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Bike News (June 2009)

  • Wear shorts on your bike!

    25 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Wear shorts on your bike!

    Forma have just launched two new 'shortie' boots ­the Diablo and Northwind. The Diablo boot is designed to offer sports bike riders a comfortable yet protective option for urban riding, which can...

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  • New Vespa Pin Up T-Shirts

    25 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Vespa Pin Up T-Shirts

    Vespa advertising has become as much a part of the iconic Italian scooter manufacturer’s story as the machines themselves, the slogans and imagery painting a unique picture of the Vespa way of life...

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  • MCN Editor's original Fireblade for sale

    25 June 2009 by James Keen

    MCN Editor's original Fireblade for sale

    MCN Editor Marc Potter's lovingly cared for 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade could be yours - it's listed right now in MCN Bikes For Sale. Click here to see the ad You could own a piece of biking...

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  • Stay cool with new BMW Airflow 4 suit

    25 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Stay cool with new BMW Airflow 4 suit

    The AirTex material used in the new BMW Airflow 4 suit is made of a resistant, light weight, net-like fabric which allows air to flow freely through it, keeping the rider cool. Equally, it retains the...

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  • Metmachex Bandit

    25 June 2009 by Mick7777

    Metmachex Bandit

    In january this year, while sorting out the frames of two Z1000R's I am restoring I saw the bike in the foyer of Metmachex. I was a little concerned about the weird steering but very impressed with...

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  • Parking battle D-Day

    24 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Parking battle D-Day

    Motorcyclists have one chance left to fight to save free bike parking, according to campaigners. A firm has won a “UK-wide” framework contract to charge riders for using motorcycle parking bays...

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  • Schuberth launch fluorescent helmet

    24 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Schuberth launch fluorescent helmet

    German helmet manufacturer Schuberth has added a new colourway to the existing C3 range – a fully fluorescent yellow helmet. The C3 is a traditionally ultra-quiet helmet from Schuberth, but not like...

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  • New Zard for Dorsoduro and Streetfighter

    24 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Zard for Dorsoduro and Streetfighter

    These are pictures of the latest Zard exhaust system to fit the Aprilia Dorsoduro supermoto and Ducati’s latest creation, the Streetfighter. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts Both exhausts have...

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  • Full Desmosedici accessory range revealed

    24 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Full Desmosedici accessory range revealed

    Ducati has unveiled an official Ducati Corse parts selection for the Desmosedici D16RR road bike that includes an exhaust system that costs the same as the manufactures Monster 696 brand new! Like the...

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  • Steve McQueen Bell helmet on sale

    24 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Steve McQueen Bell helmet on sale

    Grand Prix Legends is selling this awesome Steve McQueen replica Bell helmet. This fantastic new Steve McQueen 1964 Bell ISDT helmet replica is a great new Bell Jet RT helmet in the team colours worn...

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  • Opinion: Time to remove our loud pipes

    24 June 2009 by Kevin Ash

    Opinion: Time to remove our loud pipes

    MCN columnist Kevin Ash stirred up a hornets’ nest when he said motorcyclists should give up on loud exhausts. Here are the edited highlights of his comments – MCN would be interested in what you...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 24-30

    23 June 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: June 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 - Men...

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  • Win 2 tickets to the Donington WSB round

    23 June 2009 by James Keen

    Win 2 tickets to the Donington WSB round

    To celebrate the Aprilia Superteens championship coming to Donington to support WSB, they are offering MCN readers the chance to win 2 tickets to the race weekend which include access to the Aprilia...

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  • George White launch motorcycle rental service

    22 June 2009 by James Keen

    George White launch motorcycle rental service

    George White's have joined forces with HELPHIRE to offer a new motorcycle rental service for UK riders. They have a selection of bikes for rent, from scooters to supersports machines. Models include...

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  • MCN is the best read

    19 June 2009 by Anonymous

    MCN is the best read

    This is a photo of me and all the great staff at the Blanca Restaurante, Bitez, Turkey. They said that your MCN was the best read.

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  • AWARE - Wales

    19 June 2009 by awarewales

    AWARE - Wales

    Have you watched, or read, ‘Long Way Down (Around)’ documenting a motorcycle journey undertaken by the actors: Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman? AWARE-Wales is a small non-profit making group...

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  • Ducati Noriyuki Haga clothing

    19 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Ducati Noriyuki Haga clothing

    Ducati has a new line of Nitro Noriyuki Haga products for fans of the current WSB Championship leader. Haga, who is riding for the factory Xerox Ducati team this year, is one of the most popular...

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  • M&P knock £180 off XR1000

    19 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    M&P knock £180 off XR1000

    M&P is currently offering a deal on the highly rated Shoei XR1000 – buy it in the Caster graphic design and save £180 on RRP. The lid is available for £199.99 in three different colour...

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  • See Roland Sand’s BuHell in action

    19 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Watch custom guru Roland Sands ride his latest custom creation – a modified Buell, branded the BuHell. Former racer Sands “abuses it in all its glory” and talks about the bikes creation in this short vid. Watch the video here He said: “Building this bike was a little touch of Hell, that’s why we called it the BuHell. Over a year and a half in the making, but in the end it was all worth...

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  • Parking wardens ruin Matlock

    19 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Parking wardens ruin Matlock

    Overzealous parking wardens are ruining one of the UK’s most popular biking meccas and damaging businesses, say local traders. Wardens have been “swamping” Matlock Bath in Derbyshire and driving out...

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  • Over half of riders prefer riding to the pub

    19 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Over half of riders prefer riding to the pub

    Riders are prepared to sacrifice everything from nights down the boozer to going on holiday with the family to make sure they get a riding holiday this year. But a third will now be forced to stay in...

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  • Datatag launch stealth tracking system

    19 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Datatag launch stealth tracking system

    Datatool has been appointed the exclusive aftermarket distributor for the new Datatag motorcycle tagging kit, now with the all new “stealth” UV reactive etching. The new Datatag motorcycle tagging...

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  • Mike Willis, boss of MW Leathers, dies

    19 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Mike Willis, boss of MW Leathers, dies

    Founder of London-based MW Leathers Mike Willis died yesterday aged 64. Mike was recovering from a successful operation to remove a cancer when he contracted septicaemia. He passed away at 8.15pm on...

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  • Xerox Ducati WSB gear

    18 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Xerox Ducati WSB gear

    Ducati UK now has a range of Ducati World Superbike clothing available, just in time to purchase for next weekend’s Donington World Superbike round. The collection includes the same polo shirt,...

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