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Bike News (January 2010)

  • Triumph Daytona can't get any better

    26 January 2010 by graham tomlinson

    Triumph Daytona can't get any better

    Im an ex-pat in Canada still in love with sports bike riding. I bought the Triumph 675 in August 06 (07 model) to keep up with my daughter on her R6. This bike proves the Brits can still make a...

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  • Ryan Capes 290ft world record jump video.

    25 January 2010 by Ped Baker

    Footage of American Ryan Capes setting a new jump record with a 290-foot dirt to dirt leap has just been released by his sponsor Monster Energy. Capes’ World Record leap last month makes him the closest motorcycle jumper ever to reaching the magical 300-foot mark on a dirt ramp to dirt ramp jump. After setting the record Capes said the jump itself wasn't as difficult as trying to get his Kawasaki...

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  • Drones to spy on motorists

    25 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Drones to spy on motorists

    Unmanned military-style spy drones are to be used to monitor antisocial motorists under police plans. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) similar to those used to assist reconnaissance and airstrikes in...

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  • At the Goodwood Festival of Speed

    23 January 2010 by Jules & Shel Terry

    At the Goodwood Festival of Speed

    We camped at the Ship & Anchor whilst at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Someone was clearly desperate and willing to go to any lengths to satisfy thier needs!

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  • Wycombe Motorcycle Action Group fund raising

    23 January 2010 by Paul"Skippie"Graham

    Wycombe Motorcycle Action Group fund raising

    For the past 13 years a local motorcycle group going by the name of the Wycombe Motorcycle Action Group (who meet at the Stag Public House in Flackwell Heath) have been raising funds for the localised...

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  • Wrench Monkee Z750 special

    22 January 2010 by Ped Baker

    Wrench Monkee Z750 special

    Famed for the critically acclaimed Gorilla Punch café racer Danish custom builders Wrench Monkees have just finished their latest creation, a stripped out Z750B. More conventional in appearance than...

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  • Still-in-crate Desmosedici in MCN Bikemart

    22 January 2010 by Phil West

    Still-in-crate Desmosedici in MCN Bikemart

    One of the star bikes currently in MCN Bikemart has got to be this brand new, still-in-crate, 0-mile Ducati Desmosedici RR! Click here to check out the ad The ultra-exclusive Ducati GP replica is...

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  • Free bike parking scrapped permanently

    22 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Free bike parking scrapped permanently

    Free motorcycle parking will be scrapped for good from Monday under a decision by London’s Westminster City Council. A controversial trial of charging riders will be made permanent under a new...

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  • Ducati 2009 World Championship review

    21 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ducati 2009 World Championship review

    Re-liive a year of almosts for Italy's finest with this 144-page hardback book covering the exploits of Bologna's finest in both WSB and MotoGP.  It costs £30 from all good bookshops and online...

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  • MCN tool guide: where to store your tools?

    21 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN tool guide: where to store your tools?

    This week's MCN features some of the best tools you can buy. Here's MCN's pick of the best storage solutions to keep them all in one place. Halfords six-drawer combo tool chest, £49.99 Load...

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  • MCN tool guide: torque wrenches

    21 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN tool guide: torque wrenches

    This week's MCN features some of the best tools you can buy. Here's MCN's pick of the top torque wrenches. Save £££s on motorcycle products Beta electronic torque wrench, £302 Reversible ratchet...

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  • MCN tool guide: sockets

    21 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN tool guide: sockets

    This week's MCN features some of the best tools you can buy. Here's MCN's pick of the top socket sets. Save cash on motorcycle products Beta 1/4 drive socket set, £128 Contains 20 sockets, 2...

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  • Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal

    21 January 2010 by Charley Boorman

    Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal

    We’ve all seen the shocking images from Haiti and heard how children in particular are being affected by the earthquake.  I am writing to ask you now to join me to help raise funds for these...

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  • Injured soldier riding for Help for Heroes

    21 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Injured soldier riding for Help for Heroes

    A solider and biker who lost both legs and an arm in an explosion in Afghanistan will be leading a procession of other bikers on a specially-adapted trike from Lands End to John O’Groats, and they...

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  • New Steve Plater replica Arai

    20 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Steve Plater replica Arai

    Arai has just revealed its plans for a replica of British Supersport champion Steve Plater's distinctive helmet for this year. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets Although pictured here on the...

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  • MCN tool guide: spanners

    20 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN tool guide: spanners

    This week's MCN features some of the best tools for every budget. Here's our selection of spanners. Save £££s on motorcycle products Halfords nine-piece combination spanner set, £9.99 Like the...

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  • MCN tool guide: screwdrivers

    20 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN tool guide: screwdrivers

    This week's MCN features some of the best tools for every budget. Here's our selection of screwdrivers. Save cash on motorcycle products Beta 'Easy' range, from £2 individually to £80 for...

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  • New Schuberth Bluetooth system explained

    20 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Schuberth Bluetooth system explained

    Earlier this week we revealed Schuberth's new neck roll Bluetooth SRC System. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Schuberth have also released this video to accompany the launch. And, for a promotional...

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  • Hub centre steering is not new!

    19 January 2010 by k williams

    Hub centre steering is not new!

    I can't believe people think that the Vyrus bikes are a new concept. Hub centre steering has been about since way back. Look at Jack Defazios bikes from the 60s and the late 70s. As for Vyrus having a...

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  • New Schuberth C3 Bluetooth system launched

    19 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Schuberth C3 Bluetooth system launched

    Schuberth has just launched a new communication system for the C3 helmet. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets The functions of the SRCS system, which is built into a neck roll, allowing ultra-fast...

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  • Triumph grow in 2009

    19 January 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Triumph grow in 2009

    Despite an overall drop of 10% in sales of large capacity motorcycles in the UK, Triumph increased sold 26% more bikes in 2009, with a record figure of 7450. Triumph also grew its market share of...

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  • Buell factory contents sold off

    19 January 2010 by Phil West

    Buell factory contents sold off

    It’s either the greatest ever garage sale or the sad final picking over the bones of Buell – or both. The contents of the now closed Buell factory in East Troy, Wisconsin are being auctioned off...

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  • Bikes on TV: January 20-26

    19 January 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: January 20-26

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

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  • Win a trip to Paris at your local Honda dealer

    18 January 2010 by James Keen

    Win a trip to Paris at your local Honda dealer

    Visit a Honda motorcycle dealership on Valentine’s weekend for the ‘Start Something Special’ launch of their 2010 range and you could win one of six romantic weekends in Paris. Visit the Honda...

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  • A pothole every 170 metres

    18 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    A pothole every 170 metres

    Motorcyclists will face twice the number of potholes they did three years ago following the cold snap, experts have warned. Successive freezing winters and years of neglect are predicted to have...

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