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Bike News (October 2009)

  • Don't get mad get even

    24 October 2009 by Farnz

    I read with interest the story of the old boy threatened with prosecution over his flashing a warning to other riders of a police car ahead. I suffered just such threat myself last year when two of North Wales finest came after me with just such an allogation. The first, an unmarked car, got short shrift from me in reply to his opening question, "Are you aware that it is an offence to indicate the...

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  • Tasty new Norton clothing released

    23 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Tasty new Norton clothing released

    A brand new range of official Norton clothing is due to be shown at next month's NEC show, and MCN has the first look at the range of T-shirts and polos, depicting images ranging from iconic race...

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  • Acumen Platinum smart charger back in black

    23 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Acumen Platinum smart charger back in black

    New for 2010, Acumen’s second generation smart charger retains its robust splash-proof aluminium case (certified sealed to IP54) but gets a sophisticated black colourscheme so that it’s instantly...

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  • Winter kit from £1.99 on the MCN shop

    23 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Winter kit from £1.99 on the MCN shop

    If you're planning to ride through the autumn and winter then you'll be needing some warm gear to wear beneath your jacket and trousers. MCN's online shop has a stack of products that will help you...

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  • Win a Turbospoke and get 10% off!

    23 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Win a Turbospoke and get 10% off!

    MCN readers wanting to make their christmas shopping a little easier on the wallet can now buy their little ones a Turbospoke exhaust sytem for even less. By visiting the Turbospoke website here and...

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  • Ex-cop searches for long-lost patrol bike

    23 October 2009 by Luke FitzGerald

    Ex-cop searches for long-lost patrol bike

    Retired policeman Stephen Woolley has asked for help in the search for his old BMW R80 RT. The ex-police constable rode the bike for eight years between 1986 and 1994 and claims to have cleaned it...

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  • Save 20% on Gore-Tex gloves with Get Geared

    23 October 2009 by MCN

    Save 20% on Gore-Tex gloves with Get Geared

    MCN has teamed up with online shop GetGeared.co.uk to bring you this exclusive offer just in time for winter. You can SAVE 20% on four top quality winter gloves from Alpinestars, Held and Probiker. A...

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  • Hi-Viz special: Tuzo one-piece waterproofs

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: Tuzo one-piece waterproofs

    The Tuzo one-piece suit is an unlined, fully waterproof suit which folds up into a handy integral storage pouch located on the back of the suit. There's a full length zip, elasticated cuffs and...

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  • Hi-Viz special: ultra-bright helmets

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: ultra-bright helmets

    The KBC Tarmac helmet is the US firm's base model full-face helmet. It comes in various guises and colour options, but two of the solid colour choices are fluro colours ­ orange and yellow. Save...

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  • Hi-Viz special: RST Enduro Suit

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: RST Enduro Suit

    This full-blooded touring suit is made from a hard-wearing nylon and comes with Knox CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows, knees and shins. Save money on motorcycle clothing It gets it's...

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  • Hi-Viz special: Scott Leathers High-Viz Jacket

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: Scott Leathers High-Viz Jacket

    This jacket isn't due for its official launch until the NEC Show later in the year, but we have the first look at it. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets Scott produce kit for the Met Police, so they've...

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  • Hi-Viz special: Tuzo Adventure jacket

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: Tuzo Adventure jacket

    This textile jacket is claimed 100% waterproof & breathable, has reflective piping, CE-approved armour at the shoulders and elbows, plus a detachable, washable thermal lining. Save cash on...

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  • Hi-Viz special: Nitro N31 jacket

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: Nitro N31 jacket

    This Nitro garment is a PU-coated textile jacket with a fixed lining plus a detachable, breathable quilted liner, too. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets There’s Knox armour at the elbows and shoulders,...

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  • Hi-Viz special: Frank Thomas Dri-Viz gloves

    23 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hi-Viz special: Frank Thomas Dri-Viz gloves

    This glove is made from lightweight Hypertec with textured overlays on the palm to help improve grip. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The reflective inserts across the back of the hand are excellent...

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  • Hi-Viz special: Motrax Fluro Rucksack Covers

    23 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Hi-Viz special: Motrax Fluro Rucksack Covers

    The Motrax Fluro Rucksack cover has been designed for everyday use and as the autumn nights draw in it’s a must have for any dedicated rider. This latest product from Motrax epitomises safety and...

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  • Turbospoke: the first must-buy xmas gift!

    22 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Turbospoke: the first must-buy xmas gift!

    Turbospoke is an exhaust sound system for your kid's bicycle, and any right-thinking parent is going to want one for their boy or girl this Christmas!   Turbospoke not only has the look and feel...

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  • New Bluetooth Ducchini helmet

    22 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New Bluetooth Ducchini helmet

    A new addition to the affordable, Duchinni range of motorcycle helmets by Bifax has the latest Bluetooth technology. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets The D909, with built-in receiver and stereo...

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  • Congratulations

    22 October 2009 by Tim and Adrian

    Congratulations

    Here's two of our customers getting hitched, congratulations to Christine and Paul Romanko on their happy day.

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  • Hammer and Tongs Ride Out

    22 October 2009 by Tim

    Hammer and Tongs Ride Out

    Here's our Band of Brothers ready for the off on their ride out to the National Arboretum to pay homage to our Armed Forces fallen.

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  • Have you snapped up a bargain Buell?

    21 October 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Have you snapped up a bargain Buell?

    MCN is looking for savvy riders who have taken advantage of Buell’s tumbling prices and bought a bargain.      Browse Buells for sale now Have massive dealer discounts encouraged...

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  • My custom sidecar

    21 October 2009 by tim murphy

    I finished building my road going sidecar about a year ago. I hope you like it. www.tpmsportz.com

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  • Knox reveals revolutionary gloves

    20 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Knox reveals revolutionary gloves

    Meet 'Handroid', the top-of-the-range glove from renowned UK armour firm Knox's  brand new range of 'hand armour'. The top-spec race glove features a secure cuff closure that uses the 'Boa'...

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  • New MCN October 21: Buell shut down!

    20 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN October 21: Buell shut down!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 21, we have the full story surrounding Harley-Davidson and the closure of Buell. We plot Harley-Davidson's path to crisis, starting in January 2008,...

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