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Bike News (August 2010)

  • Norton expansion continues

    06 August 2010 by Phil West

    Norton expansion continues

    Revived Norton Motorcycles at Donington are looking for more staff as production increases. With the run of the limited edition 961 SE expected to be completed shortly, production will gear up with...

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  • Video: Ducati 999 beach racer in action

    06 August 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Video: Ducati 999 beach racer in action

    Checkout this video of the Ducati 999 ‘Beach Racer’ Motorcyclenews.com featured last month. Created by New Zealand dealer Haldane Motorcycles, the bike is seen in action on a South Auckland beach...

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  • New £140 GP3 exhaust from Pipe Werx

    06 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New £140 GP3 exhaust from Pipe Werx

    British exhaust firm Pipe Werx has launched its new GP3 exhaust, which is available in a number of finishes and priced from just £140. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The can is claimed to be...

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  • Save the Holy Scroll

    06 August 2010 by Dave Langfield

    Save the Holy Scroll

    I am doing a 1000 mile ride around England starting from Brighouse on 9th September on a 15 year old RXS 100 2 stroke to raise money to repair the Torah Scroll at Bradford Synagogue. Our local Jewish...

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  • Video: Roland Sands Project 200

    05 August 2010 by Ped Baker

    US Custom bike icon Roland Sands has just released this video of his Victory Project 200 bike road testing in California. 'Reaching 200mph on a bike that started life as a custom cruiser has been a goal of mine for some time', Sands explains, 'adding the bodywork and performance parts lends itself to setting this bike apart as a true high speed performer. 'It will soon be getting a turbo motor...

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  • Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

    04 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

    This mouth-watering cafe racer started its life as 1977 Honda CB550F. Far from leaving it to rust, its owner stripped it down to its frame, blasted and repainted it and then began to rebuild from...

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  • Roland Sands at Mallory Park

    04 August 2010 by Adam Child

    Roland Sands at Mallory Park

    Legendary US bike builder Roland Sands is due to make a return to racing this weekend at the Brands Hatch round of the British Superbike series racing in the Henderson XR1200 Trophy, in partnership...

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  • ‘Tank-slapper’ rumble strips gone

    04 August 2010 by Steve Farrell

    ‘Tank-slapper’ rumble strips gone

    A set of rumble strips which many MCN readers said was dangerous has been removed. Dozens of you responded to a police appeal in MCN asking if rumble strips in Swillington, West Yorkshire, could...

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  • Britain's Got Biking Talent wide open

    04 August 2010 by MCN

    Britain's Got Biking Talent wide open

    There are just 14 days left to get your bike into the Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. So far we have been inundated with amazing entries, but don’t let that deter you,...

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  • Video: Draggin' Jeans CE approval test

    04 August 2010 by Mar Abbott

    Video: Draggin' Jeans CE approval test

    Want to see how Draggin' Jeans' new C-Evo jeans became the first pair of riding jeans to gain full CE approval? Take a gander at this short video that shows some of the more scientific (as well as...

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  • Bride on a VFR

    04 August 2010 by Anonymous

    Bride on a VFR

    During the Honda Owners Club Oxford Branch’s recent Chill Out Weekend a bride-to-be, who was enjoying her Hen Night at the same camp site, went for a spin round the block on Erica's VFR - in her...

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  • Win over £600 worth of Richa riding gear

    04 August 2010 by MCN

    Win over £600 worth of Richa riding gear

    We want to know about you, your bikes, your projects and what you think of Practical Sportsbikes magazine, which is why we want you to get online and fill in our reader survey. Take the survey...

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  • WSB Silverstone ride

    04 August 2010 by Jill Brown

    WSB Silverstone ride

    This photo was taken at WSB Silverstone on Saturday 31 July when I had the chance to ride my Buell XB12SCG round the track for two laps!!

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  • New 'Claw' gloves from Frank Thomas

    04 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'Claw' gloves from Frank Thomas

    Much as we'd rather not consider it just yet, Frank Thomas has two pairs of 'three-fingered' mitten-style claw gloves to tempt us in the cooler months that will be upon us all to soon. Save £££s on...

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  • CE-approved Draggin Jeans now available in UK

    04 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    CE-approved Draggin Jeans now available in UK

    Draggin's C-Evo jeans - the first in the world to receive full CE approval - are now available in the UK. Save cash on motorcycle trousers They're lined throughout with abrasion resistant knitted...

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  • Julie's Gladius

    03 August 2010 by Rosco65

    Julie's Gladius

    Julie picking up her first bike on August 3 after only having her first taster ride on March 27!

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  • New MCN August 4: King Cal!

    03 August 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 4: King Cal!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 4, we reveal more pictures and details about Triumph's new adventure bike! In this week's issue we have 13-pages of Silverstone WSB news - including...

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  • Bikes on TV: August 4-10

    03 August 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: August 4-10

    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 tyre pressure and temperature display

    02 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New tyre pressure and temperature display

    Mobiletron's new TyreTrack system shows you tyre pressure and tyre temperature information on a bar- or tank-mounted LCD screen. Save £££s on motorcycle products Low or high temperature and/or...

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  • MotoShare scheme launches in USA

    02 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    MotoShare scheme launches in USA

    Forget BoJo’s bicycle scheme, across the pond they’re offering the kind of bike rental we can really get excited about. For $1,999 per year, subscribers to Jupiter’s Motorcycles “MotoShare” scheme...

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  • MCN reveals 2011 Alpinestars range

    02 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN reveals 2011 Alpinestars range

    In the July 28 issue of MCN, out now, you can find the details of the new Alpinestars' 2011 range, including an adventure suit, new CE-approved boots and off-road kit. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • New official race kit for BMW S1000RR

    02 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New official race kit for BMW S1000RR

    BMW has just released a new HP Race Cover Kit. The black plastic kit contains everything you need to mask the gaps left when you take off the numberplate hanger, mirrors and indicators for serious...

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  • New Lightech chain adjuster for S1000RR

    02 August 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Lightech chain adjuster for S1000RR

    Lightech’s new chain adjuster is made from strong yet light Ergal 7075 and 6082 specification aluminium alloy. Save £££s on motorcycle products It’s claimed to be easy to fit and adjust, with...

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  • The first pillion ride

    01 August 2010 by Andrew Todd

    The first pillion ride

    I had to send this picture of my 9 year old son Marc after his first proper pillion ride out to Bikewise at Durham. His grin was just as wide with his helmet still on!

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  • Drag/Cafe racer rod

    01 August 2010 by ronfairbrother

    Drag/Cafe racer rod

    This started off life as a 2002 silver and chrome (yuch) V-Ros so I decided to mess about with it a little. I fancied something a bit different - a mix between a drag bike and cafe racer. The details...

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  • Yorkshire to keep speed cameras

    01 August 2010 by gammyknee

    Look North has reported that none of the speed cameras in Yorkshire are going to be turned off. The powers that be said that the money would be found to keep them turned on.

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