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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • 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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  • The end of home servicing?

    26 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    The end of home servicing?

    Home servicing and modifications will be prevented and anti-lock brakes made compulsory under drastic new proposals from Brussels. A raft of measures aimed preventing modifications will include...

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  • British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

    26 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

    A documentary series about the history of the British motorcycling scene is not currently scheduled for UK TV, MCN has learned. “Café Racer”, currently broadcast in the US on HD Theater, tells the...

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  • Service with a smile

    26 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Service with a smile

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 owner Linden Taylor took his bike for a routine service at his local dealer and ended up winning a day on track with three times British Superbike Champion John Reynolds. Taylor of...

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  • Work for MCN: Senior web producer

    26 October 2010 by MCN

    Work for MCN: Senior web producer

    The world’s biggest motorcycling website is looking for a senior web producer to join MCN and help run www.motorcyclenews.com Our website is fast-approaching a million unique users a month and you’ll...

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  • Spending review warning

    25 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Spending review warning

    Motorcycle safety could suffer due to Chancellor George Osborne’s spending cuts, the British Motorcyclists Federation has warned. Local authorities are likely to reduce spending on road maintenance,...

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  • Brough sells for record £286,000

    25 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Brough sells for record £286,000

    A vintage Brough Superior has smashed the world record auction price for its type by selling for £286,000 at the weekend – a massive £120,000 more than the previous record set in 2008. The coveted...

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  • New Spidi winter kit

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Spidi winter kit

    The highlight of Spidi’s range for 2011 is a number of new jackets. It’s too early for prices yet, but here’s the pick of what’s new from the Italian firm… Save £££s on motorcycle clothing More info:...

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  • New off-road Lorenzo replica

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New off-road Lorenzo replica

    Our pick of the new paintjobs from Italian helmet firm X-Lite has to be this new Jorge Lorenzo replica on the firm’s X-501 off-road lid. Save cash on motorcycle helmets It will cost £299.99, and...

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  • New X-Lite adventure lid

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New X-Lite adventure lid

    X-Lite have revealed three new helmets for 2011, with a new adventure-style lid and two open/full-face options. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets They’re all compatible with parent company Nolan’s...

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  • New Keis heated kit range

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Keis heated kit range

    There's a new range of heated undergarments from Keis this winter. Made from light weight stretch material, the inner gloves (£49.99) are claimed to be thin enough to wear under motorcycle gloves...

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  • Brussels threat to trailies

    22 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Brussels threat to trailies

    Dual purpose bikes could disappear from the market due to new type approval rules from Brussels, the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has warned. The European Commission has refused...

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  • New winter cleaning kit from Sdoc100

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New winter cleaning kit from Sdoc100

    SDoc100 have compiled a winter cleaning kit that seems to contain everything required to care for your bike through the winter.  Perhaps the most important component of the kit is SDoc100's...

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  • New Vicma heated grips

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Vicma heated grips

    The relay-protected, three-position switch control on these heated grips is designed to be handlebar mounted, easy to use with gloves and has two temperature settings. A red light indicates that the...

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  • Kiddimoto's new Xmas lids for kids

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kiddimoto's new Xmas lids for kids

    Treat your kids with one of the lovely Kiddimoto 'Heroes' helmets. These stylish lids are based upon the helmet designs of Joey Dunlop, Kevin Schwantz, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene. The ABS hard...

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  • New Arai costs just £24.99!

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arai costs just £24.99!

    This ceramic Arai money box (yes, sorry to disappoint if you thought this was going to be a real helmet for £25) is based on an Arai RX-7 GP and features a glossy Flag of St George paint scheme,...

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  • Nitro's new pump-action helmet

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Nitro's new pump-action helmet

    British brand Nitro is the latest to release a helmet with an air pump. The new N-PSi Pump Helmet contains what the firm calls "air pressure assisted helmet fitting technology" which allows the rider...

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  • 2010 Ulster GP now on DVD

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2010 Ulster GP now on DVD

    You can now re-live the best of the action from the world’s fastest road race – the 2010 Ulster Grand Prix. This year’s final Superbike race is the standout event, with Bruce Anstey fighting from...

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  • Charity riders relive the Great Escape

    20 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Charity riders relive the Great Escape

    A group of charity riders are heading to Poland and back to pay tribute to their favourite war film, and the men whose lives inspired it. Dubbed the “Great Escape 2”, the two-week ride will start on 4...

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  • Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

    20 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

    The Red Arrows have released these pictures of their Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run, which they completed earlier this month. Red Arrow’s spokesman Mike Ling said: “The journey was an amazing...

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  • Destination dealer: Doble

    20 October 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Doble

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles have generated a enviable reputation throughout their 43-year history for supplying their customers with the best deals and the best service. Their friendly,...

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  • MCN in Skiatho

    19 October 2010 by Anonymous

    MCN in Skiatho

    Still got time to look at Motorcycle News on the balcony with a Gin and Tonic in Skiatho

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  • New cell mate for Al Capone

    19 October 2010 by Derek Wilton

    New cell mate for Al Capone

    Del Wilton from Cornwall has plenty of time to read MCN while planning his escape from Alcatraz! The easiest way off the rock turned out to be getting on the passenger ferry, unlike some notorious...

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  • Lucky escape for MCN road tester!

    18 October 2010 by MCN

    Lucky escape for MCN road tester!

    Senior MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child had a lucky escape from a dramatic crash at Cadwell Park's Gooseneck on Saturday, racing in the Auto 66 championship. Adam was running fourth in the race but...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 20-26

    18 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 20-26

    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 Axo Globe motorcycle jacket

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Axo Globe motorcycle jacket

    Axo has just launched this new Globe jacket, designed for short journeys in all weathers. There is armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, a removable quilted lining and a ‘Watertech’ membrane. The...

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  • New 'Black Series' Two Brothers exhausts

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'Black Series' Two Brothers exhausts

    Two Brothers' new Black Series exhausts are said to be "dyno-tuned and track-tested". They feature black Teflon-coated cast magnesium end caps, billet aluminium inlets and outlets and reinforcement...

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  • NEW BMW F800GS GPR Powercone

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    NEW BMW F800GS GPR Powercone

    This new Powercone exhaust from GPR for the BMW F800GS is claimed to add 2.7bhp without requiring any engine remapping. Handmade in Milan, the exhaust is fully road-legal, is claimed to save more...

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  • 20% off GPR exhausts

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    20% off GPR exhausts

    To celebrate the launch of their new website GPR exhausts are offering 20% off all their exhausts and free UK delivery for a limited period only. Managing Director Arthur Macdonald says, "the new site...

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