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Bike News (June 2009)

  • New Troy Bayliss Tee

    18 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Troy Bayliss Tee

    This is the new Troy Bayliss t-shirt available from Ducati. The three-time World Superbike Champion and MotoGP race winner retired at the end of last season, but he’s still got a massive part to play...

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  • Höly Kawasaki ER-6

    18 June 2009 by Rupert Paul

    Höly Kawasaki ER-6

    Specs Chassis 2004 ZX-6R forks, 2003 Z1000 yokes, ABM discs, rear master cylinder and rear caliper, Wilbers shock. Emil Schwarz bearings (www.emilschwarz.de), Bridgestone 003 tyres. 182kg with a full...

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  • One-off Ecosse factory special for sale

    18 June 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    One-off Ecosse factory special for sale

    One-off showcase bikes from respected manufacturers don’t usually hit the classified ads. So MCN was surprised to see this Heretic from exclusive manufacturer Ecosse up for sale for £40,500. Built to...

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  • Rossi Mugello helmet confirmation

    18 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Rossi Mugello helmet confirmation

    Keeping with tradition, Valentino Rossi and Aldo Drudi have come up with yet another amazing helmet design for Rossi’s home MotoGP at Mugello. As with all of Rossi helmets, the helmet is more than a...

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  • 'Radical measures' under investigation to cut TT road crashes

    17 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    The increase in accidents on the Isle of Man during the TT fortnight will see ‘radical measures’ being investigated to cut them next year warns the Isle of Man Transport Minister. Figures just released by the Isle of Man police show road traffic collisions (RTCs) increased in number during TT 2009 but were less severe overall than in previous years. Head of the Roads Policing Unit Inspector...

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  • Government helmet ratings panned

    17 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Government helmet ratings panned

    Government safety ratings for helmets are irrelevant because tests focus on impacts to the wrong place, according to a new report. Testers target points on either side because they have...

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  • Hear Harley-Ducati hybrid fire up

    17 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Hear Harley-Ducati hybrid fire up

    You’re looking at an unholy union of Harley and Ducati. It’s called the Desmohog, and it mates 900SS heads with a Harley bottom end. It shouldn’t work, but genius hobbyist bike builder Chris Barber...

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  • Leo Vince celebrate three TT podiums

    16 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Leo Vince celebrate three TT podiums

    This years international Isle of Man TT races proved to be an overwhelming success for LeoVince exhausts, and factory appointed importers MOTO.GB Distribution.  Compare and buy exhausts in the...

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  • Photochromatic lenses for Davida goggles

    16 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Photochromatic lenses for Davida goggles

    The Davida 74 WRS Goggle benefits from new breakthroughs in lens technology and can now be fitted  with Photochromatic Lenses. The benefits of photochromatic or react-to-light lenses become most...

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  • Skidmarx celebrate TT success

    16 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Skidmarx celebrate TT success

    For the second year running the winning bikes in the Senior, Supersport, Superstock and Superbike races at the Isle of Man TT were fitted with British-manufactured Skidmarx screens. Compare and buy...

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  • Knox launch new interactive site

    16 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Knox launch new interactive site

    Knox, the impact protection specialists, have launched a new interactive brandsite that is a massive leap forward for trade and consumers alike, giving them unrivaled product information.  This...

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  • New MCN June 17: Inside the fastest ever TT

    16 June 2009 by MCN

    New MCN June 17: Inside the fastest ever TT

    In this week's edition of MCN we have 12 pages of TT news including how Steve Plater feels after his Senior TT win. Also this week, we take you through the amazing last lap battle between Valentino...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 17-23

    16 June 2009 by Alison Silcox

    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 and Motors MOT - Motors TV   SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR1 - Eurosport 1   EUR2 - Eurosport 2 C4 - Channel 4   C5 - Channel Five BBC...

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  • Bikes for women

    16 June 2009 by Sherri Cox

    I just wanted to comment on the MCN feature on the top 5 bikes for women. Top 5 bikes for women I often get annoyed about being seen in a certain way because I'm a female motorcyclist.  Regarding your feature on the top 5 bikes for us females. The bikes I've has since passing my test, GPZ500 - GS650 GT - CBR400.  I had an SV650 faired but after taking it on a track...

