December

Review of the Year 2001

Review of the Year 2001

Join us for a look back at the motorcycling news of the year.If you think we missed anything important, let us know by posting on the news board in Talk Bikes.April 23: Foot and Mouth hits the TT:...

A year’s worth of magic motorcycling moments

A year’s worth of magic motorcycling moments

We asked for your personal descriptions of the moments that made your motorcycling year in 2001.Here are some of the best we received. One will receive a signed copy of Neil Hodgson’s new book, which...

High old times on grass

High old times on grass

Cones do not helmets make

Macs at the ready

Macs at the ready

Formation dirty old mac wearing

The new bikes of 2002

The new bikes of 2002

We’ve gathered together the bikes of 2002 in this one, easy access section.Follow the links, right to see them all.

Loads of mistletoe

Loads of mistletoe

You too can join in the hugging and kissing… if you win

Helmets on parade

Helmets on parade

Junior Kickstart, it ain’t

Up in smoke

Up in smoke

Red Arrows? No the Purple Helmets

Win a bike and other prizes: answers now added

Win a bike and other prizes: answers now added

How do you fancy adding a Suzuki DRZ400 worth £4699 to your Santa’s sack? How about Axo jackets, trousers, helmet and gloves worth more than £700? Kushitani gloves more your thing? Teng tools worth...

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Ian Burgess, 44, runs his own building firm. He has shelled out around £10,000 on top of his stock Hayabusa.Ian Burgess wanted an even bigger engine in his Hayabusa so he took it to TTS.In common with...

If Santa used scooters…

If Santa used scooters…

Tis the season to be jolly… so have some Purple Helmets

Whatever the weather

Whatever the weather

The Purple Helmets show the right way to ride in the wet

Suzuki GSX-R1100

Suzuki GSX-R1100

Lee workman, 31, is a manufacturing engineer at Land Rover. He has forked out £12,000 spicing up his GSX-R 1100MAaah, the sight of a Suzuki GSX-R1100M. No matter the guise, there are few things as...

State of confusion

State of confusion

I was following this star… and then… it was gone

Put it back on!

Put it back on!

Catwalk fashion, Purple Helmets style

Taking tweaking to extremes

Taking tweaking to extremes

The moment some people get a new toy, they have to start modifying. For most of us, that means maybe a mild bit of tuning, a new shock and re-worked forks. But some people want to follow that road a...

Alarms may go off… but they don’t work

Alarms may go off… but they don’t work

Testers " stole " a bike from outside a police station with its alarm blaring… and no one lifted a finger to stop them.It’s just one of the depressing findings of a RiDE survey into public...

Yamaha R1

Yamaha R1

Steve Jenks has spent £11,000 tweaking his Yamaha R1 The roll call of his added extras is pretty impressive but he reckons he’s done it on the cheap. At full cost the total would have been over...

Finally, the Kawasaki ZX-10R

Finally, the Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki’s ZX-9R is a much admired sports bike. But it has started to lag behind the new breed of 1000cc superbikes. What’s really needed here is a ZX-10R: Enter TTS.Tuning firm TTS has bored out this...

Guzzi continues air-cooled development

Guzzi continues air-cooled development

Those who prefer the traditional sound of an air-cooled Guzzi to the Euro-conformity of a water-cooled engine will be relieved to hear that the company has not stopped development of it’s water-less...

KTM’s new road bike spotted on test in Austria

KTM’s new road bike spotted on test in Austria

These exclusive spy-shots show for the first time the latest bike in KTM’s range to use the firm’s new V-twin engine, the LC8.While the first dedicated road bike to use the new engine was expected to...

Meet Aaron, Britain’s youngest stunt rider

Meet Aaron, Britain’s youngest stunt rider

Aaron Stannage may still be at infant school but he has already performed in front of crowds of over 40,000, appeared on TV and been a fashion model. Oh, and he also currently the UK’s youngest stunt...

Biker-backed charity makes breakthrough in Africa

Biker-backed charity makes breakthrough in Africa

Riders for Health has signed the first ever agreement for a non-governmental organisation to manage medical transportation in an African country.The UK Charity of the Year has signed the agreement...

Missing hippy’s headshave

Missing hippy’s headshave

When one of our staff failed to turn in on the day after the Christmas party, we asked users of our TALK BIKES chatboards what punishment would be fitting.The majority were either too painful or...

The return of Bimota (again)

The return of Bimota (again)

Bimota is on course to make yet another comeback under new management.The firm’s assets have been auctioned off by the Italian court dealing with its bankruptcy, and one of the former bosses bought...

Win head-to-toe-kit, Ally Pally tickets and a track day

Win head-to-toe-kit, Ally Pally tickets and a track day

Tell us a bit about your motorcycling life and you could win one of a host of great prizes.Simply follow the link (right) and tick a few boxes and not only will you be helping us improve the service...

Can you name all the FIM winners?

Can you name all the FIM winners?

The FIM called together all its 2001 bikesport champions for a gala dinner on Saturday night. Dougie Lampkin, Jamie Dobb, Troy Bayliss and Valentino Rossi were among those officially picking up their...

It’s good to talk

It’s good to talk

Our Talk Bikes section is breaking new records as more and more of you register and head for the sections that most interest you.On Wednesday, the live chat with Foggy saw a record high in the number...

Remember this?

Remember this?

Dry days… no snow… re-live those magical warm Tarmac BSB moments

Your bike snaps could win you a top show prize

Your bike snaps could win you a top show prize

If you’ve captured a great motorcycling moment on camera this year, enter your best efforts for the Photograph of the Year competition at the Scottish Motorcycle Show.There’s a trophy up for grabs in...

Strange but true…

Strange but true…

Here’s our latest line-up for bike-related oddities from around the planet. If you know of something worthy of inclusion in our next collection, e-mail jon.urry@emap.comAUSTRALIA: Not content with the...

Suomy reveals new high-spec lids

Suomy reveals new high-spec lids

Suomy has revealed its greatest line-up yet, including an all-new range-topper, plus lids for Ducati and Aprilia.The Spec 1R takes over from the popular Gunwind as the No1 Suomy in 2002.It heralds a...

Beam them up

Beam them up

Going so fast, it looks like they are using The Enterprise’s transporter room

Government report says ban on dark visors should stay

Government report says ban on dark visors should stay

Dark visors should remain banned from UK roads because we can’t be trusted to work out for ourselves that we should switch them for clear ones when the sun goes down.That’s how a...

Join the crowds at our Spring Spectacular

Join the crowds at our Spring Spectacular

If you’ve already booked your chalet for the MCN Butlins Spring Spectacular, you aren’t alone. In just a month since we started taking bookings, 1500 people have already signed up.The event includes...

Now you can submit your road tax responses

Now you can submit your road tax responses

Have your say on Government proposals to change road tax for bikes with this new website address.The original address published showed you the proposals but didn’t link to a response form. Use the...