2008

ASDA cuts price of petrol to less than a pound

ASDA cuts price of petrol to less than a pound

ASDA has cut the price of unleaded petrol to below a pound. Pro-bike petrol stations Anti-bike petrol stations The supermarket is now selling unleaded at 99.9p per litre, the lowest price this year.

Suzuki fuel injection, or lack there of...

What is happening at Suzuki? I was the proud owner of a GSX-R 1000 K7. Now I just hate it. I have just returned from a tour of Spain. 3500 miles door to door on my GIXER, with a friend on a GSX-R 1000 K8. Both bikes are well looked after, doted upon infact. But both broke down with the same faults after a rain shower. Both had blown 10A fuses (Ignition circuit), and although my companions bike...

Puma breaks in to motorcycle protection market

Puma breaks in to motorcycle protection market

Fashion company Puma, better known for their sport and footwear style ranges, has unveiled a new full-riding range at the Intermot 2008 show in Cologne. Shop for over 65,000 products with...

Cops cut up dumped bike

Cops cut up dumped bike

Police found a bike whose owner they could not trace – and cut it to pieces in a show of zero tolerance for “anti-social” motorcycling. The tatty but classic Kawasaki Z550 was butchered with an angle...

Video: What do Suzuki SV650 owners think of the new Suzuki Gladius?

Suzuki recently unveiled the replacement for the current SV650, the Suzuki SVF650 Gladius. The Gladius is based on the same v-twin engine as the SV650, but is aimed at a more novice audience. The major change is the styling, which is a lot funkier, bringing the bike in to line with competitors like the Kawasaki ER-6n and Ducati Monster 696. Suzuki SV650 review MCN joined SV650 owners from...

Swindow Council to Scrap Speed Cameras?

So speed is only responsible for 6% of accidents? And this is from an offical DfT report as well. click here for the BBC news story So where has Labour (or should that be Liebour?) been getting this 33% figure? Magic 8-ball? This may just be a cost-cutting exercise (saving circa £320k) one presumes that previously they made a profit. Strange how their stance suddenly changes when they are no...

Norton is back in the UK!

Norton is back in the UK!

Norton is back in British hands with ambitious plans for a new ‘state of the art’ road bike for 2009. MCN speaks exclusively with new Norton boss The Norton name has been bought by a UK based...

Bikes on TV: October 15-21

Bikes on TV: October 15-21

KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

The PB100: 1 - Honda SP1

The PB100: 1 - Honda SP1

The 100 bikes to ride before you die, brought to you by the guys at MCN's sister title, Performance Bikes. Get the next 3 issues of PB for £3 when you subscribe before November 5th It seemed Honda...

Moto Morini Superbike

Moto Morini Superbike

Based on the upgrated V2 "corsacorta" that equips a Corsaro 1200, is tuly powerful and very very light. The chosen name for this new bike is " TARQUINIO" in honor of Tarquinio Provini, great...

Video: Bimota DB7 takes on the Ducati 1098R and MV F4 1000 312RR

There is no doubt that the new Bimota DB7 is a stunning machine, but is it good enough to take on the cream of the Italian crop? To find out we took along the video camera as all three motorcycles were put through there paces at the Misano circuit in Italy. Check out the video below to see the bikes in action an find out if the Bimota can live up to the challenge.

New MCN October 15: Honda vows to build V4 concept in three years

New MCN October 15: Honda vows to build V4 concept in three years

In this week's issue of Motorcycle News Honda vows to build the V4 concept motorcycle that was unveiled at the Cologne Motorcycle Show. Honda says the concept - which was revealed at the...

First ride - Kawasaki ER-6n

First ride - Kawasaki ER-6n

MCN Reporter Chris Newbigging has been in Majorca to try out the new Kawasaki ER-6n – this is what he’s made of it so far. “The new ER-6n is an evolution of the existing model featuring changes...

Ride a Street Triple R at Three Cross

Ride a Street Triple R at Three Cross

Three Cross Triumph in Dorset will welcome a Street Triple R to its range of demonstration bikes from Thursday, October 30. The dealership is also still taking deposits for both the regular...

Police asking for information on bike crash

An accident on the A533, The Hill, Sandbach, Cheshire has claimed the life of a 26 year old man. A Yamaha R6 collided with 2 cars not far from the driveway to The Leonard Cheshire Home. The victim died at the scene. Police are asking for anyone with any further information to call 01244 613388

MCN in Rhodes

MCN in Rhodes

Garry and Dave have to have their copy of MCN, even on holiday at Flyers bar on Pefkos beach in Rhodes!

Jeremy Clarkson spotted on two wheels

Jeremy Clarkson spotted on two wheels

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, famous for his dislike of motorcyclists and anything related to two wheels, has been spotted nipping about town on a Vespa scooter, reports the mail online. Clarkson has...

