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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • New 'Icons of Motorcycle Design' book

    15 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'Icons of Motorcycle Design' book

    Look away now if you're not the sort to spend £45 on a book. Still with us? OK, Icons of Motorcycle Design is one of the best looking motorcycle books we've seen in a very long while. Save £££s on...

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  • New Alpinestars Quark DNS winter glove

    15 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Alpinestars Quark DNS winter glove

    These new all-weather commuting gloves are new from Alpinestars. The Quark DNS gloves have a textile upper construction which is claimed to help block out external moisture from entering the glove,...

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  • 2010 WSB season review DVD

    14 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2010 WSB season review DVD

    Re-live the whole 2010 World Superbike season in this new seven-hour DVD. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs The two-disc review features all the action from each of the 13 rounds, and one of the strongest...

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  • Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

    14 December 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION The Ashford dealership has an impressive heritage. Jack Lilley, grandfather of current directors David and Katherine, founded Jack Lilley Ltd in 1959. Initially a marine...

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  • Merry Christmas from BMW Motorrad

    14 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    BMW have decided to say a big Froehliche Weinachten to the world with this head-banging Christmas song. Find a used BMW motorcycle for sale Danke schön BMW.

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  • New MCN December 15: Ducati Diavel ridden

    14 December 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 15: Ducati Diavel ridden

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 15, we have two magazines in one with our 'Rossi the Yamaha Years' magazine and our review of the 20-best-selling bikes of 2010 on the other side as...

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  • Why is my Suzuki Bandit eating chains?

    13 December 2010 by MCN

    Why is my Suzuki Bandit eating chains?

    Q. I have a 1999 Suzuki Bandit 1200 which has gone through three different chains so far. The most recent chain, fitted in April 2010, was an SGX Gold X-ring and it looks ready to snap any time...

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  • Paris Hilton to back 125GP squad

    13 December 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Paris Hilton to back 125GP squad

    American socialite and tabloid media darling Paris Hilton is to make a dramatic career change in 2011 – as backer of a 125GP team!  Hilton is scheduled to fly to Europe for the launch of the...

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  • Kelly Brook’s Harley-Davidson date

    13 December 2010 by Phil West

    Kelly Brook’s Harley-Davidson date

    Any excuse for a picture of a model bird on a bike No 37… Here’s Kelly Brook and 2010 Playmate of the year Hope Dworaczyk (in jacket) aboard – if you can divert your gaze long enough – a custom...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo meets Steve Whyman

    13 December 2010 by pencilking

    Jorge Lorenzo meets Steve Whyman

    Jorge Lorenzo and I at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. Jorge opened the show and then was good enough to agree to meet with me. I took this opportunity to present him with a painting I had just...

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  • New bike numbers plummet

    13 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    New bike numbers plummet

    Fewer new motorcycles were registered in Britain in 2009 than in any year since Government began collecting the statistics. There were 114,900 new bikes registered last year, down from 142,000 in...

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  • CJ Riders Fund Charity Dinner December 2010

    10 December 2010 by Denise Sangwin

    CJ Riders Fund Charity Dinner December 2010

    I attended the CJ Riders Fund Charity Dinner with my hubby, Richard and daughter Emily at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 4th December 2010. We attended last year and at numerous meetings...

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  • Top video picks of the week! – Dec 10

    10 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    It’s Friday, and that means we’re bringing you more of the web’s must-see videos. This week we’ve got everything from scooter stunting to off-road racing to an inventive new speed camera lottery. Enjoy! Scooter Stunt Stunt rider Rok Bagoros proves you can stunt a twist-and-go bike at the Scooter Weekend in Italy. Husaberg enduro footage Highlights of top Husaberg riders from this year’s...

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  • TT onboard laps on Blu Ray

    10 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Duke Video's new TT on-bike Blu Ray puts you in the seat of some of the quickest laps ever around the Island. Here's a short clip. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs If it looks this good on a computer screen, just imagine how it's going to appear on an HD TV.

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  • Suzuki release new prices for 2011

    10 December 2010 by Alannah Fellows

    Suzuki release new prices for 2011

    Suzuki has released new prices for 2011, due to VAT increasing to 20%. The price of the Gladius SFV650 is now £5,465, which has increased by £116 based on its 2010 price of £5,349. Find a used...

