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Bike News (November 2011)

  • Shake-up for 2012 Lansdowne classic series

    04 November 2011 by Michael Neeves

    Shake-up for 2012 Lansdowne classic series

    Classic racing club, Lansdowne will introduce a number of changes for the 2012 season, including a control tyre for their Bonhams British Historic Grand Prix Championship. Just like BSB, WSB and...

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  • 150mph YouTube speeder escapes jail

    04 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    150mph YouTube speeder escapes jail

    A motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding at 150mph and posted the footage online has been given a suspended jail sentence and five-year ban. Robert Mark Owens, 48, from Milton Keynes, used a...

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  • Why Yamaha's good news is bad news for you

    04 November 2011 by Guy Procter

    Why Yamaha's good news is bad news for you

    Yamaha has released its latest set of financial figures amid fanfare, proclaiming it has 'secured profitability in all business segments'. That's about as close to a whoop as Japanese businesses get.

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  • Yamaha Fazer 8 upgrade

    03 November 2011 by gtufnell

    Yamaha Fazer 8 upgrade

    This is my Yamaha Fazer 8 with a few modifications. Skidmarx used my bike for the bodywork development. Double bubble screen, hugger, side panels, bellypan and headlight protectors are all...

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  • Classic bikes to be MoT exempt

    03 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Classic bikes to be MoT exempt

    Classic bikes will be exempt from the MoT test under proposals published by Roads Minister Mike Penning today. Bikes or cars made before 1960 will no longer have to undergo the inspection under...

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  • Bike crashes down

    03 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Bike crashes down

    Fatal and serious motorcycle casualties have fallen by 8% in a year according to new government figures. Deaths and serious injuries fell faster for motorcyclists than car users, who saw a 7%...

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  • Bikes on TV: 2-8 November

    02 November 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: 2-8 November

    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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  • "There was nothing there"

    01 November 2011 by Richard O'Brien

    "There was nothing there"

    My son was riding back from a mate's house on Sunday 30/10/2011 in Torquay when an 80 year old BMW driver drove right into his bike whilst turning right, breaking his right leg. His comment...

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  • Guy Martin’s new TV show

    01 November 2011 by Marc Potter

    Guy Martin’s new TV show

    ROAD RACE hero Guy Martin has started filming his second TV series which will show on Channel 4 next year. The show, which has a working title of ‘Guy Martin Building Britain’ is set to be shown on...

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  • MP backs MCN Brussels protest

    01 November 2011 by Steve Farrell

    MP backs MCN Brussels protest

    MP Steve Baker has expressed support for MCN’s planned Brussels protest ride over stifling EU measures for new bikes.  The Tory MP for Wycombe threw his weight behind the campaign before...

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