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Bike News (June 2010)

  • Lorenzo laps the TT!

    11 June 2010 by MCN

    Lorenzo laps the TT!

    MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo just made his first lap of the Isle of Man TT for a parade lap and MCN’s editor exclusively rode with him. The 2-times world champion rode a full 37.73-mile...

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  • Bikes “should have front number plates”

    10 June 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bikes “should have front number plates”

    Motorcycles should be fitted with front number plates so they can be detected by front-facing police cameras, according to the RAC Foundation.  The move would allow our registrations to be read...

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  • Mirror columnist Paul Routledge is a 'knob'

    10 June 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Mirror columnist Paul Routledge is a 'knob'

    A Facebook group branding anti-bike Daily Mirror Columnist Paul Routledge a 'knob' has gained hundreds of members within hours of being set up. Routledge claimed in a recent column: 'Far too many...

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  • Lorenzo's bike arrives at the TT

    10 June 2010 by Ped Baker

    Lorenzo's bike arrives at the TT

    The Yamaha R1 that MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will be riding on Fridays Parade lap has arrived on the Isle of Man. The specially prepared bike features a unique paint scheme designed by MCN reader and...

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  • New Rukka AiRoad jacket for all weather

    10 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Rukka AiRoad jacket for all weather

    Rukka’s new AiRoad jacket is claimed to as comfortable to wear in stifling heat as it is in the cold, thanks to clever use of the detachable lining. The jackets itself is made from what is claimed to...

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  • See your design on Stuart Easton’s helmet

    10 June 2010 by Justin McCormack

    See your design on Stuart Easton’s helmet

    Scottish superbike rider Stuart Easton will be wearing a one off helmet at his home round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Knockhill, and you have the opportunity to design...

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  • A pink Cat on an R1 at the TT

    09 June 2010 by Phil West

    A pink Cat on an R1 at the TT

    Believe it or not, this is celebrity biker ‘Cat’ from Red Dwarf – AKA Danny John-Jules. John-Jules, who recently circumnavigated the Mediterranean for charity and is currently on the Isle of Man, had...

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  • Art for TT art's sake

    09 June 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Art for TT art's sake

    The work of Manx artists Adam Berry, Paul Parker, and Peter Hearsey, along with a range of 59 Club archive material, was showcased  in an exhibition at the Ace Café TT exhibition in the Sayle...

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  • New Weise Tatu ladies boot

    09 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Weise Tatu ladies boot

    The new Weise ladies Tatu boot is designed to look good on and off the bike, while also doing its job of protecting the wearer. Save £££ on ladies motorcycle boots in the MCN Shop It features a...

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  • Old school cool – Z900

    08 June 2010 by Phil West

    Old school cool – Z900

    How’s this for a new, cool take on Kawasaki’s venerable 1976? This example has been built by Spanish custom shop La Perra Bikes, based between Malaga and Seville, and blends the rustic, tarnished,...

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  • The pill that could cure you of motorcycling

    08 June 2010 by Guy Procter

    The pill that could cure you of motorcycling

    You better hope nobody from the EU reads this, but there's a pill that some experts think could 'cure' you of motorcycling. The new drug ­called co-trimoxazole­ has been proven ten times more...

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  • Öhlins announce nine new UK service centres

    08 June 2010 by Phil West

    Öhlins announce nine new UK service centres

    Suspension experts Öhlins have announced nine new UK service centres which will cater not just for road and race users but also its off-road and ATV products. They are at: Crescent Motorcycles of...

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  • Bikes pouring onto Isle of Man

    08 June 2010 by Adam Child

    Bikes pouring onto Isle of Man

    This year’s TT is looking set to be the best attended in years, according to latest official figures. The Steam Packet ferry company says that last Friday was it’s busiest day so far, with over 2000...

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  • Ride a Desmo at Oulton Park

    08 June 2010 by MCN

    Ride a Desmo at Oulton Park

    Is there a cooler bike in the world than the Ducati Desmosedici RR? Well, apart from the motorcycles used by health workers to deliver health care in rural Africa, we aren’t sure. Now Riders for...

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  • Bike test to be reviewed

    08 June 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike test to be reviewed

    A controversial new riding test which has seen hundreds of learners crash and bookings plummet is to be reviewed by the Government. In his first formal interview since taking his new post, to be...

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  • New MCN June 9: Rossi - "I'll be back"

    08 June 2010 by James Keen

    New MCN June 9: Rossi - "I'll be back"

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale June 9, GP legend Valentino Rossi speaks from hospital following his 106mph highside at Mugello on Saturday. The new Yamaha Super Tenere takes on the...

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  • Moto Rumi Sport

    07 June 2010 by Anonymous

    Moto Rumi Sport

    As a teenager in the 60's I rode all over England and from Nottingham to Cornwall (where I now live) on my Italian Moto Rumi scooter a 125 twin twostroke which was rare even then. I regretfully...

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  • Buy Haslam print, win prizes!

    07 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Buy Haslam print, win prizes!

    his 16x12in print, celebrating Leon Haslam¹s Phillip Island WSB victory earlier this year (and co-signed by the Pocket Rocket himself) costs £20, but buying one could net you a day at the Ron Haslam...

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  • Isle of Man TT 2010 on DVD now!

    07 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Isle of Man TT 2010 on DVD now!

    Duke Video has just released 'Isle of Man TT On-Bike Laps 2010 Volume 1' ­ in fact it was released within 36 hours of Wednesday night practice finishing last week! The DVD features footage of...

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