate for...

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  • US bolt-ons now available in UK

    25 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    US bolt-ons now available in UK

    For the first time UK motorcyclists can now buy a range of accessories for most Japanese sports bikes from screens to exhausts and full body kits from American website www.hotbodiesracing.com. Prices...

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  • Knox back protector for kids

    25 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Knox back protector for kids

    Knox is one of the only manufacturers of body protection systems to cater for kids. Their Aegis back protector is available in seven sizes, including one specifically designed for...

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  • New Powerbronze bolt-ons for 2010 bikes

    25 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Powerbronze bolt-ons for 2010 bikes

    Aftermarket parts supplier Powerbronze has recently announced its new  range of screens, bodywork and crash protection for a raft of new bikes.   Covered by the new collection are the...

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  • Motorcyclists ignore tyre safety warnings

    25 March 2010 by Andy Downes

    Motorcyclists ignore tyre safety warnings

    Defective tyre related accidents have increased by 28% according to new Department of Transport figures obtained by tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. As a result of dodgy and illegal tyres MOT...

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  • Stylish new motorcycling rucksack

    25 March 2010

    Stylish new motorcycling rucksack

    Boblbee’s new ‘Velocity’ collection of rucksacks has been specially developed for urban riders who need to carry a laptop – specifically a smaller, 7-12in netbook.   Available in black, red...

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  • New F800GS 'Adventure' revealed

    25 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New F800GS 'Adventure' revealed

    Masters of aftermarket adventure accessories Metal Mule have come up with their own solution to the lack of a BMW F800GS Adventure. They've thrown more than three grand of their own practical kit at a...

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  • Radical RAD02 Corsa built on-line

    24 March 2010 by Ped Baker

    Radical RAD02 Corsa built on-line

    We've featured bikes from Spanish builder Radical on this site before, most recently the Dirt Guzzi and the Imola Café racer. And while there's no doubt they produce some droolworthy motorcycles,...

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  • Sheene tribute bike at Goodwood

    24 March 2010 by John Westlake

    Sheene tribute bike at Goodwood

    This is the Icon Sheene – a 250bhp turbocharged tribute to the late great Barry Sheene. The bike – which is revealed in this week’s MCN – was designed and built by Andrew Morris who has dubbed it ‘the...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 24-30

    23 March 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: March 24-30

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM...

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  • MCN Campaign: Fix our roads!

    23 March 2010 by Steve Farrell

    MCN Campaign: Fix our roads!

    MCN is today launching a fight to mend our pothole-ridden roads. With your help, we’re going to highlight some of the country’s worst potholes and get them filled – even if we have to do it...

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  • New Bike Test

    23 March 2010 by Anonymous

    I just wanted to write and give my view on the new module 1 motorcycle test. I am a DSA qualified CBT/DAS instructor. I am amazed by the attitude of MCN towards the new test, I fully agree that some areas of the contry do not have enough centres, but the test its self is perfectly fine. How many of you guys that keep slating it have been trained for or taken the new test? I regularly train and...

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  • Touring luggage for BMW S1000RR

    23 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Touring luggage for BMW S1000RR

    Ventura have just released a Bike Pack luggage system which they say combines the best features of hard and soft luggage. The Ventura Bike Pack system consists of three elements: L-Brackets, Rack and...

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