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Bike News (June 2009)

  • New MCN June 3: Suzuki GSX-R1000 special

    03 June 2009 by James Keen

    New MCN June 3: Suzuki GSX-R1000 special

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale June 3, we have a 6-page guide to the Suzuki GSX-R1000, a 200bhp Honda Blackbird and details of Benelli's new 750cc rival for the Triumph Street Triple. Go to any...

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  • World's fastest scooter!

    02 June 2009 by dave hoy

    World's fastest scooter!

    On the 30/05/2009 we at TDR Scooters rocked up at santa pod raceway and ran a standing start 1/4 in 11.9037 at 108.27 mph. This was backed up on the same day with an 11.9760 at...

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  • Watch the TT every night on ITV4

    02 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    Watch the TT every night on ITV4

    TV supremos North One TV will be exclusively filming the entire TT and you can watch it every night on ITV 4 from June 4. The biggest ever TV effort has been put into the TT this year and the team...

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  • KBC Introduce Five Year Warranty

    02 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    KBC Introduce Five Year Warranty

    KBC Helmets, one of the fastest growing helmet manufacturers in the world and a world leader in the private label (OEM) business, has now introduced a five-year warranty on all of its helmets. Priding...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 3-9

    02 June 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: June 3-9

    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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  • Video: Supercharged Honda Blackbird

    02 June 2009 by MCN

    This Honda Blackbird is fitted with a supercharger, giving it 65bhp and 24lb-ft of torque more than a standard machine. Watch the video for a technical explaination and some high speed runs from MCN's Rupert Paul.   Supercharged Blackbird on the dyno Read the full story in this week's MCN, on sale Jun 3.

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  • My modified Honda Blackbird

    01 June 2009 by Howard Abel

    My modified Honda Blackbird

    I have modded my 2001 Honda CBR1100-XX to replicate the Technical Sports Racing bikes in Japan. All of the best possible items have been used. I hope the pictures speak for themselves.

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  • Steve Plater endorses Sunwise Sunglasses

    01 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Steve Plater endorses Sunwise Sunglasses

    HM Plant’s British Supersport and road racing representative Steve Plater is becoming the face of Sunwise Sunglasses for the racing world. The ChromaFusion Waterloo (rrp £59.99) is the flagship in the...

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  • Try the Arai RX7-GP at the TT

    01 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Try the Arai RX7-GP at the TT

    Arai is offering visitors to this year’s Isle of Man TT the chance to test ride the all-new RX-7 GP helmet around the famous mountain course. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets The free ‘test rides’...

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  • New Arai TT replica: do you want it?

    01 June 2009

    New Arai TT replica: do you want it?

    These are the first pictures of TT racer Gary Johnson’s special Arai paintjob that the Lincolnshire man will be donning for his Isle of Man campaign. And Arai has said that if MCN readers like it,...

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  • World’s first sexy Goldwing?

    01 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    World’s first sexy Goldwing?

    Yes, it’s a Honda Goldwing – stripped-back, straight-barred and oozing a purpose and poise Honda never intended for it. Danish film production designer Lars Nielson set about a 1976-model GL1000 to...

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  • Wool covered motorbike

    01 June 2009 by Katie Corbin

    Wool covered motorbike

    Inspired by a chapter in Dick Hebdige’s ‘Hiding in the Light’ I bought a motorcycle with the intention to use it in my Fine Art degree show this year. As I was interested in gender I ended up...

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