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Bike News (March 2010)

  • Centrestands for modern Triumph Bonnevilles

    09 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Centrestands for modern Triumph Bonnevilles

    Triumph parts and accessories specialist Norman Hyde has expanded his range of centrestands to include the 2009-on ‘small wheel’ Triumph Bonneville models, as well as the Scrambler and Thruxton...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 10-16

    09 March 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: March 10-16

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM...

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  • Dangerously under-powered scooters

    08 March 2010 by kevin ambrose

    My son has started riding which for me is great news. He has an Aprilia SR50, which is restricted to 30mph by law - all the roads in my area are 40mph limit dual carriageways which end in large multi-lane roundabouts. To keep safe he needs to maintain top speed on approach to these roundabouts using good reading and planning - he cannot afford to back off for his own safety. The bike is too...

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  • Superbiketours prize draw

    08 March 2010 by superbiketours

    Superbiketours prize draw

    Our motorcycle group, Superbiketours is celebrating its first birthday by offering bikers the chance to win motorcycle gear or a short holiday break in our spring prize draw. Prizes include an...

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  • Free dyno testing at MCN Live!

    08 March 2010 by MCN

    Free dyno testing at MCN Live!

    Ex-Isle of Man TT racer Robbie Silvester and his team will be carrying out free dyno runs on bikes at MCNLive! 23–26 April, Skegness.     Book your MCN Live! tickets...

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  • 3700 miles for cancer care

    08 March 2010 by Steve Farrell

    3700 miles for cancer care

    A group of seven motorcyclists plan to ride to 14 European capital cities in seven days to raise money for cancer care this summer. The group, who have named themselves the Magnificent Seven, will...

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  • Female racing prodigy shines at Daytona 200

    08 March 2010 by Emma Sulway

    Female racing prodigy shines at Daytona 200

    Sixteen-year-old female rider Elena Myers finished seventh in her debut Supersport race at Daytona. Riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 she was the first non-Yamaha rider to finish. She said: “The first half of...

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  • New Mivv exhausts for Z750

    08 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Mivv exhausts for Z750

    Mivv has announced the first of its new Ghibli exhausts, for the Kawasaki Z750. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts There will be titanium and stainless steel versions. Both come with removable baffles,...

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  • Save Donington

    08 March 2010 by Banzai197

    Save Donington

    My daughter and grandchildren at the Save Donington event. Fans of the future if we can save this great cicuit

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  • 100bhp limit threat

    05 March 2010 by Steve Farrell

    100bhp limit threat

    Motorcycles could be subjected to 100bhp power limits under proposals to be set out by the European Commission this summer.      The Commission is expected to propose...

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  • Be a judge in Bennetts’ Babe contest

    05 March 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Be a judge in Bennetts’ Babe contest

    A bike insurance firm is facing the arduous task of choosing a promotional model squad from hundreds of hopefuls – and wants motorcyclists to help. Two riders will get to be on the judging panel in...

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  • Extra iPhone battery life for tourers

    05 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    If you're using your iPhone as a bar-mounted satnav, or just don't want to get caught out with no battery life when you need to phone the AA, the new battery charger might be up your alley. The Juice Pack Air allows you to access the internet, maps and make calls without worrying about the phone's notorious battery life. Aside from being a wafer-thin integrated rechargable charger designed to...

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  • 4000 miles round Britain on a C90

    05 March 2010 by John Westlake

    4000 miles round Britain on a C90

    An MCN reader plans to ride round the entire coast of Britain on a Honda C90 to raise money for the RNLI – that’s a total of 4000miles. Kevin Hancock, 39, sets off on May 1 and optimistically says he...

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  • MCN in Lybia

    04 March 2010 by Diamondman

    MCN in Lybia

    While working in Tripoli there was nothing to no night life and no beer, but plenty of time to read MCN.

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  • New Arlen Ness kit in MCN

    04 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arlen Ness kit in MCN

    Arlen Ness has a stack of new kit for 2010, headed up by the £899 LS1 8309K kangaroo race suit, as developed and worn by Ruben Xaus in World Superbikes. It features CE-approved armour at shoulders,...

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  • Roland Sands clothing range

    04 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ladies and gentlemen, some of the coolest clobber from one of the world's most respected leftfield bike designers. Save cash on motorcycle clothing Roland Sands now has its own clothing range... Details to follow in a forthcoming issue of MCN.

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  • New on-board TT box set from Duke

    04 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New on-board TT box set from Duke

    This new three-DVD box set of the 2009 Isle of Man TT offers race fans 12 full laps of white-knuckle action. Save cash on motorcycle DVDs Disc one: Laps from the 2009 Practice Week with TT legend...

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  • Oxford’s new luggage range

    03 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford’s new luggage range

    If you’re planning a trip away on the bike this summer, feast your eyes on this lot – the new range of tank bags, tail packs and panniers from Oxford Products. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • New Easy Clean bike cleaning gear

    03 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Easy Clean bike cleaning gear

    A brand new range of cleaning products from Easy Clean is claimed to do exactly what the name suggests. Beyond smelling nice (they have a fruity fragrance, apparently) the products are designed to...

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  • Bike Parking London

    03 March 2010 by Stefan Krt

    Bike Parking London

    Sometimes it can be very hard to find a parking bay for a motorcycle in London. This iPhone app does just that. It will instantly show your current location and all the motorcycle bays in your...

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  • Half-price race licence with Arai

    02 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Half-price race licence with Arai

    If you want to start racing, you'll need a licence. And anyone who wants to start with a Clubman road racing licence needs to complete the ACU's Competitor Training Course (CTC) in Rugby. The Monday...

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  • New off-road protection from Fox

    02 March 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New off-road protection from Fox

    The new Fox Titan Sport jacket costs £85 and bristles with protective features. The item is CE-approved, and features an anatomic high-impact two-piece plastic chest plate, removable articulated...

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  • Rossi custom R1 to raise money for charity

    01 March 2010 by James Sharpe

    Rossi custom R1 to raise money for charity

    A custom Yamaha R1 decorated in Valentino Rossi’s ‘Five Continents’ graphics is to be sold at auction to raise money for Riders for Health, the official MotoGP charity. 1972 Daytona 200 winner Don...

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