Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the news that matters in motorbikes

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It’s been a hectic week on MCN as everyone continues to get used to the Coronavirus crisis and the way the world is at the moment.

We started off last weekend by catching up with #R5K member, Mark Silcox, who has got his beloved Ducati 998S back on the road 11 years after a serious racing accident.

Coronavirus has continued to play havoc with the bike industry and BMW have announced that they won’t be attending this year’s Intermot or Eicma shows.


We launched the #mcnvisorchallenge to see who’s got the fastest visor change technique out there. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media next week for a new challenge, too.

The Government have been asked to provide L-plate riders with some clarity over what to do if their CBT expires during lockdown, and also help independent petrol stations who have seen up to an 85% drop in fuel demand.

Fuel stations set to close due to Coronavirus

If your kids are looking for something to keep them busy, download our Ducati Panigale colouring in page, or have a go yourself. Post the results on our social media so we can see their handiwork.

Ducati Panigale V4S sketch for colouring in

Damon Motorcycles revealed some interesting news about how they’re spending the capital they’ve raised through deposits and investment and KTM gave us an in-depth look at their new 890 Duke R.

Check out Neevesy’s guide to setting up your bike like a pro and watch his Facebook live Q&A about his career as a road tester.

Yamaha RD350LC

Mike Armitage has been investigating the likelihood that 2-stroke technology could be part of the solution to looking after the planet, and Super Soco have offered NHS staff a 10% discount on their electric models.

Read the latest stories causing a buzz this week in News…

Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max