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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Bikes on TV: August 10-16

    09 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: August 10-16

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Ignore the weather man!

    07 August 2011 by martin lister

    Ignore the weather man!

    My Dad Keith and I have stopped letting the weather forcasters rule our lives! It was supposed to be rain and storms across Scotland. Instead of staying at home in Yorkshire we decided to ride to Fort...

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  • Suzi Perry voted ‘dream pillion’

    05 August 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Suzi Perry voted ‘dream pillion’

    Suzi Perry is the woman most British bikers would like as pillion according to a poll. The 41-year-old Gadget Show presenter beat Beyonce, Cheryl Cole and Mega Fox to be voted number one ‘dream...

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  • My custom 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800

    05 August 2011 by Jim Halbert

    My custom 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800

    I traded an old BMW for this '96 Kawasaki Vulcan 800. I thought it looked like a good candidate for a chop job, so over time this is what I did. I stripped it and sold off the good parts on Ebay. I...

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  • Destination dealer: BMW goes EXTREME!

    04 August 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: BMW goes EXTREME!

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Motorrad Central Scotland has been working closely with Simon Pavey, Dakar champ and BMW's Off Road Schools Director, to bring the Extreme experience to the Knockhill circuit in...

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  • Bikes on TV: August 4 - August 9

    04 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: August 4 - August 9

    KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1 (2,...

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  • Long Way Down inspires ‘Lawn Way Down’

    03 August 2011 by Ryan Spencer

    Long Way Down inspires ‘Lawn Way Down’

    Inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's 'Long Way Down', two lawnmowers are this week being driven from John O'Groats to Land's End in aid of charity. Their two drivers, Tony Dwight and Darren...

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  • Show us your bike!

    03 August 2011 by MCN

    Show us your bike!

    - Britain's Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash is underway - Celebrity judges revealed - £1000 top prize plus lots of other great prizes up for grabs Britain’s Got Biking Talent – in...

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  • Become a Le Mans 24hr VIP!

    02 August 2011 by Phil West

    Become a Le Mans 24hr VIP!

    A pair of VIP passes, one night’s accommodation and the chance to meet TT Legends racers John McGuiness, Keith Amor and Steve Plater at the Le Mans 24hr next month are up for grabs in a new...

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  • New MCN August 3: 30 new bikes!

    02 August 2011 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 3: 30 new bikes!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 3, we bring you all the 2012 new bike news, with 30 of next year's most important bikes revealed. Plus, a free copy of What Bike? Extra. Also in this...

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  • Relaxing on Frankie Chilli's beach

    01 August 2011 by Bryan Broughton

    Relaxing on Frankie Chilli's beach

    Here's a picture of me taken at Frankie Chilli's beach in Misano, after watching the world supebnikes at San Marino. It was great talking bikes with Frankie.

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  • Brough stars at Duxford auction

    01 August 2011 by Ryan Spencer

    Brough stars at Duxford auction

    A 1931 Brough Superior estimated to be worth £50,000 is up for auction next month. The SS80 is powered by a 1000cc, side-valve, V-twin and is hailed as the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles due to the high...

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  • The mother of all bike rallies

    29 July 2011 by James Capell

    The mother of all bike rallies

    This year is the 71st anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally, where a small town with a population of 7,000 swells to the size of 500,000 plus with motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the...

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  • New biker friendly road for TT fans

    29 July 2011 by James Capell

    New biker friendly road for TT fans

    Bikers travelling to the Isle of Man TT via the Heysham ferry will benefit from a new dual carriageway with safer concrete crash barriers as opposed to out-dated steel ones. Work to the new three-mile...

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  • Video: Sdoc100 helmet cleaner

    29 July 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Sdoc100 helmet cleaner

    The August 3 issue of MCN, on sale next Wednesday, has details of this new helmet cleaner from Sdoc100. Here's a sneak preview of how it works and what it does.  

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  • Use it all year for safer riding

    28 July 2011 by Gary Sharp

    Use it all year for safer riding

    My advice to aid the skills of becoming a better rider would be to ride all year round and not to mothball the machine as soon as the nights begin to close in. With the exception of icy roads riding...

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  • Meeting heroes through biking!

    28 July 2011 by Brian Pollard

    Meeting heroes through biking!

    Last Sunday I met two of my heroes! I entered my RD-Hejira hand built custom race bike in the Durham Constabulary Bikewise Event last Sunday. It won the runners up award for Best Custom Bike and I got...

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  • A well travelled NR750

    28 July 2011 by Peter

    A well travelled NR750

    The NR rather passed me by when it was announced. The staggering cost of the thing and that fact that I'd had never so much as seen one kept it out of mind. Then about 5 years ago whilst living in...

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  • Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 2

    28 July 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 2

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Kawasaki launches great deal on ZX-10R

    27 July 2011 by MCN

    Kawasaki launches great deal on ZX-10R

    MCN has teamed up with Kawasaki to bring you a fantastic deal on the new ZX-10R. Take a test ride at your local dealer and we'll give you a six-week subscription to MCN for free! Buy a new Kawasaki...

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