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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Spartan-V: the 1198-powered track car

    17 September 2010 by James Keen

    Spartan-V: the 1198-powered track car

    Some crafty Aussies are working on a new track car powered by a Ducati 1198S engine. The car - dubbed the Spartan-V - marries Ducati's 168bhp v-twin lump with a trellis frame and carbon...

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  • Video: Stunting a BMW S1000RR

    16 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Video: Stunting a BMW S1000RR

    Want to see someone stunt an S1000RR? Get past the bizarre intro [what the hell is an R1000S…?] and you’ll see some pretty tricksy riding.  

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  • The Island: 1980 IoM TT on DVD

    16 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    The Island: 1980 IoM TT on DVD

    The Island – The Story of the 1980 Isle of Man TT has just been released on DVD. Watch TT greats like Charlie Williams, Mick Grant, Ron Haslam, Mick Boddice and Joey Dunlop do battle. Highlights...

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  • Box’s new Scottish helmet

    16 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Box’s new Scottish helmet

    A new “Saltire” graphic has been added to the Box helmet range, on the firm’s BZ‐1 model. Save cash on motorcycle helmets It costs £89.99 and comes with a nine-vent cooling system, removable liner,...

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  • New Fox adventure kit

    16 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Fox adventure kit

    Fox have a ton of cool new off-road kit for 2011. Save cash on motorcycle clothing This breathable and waterproof 360 jacket with detachable sleeves is for when the going gets really hot, and there’s...

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  • Ryan Dungey replica kit

    16 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ryan Dungey replica kit

    If dirt competition is your thing, check out this new head-to-toe Ryan Dungey Rockstar energy drink replica get-up from Fox. Save £££s on motorcycle products Created in honour of the 2010 AMA...

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  • New MotoGP book

    16 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New MotoGP book

    ‘MotoGP: The Illustrated History’ is one of the best books we’ve ever seen on the subject. Mike Scott fills us in on every era of premier class racing, and its personalities, technology and...

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  • The Island: video nostalgia

    16 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Duke Video's first road racing title was released 30 years ago. Here's a trailer for the re-release of the original story of the 1980 TT. To buy it, visit www.dukevideo.com.

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  • Oliver’s Mount Gold Cup 60th Anniversary

    15 September 2010 by Adam Child

    Oliver’s Mount Gold Cup 60th Anniversary

    The Auto 66 club have just released the long list of world class riders and historic bikes which will take part in the anniversary parade on the Sunday at  12:30 and 2:50pm during this weekends...

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  • Pitstop diner is best in Britain!

    15 September 2010 by MCN

    Pitstop diner is best in Britain!

    The Pitstop Diner, in Stockton, Teesside, is the UK’s best biking spot according to the thousands who voted in the Keep Britain Biking competition with Devitt. The café was nominated by Gary...

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  • Vote for Britain’s best special!

    15 September 2010 by MCN

    Vote for Britain’s best special!

    Thousands of you have been voting for your favourite bikes from the six categories in this year’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. Vote now! The six categories are Sports,...

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  • Ducati to release surf clothing line

    14 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Ducati to release surf clothing line

    Ducati are joining forces with surf fashionistas Bear to release a new range of activewear clothing. Dubbed the “Capsule Collection” the range will contain “surf and beachwear items with a distinctive...

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  • Essex mounts up for air ambulance charity

    14 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Essex mounts up for air ambulance charity

    Sunday’s 11th annual Essex Air Ambulance motorcycle run attracted 5000 bikers and raised a total of £36000, organisers have said. All bikers in attendance were automatically entered into a draw to win...

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  • New MCN September 15: 20 years of Triumph

    14 September 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 15: 20 years of Triumph

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 15, we celebrate 20 years of Triumph, with the motorcycles, the men and the moments that made Triumph. Plus we have new pictures of the Triumph...

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  • Bikes on TV: September 15-21

    14 September 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: September 15-21

    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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  • MCN in Gournes, Crete.

    13 September 2010 by NeedMoreHorsePower

    MCN in Gournes, Crete.

