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Bike News (October 2010)

  • Kiddimoto's new Xmas lids for kids

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kiddimoto's new Xmas lids for kids

    Treat your kids with one of the lovely Kiddimoto 'Heroes' helmets. These stylish lids are based upon the helmet designs of Joey Dunlop, Kevin Schwantz, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene. The ABS hard...

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  • New Arai costs just £24.99!

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arai costs just £24.99!

    This ceramic Arai money box (yes, sorry to disappoint if you thought this was going to be a real helmet for £25) is based on an Arai RX-7 GP and features a glossy Flag of St George paint scheme,...

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  • Nitro's new pump-action helmet

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Nitro's new pump-action helmet

    British brand Nitro is the latest to release a helmet with an air pump. The new N-PSi Pump Helmet contains what the firm calls "air pressure assisted helmet fitting technology" which allows the rider...

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  • 2010 Ulster GP now on DVD

    21 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2010 Ulster GP now on DVD

    You can now re-live the best of the action from the world’s fastest road race – the 2010 Ulster Grand Prix. This year’s final Superbike race is the standout event, with Bruce Anstey fighting from...

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  • Charity riders relive the Great Escape

    20 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Charity riders relive the Great Escape

    A group of charity riders are heading to Poland and back to pay tribute to their favourite war film, and the men whose lives inspired it. Dubbed the “Great Escape 2”, the two-week ride will start on 4...

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  • Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

    20 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

    The Red Arrows have released these pictures of their Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run, which they completed earlier this month. Red Arrow’s spokesman Mike Ling said: “The journey was an amazing...

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  • Destination dealer: Doble

    20 October 2010 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Doble

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles have generated a enviable reputation throughout their 43-year history for supplying their customers with the best deals and the best service. Their friendly,...

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  • MCN in Skiatho

    19 October 2010 by Anonymous

    MCN in Skiatho

    Still got time to look at Motorcycle News on the balcony with a Gin and Tonic in Skiatho

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  • New cell mate for Al Capone

    19 October 2010 by Derek Wilton

    New cell mate for Al Capone

    Del Wilton from Cornwall has plenty of time to read MCN while planning his escape from Alcatraz! The easiest way off the rock turned out to be getting on the passenger ferry, unlike some notorious...

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  • Lucky escape for MCN road tester!

    18 October 2010 by MCN

    Lucky escape for MCN road tester!

    Senior MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child had a lucky escape from a dramatic crash at Cadwell Park's Gooseneck on Saturday, racing in the Auto 66 championship. Adam was running fourth in the race but...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 20-26

    18 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 20-26

    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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  • New Axo Globe motorcycle jacket

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Axo Globe motorcycle jacket

    Axo has just launched this new Globe jacket, designed for short journeys in all weathers. There is armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, a removable quilted lining and a ‘Watertech’ membrane. The...

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  • New 'Black Series' Two Brothers exhausts

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'Black Series' Two Brothers exhausts

    Two Brothers' new Black Series exhausts are said to be "dyno-tuned and track-tested". They feature black Teflon-coated cast magnesium end caps, billet aluminium inlets and outlets and reinforcement...

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  • NEW BMW F800GS GPR Powercone

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    NEW BMW F800GS GPR Powercone

    This new Powercone exhaust from GPR for the BMW F800GS is claimed to add 2.7bhp without requiring any engine remapping. Handmade in Milan, the exhaust is fully road-legal, is claimed to save more...

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  • 20% off GPR exhausts

    18 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    20% off GPR exhausts

    To celebrate the launch of their new website GPR exhausts are offering 20% off all their exhausts and free UK delivery for a limited period only. Managing Director Arthur Macdonald says, "the new site...

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  • Honda VT750 Black Spirit on X-Factor

    15 October 2010 by Andy Downes

    Honda VT750 Black Spirit on X-Factor

    X-Factor hopeful Storm Lee will be using a Honda VT750 Black Spirit cruiser as a prop while he performs on the highest rated television show on Saturday night. X-Factor regularly attracts 12 million...

