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Bike News (September 2010)

  • 1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

    30 September 2010 by john orr

    1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

    On a recent trip to italy while my mates went to Milan shopping with the Wife. I had a bit of free time. Since I'm ancient compared to the rest and a Guzzi engineering and racing history fan I took in...

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  • “App” army take on potholes

    30 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    “App” army take on potholes

    Remember the good old days when men were men and potholes ruled the earth? Men saw potholes, snapped them with their camera-phones, transferred the pics to their PCs and emailed them to their local...

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  • R&G's new adventure bike protection

    30 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    R&G's new adventure bike protection

    R&G Racing has revealed details of its new kits for adventure bikes exclusively to MCN. Save £££s on motorcycle products The Adventure Guards are shown here on the new Yamaha Super Tenere and...

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  • Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

    30 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

    With potential to add up to 102-litres of carrying capability to the Yamaha Super Ténéré, the Ventura system is said by its makers to be substantially lighter, less complex and less costly than...

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  • Destination Dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

    29 September 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION MCN’s 2009 Dealer of the Year Lloyd Cooper - Motorcycles Direct has been trading from the same premises in Watford since it was founded in 1900, making it the oldest and one of...

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  • Bikes on TV: September 29 - October 5

    28 September 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: September 29 - October 5

    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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  • Win a Beta toolbox!

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Win a Beta toolbox!

    MCN and Beta are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a C41 tool trolley, as seen on race grids across the world. Just visit www.greatcompetitions.co.uk for your chance to win.

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  • Limited edition BSB toolkit

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Limited edition BSB toolkit

    Turn your garage into a BSB pitbox! Beta has just announced a limited edition Worx Suzuki replica C38 tool chest, featuring the BSB team’s colours. Save £££s on motorcycle tools Limited to just 40,...

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  • Entry-level ‘Lid’ helmets

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Entry-level ‘Lid’ helmets

    These two new helmets from budget brand Lid are the Havoc and the Stryke. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The £89.99 Havoc comes in metallic black and black, red or blue graphic options in sizes...

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  • Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster 796

    27 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster 796

    Arrow has just released new slip-on exhausts for the Ducati Monster 796. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Available in two versions -­ black anodized aluminium or titanium with a carbon end...

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  • White van men are better than you

    27 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    White van men are better than you

    White van men outperform bikers in almost every way, a survey has claimed. The survey of motorists, run by a UK insurance company, concluded that van drivers are the most well-read, physically fit and...

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  • Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

    27 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

    Triumph have apologised for the series of thefts that plagued the Triumph Live campsites last weekend. A spokesman for Triumph said: “Triumph Live was a huge success and we have been delighted by the...

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  • Kent Police are looking to fine bikers

    24 September 2010 by Anonymous

    Last Friday while out riding my wife and I were pulled by a marked police bike in Kent and I was fined for an illegal number plate. No complaints as it's a fair cop. However while this was going on another marked bike and an unmarked one both pulled in and the officer asked his collegue to check my wife's exhausts "because I know all screaming eagle pipes are illegal". His disappointment was...

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  • Nabbed at 38mph yards from 40mph sign

    24 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Nabbed at 38mph yards from 40mph sign

    A motorcyclist has written an open letter to a police chief after being clocked by a speed camera at 38mph within yards of a 40mph sign. He says the camera operator must have tracked him all the way...

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  • Bikers ‘hound’ camera car from London

    24 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bikers ‘hound’ camera car from London

    Film posted on YouTube purports to shows a CCTV car being hounded out of London by bikers. The Smart car, which has a camera mounted on the roof and a symbols on the side which are usually used to...

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  • Fines for parking at ‘wrong angle’

    24 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Fines for parking at ‘wrong angle’

    Motorcyclists are being fined £50 for failing to park at a perfect right-angle with the kerb. Bikes can be parked for free in roadside pay-and-display spaces in Torbay, but only if both wheels are on...

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  • Campers robbed at Triumph Live

    24 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Campers robbed at Triumph Live

    Campers at last weekend’s Triumph Live event at Mallory Park were hit by a spate of thefts, with Leicestershire police receiving reports of 15 separate incidents.   A police spokesman said:...

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  • Motrax KwikCam in action

    24 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Motrax KwikCam in action

    Motrax's new KwikCam digital video camera can record up to two hours of footage, is compatible with PC and Mac, and for £59.99 does a pretty good job, as you can see from this video.   

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  • Fantasy Road Race finale

    24 September 2010 by MCN

    Fantasy Road Race finale

    THE 2010 road racing season is reaching an exciting climax and those last-minute decisions could be the difference between elation and ecstasy or disaster and despair.  Go to:...

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  • Get MCN for just £1 an issue

    24 September 2010 by MCN

    Get MCN for just £1 an issue

    Did you know that if you subscribe to MCN you'll save up to £52 a year? Subscribe today and get 13 issues of MCN delivered to your door for just £13 - just £1 an issue. Subscribe now Every week MCN...

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  • 54-year-old race action now on DVD!

    24 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    54-year-old race action now on DVD!

    Duke Video have just released ‘Motor Cycle Sport 1956’, and it’s packed with rare action footage from the motocross, trials and road racing championships of more than five decades ago.  The DVD...

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  • Bluetooth-ready Vespa helmet

    24 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Bluetooth-ready Vespa helmet

    Vespa's updated Copter helmet is now available in bronze/white to match the firm's latest GTS125 and 250cc scooters, and is also ready to accept the new IDIPHONE Bluetooth communication system. ...

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  • Win Oulton Park BSB tickets with Worx

    24 September 2010 by MCN

    Win Oulton Park BSB tickets with Worx

    Worx Professional power-tools is giving away 1,000 tickets to cheer on title contender Tommy Hill and the Worx Crescent Suzuki team at the final round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton...

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  • Kawasaki GTR1400 panniers: A problem!

    24 September 2010 by Carl Moody

    Owners of the Kawasaki GTR1400 be warned - there is a design flaw regarding the panniers. Whilst surfing the internet by pure chance I came across an article in ZX forums regarding the removal of the side cases without the key. Also a video link accompanied the article showing how its done. I sent the video link (http://yfrog.com/9ggtr1400z)to my Kawasaki dealer. He at first disbelieved what...

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  • Lovely Jubbly

    23 September 2010 by Lee Hebditch

    Lovely Jubbly

    On holiday with my family in Protarus, Cyprus outside Del Boy's Bar

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  • Red Torpedo's half-price sale!

    23 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Red Torpedo's half-price sale!

    Cool biking label Red Torpedo is having a 50% off sale on its website. The firm's comfy undies are £6 a pop, and many T-shirts are now just £10, long-sleeved tops are just £11 or £12. You can even...

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  • New voice-operated satnav has no screen!

    23 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New voice-operated satnav has no screen!

    The Kapten Rider is a new voice-driven motorcycle satnav. The makers claim of the screenless device that it's discreet and small enough to fit in your pocket, and that it responds to a vocabulary of...

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  • New Lightech chain tensioner

    22 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Lightech chain tensioner

    This new chain tensioner from Italian firm Lightech allows for millimetric adjustments, is made from high-grade aluminium and comes in black, indigo, gold and red). They're available for a wide range...

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