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Bike News (September 2010)

  • Top traffic cop warns of speed camera demise

    03 September 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Top traffic cop warns of speed camera demise

    Britain’s most senior traffic officer has told councils speed cameras face being wound down almost totally and police cannot take over their role. Gwent Chief Constable Mick Giannasi, who speaks for...

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  • More Harley-Davidson cuts

    03 September 2010 by James Capell

    More Harley-Davidson cuts

    Against a backdrop of declining sales Harley-Davidson has split from its long term US ad agency and, in the UK, is reducing or freezing prices.   Ad agency Carmichael Lynch, who had handled...

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  • New Fox MX kit in action

    03 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Fox MX kit in action

    Why spend ages flicking through a catalogue to see what's new when you can sit back and watch some of the world's best racers and freestylers model Fox's new racewear range in action?...

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  • New Magura hydraulic clutch conversions

    03 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Magura hydraulic clutch conversions

    Magura's range of HYMEC hydraulic clutch kits has expanded to include the 2007-2010 Yamaha FZ6, Suzuki SV650, Kawasaki Z750, Versys and ER-6F. Save £££s on motorcycle products The kit replaces the...

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  • Honda's £20 giveaway

    02 September 2010 by James Capell

    Honda's £20 giveaway

    Honda is giving away vouchers worth £20 that can be used when you spend £50 or more at official UK dealers before the end of October.   The vouchers can be used towards helmets, gloves, heated...

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  • Banker to ride 7,000 miles for the kids

    02 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Banker to ride 7,000 miles for the kids

    If city boys, red braces and consumer capitalism make your blood boil then read on, it might just cheer you up… Franco Mancini, a 39-year-old financial adviser, has put his city of London job on hold...

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  • Oxford's launches a topbox

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford's launches a topbox

    Oxford has launched a hard topbox to compliment its extensive range of soft luggage. Save cash on motorcycle luggage It comes in two sizes – 24 (£39.99) and 44 litres (£54.99) – and is said to...

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  • New Quill exhaust for Benelli Café Racer

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Quill exhaust for Benelli Café Racer

    This Evo 2 Road exhaust from Quill is claimed to add an average 10bhp and 6ftlb improvement across the rev range. It has a removable baffle and is made from stainless steel with a carbon outlet. Save...

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  • New affordable RST desert suit

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New affordable RST desert suit

    In keeping with the fashion for desert raid-style adventure touring clobber, RST have unveiled this limited edition ‘sand’ version of their new-for-2010 Pro Series Paragon textile jacket and...

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  • New 'pillow soft' earplugs

    02 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'pillow soft' earplugs

    Mack’s Pillow Soft earplugs sit over the ear rather than in it, making them a better bet for people who have problems inserting regular foam plugs. Save cash on motorcycle products They come in...

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  • Destination Dealer: Bikers World

    02 September 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Bikers World

    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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  • Matrix Streetfighter

    02 September 2010 by Anonymous

    Matrix Streetfighter

    I was speaking to Neevesy last year about my Ducati Streetfighter when he was testing his. It has gone through some changes since I last spoke to him. Basically I wanted something different...

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  • Sidecar expected to fetch £70K

    01 September 2010 by James Capell

    Sidecar expected to fetch £70K

    An historic motorcycle racing outfit which won the GP sidecar world championship twice is expected to reach more than £70,000 at auction later this year. Helmut Fath, the designer, builder and racer...

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  • Video: Mattie Griffin's BMW F800R stunt bike

    01 September 2010 by MCN

    Video: Mattie Griffin's BMW F800R stunt bike

    BMW's new signing, Mattie Griffin, is one of the rising stars of the stunt world and now finds himself on an unlikely machine: the 87bhp BMW F800R. MCN joined Mattie to find out what makes his bike...

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  • New Yoshimura exhaust for the CBR600RR

    01 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Yoshimura exhaust for the CBR600RR

    Yoshimura's GP-Force end can is now available for the 2009/10 Honda CBR600RR. It features a removable baffle, which when removed is claimed to allow increased power and torque over stock. With the...

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  • Illegal Italian street-racing ring smashed

    01 September 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Italian police have closed down an illegal racing ring who routinely reached speeds in excess of 180mph on public roads. Local Carabinieri in Lecce, near the heel of Italy’s boot, seized eight motorcycles and impounded another that was being made race ready. The 12 bikers involved have been charged with membership of a criminal organisation. The races were apparently run as part of a clandestine...

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  • New 2011 Fast Dates WSB pin-up calendar

    01 September 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 2011 Fast Dates WSB pin-up calendar

    The 2011 SBK endorsed Fast Dates WSB and swimsuit model calendar features glorious pictures of the world's finest race bikes, made even more palatable by their appearance alongside pretty ladies in...

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