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  • 2011 textile jackets from Spyke

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 textile jackets from Spyke

    Italian firm Spyke is unleashing a massive range of kit in 2011. Here we’ve chosen to share a few of the firm’s new textile jackets, with their specs. Prices are as yet unknown. More info:...

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  • 2011 leather jackets from Spyke

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 leather jackets from Spyke

    Italian firm Spyke is unleashing a massive range of kit in 2011. Here we’ve chosen to share a few of the firm’s new leather jackets, with their specs. Prices are as yet unknown. More info:...

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  • Me and Leon Haslam

    14 October 2010 by Debs Price

    Me and Leon Haslam

    Here's me and Leon Haslam at an open day at Thunderoad Motorcycles, Bridgend. Any tips for riding my GSX-R, Leon?

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  • 2011 leather race suits from Spyke

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 leather race suits from Spyke

    Italian firm Spyke is unleashing a massive range of kit in 2011. Here we’ve chosen to share a few of the firm’s new race suits, with their specs. Save cash on motorcycle suits Prices are as yet...

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  • New X-Lite adventure helmet

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New X-Lite adventure helmet

    The new-for-2011 X-Llite X-551 is a composite-fibre helmet designed for enduro, supermoto and adventure bike riders. Save cash on motorcycle helmets There’s venting at the brow and chin, plus...

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  • New Duchinni adventure suit

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Duchinni adventure suit

    This new ‘Sahara’ jacket and trousers is new from Duchinni. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Made from claimed waterproof and breathable textile, and featuring CE-approved armour throughout,...

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  • New ‘Nutcase’ helmets

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New ‘Nutcase’ helmets

    These new ‘Moto’ lids from helmet firm Nutcase were shown at Cologne this week. They meet the legal requirements for road legality and will be available from spring next year in 13 different...

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  • Kawasaki ER-6 hugger from Pyramid

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kawasaki ER-6 hugger from Pyramid

    This new carbon-look hugger from Pyramid Plastics is designed for the 2009-on Kawasaki ER-6. It’s claimed to be strong, durable and light, and will cost you £89.95. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • New Yamaha R1 exhausts from Harris

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Yamaha R1 exhausts from Harris

    Harris Performance have new stainless steel/titanium slip-ons for the 09/10 Yamaha R1. They have removable baffles and a carbon heat shield for the left hand pipe. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • New Uvex visor changes tint automatically!

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Uvex visor changes tint automatically!

    The visor on this Uvex GT500 helmet might look like any other, but – as unveiled at this week’s Cologne bike show – it’s actually a very clever, battery operated visor that changes from clear to...

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  • Destination Dealer: Vines

    14 October 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Vines

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION “Friendly”, “experienced”, “highly trained”, “customer-focused” and “passionate”. These are just a few words, which describe the staff you will find at Vines Motorrad in...

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  • Wedding cake topper!

    14 October 2010 by Katyb1000

    Kate and Ryan Rankin on their wedding day, 29 May 2010. The cake topper says it all and is a copy of Kate's Suzuki GSX-R1000. Couldn't have a green Kawasaki on top of a wedding cake now!

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  • Heading home to Ireland

    13 October 2010 by gsxr1971

    Heading home to Ireland

    On the ferry after riding back from Oulton Park bsb. In the photo is Patrick and Mick, too shy for the photo were Phil Moriarty and John (Burnt Paws) Cashman.

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  • 20% of motorists tweet behind the wheel

    13 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    20% of motorists tweet behind the wheel

    One in five drivers text, tweet and check Facebook while driving, an RAC survey has claimed. A further 39 per cent of drivers admitted being distracted by calls, texts and social media website alerts...

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  • Rizla Suzuki Kettle 2011 race team

    13 October 2010 by Richard

    Rizla Suzuki Kettle 2011 race team

    The Kettle Club will have its usual high standard of bikes on display at the Classic Bike show this weekend at Stafford. Launching its 2011 Calendar it will have two stunning Kettles that have...

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