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Bike News (September 2010)

  • MCN in Gournes, Crete.

    13 September 2010 by NeedMoreHorsePower

    MCN in Gournes, Crete.

    Nothing beats a summer holiday in Crete with the family, sea, sand, sun, raki and MCN. Photo left to right, Paul, Mark, Susan and Ken.

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  • Foggy caught napping!

    13 September 2010 by Tim Speight

    Foggy caught napping!

    The greatest on two wheels, Foggy, catching up on some sleep between races at Croft BSB! Don't think he was too chuffed I snapped him asleep!

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  • Ace Café Burn Up swamps Brighton

    13 September 2010 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Ace Café Burn Up swamps Brighton

    This is the scene in Brighton yesterday when almost 20,000 bikers joined the Ace Café annual run to the coast.   The weather was kind with blue skies all day for the  traditional...

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  • Misano MotoGP

    11 September 2010 by woodsy2105

    Misano MotoGP

    I visited San Marino while I was at the Misano MotoGP and came across a display of MotoGP bikes being opened by the riders. I met Colin Edwards - top bloke!

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  • Helmet-less theft suspect killed

    10 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Helmet-less theft suspect killed

    A suspected thief who police refused to pursue because he was not wearing a helmet has been killed in a crash. Bobby Carl Hodgkins was suspected of being one of three helmet-less thieves who escaped...

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  • North Wales Police appeals for calm

    10 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    North Wales Police appeals for calm

    North Wales Police is appealing for motorcyclists to ride responsibly after two were clocked at over 140mph. The pair were among several riders caught at over 100mph in August, according to the...

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  • Isle of Man 2010 on Blu-Ray

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Check out the fantastic slow-motion footage of Guy Martin, John McGuinness and other greats of roads racing in this trailer for Duke Video's Isle of Man TT 2010 Review DVD. Well worth two minutes and 34 seconds of anyone's lunchbreak. To buy the DVD or Blu-Ray version, visit www.dukevideo.com.

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  • New K-Maxx 28mm carbon bars

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New K-Maxx 28mm carbon bars

    These new tapered bars are aluminum with a carbon-fibre sheath. Save cash on motorcycle products They're 780mm wide, 75mm high and angled by 16 degrees. The central diameter is 28.6mm, which tapers...

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  • New 32mm 'Fatty' bars from K-Maxx

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 32mm 'Fatty' bars from K-Maxx

    These tapered aluminum handlebars are claimed to replace most naked bike bars, with brake line and cables remaining largely unchanged. Save £££s on motorcycle products They're 780mm wide, have a...

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  • MV Agusta launches ‘virtual’ museum

    10 September 2010 by Phil West

    MV Agusta launches ‘virtual’ museum

    Iconic Italian manufacturer MV Agusta has just added a ‘virtual museum’ to its website. The site includes pictures and specifications for all of its most historic road bikes from the ‘40s, ‘50s,...

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  • Velocette Motorcycles: MSS to Thruxton

    10 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Velocette Motorcycles: MSS to Thruxton

    New from Veloce Publishing is this third edition of the definitive work on Velocette, redesigned, updated and now in large format hardback. It's a comprehensive record and technical analysis of...

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  • Legal advice: Choose your own solicitor

    09 September 2010 by Chris Dabbs

    Legal advice: Choose your own solicitor

    If you’ve been unlucky enough to be in an accident, but you have got legal cover, it makes life easier to have your legal expenses paid when you claim against the other party. Your insurance company...

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  • New Spada kit used by the Red Arrows

    09 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Spada kit used by the Red Arrows

    Spada has released a new waterproof textile jacket and trousers for the Autumn season which will be thoroughly tested by the Red Arrows on an upcoming 1000-mile charity ride across the length of the...

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  • Destination Dealer: Fraser's of Gloucester

    08 September 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Fraser's of Gloucester

    MCN Destination Dealers have set themselves apart by constantly striving to improve and enhance their customer service. MCN can say with confidence that they are well worth a visit - whether its for a...

