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Bike News (May 2011)

  • New MCN 1 June: TT kicks off!

    31 May 2011 by MCN

    New MCN 1 June: TT kicks off!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale 1 June, we have all the action from the start of the 2011 Isle of Man TT. We reveal Husqvarna's Hypermotard alternative and pit the Aprilia Tuono...

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  • The Ninja with NOS. And speakers.

    27 May 2011 by MCN

    The Ninja with NOS. And speakers.

    Heaven to some, vile sacrilege to others. The owners of this ZX-10R have blinged it up with an MTX speaker system and a nitrous oxide system to boot. They’ve even given the same treatment to a ‘Busa.

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  • London to Bangkok charity ride sets off

    27 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    London to Bangkok charity ride sets off

    Triumph Tiger 800XC owner Phil Evans today set off to ride his bike from the Jack Lilley showroom in Ashford, Middlesex to the Triumph factory…in Thailand! Evans is raising money for a charity called...

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  • Video: “Stay a hero, stay safe”

    26 May 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Video: “Stay a hero, stay safe”

    This new road safety video – released by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership – is part of the group’s “Stay a hero, stay safe” campaign. The group claims that motorcycle accidents account for 25% of...

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  • Jackets for less than £100

    26 May 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Jackets for less than £100

    This week’s MCN Shop offer gives you the chance to buy either a Tuzo Freedom textile jacket or Tuzo Speed leather jacket for just £99. Both come with CE-approved armour in all the right places, and in...

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  • Keith Flint at Brands Hatch, 24th May 2011

    26 May 2011 by Jason Ford

    Keith Flint at Brands Hatch, 24th May 2011

    I was at Brands Hatch photographing my mate on a track day and I spotted Keith Flint getting some knee down action out of Druids. Normally with celebs it's a case of 'all the gear and no idea' however...

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  • Video: Trials riding the Nou Camp

    26 May 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Video: Trials riding the Nou Camp

    Nine times world Trials champion Toni Bou has released the following stunt video set in FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. In anticipation of Saturday’s Champion’s League final – in which the Spanish...

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  • Rossi cops a feel

    25 May 2011 by Guy Procter

    Rossi cops a feel

    Valentino Rossi has been spotted copping a feel of girlfriend Marwa Klebi’s breasts aboard a £700,000 yacht, Italian gossip mag Oggi reports. In his constant quest for the perfect set-up, the...

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  • Have you crashed on stone chip surfacing?

    25 May 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Have you crashed on stone chip surfacing?

    MCN is investigating stone chip road surfacing after receiving reports of crashes from readers. According to the Road Surface Treatments Association there has been a "massive" increase in use of the...

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  • Ross Noble’s 'Sit Down Tour' – Day two

    25 May 2011 by MCN Team

    Ross Noble’s 'Sit Down Tour' – Day two

    TV funnyman Ross Noble is on a trip around the UK to commemorate 500,000 Triumphs made at the Hinckley factory. It's day two of Ross Noble's UK tour. Yesterday he made his way from Triumphs HQ in...

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  • Destination dealer: Bransons Motorcycles

    24 May 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Bransons Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Bransons Motorcycles opened in Yeovil back in 1979 as a small Honda dealer when C90s, 250 Superdreams and CX500s were the order of the day. Thirty two years later the Yeovil...

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  • Jodie Marsh, bikes and helicopters

    24 May 2011 by Adam Child

    Jodie Marsh, bikes and helicopters

    Essex model Jodie Marsh has just finished her 2012 calendar photoshoot on 12 different bikes in aid of Essex Air Ambulance. All proceeds are going directly to Essex Air Ambulance and Jodie will also...

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  • Great day at the Ace Cafe

    23 May 2011 by Stritchy

    Great day at the Ace Cafe

    The Ace Café hosted another brilliant Honda Day on Sunday. The Honda Owners Club's stand was busy all day, meeting members and Honda riders.

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  • MCN man survives suicidal pussy

    20 May 2011 by MCN

    MCN man survives suicidal pussy

    MCN senior road tester Adam 'Chad' Child has only just calmed down after a cat ran out in front of him during his supersport qualifying lap at the NW200 races in Northern Ireland yesterday. Aboard his...

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  • New Royal Enfield tempts Leno

    20 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    New Royal Enfield tempts Leno

    Famous American comedian and chat-show host Jay Leno now has a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic in his huge collection of motorcycles and cars. Leno, host of the Tonight Show in the USA, is probably one...

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  • Ducati shows off Diavel advert secrets

    19 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Ducati shows off Diavel advert secrets

    Ducati has released a video showing how a television advert for the new Ducati Diavel showing how it was made and what the firm was aiming to show the bike is all about. There is an awful lot of...

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  • Deus unveil the Café Scorpio

    19 May 2011 by Ped Baker

    Deus unveil the Café Scorpio

    The Café Scorpio is the latest too-cool-for-skool, flat track inspired machine to emerge from the Deus workshops. This time said workshop is on the beautiful paradise island of Bali instead of the...

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  • Video: A kind of passion

    19 May 2011 by Ped Baker

    Video: A kind of passion

    Beautifully shot video of the Classic Moto 2011 festival at the Jarama circuit near Madrid. Not so sure about the soundtrack though, would rather hear the bikes...

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  • Marlon Brando estate sues Harley-Davidson

    18 May 2011 by Andy Downes

    Marlon Brando estate sues Harley-Davidson

    The estate of actor Marlon Brando has issued a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson over the unlicensed use of the Brando name on a line of motorcycle boots. Brando died in 2004 but his estate and name are...

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  • Video: 'Fastest' trailer

    18 May 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Video: 'Fastest' trailer

    New MotoGP documentary "Fastest" is the latest release from director Mark Neale, and you can watch the trailer below. Due out in cinemas in September, it follows the 2010 and 2011 seasons of...

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