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Bike News (April 2012)

  • We need to learn to share the road

    11 April 2012 by Jeff

    I think driving habits are getting worse overall. The amount of distractions for drivers is growing every day. It needs to be said though that with more and more 200mph bikes being sold to inexperienced riders, the fault of accidents involving motorcycles is not always the vehicle's fault. I'm amazed at how many times I can be out on my V-Max and see some youngster who wants to show the world...

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  • Bad drivers are everywhere

    11 April 2012 by bart

    I ride all year round and see examples of bad driving every day. I have to look and think for me and the other driver as well. Aggression Car drivers are way more aggressive these days, speeding up when being overtaken, not even slowing at give way signs, if you get there first you have right of way, its the new law on the street. Some of this falls into dangerous driving if caught doing it.

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  • What's your best Honda CBR600 story?

    11 April 2012 by Guy Procter

    What's your best Honda CBR600 story?

    Honda's often humble yet frequently fantastic CBR600 has a birthday coming up, and to celebrate we'd like to swap a few stories. Honda CBR600s for sale.  Not just the big stuff about its exploits...

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  • Eggcellent ride for kids

    11 April 2012 by Stritchy

    Eggcellent ride for kids

    Northants & Milton Keynes Honda Owners Club delivered loads of Easter eggs to the children's ward at Northampton General Hospital on Sunday. Thanks to all the bikes that took part and everyone who...

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  • New MCN April 11: 60 years of Suzuki

    10 April 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 11: 60 years of Suzuki

    MCN has worked hard to make sure the all-new paper will feed your passion for motorcycles better than ever before. It'll take a moment to get used to the new surroundings - but we've tried to make as...

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  • Bikes on TV: April 11-17

    10 April 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: April 11-17

    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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  • Caught again!

    06 April 2012 by mally wallis

    Caught again!

    I obtained my driving licence in september 1976. I then bought a suzuki GT250. On the same day I received my first speeding fine. I have been riding to this day and have obtained 27 speeding...

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  • Destination dealer: Crescent Verwood

    06 April 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Crescent Verwood

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Crescent Verwood is synonymous with Suzuki's racing activity - both in BSB and MotoGP - and right now Crescent represents Suzuki's only official racing activity in World...

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  • Classic trial at Festival of 1000 bikes

    06 April 2012 by MCN

    Classic trial at Festival of 1000 bikes

    Organisers of the Festival of 1000 bikes have announced there will be a Pre-65 trial on July 7 at the Festival of 1000 Bikes. Taking place within Mallory Park, the sections will apparently offer...

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  • Street Bike Challenge kicks off

    05 April 2012 by MCN

    Street Bike Challenge kicks off

    A vast range of bikes converged on Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Shakespeare County Raceway last weekend for the first of seven AMC Coating Street Bike Challenge drag races. Classic Triumphs mingled with...

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  • Suzi Perry in bubble wrap for bike safety

    04 April 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Suzi Perry in bubble wrap for bike safety

    Suzi Perry and James Toseland dressed in bubble wrap to back a campaign to make every driving test include a question on motorcycles. Presenter Perry and retired racer Toseland were also highlighting...

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  • The best and worst TV ads featuring motorcycles

    04 April 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Worst Chanel with Keira Knightley Zovirax ‘The Day You Went to Work’ Ewan McGregor Davidoff Ewan McGregor Rimmel, Kate Moss Kawasaki 100 Walkers Crisps New Think Bike ads McDonald’s drive-thru Bovril Best Think Once, think twice, think bike Black Visa Honda Impossible Dream Allstate Insurance Road Rash Bajaj Pulsar

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  • Poll: Has the BMW R1200GS had its day?

    03 April 2012 by MCN

    Poll: Has the BMW R1200GS had its day?

    With the Triumph Explorer 1200 performing well in tests and the GS finally looking not just outgunned but possibly out-funned by rivals, is it time to conclude the bike firm which started the...

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  • Bikes on TV: April 4-10

    03 April 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: April 4-10

    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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  • Win VIP BSB tickets with The Ale Room

    03 April 2012 by MCN

    Win VIP BSB tickets  with The Ale Room

    The Ale room are offering MCN readers an exclusive deal on British Ale, Cider, Wines, and Spirits. Simply enter the code MCN12 in the ‘How did you hear about us?' box when registering and place an...

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  • Web comedy series for bikers

    02 April 2012 by darrylxxx

    Ever wondered why there are no comedy series about bikers? After all, we all know that biking culture is full of wild and passionate eccentrics who live and breath biking - fertile ground for affectionate satire and parody! Well wonder no more. Meet "The Clandestine" theclandestine.tv, a new comedy series for the web set in Belfast. “The Clandestine” is about a group of bike geeks who form a...

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  • Own Samantha Fox's leathers!

    02 April 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Own Samantha Fox's leathers!

    A set of leathers made famous by the legendary page three stunner Samantha Fox are being auctioned this week. Made to measure for the 4ft 10in model by Rivett's Leather's for a Crossbow Calendars...

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  • Yorkshire Ride of Honour 2012

    01 April 2012 by Phil RoH admin

    Yorkshire Ride of Honour 2012

    After the success of the 2011 Yorkshire Ride of Honour that took place on 03/04/11 the event organisers have decided to make the ride an annual event. We would like to thank all those who took part,...

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