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Bike News (November 2010)

  • Ex-Ducati man to head Norton push into US

    24 November 2010 by Phil West

    Ex-Ducati man to head Norton push into US

    Norton has announced that it plans to make its first shipments of new machines to the US from May next year. The revived British marquee announced today (Weds) that it has appointed former Ducati US...

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  • Used bikes of the week - Nov 24

    24 November 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Used bikes of the week - Nov 24

    Every week we have over 10,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

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  • Video: Velocette author speaks

    24 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Velocette author speaks

    We reported on the new definitive history of Velocette Motorcycles recently, and now here’s an interview with the new book’s author, Rod Burris, uploaded to You Tube by the publishers.  ...

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  • MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 heated grips

    24 November 2010 by MCN

    MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 heated grips

    MCN have teamed up with Tech-7 to bring you some great products in time for Christmas, all at a great price and all with FREE P&P.   If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

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  • Bust dealer’s bikes to be auctioned

    24 November 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bust dealer’s bikes to be auctioned

    Motorcycles from a dealership which went bust without returning customers’ bikes are to be sold at auction. Thirty-six machines from Midlands Superbikes are being sold in an online auction, along...

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  • “Rivale” Triumph Bonneville

    23 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    “Rivale” Triumph Bonneville

    This 2003 Triumph Bonneville T100 has been modified to have the look and feel of a classic Scrambler. The fuel tank is taken from a vintage Bonneville and adapted to fit the modern frame. The bike...

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  • Kawasaki Versys on safari

    23 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Kawasaki Versys on safari

    If you’re hoping to take a bike on Safari, this may be just what you need. Taking a stock Kawasaki Versys, Earnshaws of Huddersfield have loaded it up with a host of extras a Savannah rider might...

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  • Destination dealer: Italia Moto

    23 November 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Italia Moto

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Whether you are looking for beautiful hand built Italian exotica or a Japanese pocket rocket or even a custom cruiser you need to check these guys out. Just one visit to Italia...

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  • New MCN November 24: Kawasaki ZX-10R tested

    23 November 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN November 24: Kawasaki ZX-10R tested

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 24, we test the all-new Kawasaki ZX-10R and new KTM RC8R. Also in this week's issue is part one of our £1500 supersport challenge. Also in this...

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  • Police chief’s plan to save speed cameras

    22 November 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Police chief’s plan to save speed cameras

    The Association of Chief Police Officers has drawn up a 'business model' to save the country's speed cameras from Coalition spending cuts. The plan allows police forces to reclaim costs of running...

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  • Help save free bike parking

    22 November 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Help save free bike parking

    Campaigners are calling on motorcyclists to help save free bike parking by joining a demonstration ride around London’s North and South Circular. Free roadside motorcycle bays have already been...

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  • MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 tail pack

    22 November 2010 by MCN

    MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 tail pack

    MCN have teamed up with Tech-7 to bring you some great products in time for Christmas, all at a great price and all with FREE P&P.   If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

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  • Dreams do come true

    20 November 2010 by swindonkid

    Dreams do come true

    If like me you never enter competitions this might change your mind - it certainly has mine. A few months ago I saw the Bennetts Insurance win a Biker Dream. I entered and forgot all about it as...

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  • Work for MCN: Senior Editor wanted

    19 November 2010 by Marc Potter

    Work for MCN: Senior Editor wanted

    MCN has a vacancy for a senior journalist to join its award-winning team of over 25 writers, designers and photographers. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and talented journalist to...

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  • Top video picks of the week! – Nov 19

    19 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Every week we bring you the best of the net’s biking videos to amuse, enthuse and amaze. This week we’ve got a human crash test dummy, a phenomenally talented Scot, a Guy Martin sing-along, a white hot jet bike and the world’s tiniest bikes. Enjoy! Bering airbag Crash test See Bering’s airbag vest in action in this short clip. Brutal. Danny MacAskill – “Way Back Home” It may not be a...

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  • “Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

    18 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    “Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

    This 2009 Yamaha R1 was created in collaboration with Valentino Rossi and boasts the “Five Continents” graphics previously seen on his AGV helmets. The colourful graphics were designed by artist Aldo...

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  • Britten V1000

    18 November 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Britten V1000

    The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double...

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  • MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech-7 Otto gloves

    18 November 2010 by MCN

    MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech-7 Otto gloves

    MCN have teamed up with Tech-7 to bring you some great products in time for Christmas, all at a great price and all with FREE P&P.   If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

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  • 30% off a Rukka jacket!

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    30% off a Rukka jacket!

    Infinity Motorcycles are offering 30% off the Rukka Alex jacket. The Alex’s Z-liner Gore-Tex Performance Shell membrane regulates temperature, prevents wind chill and keeps the wearer dry, while the...

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  • Off Road Superstars on DVD

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Off Road Superstars on DVD

    Duke Video’s newest off-road delight features action from 1976’s Trials Superstars, complete with commentary from Stuart Hall, plus historic footage of the Le Touquet beach race and sidecar...

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  • Used bikes of the week - Nov 17

    17 November 2010 by Trevor Franklin

    Used bikes of the week - Nov 17

    Every week we have over 1,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

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  • New book on the 1974 Ducati 750SS

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New book on the 1974 Ducati 750SS

    This new 176-page hardback tells the story of the rare 1974 Ducati 750SS ‘round case’. Manufactured for only one year, the bike was produced by Ducati’s race department to celebrate victory in the...

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  • The definitive history of Velocette

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    The definitive history of Velocette

    The third edition of ‘Velocette Motorcycles – MSS to Thruxton’ has just been published. The 224-page hardback contains more than 400 photos, and also a comprehensive record and technical analysis of...

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  • History of British drag bike racing

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    History of British drag bike racing

    This new paperback, covering the story of drag racing in Britain from the mid-60s to the mid-80s, is claimed to be the first book devoted to the subject. Its 96 pages contain 100 photos, and showcase...

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  • Iconic race bike T-shirts

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Iconic race bike T-shirts

    These cool new T-shirts feature the detailed illustrations of world-renowned artist Peter Hutton. The five designs available are of the 1957 Gilera 500/4, 1957 MV Agusta 500, 1980 Yamaha OWR 48R, 1959...

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  • New Nolan helmets: city

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Nolan helmets: city

    This new N33 city helmet is new from Nolan. It features a top vent and internal sun visor, removable anti-bacterial lining, plus a scratch-resistant deep, light blue external visor with UV...

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  • New Nolan helmets: race replica

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Nolan helmets: race replica

    This new N63 Nolan helmet is available in a dizzying array of designs and models, including a Casey Stoner or Marco Melandri replica for less than £150. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets There’s plenty...

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  • New Nolan helmets: convertible

    17 November 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Nolan helmets: convertible

    This new N71 full-face lid from Nolan converts to an open-face. There’s copious venting, a microlock closure system, plus removable antibacterial lining and cheekpads. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    16 November 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION The place to put your money down on one of Honda’s new wave of 2011 models! Doble Motorcycles have generated an enviable reputation throughout their 43-year history for supplying...

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