Sunday saw the traditional display of April Fool’s jokes designed to catch out the unwary. But did you spot them all? Just in case you missed any of them, or still believe they are true, here are some of MCN’s picks of the pranks…
Rossi’s YZR-M1 for sale
This familiar bike popped up as MCN Bike of the Day on April 1 alongside a tempting price tag. Sadly, it wasn’t true, as the description might have hinted at. There again, a YZR-M1 with daylight-only MOT, now that would be worth riding…
YZF-R3 Bunny Edition
Yamaha Europe chose April Fool’s to release a shocking pink ‘Bunny Edition’ YZF-R3 – complete with bunny logo and pink wheels.
By popular request, we’re proud to finally announce - on Easter Day, nonetheless - the Yamaha YZF-R3 Bunny Edition! If you love pink as much as we do, hurry up and make it yours! pic.twitter.com/51TJHDx2VY— Yamaha Motor Europe (@yamahamotoreu) April 1, 2018
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BMW onboard 3-D Printer
BMW UK came up with a clever way of helping out stuck adventurers out of a tight spot. This onboard 3-D printer could, they claimed, help 3-D print a part should you snap a gearlever in the deepest jungle of Brazil!
A broken shift lever in the deepest jungle of Brazil or a torn oil Pan in the Hammada? Not to worry, just 3-D print the part, install and be on your way!— BMW Motorrad UK (@BMWMotorradUK) April 1, 2018
Read more here: https://t.co/OLVlUNevgi pic.twitter.com/3YfGH5X9Cw
A great escape!
Triumph’s rather tempting tweet on April 1 claimed that the firm had included a ‘Great Escape’ section at their new Adventure Experience in Wales. Yep, you could replicate Steve McQueen’s legendary leap on a Tiger 800 into a soft-ball filled pit. April Fool’s aside, this is actually a brilliant idea!
Kawasaki’s supercharged jet ski road bike!
Now this actually got our pulses racing, a Kawasaki H2 jet ski! Kawasaki’s fantastically named H2O (get it?) claimed to have combined their supercharged H2 motorcycle with a jet ski to create a 310bhp monster that even converted back to a road bike at the touch of a button. Where do we sign up?
NEW MODEL ALERT— Kawasaki News (@Kawasaki_News) April 1, 2018
Drawing on every area of Kawasaki Heavy Industry's knowledge, we have created the ultimate ride.
Set New Limits on the Kawasaki Ninja H2O. https://t.co/vDTxs8bqgB pic.twitter.com/hqfD5U7Ji0
Sportsbikeshop announced on April 1 that it was selling a new HJC ‘Lego Head Helmet’ that allowed riders to customise their lid and even have different hair and faces. To be fair, MCN recons this idea might even catch on. We like it!
We've had to keep this under wraps but now we can reveal... we're going to be the first stockists of an exciting tie-up between Lego and HJC. See the full range here... https://t.co/98LBZoxQlR pic.twitter.com/l4zXXDrfg4— SPORTBIKESHOP.co.uk (@SPORTSBIKESHOP) April 1, 2018