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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Honda CBF125 is best-selling bike in the UK

    05 November 2010 by James Keen

    Honda CBF125 is best-selling bike in the UK

    The Honda CBF125 is the best-selling motorcycle in the UK so far for 2010. Read the Honda CBF125 review Find a Honda CBF125 for sale As usual, 125cc motorcycles are way ahead, with the...

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  • The Right Line racing archive DVD

    05 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    The Right Line racing archive DVD

    Narrated by Isle of Man TT winner Graham Walker, father of Murray, this film charts a biking career from trials to Grand Prix via motocross and club racing. It’s full of advice on racing – although...

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  • New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

    04 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

    This new QD full exhaust system comes with round cans and in a choice of titanium or carbon finish. The end caps are made from magnesium. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The makers say the...

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  • MCN Man of the Year 2010: Voting now open

    04 November 2010 by MCN

    MCN Man of the Year 2010: Voting now open

    It’s been another golden year for world motorcycle racing, with a  gaggle of outstanding riders vying for your vote in  MCN’s Man of the Year competition. In MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo stepped...

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  • Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

    04 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

    Dainese have released this video of their D-Air Street airbag system in testing at this week's Milan bike show.  For more details of this new technology, and the latest on the firm's track day...

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  • New Revit range revealed

    03 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Revit range revealed

    The November 3 issue of MCN, on sale now, has the highlights of Revit's new range for winter and next spring. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Here, to whet your appetite, is the firm's Defender...

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  • Rizoma Moto2 kit for your bike

    03 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Rizoma Moto2 kit for your bike

    Italian masters of all things shiny, Rizoma, now sell the same lever guards as used by Moto2 world champ Toni Elias. Save cash on motorcycle products Available for most sports bikes, they are...

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  • Near theft experience in Greenwich

    02 November 2010 by Anonymous

    I parked my new Honda CBR600RR just opposite the Gypsy Moth pub next to the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to meet friends for a meal and a drink on Saturday 30 October. After a stroll in the market we headed towards the Gypsy Moth. I looked towards my pride and joy and saw two thugs standing next to my bike, they wore primark gear and had their helmets on. It took me a split second...

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  • New fork tubes from Tarozzi

    02 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New fork tubes from Tarozzi

    These new Tarozzi fork tubes are available with a quality hard chrome finish or, for more modern machines, a Titanium Nitride (TiN) coating that is claimed to be three times harder than chrome and...

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  • Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

    02 November 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Triumph has an amazing year ahead with the launch of the all-new Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC adventure bikes. And as if that wasn’t enough, there is also a revamped Speed Triple.

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  • How could recalls be improved?

    02 November 2010 by Alan Clark

    Every year thousand of bikes are recalled for safety reasons. On average it takes 18 months for approximately 90% of the affected bikes to be inspected and repaired. This means lots of us ride around on bikes with potentially serious safety issues. Please take part in our short survey of bike and other vehicle owners and give us your views on how communication of recalls could be improved. The...

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  • Bikes on TV: November 3-9

    02 November 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: November 3-9

    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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  • New MCN November 3: Honda CBR600F is back

    02 November 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN November 3: Honda CBR600F is back

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 3, we have 21-pages of new bikes, including the Honda CBR600F, Honda Crossrunner 800 and Aprilia V4 Tuono Plus, we ride Kawasaki's new practical...

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  • New Sheene 'Focus 500' DVD

    01 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Sheene 'Focus 500' DVD

    Focus 500 charts the career of Barry Sheene during his debut 500cc GP world title-winning season. 1976 saw Sheene battle with greats like Read, Agostini, Cecotto, Herron and Grant to pull off the...

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  • 25th anniversary Crossbow calendar

    01 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    25th anniversary Crossbow calendar

    Re-live a quarter of a century of nitrous-injected specials and half naked page 3 stunnas with this 25th anniversary calendar from British firm Crossbow. Forgotten what a Ghezzi and Brian Moto Guzzi...

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  • MV Agusta and Nike: for when speed is everything

    01 November 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Sport products giant Nike’s latest big-money promo for its new range of boots and gloves for American football goes along the lines of ‘speed is everything’. To underline the ‘speed’ theme, Nike plonked four of its sponsored pro-football players astride four MV Agusta F4 1000s. The ad on Nike’s homepage features click-touch pop-ups to show wheel spins and high rpm engine noises. While the ad...