Video: Ducati Monster 1100 promo video

Ducati has released the first footage of the new Monster 1100 in action and you can see it here. Check out the video player below to see the promotional video produced by Ducati for the new Monster 1100.

BikeSafe get Kawasaki ZX-10R

BikeSafe get Kawasaki ZX-10R

Alf's Motorcycles of Worthing, West Sussex has donated a new Kawasaki ZX-10R to Sussex BikeSafe. 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10Rs for sale The ZX-10R will be taken to public events across the county to raise...

Design & win your own Arai helmet

Design & win your own Arai helmet

eBike Insurance have teamed up with Arai Helmets to give you a chance to design your own helmet and see it added to the Arai range. Click here to compare & buy an Arai helmet The winner...

Willie G Davidson takes a trip to the MV Agusta factory

Willie G Davidson takes a trip to the MV Agusta factory

Legendary Harley-Davidson boss Willie G Davidson has made a visit to his new purchase, MV Agusta, in Italy for the first time since buying the ailing Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Davidson made the...

ROOF helmet problems

ROOF helmet problems

I bought a roof boxer helmet with a fold down chin piece. After I had used it for about two weeks the press stud clips that secure the chin piece snapped off. Powersports mended it by re riveting on...

More BMW quality issues

More BMW quality issues

I totally agree about the issues of BMW quality. My gs1200 was 3 months old when corrosion set in around footpegs but worst was to come. Around 4 months into ownership the fuel pump relays corroded...

Pics from MCN Live! 0ct 08

Pics from MCN Live! 0ct 08

Pictures from MCN Live! butlins Oct 08

Valentino Rossi's top ten riding tips video

Valentino Rossi's top ten riding tips video

eBike insurance have teamed up with the California Superbike School and Yamaha to bring you Valentino Rossi's Top Ten Riding Tips video. Find cheap motorcycle insurance eBike are offering you...

Noriyuki Haga paintjob revived

Noriyuki Haga paintjob revived

Noriyuki Haga fans can bag this Aprilia RSV1000 with a replica of his 2002 World Superbike paintjob for just £700 more than a standard RSV. Aprilia RSV1000s for sale Peterborough dealer Taz...

Conventional switchgear: BMW wimps out

So BMW has finally conceeded to the motorcycling press with their prissy hands and small brains who have never been able to work out that when you want to turn left use the left switch and when you want to turn right use the right switch, like we had to do with our arms, before the days of indicators. Did it tax their brains so much testing BMW's that there constant gripe was I dont like the...

Bimota’s 1098-powered DB8 Delirio spied

Bimota’s 1098-powered DB8 Delirio spied

This first picture has emerged of Bimota’s new DB8 naked motorcycle based on the DB7 superbike. The bike appears to follow the same principle as the Aprilia Tuono, with just streetfighter...

BBC and speed camera bosses lampooned for hiding crash video

Speed camera bosses and BBC officials hiding a video of crashes at camera sites have been lampooned in a satirical cartoon by an MCN reader. The two-minute animation shows a speed camera van zapping motorists until one brakes heavily, causing a crash. Camera staff then whisk the tape away and stash it in a safe marked ‘crash video, top secret’. Reader Keith Jones’ cartoon finishes with the...

Harley's latest model

Harley's latest model

Harley-Davidson has hooked up with American supermodel Marisa Miller for its latest advertising campaign promoting the 2009 Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle. The ads will be used in American bloke’s...

New Transport Secretary supports motorcycles

New Transport Secretary supports motorcycles

New Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has a history of supporting motorcycling, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). It means his appointment is good news for riders, the association...

Motorcyclists still hate Volvos… and BMWs too!

Motorcyclists still hate Volvos… and BMWs too!

Volvos are still the most hated car on the road, a survey of British motorcyclists shows. The poll of 206 bikers by insurance firm Bennetts found that 28% of motorcyclists regard Volvo drivers as the...

Biker has world's first double arm transplant

The biker who received the world’s first double arm transplant has told how he is looking forward to riding his motorbike again. German diary farmer Karl Merk, 54, lost both arms in an horrific corn threshing machine accident six years ago. He was given a double arm transplant – with limbs donated by a teenager who died in a car crash– by a 40 strong medical team at Technical University in...

Rear-facing average-speed cameras on the way

Rear-facing average-speed cameras on the way

Rear-facing cameras which measure average speed over long distances are close to gaining approval, according to the makers. Existing average-speed cameras are unable to read motorcycles’ number...

BKS reveals 2009 range

BKS reveals 2009 range

The first Suzi Perry-designed motorcycle riding kit from leathers firm BKS is ready to go on sale. Perry, who fronts the BBC’s MotoGP coverage, has designed a women’s jacket for BKS, which is looking...

Cops seize motorcycle over illegal plate

Cops seize motorcycle over illegal plate

Police are confiscating motorcycles over illegal number plates. An MCN reader told how his bike was seized because one digit on his number plate was incorrect. Officers working for controversial...