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Bike News (May 2008)

  • Apache Boys

    10 June 2008 by luke scully

    Apache Boys

    Boys love their toys, but we prefer our bikes! Mark and Luke, Apache Groundcrew, Afghanistan

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  • Police shortage in Sussex

    30 May 2008 by CSG

    Just heard about Sussex police being short of policeman. Apparently they are offering to pay policemen who have defected to London, to return to Sussex. Yesterday on the A27 near the Ashcombe roundabout at Lewes at 8am there was a police 4x4 on the central reservation with a speed camera mounted next to it and two policemen. Alongside were two police motorcyclists. Across the roundabout in the...

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  • MCN Daily 30-05-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    30 May 2008 by Michael Carroll, Angus Farquhar

    In episode 115 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show The Honda Cub reachs 70 million sales, Police use unmarked Fireblades and the Brits dominate GP practice.   Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new show.

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  • Can Bikers Raise A Million Signatures On No 10 Petitions?

    30 May 2008 by Mr B J Mann

    There are currently two very topical petitions running on the official government "10 Downing Street" website: one to postpone the date for bringing in the new motorcycle test (due Sept 29 2008) till all 66 sites are operational in the UK: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/delaytheMPTC/ And the other petition to remove the maximum motorbike engine size limit for learners and light motorcycles with (Bio)...

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  • Online demo-locator launched by Suzuki

    30 May 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Online demo-locator launched by Suzuki

    Suzuki is aiming to simplify the task of setting up test rides on its motorcycles, by launching an online demonstrator locator service. To arrange a test ride, users input their postcode and details...

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  • Council compensation

    29 May 2008 by skippyfc

    Council compensation

    I have just read the article about the chap trying to chase his local council for cost of damage caused to his bike by hitting a pot hole. What I would say is don't give up and don't be fobbed off by...

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  • Honda Cub series reaches 60 million units

    29 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Honda Cub series reaches 60 million units

    Worldwide production of the long running Honda Cub series has now reached over 60 million units - 69,362,590 - to be exact. Honda Cub's for sale here The Honda Cub series was first...

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  • Anti-speed camera activist blows hands off

    29 May 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Anti-speed camera activist blows hands off

    France’s answer to Captain Gatso has been rushed to hospital, after blowing off both his hands with a home-made bomb. The postal worker, who has links to a French group that blows up speed cameras, is...

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  • Excellent service from M&P for my new ZX-10R

    29 May 2008 by Stevie Nixon

    Thought I would drop you a line about a most refreshing change! I have been a customer of M&P here in south Wales for a few years and have purchased from them everything from clothing to a new bike. Last week I was browsing through the shop when the senior manager asked if he could help. I said I was looking for a new bike, and he informatively took me through his stock, My head kept being...

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  • MCN Daily 28-05-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    28 May 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Michael Carroll, Sarah Carnell

    In episode 113 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Hawg Haven custom bikes go missing, speedway star gets done for assualt and James Toseland vows to try harder.   Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new show.

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  • New MCN May 28: Yamaha V-Max is back

    28 May 2008 by Sarah Carnell

    New MCN May 28: Yamaha V-Max is back

    This week MCN can exclusively reveal the Yamaha V-Max is back. After nine years in the making it seems this is one of few motorcycles to spark so much anticipation as the Yamaha V-Max heads to dealers...

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  • North West 200 recovery crew are great!

    27 May 2008 by Gary Campbell

    North West 200 recovery crew are great!

    We would like to thank Keith and all the Zambretti racer recovery crew at this years North West 200, who took time out from picking up the racers to help my pal Alan after his bike broke...

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  • Picture gallery: Roland Sands Experi-Mental

    27 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Picture gallery: Roland Sands Experi-Mental

    The Roland Sands Experi-Mental started life as a Harley Davidson Softail, but you wouldn't realise from looking at the custom motorcycle. Roland Sands wanted the motorcycle to have a rugged feel to...

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  • Poor R1 but leathers saved my life

    26 May 2008 by W Houghton

    My poor r1 did not deserve to go out like that , but thanks to Mr Dianese im still here . We all have our preferences for kit but to take an almost head on collision with an 4x4 get thrown 150 feet and only end up with a broken ankle, hip and a dislocated elbow, wow. My boots helmet and gloves all played their part aswell but the leathers were the real hero ,Dianese M4 two piece that they duly...

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  • Motorcycles are too expensive in Britain

    25 May 2008 by muxy

    Motorcycles are too expensive in Britain

    Spotted this Triumph 675 in a motorcyle shop in St. Petes, Florida. It's the 2008 special model. I asked the price and then sat down on the floor and cried. $9000! That's £4500 at todays...

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  • disguised van

    25 May 2008 by Anonymous

    disguised van

    I went out for a drive on sunday afternoon with my wife and daughter over the snake pass to visit Derwent valley , as we got near ladybower resevoir I noticed a blue van in a small layby amongst the...

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  • MCN Daily 22/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    22 May 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 111 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Hawg Haven announce a run of Charley Boorman Choppers and Robert Dunlop’s sons decide not to race at the TT.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new show.

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  • A1 safety signs considered “dangerous”

    22 May 2008 by Michael Carroll

    A1 safety signs considered “dangerous”

    The Highways Agency is preparing to rip up 20 road-side signs in Northumberland, because it believes drivers are suffering from information overload, and so are ignoring safety messages displayed on...

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  • Video: Nick Sanders third report from his Parallel Worlds tour

    22 May 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Nick Sanders has sent back his third video installment from his Parallel Worlds tour as he crosses the Nubian desert. Watch the video below to see how he is coping with the oppressive 50 degree heat, roads covered in a foot of sand and the sheer distance from civilisation – All on a Yamaha R1. Check back regularly to see how Nick is getting on as he crosses from country to country on his final...

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  • Ultra-rare motorcycle stolen along with key

    22 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Ultra-rare motorcycle stolen along with key

    A rare motorcycle thought to be one of only two in the UK has been stolen from a motorcycle restorers in Coningsby, Lincolnshire. The motorcycle is an ex-Italian army model Moto Guzzi Falcone, which...

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  • Bennetts top five motorcycle movie moments

    22 May 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Bennetts top five motorcycle movie moments

    Insurance firm Bennetts has conducted a survey amongst its customers to find out their all-time favourite motorcycle movie moments. The new release, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...

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  • Hundreds wrongly convicted of speeding

    21 May 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Hundreds wrongly convicted of speeding

    Three police workers face disciplinary action after 545 motorists were wrongly convicted of speeding. Fines totalling £35,000 had to be refunded, 1,500 penalty points quashed and 2115 tickets...

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