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  • Australian attitude to motorcyclists

    01 November 2010 by Anonymous

    This is the attitude we have to put up with in Australia. Ad aired on TV this weekend. It's by an autoparts chain store who has just lost a lot of motorcyclists business. Splitting is a grey area here but hitting someone with a door is illegal. Don't know how long before it gets taken down.

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  • Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

    29 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

    2010 Superbikes crash compilation Get ready to cringe, gasp and maybe even learn a little something about bike dynamics in this gripping crash compilation. Highlights include Johnny Rea in a cold...

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  • Signed Rossi helmet up for grabs

    29 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Signed Rossi helmet up for grabs

    A replica helmet autographed by Valentino Rossi along with genuine, ex-James Toseland BKS race leathers are being auctioned off by Yamaha to help Riders for Health.  Running until February 2011,...

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  • Skidmarx accessories for BMW F800R

    28 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Skidmarx accessories for BMW F800R

    British bodywork firm Skidmarx have introduced a screen, rear hugger and bellypan for the BMW F800R. Save £££s on motorcycle products The screen is made from 3mm acrylic and bolts directly onto the...

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  • Affordable new Buffalo luggage

    28 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Affordable new Buffalo luggage

    Buffalo’s range of sporty luggage has just hit the dealers. It looks sturdy and none of it’s going to break the bank. Save cash on motorcycle luggage This £79.99 touring tankbag boasts a whopping...

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  • 2011 classic Triumph calendar

    28 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 classic Triumph calendar

    This calendar from Ace Classics features many gorgeous pre-unit Triumphs. What other reason do you need to buy one? It costs £10, plus postage and packing. More info: www.aceclassics.co.uk

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  • Cathing up

    27 October 2010 by Dave Chamberlain

    Cathing up

    Our four month old son Leo catches up on the races he missed in the WSB season review!

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  • Two new Rossi replicas!

    27 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Two new Rossi replicas!

    You wait most of the year for a new Valentino Rossi replica, and then two come along at once. This year’s Misano GP special design, ‘Wake Up’ will be in shops in December, while the Laguna Seca...

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  • BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

    27 October 2010 by James Keen

    BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

    BMW Motorrad has a vacancy for an undergraduate placement to start in July 2011.  Read BMW bike reviews In their own words: "We're looking for someone to join our knowledgeable and...

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  • Nikwax waterproofs your visor and gloves

    27 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Nikwax waterproofs your visor and gloves

    Nikwax's new Visor Proof is claimed to give crystal clear vision by repelling water. It's simple to apply: just clean and rinse the visior, apply two squirts of the Visor Proof with a clean fluff-free...

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  • Bike & rider immortalised in caricature

    27 October 2010 by MCN

    Bike & rider immortalised in caricature

    Looking for a slightly different christmas gift for bike-mad friends or family? Dean Foster is a freelance cartoonist who - because he's a biker himself - specialises in turning riders and their...

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  • Free Arai and Shoei helmets!

    27 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Free Arai and Shoei helmets!

    Infinity Motorcycles are giving away free Arai and Shoei helmets as part of their end-of-season clearance sale. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Anyone buying a one- or two-piece leather suit worth...

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  • Harleys trail last in CHiPs-style tests

    27 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Harleys trail last in CHiPs-style tests

    American police seem to be finally getting wise to the performance limitations of its traditional favourite patrol bike – the Harley-Davidson. Michigan police recently carried out tests of four...

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  • Destination dealer: George White

    27 October 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: George White

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Don’t stand back, because the blue touch-paper will be lit on George White’s annual Explosive Sale on Saturday 30 October. And if you’re after a bargain, this year’s is all set...

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  • World’s first Honda Silverwing trike

    26 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    World’s first Honda Silverwing trike

    Is this spaceage-looking contraption the world’s only superscoot-trike? Built at a cost of £12,000, it’s based on Honda’s 600cc Silverwing superscooter and was converted for a disabled rider by...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 27 - November 2

    26 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 27 - November 2

    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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