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  • Police slammed after speeding supt let off

    10 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Police slammed after speeding supt let off

    A judge has slammed police after a superintendent caught speeding at nearly 30mph over the limit was let off by a PC. Helen Chamberlain was caught with a speed gun driving her Audi at 79mph in a 50mph...

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  • Harry Potter boosts Royal Enfield sales

    10 December 2010 by Alannah Fellows

    Harry Potter boosts Royal Enfield sales

    Smash hit movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has given Royal Enfield and Watsonian Squire sidecars a timely sales boost. In the film, Royal Enfield 500 fitted with a Watsonian sidecar is...

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  • Croz Moriwaki fails to sell

    09 December 2010 by Phil West

    Croz Moriwaki fails to sell

    Bad weather is blamed for 1980s legend Graeme Crosby’s iconic Moriwaki superbike failing to sell at auction.   The Kawasaki powered superbike was expected to fetch in excess of £50,000, but...

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  • MCN winter heroes - can you do better?

    09 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    MCN winter heroes - can you do better?

    Think you can beat these winter riders?    These MCN readers have proved their cold weather credentials with these great pictures.   If you're just as tough a sub-zero motorcyclist and...

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  • Test crisis deepens

    09 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Test crisis deepens

    A crisis hitting the number of people taking the motorcycle test is even deeper than previously feared, latest figures show. Eighteen months after a new Europe-wide test was introduced, the number of...

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  • Anyone want a V12 for Christmas?

    09 December 2010 by MCN

    The standard Boss Hoss comes with 5700cc, eight cylinders and 355bhp. Not bad, if bigness is your thing. But here we have a German who has gone several steps better -­ he's fitted a 6000cc V12 from an Aston Martin which, depending on the model he pinched it from, makes anything from 420 to 514bhp. Weight is unknown, though it's likely to be more than the Boss Hoss's 700kg...  

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  • MCN Xmas gift idea: LSL crash pads

    09 December 2010 by MCN

    MCN Xmas gift idea: LSL crash pads

    The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.    If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

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  • Ducati and AMG confirm MotoGP partnership

    09 December 2010 by Alannah Fellows

    Ducati and AMG confirm MotoGP partnership

    Ducati has announced that AMG, the high performance arm of the Mercedes-Benz, will be supporting its MotoGP factory team for 2011. This means the AMG logo will join those of Marlboro and TIM on...

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  • Honda celebrate new Cameron Diaz movie

    09 December 2010 by Phil West

    Honda celebrate new Cameron Diaz movie

    Top Hollywood totty Cameron Diaz can’t keep away from bikes! First she recently starred with Tom Cruise aboard a Ducati Hypermotard in new action thriller Knight & Day.  Now the leggy...

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  • This week's MCN: Bumper Christmas package!

    09 December 2010 by MCN

    This week's MCN: Bumper Christmas package!

    Stave off Christmas holiday boredom with this week's brilliant package from MCN.  Your favourite paper comes with a special glossy 64-page two-in-one magazine – half devoted to exclusive...

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  • Used bikes of the week - Dec 8

    08 December 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Used bikes of the week - Dec 8

    Every week we have over 10,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

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  • Destination dealer: Ongar Motorcycles

    08 December 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Ongar Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Easily accessible from M11, A12, A13, A120 and A130, and only 10 mins from Stansted Airport, Ongar is one of the world’s longest-established Hinckley Triumph dealers. A highly...

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  • Sale or return bike missing - Help locate

    08 December 2010 by Steve Shepherd

    Sale or return bike missing - Help locate

    Can you help me track my lost Honda VFR 800? I placed it for sale or return with Midland's Superbikes who have now gone bust. No sign of the bike or the money. If you know where it is please email...

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  • Video: Tron lightcycle ridden

    08 December 2010 by Alannah Fellows

    Video: Tron lightcycle ridden

    Check out this new video of the Tron Lightcycle test drive from the Parker Brothers. They have made 10 in total, each weighing in at 474 pounds. Its street legal and looks more like a car than a bike,...

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