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  • ‘Unbreakable’ Bonnie wheels

    08 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    ‘Unbreakable’ Bonnie wheels

    These replacement wheels for Hinckley Triumph Bonnevilles sport Talon hubs, fit straight on to the bike without modification and are guaranteed against spoke breakage. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • New Draggin Jeans Oilskins

    08 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Draggin Jeans Oilskins

    Oilskins from Draggin Jeans combine water-resistant fabric with a highly abrasion-resistant Kevlar lining. Save cash on motorcycle jeans They're made from a fabric called 'Fortress' ­ a...

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  • European bike week kicks off in Austria

    07 September 2010 by Ped Baker

    European bike week kicks off in Austria

    Over 100,000 people will roll up to shores of Lake Faak in Austria this week as the 12th annual European bike week gets underway. A Harley Davidson Europe run event, bike week attracts top Harley...

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  • Espace to the 'Ring

    07 September 2010 by bobbyboy31

    Espace to the 'Ring

    We thought we would send some photos of our trip to the Nurburgring last weekend. Six of us travelled from Wales to Germany in a Renault Espace. As you can see from the photos we decorated the...

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  • Josh Brookes and Haemochromatosis

    07 September 2010 by Dave Baglee

    Josh Brookes and Haemochromatosis

    Sad to hear that Josh Brookes has been diagnosed with Haemochromatosis, a rare blood disorder, which actually means too much Iron in the blood, luckily it has been diagnosed early enough to be...

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  • New MCN September 8: Top secret story!

    07 September 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 8: Top secret story!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 8, we have a top secret story which cannot be revealed! Kawasaki unveil the 2011 ZX-10R with MotoGP-derived electronics, and claim it will out-grunt...

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  • AA warning over speed cameras

    06 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    AA warning over speed cameras

    Scrapping speed cameras will risk lives, according to the AA. Cameras have already been switched off in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire and more areas are likely to follow due to government funding cuts.

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  • Win tickets to BSB at Croft

    06 September 2010 by MCN

    Win tickets to BSB at Croft

    MCN has teamed up with the official British Superbike vehicle suppliers Nissan to give away a pair of weekend tickets for the next round of BSB at Croft this weekend. Answer our simple question and...

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  • New Bagster heated muffs and apron

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Bagster heated muffs and apron

    Bagster's new universal heated muffs will do for anyone, while the firm's new electric blanket will suit all-weather scooterists down to the ground. Save cash on motorcycle products The Boxheat muffs...

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  • New Xena Sold Secure ground anchor

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Xena Sold Secure ground anchor

    The new XGA single-bolt ground anchor from Xena is claimed to be simple to fit and require minimal space. It's fixed in place with just one bolt, can be fixed to a wall or floor, inside or outside,...

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  • Brighten up your life

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Brighten up your life

    Oxford's new Bright Cover reflective rucksack cover will give you the edge when it comes to being seen as the evenings draw in. Save £££s on motorcycle products It's designed to fit over your...

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  • Oxford's £30 waterproof sports gloves

    06 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford's £30 waterproof sports gloves

    Oxford's sporty new BoneDry Switch gloves are claimed to be fully waterproof, have adjustable wrist straps and a silky liner designed to make them easier to put on or remove in the wet. Save cash on...

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  • Riding again after 44 year break

    04 September 2010 by peter tobbell

    Riding again after 44 year break

    Regarding your campaign for new bikers. O'm a bit late now for entering, but I have just taken up riding again after 44 year break. I passed my test at 16 on a lambretta scooter and swapped it for an...

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  • MCN rides the world's best custom

    03 September 2010 by MCN

    MCN rides the world's best custom

    Sussex-based Shaw Harley-Davidson recently won the prestigious Modified Harley class at the Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building, held at the world's biggest bike rally - Sturgis in...

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