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Bike News (April 2011)

  • Cat and Fiddle cameras finally on

    28 April 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Cat and Fiddle cameras finally on

    A network of bike-catching average speed cameras on one of the country’s most popular motorcycling roads has finally been switched on a year behind schedule. The £800,000 cameras were installed last...

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  • Win BSB Tickets with online racing game

    28 April 2011 by MCN

    Win BSB Tickets with online racing game

    Motorcycle and scooter insurance specialist MCE Insurance has launched a free online bike racing game with a chance to win tickets to the MCE British Superbike Championship. In Big Ed’s BSB Challenge,...

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  • Harley torched in new Walkers TV ad

    28 April 2011 by Phil West

    Harley torched in new Walkers TV ad

    A Harley-Davidson, Elle ‘The Body’ MacPherson, crashing waves and cheesy pop video piss-takes are the main elements in Walkers Crisps new TV ad which premiered last night. And guess what? Gary Linker...

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  • Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

    28 April 2011 by Phill West

    We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.              Read more modern classics news and features Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this week:   ’92 Honda CBR900RR FireBlade, £1500  ...

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  • MCNLive! ticket prices frozen for 2012

    27 April 2011 by MCN

    MCNLive! ticket prices frozen for 2012

    Next year’s MCNLive! stays at 2011 prices Party at Butlins for just £99* for three days of non-stop entertainment Offer closes soon!  This year's MCNLive ranks as one of the most memorable...

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  • Video: Rukka Kalahari jacket

    21 April 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Rukka Kalahari jacket

    MCN's Michael Guy swears by his Rukka Kalahari jacket and trousers combo. (See his review here.) Here's a fairly comprehensive run down of all the features of the upper half of this top notch...

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  • Original Ducati Monsters needed

    20 April 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Original Ducati Monsters needed

    MCN is compiling a feature on the cult and history of Ducati's Monster range and we are looking for an original M900, M620 and Monster S4R/S. If you own one of these bikes would like to see it in...

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  • Bikes on TV: April 20-26

    20 April 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: April 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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  • Campaigners lose parking battle

    20 April 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Campaigners lose parking battle

    Campaigners have lost a court battle against a motorcycle parking charge in London. Appeal judges said Westminster Council’s charge was justified as “an obvious way to dampen excess demand”. Now...

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  • Silverstone Circuit launches 24/7 radio show

    19 April 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Silverstone Circuit launches 24/7 radio show

    Silverstone circuit is to launch its own 24-hour radio station dedicated to all things motorsport. Silverstone Radio will be accessible via the internet at www.Silverstone.co.uk and on radio at all...

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  • Honda VFR400 NC24 wanted for Practical Sportsbikes

    19 April 2011 by Chris Newbigging

    MCN’s sister magazine Practical Sportsbikes is looking for a Honda VFR400 NC24 (If you haven't got one, check out Honda VFR400s for sale right now) to borrow for a test this Thursday (April 21) – can you help? The magazine needs a bike in standard or mostly standard condition – small modifications are fine, but the paint and mechanics need to be largely stock. It won’t cover many miles, and...

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  • Suzuki DR-Z Evolution

    17 April 2011 by Anonymous

    After watching the Suzuki GSX-R evolution video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLG0tWxLTKU) and noticing the advancement in technology, I couldn't help it and came up with a quick parody/spoof of the video!

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  • My Fightspree

    16 April 2011 by Robert

    My Fightspree

    Just noticed a story on MCN about a streetfightered Fireblade from and it's very similar to the one I built last year! Check out mine. In brief it's a 1994 Blade frame and engine, 2007 GSX-R rear end,...

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  • 466 cameras axed

    15 April 2011 by Steve Farrell

    466 cameras axed

    At least 466 speed cameras have been axed in the biggest reduction since they were introduced in1992. Speed camera authorities across the country have been forced to dramatically scale back...

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  • Ducati Desmodoctor 1000

    13 April 2011 by Oberdan Bezzi

    Ducati Desmodoctor 1000

    Here's my idea for a bike which would be prepared by the Ducati Corse department for  Valentino Rossi. A supermotard based on the technical part of Demosedici RR 1000. This one will help...

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  • Stealth Pan

    13 April 2011 by Stewart Swan

    Stealth Pan

    I bought an old ST1100 Pan European, which is 21 years old last August. As you would expect by the age it was tired but a solid bike. I stripped it down, replaced the rear shock, disc and pads, gave...

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  • Bikes on TV: April 13-19

    12 April 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: April 13-19

    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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  • Triumph dealer to open in Plymouth

    12 April 2011 by Austin Lindberg

    A new Triumph dealer will open in Plymouth on Saturday (April 16). If you can't wait, why not check out Triumph motorcycles for sale on motorcyclenews.com? Triumph Plymouth, on Eagle Road in Plympton, will share garages with Plymouth Harley-Davidson. Triumph Plymouth’s General Sales Manager Gary Smith said: “I think this is probably the strongest position [Triumph’s] ever been in, to be honest.”...

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