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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Wunderlich thermometer sales rocket!

    07 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Wunderlich thermometer sales rocket!

    UK distributor of Wunderlich accessories for BMWs, Nippy Norman's, is reporting an 800% increase in sales of its Wunderlich thermometer in the recent cold snap. Save cash on motorcycle products If...

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  • Top 100 Motorcycles: 100 to 91

    07 January 2010 by MCN

    Top 100 Motorcycles: 100 to 91

    More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive...

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  • Wheelie biker cleared of dangerous driving

    07 January 2010 by Phil West

    Wheelie biker cleared of dangerous driving

    A biker who was wheelying on an industrial estate in Telford to practice for the World’s Fastest Wheelie competition has been cleared of dangerous driving, according to newspaper reports. The...

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  • Short Way Round

    06 January 2010 by Darren Hanna

    On the 21st June 2010 for 10 days a friend and myself will be touring around the UK visiting all of the mainland Childline offices to raise money for the NSPCC. Starting from Carnoustie, Scotland and travelling down the east coast anti-clockwise around the UK taking in Lands End & John O'Groats finishing on the 2nd July back home. We are hoping to tie in with some NSPCC events as we travel...

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  • Kawasaki 1400GTR by car recovery firm

    06 January 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Kawasaki 1400GTR by car recovery firm

    Car breakdown firm Axa Assistance has chosen it’s first ever motorcycle for fast response – a Kawasaki 1400GTR that’s already been saving motorists where vans can’t reach. The bike used for the trial...

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  • Dragon's claw sidestand anyone?

    06 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Dragon's claw sidestand anyone?

    Just when you thought you had everything you needed for your bike... This polished stainless steel dragon's claw sidestand from Alpha Custom Bikes is available for a wide range of cruisers. It...

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  • Radical Ducati strays into Guzzi waters

    06 January 2010 by Guy Procter

    Radical Ducati strays into Guzzi waters

    Spanish Ducati modifiers par excellence Radical Ducati have strayed from the L-twin path to create this Moto Guzzi California-based behemoth. Eschewing subtlety with every atom of its being, the Dirt...

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  • Manchester Bike Show cancelled

    06 January 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Manchester Bike Show cancelled

    *** UPDATE: Further to this morning’s statement, a rescheduled date for April 2010 is being planned by organisers – more news when it’s available. *** ** UPDATE: The organisers have now confirmed the...

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  • Bikers are drivers, says Highways Agency

    06 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bikers are drivers, says Highways Agency

    Motorcyclists will be called “drivers” under new Highways Agency guidelines. The Agency will use the term instead of “motorists” when referring to both car drivers and motorcyclists together.  A...

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  • Yamaha's 2010 paddock range

    06 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Yamaha's 2010 paddock range

    Yamaha has launched an updated range of paddock wear for 2010. Save cash on casual clothing Perfect for wearing down the pub (or, dare we say it, even in a race paddock), the range looks as good away...

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  • New Yamaha gel seats released

    06 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Yamaha gel seats released

    Designed to relieve rider fatigue and discomfort on long journeys, Yamaha's new 'comforts seats' are perfect for motorcyclists who really clock up the miles. Save cash on motorcycle products Yamaha...

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  • Scariest crash ever?

    06 January 2010 by Guy Procter

    Scariest crash ever?

    It’s 2004 and the brakes on dutch Superstock champion Richard Fluttert’s GSX-R1000 have failed just before a heavy braking area, in this brilliant video found by Twowheelsblog. Skip to 2:13 and wait.

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  • Limited edition Guy Martin replica AGV on sale

    06 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Limited edition Guy Martin replica AGV on sale

    Fans of mutton-chopped racer Guy Martin will be pleased to know a limited run of 50 replica lids will be available in 2010. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets What they might not be so excited about is...

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  • MCN wants your snow stories and pictures

    06 January 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    MCN wants your snow stories and pictures

    MCN is trying to find out how the snow and ice is affecting the motorcycling community and industry, and to help we want your stories and pictures.    We want pictures of your bike braving...

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  • Furygan Blade jacket updated for 2010

    06 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Furygan Blade jacket updated for 2010

    Like the women's Clara, The Furygan Blade gets a mild update for the new year and a wide selection of new colours. Save cash on motorcycle jackets Like the firm's new FRS Prime race suit it's made...

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  • Sunset to Sunrise Tour 2010

    05 January 2010 by feenix

    Sunset to Sunrise Tour 2010

    Bikers4Macmillan annual sunset to sunrise ride. We will leave South Stack Lighthouse car park at 9.30pm on 19 June 2010 and ride overnight to Skegness beach in time for sunrise (4.15am) in...

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  • Team Green pioneer Alec Wright dies

    05 January 2010 by MCN

    Team Green pioneer Alec Wright dies

    Motorcycle industry stalwart, Alec Wright, sadly and unexpectedly passed away following a heart attack at his home in Lincolnshire yesterday evening.   Alec, aged 77, was renowned...

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  • Furygan launch women's Clara Evo jacket

    05 January 2010 by Marc Abbot

    Furygan launch women's Clara Evo jacket

    The new  Furygan Clara Evo jacket should be massively popular with women riders thanks to a really gorgeous design and three very nice colour options. Save money on motorcycle jackets Black with...

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  • Furygan's new Forty 3D jacket revealed

    05 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Furygan's new Forty 3D jacket revealed

    We really like this subtle, stylish leather jacket. It comes with either red or white stripes down the arm with coloured detailing on the zips and the Furygan logo on the reverse. Save cash on...

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  • New FRS Prime suit from Furygan

    05 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New FRS Prime suit from Furygan

    This race suit is made from 100% full-grain cowhide with a water-repellent coating. Save money on motorcycle suits The suit has CE-approved armour in the shoulders, elbows and kness, hard titanium...

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  • The Crumbling Relics Tour 2010

    05 January 2010 by Steve Davies

    The Crumbling Relics Tour 2010

    The Crumbling Relics Tour 2010 is a 5-6000 mile solo charity motorcycle ride around the coastline of mainland Britain, with the aim of visiting as many historical sites as possible. Castles, standing...

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  • Send us your pothole pics

    05 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Send us your pothole pics

    Britain’s roads are crumbling as freezing conditions create thousands of new potholes, the AA has warned. Roads are breaking up as water freezes and expands in cracks in the surface and the problem...

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  • New MCN January 5: Aprilia RSV4R on the road

    05 January 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN January 5: Aprilia RSV4R on the road

    In 2010's first issue of MCN, on sale January 6, we ride the 'budget' Aprilia RSV4R on the road and track. Ducati design studio secrets from Ducati Streetfighter designer. Biking's biggest...

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  • Bikes on TV: January 6-12

    05 January 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: January 6-12

    Key to channels: DRT - Discovery Real Time             SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery...

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  • My bike in the snow

    05 January 2010 by btoeb

    My bike in the snow

    Here's a picture of my modified Suzuki Bandit 1200 just before venturing out in the snow! I'm getting quite used to it now!

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