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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • New Draggin Jeans Oilskins

    08 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Draggin Jeans Oilskins

    Oilskins from Draggin Jeans combine water-resistant fabric with a highly abrasion-resistant Kevlar lining. Save cash on motorcycle jeans They're made from a fabric called 'Fortress' ­ a...

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  • European bike week kicks off in Austria

    07 September 2010 by Ped Baker

    European bike week kicks off in Austria

    Over 100,000 people will roll up to shores of Lake Faak in Austria this week as the 12th annual European bike week gets underway. A Harley Davidson Europe run event, bike week attracts top Harley...

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  • Espace to the 'Ring

    07 September 2010 by bobbyboy31

    Espace to the 'Ring

    We thought we would send some photos of our trip to the Nurburgring last weekend. Six of us travelled from Wales to Germany in a Renault Espace. As you can see from the photos we decorated the...

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  • Josh Brookes and Haemochromatosis

    07 September 2010 by Dave Baglee

    Josh Brookes and Haemochromatosis

    Sad to hear that Josh Brookes has been diagnosed with Haemochromatosis, a rare blood disorder, which actually means too much Iron in the blood, luckily it has been diagnosed early enough to be...

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  • New MCN September 8: Top secret story!

    07 September 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 8: Top secret story!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 8, we have a top secret story which cannot be revealed! Kawasaki unveil the 2011 ZX-10R with MotoGP-derived electronics, and claim it will out-grunt...

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  • AA warning over speed cameras

    06 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    AA warning over speed cameras

    Scrapping speed cameras will risk lives, according to the AA. Cameras have already been switched off in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and more areas are likely to follow due to government funding cuts.

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  • Win tickets to BSB at Croft

    06 September 2010 by MCN

    Win tickets to BSB at Croft

    MCN has teamed up with the official British Superbike vehicle suppliers Nissan to give away a pair of weekend tickets for the next round of BSB at Croft this weekend. Answer our simple question and...

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  • New Bagster heated muffs and apron

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Bagster heated muffs and apron

    Bagster's new universal heated muffs will do for anyone, while the firm's new electric blanket will suit all-weather scooterists down to the ground. Save cash on motorcycle products The Boxheat muffs...

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  • New Xena Sold Secure ground anchor

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Xena Sold Secure ground anchor

    The new XGA single-bolt ground anchor from Xena is claimed to be simple to fit and require minimal space. It's fixed in place with just one bolt, can be fixed to a wall or floor, inside or outside,...

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  • Brighten up your life

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Brighten up your life

    Oxford's new Bright Cover reflective rucksack cover will give you the edge when it comes to being seen as the evenings draw in. Save £££s on motorcycle products It's designed to fit over your...

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  • Oxford's £30 waterproof sports gloves

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford's £30 waterproof sports gloves

    Oxford's sporty new BoneDry Switch gloves are claimed to be fully waterproof, have adjustable wrist straps and a silky liner designed to make them easier to put on or remove in the wet. Save cash on...

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  • Riding again after 44 year break

    04 September 2010 by peter tobbell

    Riding again after 44 year break

    Regarding your campaign for new bikers. O'm a bit late now for entering, but I have just taken up riding again after 44 year break. I passed my test at 16 on a lambretta scooter and swapped it for an...

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  • MCN rides the world's best custom

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    MCN rides the world's best custom

    Sussex-based Shaw Harley-Davidson recently won the prestigious Modified Harley class at the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building, held at the world's biggest bike rally - Sturgis in...

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  • Top traffic cop warns of speed camera demise

    03 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Top traffic cop warns of speed camera demise

    Britain’s most senior traffic officer has told councils speed cameras face being wound down almost totally and police cannot take over their role. Gwent Chief Constable Mick Giannasi, who speaks for...

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  • More Harley-Davidson cuts

    03 September 2010 by James Capell

    More Harley-Davidson cuts

    Against a backdrop of declining sales Harley-Davidson has split from its long term US ad agency and, in the UK, is reducing or freezing prices.   Ad agency Carmichael Lynch, who had handled...

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  • New Fox MX kit in action

    03 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Fox MX kit in action

    Why spend ages flicking through a catalogue to see what's new when you can sit back and watch some of the world's best racers and freestylers model Fox's new racewear range in action?...

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  • New Magura hydraulic clutch conversions

    03 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Magura hydraulic clutch conversions

    Magura's range of HYMEC hydraulic clutch kits has expanded to include the 2007-2010 Yamaha FZ6, Suzuki SV650, Kawasaki Z750, Versys and ER-6F. Save £££s on motorcycle products The kit replaces the...

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  • Honda's £20 giveaway

    02 September 2010 by James Capell

    Honda's £20 giveaway

    Honda is giving away vouchers worth £20 that can be used when you spend £50 or more at official UK dealers before the end of October.   The vouchers can be used towards helmets, gloves, heated...

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  • Banker to ride 7,000 miles for the kids

    02 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Banker to ride 7,000 miles for the kids

    If city boys, red braces and consumer capitalism make your blood boil then read on, it might just cheer you up… Franco Mancini, a 39-year-old financial adviser, has put his city of London job on hold...

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  • Oxford's launches a topbox

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford's launches a topbox

    Oxford has launched a hard topbox to compliment its extensive range of soft luggage. Save cash on motorcycle luggage It comes in two sizes – 24 (£39.99) and 44 litres (£54.99) – and is said to...

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  • New Quill exhaust for Benelli Café Racer

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Quill exhaust for Benelli Café Racer

    This Evo 2 Road exhaust from Quill is claimed to add an average 10bhp and 6ftlb improvement across the rev range. It has a removable baffle and is made from stainless steel with a carbon outlet. Save...

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  • New affordable RST desert suit

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New affordable RST desert suit

    In keeping with the fashion for desert raid-style adventure touring clobber, RST have unveiled this limited edition ‘sand’ version of their new-for-2010 Pro Series Paragon textile jacket and...

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  • New 'pillow soft' earplugs

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'pillow soft' earplugs

    Mack’s Pillow Soft earplugs sit over the ear rather than in it, making them a better bet for people who have problems inserting regular foam plugs. Save cash on motorcycle products They come in...

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  • Destination Dealer: Bikers World

    02 September 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Bikers World

    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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  • Matrix Streetfighter

    02 September 2010 by Anonymous

    Matrix Streetfighter

    I was speaking to Neevesy last year about my Ducati Streetfighter when he was testing his. It has gone through some changes since I last spoke to him. Basically I wanted something different...

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  • Sidecar expected to fetch £70K

    01 September 2010 by James Capell

    Sidecar expected to fetch £70K

    An historic motorcycle racing outfit which won the GP sidecar world championship twice is expected to reach more than £70,000 at auction later this year. Helmut Fath, the designer, builder and racer...

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  • Video: Mattie Griffin's BMW F800R stunt bike

    01 September 2010 by MCN

    Video: Mattie Griffin's BMW F800R stunt bike

    BMW's new signing, Mattie Griffin, is one of the rising stars of the stunt world and now finds himself on an unlikely machine: the 87bhp BMW F800R. MCN joined Mattie to find out what makes his bike...

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