News & Interest


This section of our website covers any interesting News items as well as special articles of general interest that don’t really come under the headings of “Places to Visit” or “Events and Shows”. Like all of the other sections of our website, we hope that you find the contents interesting and informative.

What’s on (at a glance) in 2017

What’s on (at a glance) in 2017
What’s on (at a glance) in 2017 As we move into another New Year we thought we might take a look at a selection of the exciting events that are...

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The Story of Piaggio Vespa (thanks to Matt Daysh)

The Story of Piaggio Vespa (thanks to Matt Daysh)
With a name like “John’s Motorcycle News”  we obviously have a lot of articles about motorcycles, but we haven’t forgotten the many lads and lasses that ride around on scooters....

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John McGuinness “Built for Speed”

John McGuinness “Built for Speed”
We have met John on many occasions and found him to be a really genuine guy with no delusions of grandeur and a “down to earth”  approach, always happy to...

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Sponsoring a Race Bike (why not give it a try?)

Sponsoring a Race Bike (why not give it a try?)
Sponsoring a Race Bike (why not give it a try?) All famous racers started somewhere and if not born with a silver spoon in their mouths, then the road to...

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D B Racing at the 2016 Manx GP

D B Racing at the 2016 Manx GP
D B Racing at the 2016 Manx GP Continuing from where we left off on our previous article about our good friend Dan of Dan Beighton Racing. The previous article...

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Dan Beighton Racing

Dan Beighton Racing
 D B Racing (Dan Beighton Racing) John’s Motorcycle News has long supported and encouraged businesses and enthusiasts within the motorcycling fraternity and when we come across genuine people who are...

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Ken Fox’s Wall of Death

Ken Fox’s Wall of Death
Ken Fox’s“Wall of Death” The majority of our visitors will have no doubt heard of the “Wall of Death” and the incredible riders who make something so very hard look...

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Shed and Buried

Shed and Buried
Shed & Buried - from HCA Entertainment Do you have any hidden treasures - motorcycles or mechanical curiosities that might be buried away in a shed or garage somewhere? If...

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BBC Radio Lancs

BBC Radio Lancs
BBC Radio Lancashire, News & Outside Broadcasts Our association with BBC Radio Lancashire began back in 2012 when we first met radio presenter John Gillmore, (better known to his listeners...

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The Iron Butt Rally

The Iron Butt Rally
UK Rider, John Young rides The Iron Butt Rally across the U.S.A How would you like to take a 1969 Triumph Trident over to the U.S.A and ride 11,000 miles...

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Shuttleworth Snap

Shuttleworth Snap
Shuttleworth Snap (Speed Demon) On the corner of Ridgeway Street in Douglas in the Isle of Man stands a statue of a little man wearing a TT racers outfit, playing...

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Guy’s Wall of Death

Guy’s Wall of Death
Guy Martin (Wall of Death) There won’t be many of our website visitors that don’t know the name Guy Martin, and if they haven’t heard of him in the field...

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