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Bike News (January 2010)

  • MCN Awards: Have your say

    12 January 2010 by MCN

    MCN Awards: Have your say

    The MCN Awards are all about celebrating the best in biking. We want your help in deciding who deserves the coveted 'MCN Man of the Year' and 'MCN Biking Hero of the Year'...

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  • Elephant and Dragon Rally stories needed

    11 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Have you ever been to the Dragon or Elephant Rally? If so, MCN would love to hear your stories and see some pictures explaining what it was all about and why you braved the weather to make it. It doesn’t matter when you made it to either of the rallies – we just want to hear from you as you explain how and what happened. Perhaps you have ridden through even more extreme conditions on your bike –...

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  • TTXGP rules will be wiki-based in 2011

    11 January 2010 by Guy Procter

    TTXGP rules will be wiki-based in 2011

    Rules are better written by fans and race teams themselves rather than faceless suits shut away in rooms reckons TTXGP organiser Azhar Hussain. That’s why the rules for his series from 2011 will be...

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  • Ride off-road with John McGuinness

    11 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Ride off-road with John McGuinness

    Honda is offering the chance to ride with Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness on a two-day off-road riding holiday to Spain. The Redtread trip runs from February 6 to February 9 and includes...

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  • Alpinestars 2010 spring collection revealed

    11 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Alpinestars 2010 spring collection revealed

    MCN can exclusively reveal the first items from the 2010 Alpinestars range, including this fantastic-looking trials-style jacket, the 'Calgary'. Save £££s on motorcycle products It a waxed cotton...

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  • Thruxton Café racer special from Pure Triumph

    11 January 2010 by Ped Baker

    Thruxton Café racer special from Pure Triumph

    When the World’s largest Triumph dealer decides to build a café racer you'd expect something pretty special – and this Thruxton-based machine from Pure Triumph is just that. Just about everything that...

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  • Biking snow chain equivalent

    11 January 2010 by boxertwin

    Biking snow chain equivalent

    Since so many are going out on the ice and coming off, here's an idea from German company MV Motorrad, one of our Euro K Club members posted up on the forum regarding these. Wunderlich also do a set...

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  • Best fake motorcycle news story ever?

    11 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Best fake motorcycle news story ever?

    We just found this and after spending a couple of seconds wondering if it was real we then realised it was a brilliant fake and hilariously funny. The ‘story’ was linked from the original Best News...

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  • Bubba and Dungey debut Nike MX boots

    11 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Bubba and Dungey debut Nike MX boots

    Supercross legend James 'Bubba' Stewart won the first round of the AMA 450cc Supercross at Anaheim, California this weekend, wearing Nike's new 6.0 motocross boot. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • One day in July

    11 January 2010 by Anonymous

    One day in July

    July 8, 2009 was definitely a bad day. I won't go into too much detail as legal proceedings are ongoing. But what started out as a good day with my Triumph Sprint ST went horribly...

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  • Bike 1-0 Car

    10 January 2010 by cjh33

    I always use my bike for work, but woke up the other day to find the snow had frozen so decided to take the car. I couldn't even shift it off drive, so it was out with the bike as usual. It was a bit dicey around the small roads that hadn't been gritted, but good fun. I was amazed to find how many car drivers hadn't made it into work!

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  • Honda Frozenblade

    09 January 2010 by scottashcockayne

    Honda Frozenblade

    All this cold weather has turned my Honda Fireblade into the Frozenblade I thought id start her up and let her run for a bit, but getting back inside proved rather hard since theres a tad too...

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  • Save Donington Park campaign

    09 January 2010 by LeroyBoyce

    Save Donington Park campaign

    I was very concerned about the future for Donington Park, so I set up a support group. The interest has literally taken off, and there is now a website, email address, podcast, local radio and press...

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  • Fist gen Yamaha R6 still has it

    08 January 2010 by XSVideo

    The original Yamaha R6 is a truly great bike and a great bargain buy with mint low miles examples around the £2-3k mark. Here's another tribute from XSVpro. Enjoy! 