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  • King Of The Mountain

    16 June 2009 by REDLINE

    King Of The Mountain

    REDLINE, an unsigned hard rock band from Birmingham, are the outfit who's song 'King Of The Mountain' plays out the TT coverage on ITV4. REDLINE recorded the song as a tribute to the TT races and...

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  • Aaron Radiators become sole suppliers for Suzuki SV650

    15 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Aaron radiators has just added three new models to their stock for three generations of SV650. The UK-based company is now the sole supplier of radiators for the middleweight twin and has added models for the 2003-2004 faired and unfaired SV’s, and also one for the 2005 onward bike. All these parts are available ex-stock with the addition of SV650 99-02 radiator and GSF1200 Bandit 01-05 oil cooler...

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  • New Clover GP-1 jacket

    15 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Clover GP-1 jacket

    This jacket is manufactured with an abrasion-resistant fabric and has a water repellent treatment on the outside. This means the GP-1 is water-resistant although it cannot be guaranteed as a 100%...

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  • My 1989 Suzuki RGV250 race bike

    15 June 2009 by Mike Sinclair

    My 1989 Suzuki RGV250 race bike

    The picture shows my 1989 Suzuki RGV 250 motorcycle. I bought it from a friend who had stored it in his garage for 10 years and he has no previous history relating to it.    It...

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  • Give a mate a free V2 Sponge

    15 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Give a mate a free V2 Sponge

    According to the friendly folk at V2 Sponges, one problem they’re hearing from customers is that us biking mates are nicking their cleaning sponges. "It's a brilliant product, so I leant it to my mate...

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  • The New Norton Replica Arai RX-7 GP

    15 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    The New Norton Replica Arai RX-7 GP

    Arai has just released the official news of the release of the new Norton replica RX-7 GP helmet. The helmet can only be bought through Norton themselves and orders for the Norton Replica are being...

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  • Question

    12 June 2009 by Anonymous

    Can any nice person answer a question for me? Ca i ride my m800 in England on a Guernsey provisional licence. I recently found this in English traffic law does thi mean yes. Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man If you are a visitor in GB and provided your full ordinary licence remains valid, you can drive any category of vehicle shown on your licence for 12 months. If you are the holder of a...

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  • £19 off lock and chain at Busters

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    £19 off lock and chain at Busters

    Busters accessories currently has a deal on the Keeper 880 chain and padlock, knocking a massive £19 off the RRP of £23.99. That means you get a chain that’s 800mm long with 8mm thick four-sided chain...

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  • George White Crazy Cruiser Deals

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    George White Crazy Cruiser Deals

    George White has a brilliant three-bike deal on at the moment where you can get a top Yamaha cruiser with loads of free kit. Thousand of bikes for sale with MCN The Crazy Cruiser Deal includes the...

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  • Be Lorenzo on your scooter

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Be Lorenzo on your scooter

    Jorge Lorenzo fans will be happy to know you can now get a replica of the 21-year old Spaniards race helmet design, but on a open-face scooter lid. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets These are...

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  • Barry Sheene gloves now available

    12 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Barry Sheene gloves now available

    Heroes of cool, Team Benzina, are selling these pretty tasty gloves, claimed to be almost exactly the same as Barry Sheene’s racing gloves. Compare and buy motorcycle gloves They’re even made by the...

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  • New Sammy Miller Museum book

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Sammy Miller Museum book

    The Sammy Miller Museum can now be seen in paper format with this new glossy book that’s just gone on release. This 228 page book is a documentation of gorgeously restored machinery that’s currently...

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  • Five of the best TT lids

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Five of the best TT lids

    With today’s Senior TT taking place, we want to know what your favourite TT lid is of all time.   It doesn’t matter if it went on sale as a replica or not – we just want to know which design you...

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  • New Maximum Security U-Lock from Oxford

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Maximum Security U-Lock from Oxford

    Oxford Products has just added a new U-lock to it’s already well established security range, called the Magnum. Compare and buy motorcycle locks It comes with a £1000 antitheft guarantee and has...

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