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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • New open-face Arai helmets

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New open-face Arai helmets

    As well as the new Chaser V, Arai have today launched a new open-face helmet range, designed to offer more protection, more comfort, and a better fit without detracting from the benefits of an...

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  • New Arai 'Chaser V' launched today

    06 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arai 'Chaser V' launched today

    Arai launches its 2011 range at the Cologne show today, and as well as the mouthwatering carbon RX-7 RC and entry-level Axces that we’ve already shown you in recent months, there is a new mid-price...

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  • New Remus exhaust for Super Tenere

    06 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Remus exhaust for Super Tenere

    Remus have released this new Hexacone exhaust for the new Yamaha Super Tenere. The road legal can with removable baffle is available in stainless steel (£370) and titanium (£413) versions, and is...

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  • Videos of the week - October 6

    06 October 2010

    1. Twelve O’clock in Baltimore This documentary by director Lotfy Nathan explores illegal dirt bike riding through the streets of Baltimore, USA. Filming is ongoing and the crew are looking for funding to finish filming this unique, wheelie-laden street scene. For more details visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1457073935/twelve-oclock-in-baltimore Source...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 6-12

    05 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 6-12

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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  • Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

    04 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

    This roundabout sits at the A1 / A61 junction between Thirsk and Ripon in North Yorkshire. A half-inch drainage lip surrounds the central island and can be difficult to see on approach. If you have...

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  • Monster "Corse" custom

    04 October 2010 by Dan Apsel

    Monster "Corse" custom

    This Ducati Monster S4Rs has been given the Corse treatment by Motoblog reader "Patrick of Assisi". The custom racer sports a feast of superficial changes [in fact, if it can be changed, it has been],...

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  • Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

    04 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

    Italian firm Gimoto's new WAS+ one-piece suit exceeds the standard required for the whole garment to receive level 2 CE approval. Launched at this week's Cologne show, the suit starts at 1250 Euros...

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  • Shark launches new Race-R helmet

    04 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Shark launches new Race-R helmet

    The new Race-R Pro and Race-R from Shark will replace the RSR2 helmets at the top of the firm’s range. The Race-R Pro is a new high end model made of carbon composite, while the Race-R doesn’t feature...

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  • Just another biker's birthday cake

    03 October 2010 by Philip Hill

    Just another biker's birthday cake

    Here's a picture of my Grandad's 80th birthday cake. Not only is he a keen motorcycle enthusiast but he's also a proficient tap dancer (note the tap shoes on the cake).

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  • Seaside Flyers

    01 October 2010 by tom

    Seaside Flyers

    Just a few photos of the Seaside Flyers having a ride to Newport Superbikes to check out some of their bikes, then back to Porthcawl for a coffee.

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  • Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

    01 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

    Cycle groups are planning a legal bid to have motorcycles booted out of bus lanes. They are promising court action challenging our access to bus lanes, which they say should be their ‘haven’. The...

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  • Brembo's helmet explained

    01 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Although we first saw this new helmet from Brembo (yes, THAT Brembo) at last year's Milan show, in November, they're only now on the brink of being released to dealers. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets MCN will be testing one over the coming months, but for now here's the lowdown on the new lids and their natty retaining strap technology. 

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  • New Weise winter gloves

    01 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Weise winter gloves

    Weise has introduced two new winter gloves, claimed to be ideal for urban riders and commuters alike. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The Sportec is claimed waterproof and breathable, warm and...

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  • 1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

    30 September 2010 by john orr

    1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

    On a recent trip to italy while my mates went to Milan shopping with the Wife. I had a bit of free time. Since I'm ancient compared to the rest and a Guzzi engineering and racing history fan I took in...

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  • “App” army take on potholes

    30 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    “App” army take on potholes

    Remember the good old days when men were men and potholes ruled the earth? Men saw potholes, snapped them with their camera-phones, transferred the pics to their PCs and emailed them to their local...

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  • R&G's new adventure bike protection

    30 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    R&G's new adventure bike protection

    R&G Racing has revealed details of its new kits for adventure bikes exclusively to MCN. Save £££s on motorcycle products The Adventure Guards are shown here on the new Yamaha Super Tenere and...

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  • Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

    30 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

    With potential to add up to 102-litres of carrying capability to the Yamaha Super Ténéré, the Ventura system is said by its makers to be substantially lighter, less complex and less costly than...

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  • Destination Dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

    29 September 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION MCN’s 2009 Dealer of the Year Lloyd Cooper - Motorcycles Direct has been trading from the same premises in Watford since it was founded in 1900, making it the oldest and one of...

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  • Bikes on TV: September 29 - October 5

    28 September 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: September 29 - October 5

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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  • Win a Beta toolbox!

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Win a Beta toolbox!

    MCN and Beta are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a C41 tool trolley, as seen on race grids across the world. Just visit www.greatcompetitions.co.uk for your chance to win.

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  • Limited edition BSB toolkit

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Limited edition BSB toolkit

    Turn your garage into a BSB pitbox! Beta has just announced a limited edition Worx Suzuki replica C38 tool chest, featuring the BSB team’s colours. Save £££s on motorcycle tools Limited to just 40,...

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  • Entry-level ‘Lid’ helmets

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Entry-level ‘Lid’ helmets

    These two new helmets from budget brand Lid are the Havoc and the Stryke. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The £89.99 Havoc comes in metallic black and black, red or blue graphic options in sizes...

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  • Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster 796

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster 796

    Arrow has just released new slip-on exhausts for the Ducati Monster 796. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Available in two versions -­ black anodized aluminium or titanium with a carbon end...

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  • White van men are better than you

    27 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    White van men are better than you

    White van men outperform bikers in almost every way, a survey has claimed. The survey of motorists, run by a UK insurance company, concluded that van drivers are the most well-read, physically fit and...

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  • Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

    27 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

    Triumph have apologised for the series of thefts that plagued the Triumph Live campsites last weekend. A spokesman for Triumph said: “Triumph Live was a huge success and we have been delighted by the...

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  • Kent Police are looking to fine bikers

    24 September 2010 by Anonymous

    Last Friday while out riding my wife and I were pulled by a marked police bike in Kent and I was fined for an illegal number plate. No complaints as it's a fair cop. However while this was going on another marked bike and an unmarked one both pulled in and the officer asked his collegue to check my wife's exhausts "because I know all screaming eagle pipes are illegal". His disappointment was...

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