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  • Goodbye 2009

    08 January 2010 by XSVideo

    With the weather truly biblical and zero riding weather looking likely to stay for at least a few weeks, XSV put this slow motion production together. We can't wait to get out and shoot new footage. Here's goodbye to 2009 and welcome the 2010 biking season!

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  • Street skate

    08 January 2010 by JoePhillips

    Street skate

    I gave up the bike and got my skates on. I'm probably the only person in London that doesn't want anymore grit!

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  • Grit running out

    08 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Grit running out

    The nation’s supply of grit for de-icing roads is running perilously low. Council’s have been forced to ration supplies as the country’s salt mines struggle to meet...

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  • Petition challenges road tax hike

    08 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Petition challenges road tax hike

    A petition challenging plans to raise motorcycle road tax has gained over 2,000 signatures within hours of appearing on Number 10’s website. Sign the petition here Bike tax is set to rise by between...

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  • Learn to ride a vintage motorcycle

    08 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Learn to ride a vintage motorcycle

    The Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC) has released 2010 dates for three training days where you’ll be able to get-to-grips with 1920s and 30s motorcycles. The Vintage Motorcycle Training Days will all be...

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  • Price increase chart: read it and weep

    08 January 2010 by John Westlake

    Price increase chart: read it and weep

    This chart shows a selection of 2010 price rises, ranging from the 25% hike to the Yamaha V-Max and R1 to the 4% increase to the Suzuki GSX-R600. Motorcycles for sale Japanese manufacturers claim...

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  • New BMW riding jeans

    08 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New BMW riding jeans

    BMW's new City 2 and City 2 Denim trousers are casual bike trousers with removable protectors. They both consist of a mixture of cotton and Cordura. Both come with adjustable protectors on the knees...

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  • New BMW kit for GS lovers

    08 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New BMW kit for GS lovers

    BMW's new Rallye range has just been launched. Here's what it contains...  Rallye 3 suit: Successor to the Rallye 2. Claimed 100% wind and waterproof membrane and 'Comfort-Mapping', claimed to...

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  • BMW launches race kit in the UK

    08 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    BMW launches race kit in the UK

    First seen at the Milan show last November, BMW’s new Double R sports collection is now available in the UK. This collection comprises a suit, helmet, boots and gloves, all of which are designed for...

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  • Valentino Rossi snowbound

    08 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Valentino Rossi snowbound

    This massive Valentino Rossi snow sculpture won a recent competition for snow artists in the Italian town of Selva di Val Gardena. The theme for 2009 was International Sports Personalities and this...

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  • Euro K Club members bikes

    08 January 2010 by boxertwin

    Here's a selection of bikes & members from the Euro K Club, seeing as the snow is stopping most of us are getting out on our bikes a lot more at the moment!

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  • Box lid is perfect for the world cup

    08 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Box lid is perfect for the world cup

    Box's BZ-1 helmet comes in an eye-catching England footie squad colourscheme, ideal for getting a bit of World Cup frenzie going. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets It features nine vents, a quick...

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  • Top 100 Motorcycles: 10 to 1

    08 January 2010 by MCN

    Top 100 Motorcycles: 10 to 1

    More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive...

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  • New heated insoles for toasty winter feet

    08 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New heated insoles for toasty winter feet

    Heated clothing manufacturer Keis has launched its new heated insoles ­- perfect for keeping some feeling in your feet at this time of year. Save cash on motorcycle products They're built from...

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  • New Ducchini Bluetooth helmet

    08 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Ducchini Bluetooth helmet

    Ducchini's new D619 helmet is a flip-down lid that features an integrated sun shield, and a removable, washable liner. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The fully vented lid has an effective range of...

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  • Top 100 Motorcycles: 20 to 11

    08 January 2010 by MCN

    Top 100 Motorcycles: 20 to 11

    More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive...

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