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Bike News (February 2010)

  • Surrey most potholed county

    05 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Surrey most potholed county

    The most pothole-ridden county has been named as Surrey. The region tops a league table with 1789 reported potholes since 2007, up to 1324 of which have not been repaired. It puts the county nearly...

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  • New 1200GS exhausts available

    05 February 2010 by James Sharpe

    New 1200GS exhausts available

    Two new exhausts are available for the BMW R1200GS. GPR have launched two new cans for the bike, which they claim add power, and make the bike lighter than the standard version.   GPR claim...

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  • New REV'IT range

    05 February 2010 by James Sharpe

    New REV'IT range

    REV’IT have launched a new jacket and trouser combination for the 2010 season. After their success with the Off Track jacket and Dakar trousers, the SAND range has been launched with improved...

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  • Carole Nash MCN show: Bike Build live!

    05 February 2010 by Ped Baker

    Carole Nash MCN show: Bike Build live!

    Some restorations can take months if not years but at the Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show a restorer is attempting to turn boxes of parts into a running bike in just four days.  Video: 2010...

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  • MCN Show: S1000RR Dreams do come true

    05 February 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    MCN Show: S1000RR Dreams do come true

    MCN is pleased to announce Peter Barden as winner of MCN’s competition to win a stunning new BMW S1000RR. Barden, 31, from East Yorks, looked to be the happiest man on the planet when MCN’s Editor...

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  • Vote for your new bike of the MCN Show

    05 February 2010 by John Westlake

    Vote for your new bike of the MCN Show

    We want you to vote for your favourite new bike at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show from the 10 contenders below. Do you think the innovative Guzzi concept was more impressive than Norton’s new...

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  • The bike that tells you how fast to corner

    04 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    The bike that tells you how fast to corner

    Motorcycles capable of warning riders when they’re speeding, cornering too fast or too close to the vehicle in front are to begin UK road trials in June. The warning system is a prototype of safety...

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  • Parking charge wrecked by vandals

    04 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Parking charge wrecked by vandals

    Vandals have rendered a new charge to use motorcycle parking bays unenforceable. London’s Westminster City Council, which controversially scrapped free roadside motorcycle parking, has been forced to...

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  • MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Iconic GP bikes

    04 February 2010 by MCN

    MCN Motorcycle Show Video: Iconic GP bikes

    Five top flight GP machines, as ridden by Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Kevin Schwantz, Randy Mamola and Loris Capirossi, have been brought together to be the showpiece of the Sport section of MCN’s...

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  • Tom in Almeria

    04 February 2010 by Chris Ricketts

    Tom in Almeria

    My son Tom in Almeria - it's important to develop good habits young - I was on track at the time - bad Dad.

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  • Dymag wheels available again

    04 February 2010 by James Sharpe

    Dymag wheels available again

    You’ll soon be able to get your hands on Dymag rims once again, after CSA Performance Wheels announced they are taking pre-orders for delivery this spring. Save cash on motorcycle products CSA...

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  • Bradley Smith pulls in crowds at MCN Show

    04 February 2010 by John Westlake

    Bradley Smith pulls in crowds at MCN Show

    British GP star Bradley Smith – the most successful British GP racer since Barry Sheene – spent hours signing autographs at the Carole Nash MCN Show in London before he heads off to California...

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  • BMW release new helmet communication system

    04 February 2010 by James Sharpe

    BMW release new helmet communication system

    BMW have released a new communication system for their System 6 helmets. The aptly named System 6 Communication System is now available in BMW Motorrad dealerships, priced at £269. Save £££s on...

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  • New easy to use guide for biking in Europe

    04 February 2010 by James Sharpe

    New easy to use guide for biking in Europe

    A new guide has been published for motorcyclists planning a ride across Europe. The guide, published in CD format with full print facilities deals with everything you need for a European road...

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  • Councils “negligent” over potholes

    03 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Councils “negligent” over potholes

    Councils are being negligent by taking weeks to repair potholes up to six inches deep, according to a personal injury solicitor. MCN today names and shames the councils who have quietly changed their...

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  • In the Snow

    03 February 2010 by corsarochris

    In the Snow

    Like many others no doubt, I just had to get out the other day after a month where using the bike would have been foolhardy. So a gentle pootle around the lanes was in order. I came across these...

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  • MCN show bargains: accessories galore!

    02 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN show bargains: accessories galore!

    Busters, on stand N340, are having a huge sale at the MCN London motorcycle show this week. Save £££s on motorcycle products Among some of the top deals you’ll be able to get are a buy one, get one...

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  • New Yoshimura performance cams for the Busa

    02 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Yoshimura performance cams for the Busa

    Yoshimura have revealed new performance cams for the 2008-on Suzuki Hayabusa, claimed to liberate yet more power and torque from what is already one of the world’s fastest production bikes. Save...

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  • Super-cool new Vespa shoulder bags

    02 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Super-cool new Vespa shoulder bags

    Available in two designs – one featuring the iconic Vespa logo and the other the Vespa Service roundel, originally found in Vespa motor scooter dealers – these new bags feature authentic period colour...

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  • MCN show bargains: cheap leathers and boots!

    02 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN show bargains: cheap leathers and boots!

    George White, at stands N380A/N150 of the MCN London show this week, are bringing a veritable truckload of bargains, including leathers at nearly half-price. Save cash on motorcycle products The...

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  • MCN show bargains: cheap helmets!

    02 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN show bargains: cheap helmets!

    Alpha Motorcycles (on stand N165 at this week’s MCN London show at ExCeL) are selling Shoei’s brilliant XR1000 for as little as £175. Save cash on motorcycle helmets They will also be selling Arai’s...

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  • First Ride Out Of The Year

    02 February 2010 by Ryan Jennings

    So I got up this morning all giddy knowing it was the day of the ride. I know it wasn't a big ride out for me but it's the first organised ride we have done in 2010 and the first time I have had my bike out properly in months. I looked out the window just praying that we hadn't had snow overnight and I was extremely pleased to see that we just had a bit of frost on the cars, on the...

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  • New MCN February 3: Foggy's secret bikes

    02 February 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 3: Foggy's secret bikes

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 3, we find a stash of Foggy Petronas road bikes! We tell you everything you need to know about the new 600cc Moto2 class. The new Kawasaki...

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  • UK rip off prices

    02 February 2010 by steve clayton

    UK rip off prices

    I recently visited the International Bike Show in New York. Although the show is smaller than the Birmingham NEC show Honda and Harley-Davidson both had their full range of bikes on display...

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  • Thieves have 130,000 blank log books

    01 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Thieves have 130,000 blank log books

    Thieves are using 130,000 blank registration documents to give fake new identities to stolen vehicles before selling them on, it was revealed today. Stolen vehicles are “cloned” in the scam, which...

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