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Bike News (October 2010)

  • Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

    29 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

    2010 Superbikes crash compilation Get ready to cringe, gasp and maybe even learn a little something about bike dynamics in this gripping crash compilation. Highlights include Johnny Rea in a cold...

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  • Signed Rossi helmet up for grabs

    29 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Signed Rossi helmet up for grabs

    A replica helmet autographed by Valentino Rossi along with genuine, ex-James Toseland BKS race leathers are being auctioned off by Yamaha to help Riders for Health.  Running until February 2011,...

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  • Skidmarx accessories for BMW F800R

    28 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Skidmarx accessories for BMW F800R

    British bodywork firm Skidmarx have introduced a screen, rear hugger and bellypan for the BMW F800R. Save £££s on motorcycle products The screen is made from 3mm acrylic and bolts directly onto the...

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  • Affordable new Buffalo luggage

    28 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Affordable new Buffalo luggage

    Buffalo’s range of sporty luggage has just hit the dealers. It looks sturdy and none of it’s going to break the bank. Save cash on motorcycle luggage This £79.99 touring tankbag boasts a whopping...

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  • 2011 classic Triumph calendar

    28 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 classic Triumph calendar

    This calendar from Ace Classics features many gorgeous pre-unit Triumphs. What other reason do you need to buy one? It costs £10, plus postage and packing. More info: www.aceclassics.co.uk

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  • Cathing up

    27 October 2010 by Dave Chamberlain

    Cathing up

    Our four month old son Leo catches up on the races he missed in the WSB season review!

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  • Two new Rossi replicas!

    27 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Two new Rossi replicas!

    You wait most of the year for a new Valentino Rossi replica, and then two come along at once. This year’s Misano GP special design, ‘Wake Up’ will be in shops in December, while the Laguna Seca...

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  • BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

    27 October 2010 by James Keen

    BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

    BMW Motorrad has a vacancy for an undergraduate placement to start in July 2011.  Read BMW bike reviews In their own words: "We're looking for someone to join our knowledgeable and...

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  • Nikwax waterproofs your visor and gloves

    27 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Nikwax waterproofs your visor and gloves

    Nikwax's new Visor Proof is claimed to give crystal clear vision by repelling water. It's simple to apply: just clean and rinse the visior, apply two squirts of the Visor Proof with a clean fluff-free...

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  • Bike & rider immortalised in caricature

    27 October 2010 by MCN

    Bike & rider immortalised in caricature

    Looking for a slightly different christmas gift for bike-mad friends or family? Dean Foster is a freelance cartoonist who - because he's a biker himself - specialises in turning riders and their...

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  • Free Arai and Shoei helmets!

    27 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Free Arai and Shoei helmets!

    Infinity Motorcycles are giving away free Arai and Shoei helmets as part of their end-of-season clearance sale. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Anyone buying a one- or two-piece leather suit worth...

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  • Harleys trail last in CHiPs-style tests

    27 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Harleys trail last in CHiPs-style tests

    American police seem to be finally getting wise to the performance limitations of its traditional favourite patrol bike – the Harley-Davidson. Michigan police recently carried out tests of four...

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  • Destination dealer: George White

    27 October 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: George White

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Don’t stand back, because the blue touch-paper will be lit on George White’s annual Explosive Sale on Saturday 30 October. And if you’re after a bargain, this year’s is all set...

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  • World’s first Honda Silverwing trike

    26 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    World’s first Honda Silverwing trike

    Is this spaceage-looking contraption the world’s only superscoot-trike? Built at a cost of £12,000, it’s based on Honda’s 600cc Silverwing superscooter and was converted for a disabled rider by...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 27 - November 2

    26 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 27 - November 2

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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  • The end of home servicing?

    26 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    The end of home servicing?

    Home servicing and modifications will be prevented and anti-lock brakes made compulsory under drastic new proposals from Brussels. A raft of measures aimed preventing modifications will include...

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  • British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

    26 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

    A documentary series about the history of the British motorcycling scene is not currently scheduled for UK TV, MCN has learned. “Café Racer”, currently broadcast in the US on HD Theater, tells the...

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  • Service with a smile

    26 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Service with a smile

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 owner Linden Taylor took his bike for a routine service at his local dealer and ended up winning a day on track with three times British Superbike Champion John Reynolds. Taylor of...

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  • Work for MCN: Senior web producer

    26 October 2010 by MCN

    Work for MCN: Senior web producer

    The world’s biggest motorcycling website is looking for a senior web producer to join MCN and help run www.motorcyclenews.com Our website is fast-approaching a million unique users a month and you’ll...

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  • Spending review warning

    25 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Spending review warning

    Motorcycle safety could suffer due to Chancellor George Osborne’s spending cuts, the British Motorcyclists Federation has warned. Local authorities are likely to reduce spending on road maintenance,...

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  • Brough sells for record £286,000

    25 October 2010 by Joe Shearer

    Brough sells for record £286,000

    A vintage Brough Superior has smashed the world record auction price for its type by selling for £286,000 at the weekend – a massive £120,000 more than the previous record set in 2008. The coveted...

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  • New Spidi winter kit

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Spidi winter kit

    The highlight of Spidi’s range for 2011 is a number of new jackets. It’s too early for prices yet, but here’s the pick of what’s new from the Italian firm… Save £££s on motorcycle clothing More info:...

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  • New off-road Lorenzo replica

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New off-road Lorenzo replica

    Our pick of the new paintjobs from Italian helmet firm X-Lite has to be this new Jorge Lorenzo replica on the firm’s X-501 off-road lid. Save cash on motorcycle helmets It will cost £299.99, and...

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  • New X-Lite adventure lid

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New X-Lite adventure lid

    X-Lite have revealed three new helmets for 2011, with a new adventure-style lid and two open/full-face options. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets They’re all compatible with parent company Nolan’s...

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  • New Keis heated kit range

    25 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Keis heated kit range

    There's a new range of heated undergarments from Keis this winter. Made from light weight stretch material, the inner gloves (£49.99) are claimed to be thin enough to wear under motorcycle gloves...

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  • Brussels threat to trailies

    22 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Brussels threat to trailies

    Dual purpose bikes could disappear from the market due to new type approval rules from Brussels, the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has warned. The European Commission has refused...

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  • New winter cleaning kit from Sdoc100

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New winter cleaning kit from Sdoc100

    SDoc100 have compiled a winter cleaning kit that seems to contain everything required to care for your bike through the winter.  Perhaps the most important component of the kit is SDoc100's...

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  • New Vicma heated grips

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Vicma heated grips

    The relay-protected, three-position switch control on these heated grips is designed to be handlebar mounted, easy to use with gloves and has two temperature settings. A red light indicates that the...

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