    Nothing beats a summer holiday in Crete with the family, sea, sand, sun, raki and MCN. Photo left to right, Paul, Mark, Susan and Ken.

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  • Foggy caught napping!

    13 September 2010 by Tim Speight

    Foggy caught napping!

    The greatest on two wheels, Foggy, catching up on some sleep between races at Croft BSB! Don't think he was too chuffed I snapped him asleep!

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  • Ace Café Burn Up swamps Brighton

    13 September 2010 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Ace Café Burn Up swamps Brighton

    This is the scene in Brighton yesterday when almost 20,000 bikers joined the Ace Café annual run to the coast.   The weather was kind with blue skies all day for the  traditional...

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  • Misano MotoGP

    11 September 2010 by woodsy2105

    Misano MotoGP

    I visited San Marino while I was at the Misano MotoGP and came across a display of MotoGP bikes being opened by the riders. I met Colin Edwards - top bloke!

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  • Helmet-less theft suspect killed

    10 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Helmet-less theft suspect killed

    A suspected thief who police refused to pursue because he was not wearing a helmet has been killed in a crash. Bobby Carl Hodgkins was suspected of being one of three helmet-less thieves who escaped...

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  • North Wales Police appeals for calm

    10 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    North Wales Police appeals for calm

    North Wales Police is appealing for motorcyclists to ride responsibly after two were clocked at over 140mph. The pair were among several riders caught at over 100mph in August, according to the...

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  • Isle of Man 2010 on Blu-Ray

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Check out the fantastic slow-motion footage of Guy Martin, John McGuinness and other greats of roads racing in this trailer for Duke Video's Isle of Man TT 2010 Review DVD. Well worth two minutes and 34 seconds of anyone's lunchbreak. To buy the DVD or Blu-Ray version, visit www.dukevideo.com.

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  • New K-Maxx 28mm carbon bars

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New K-Maxx 28mm carbon bars

    These new tapered bars are aluminum with a carbon-fibre sheath. Save cash on motorcycle products They're 780mm wide, 75mm high and angled by 16 degrees. The central diameter is 28.6mm, which tapers...

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  • New 32mm 'Fatty' bars from K-Maxx

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 32mm 'Fatty' bars from K-Maxx

    These tapered aluminum handlebars are claimed to replace most naked bike bars, with brake line and cables remaining largely unchanged. Save £££s on motorcycle products They're 780mm wide, have a...

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  • MV Agusta launches ‘virtual’ museum

    10 September 2010 by Phil West

    MV Agusta launches ‘virtual’ museum

    Iconic Italian manufacturer MV Agusta has just added a ‘virtual museum’ to its website. The site includes pictures and specifications for all of its most historic road bikes from the ‘40s, ‘50s,...

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  • Velocette Motorcycles: MSS to Thruxton

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Velocette Motorcycles: MSS to Thruxton

    New from Veloce Publishing is this third edition of the definitive work on Velocette, redesigned, updated and now in large format hardback. It's a comprehensive record and technical analysis of...

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  • Legal advice: Choose your own solicitor

    09 September 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Legal advice: Choose your own solicitor

    If you’ve been unlucky enough to be in an accident, but you have got legal cover, it makes life easier to have your legal expenses paid when you claim against the other party. Your insurance company...

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  • New Spada kit used by the Red Arrows

    09 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Spada kit used by the Red Arrows

    Spada has released a new waterproof textile jacket and trousers for the Autumn season which will be thoroughly tested by the Red Arrows on an upcoming 1000-mile charity ride across the length of the...

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  • Destination Dealer: Fraser's of Gloucester

    08 September 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Fraser's of Gloucester

    MCN Destination Dealers have set themselves apart by constantly striving to improve and enhance their customer service. MCN can say with confidence that they are well worth a visit - whether its for a...

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  • ‘Unbreakable’ Bonnie wheels

    08 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    ‘Unbreakable’ Bonnie wheels

    These replacement wheels for Hinckley Triumph Bonnevilles sport Talon hubs, fit straight on to the bike without modification and are guaranteed against spoke breakage. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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