Journalism - Motorcycles

 

Motorcycle Journalism

Motorcycle Sport and Leisure - UK

Wigan, M. R. (2002). I Love 1973: Kawasaki triples. Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, 43(6), 66.

Wigan, M. R. (2002). I Love 1970: The Fred Marsh V8. Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, 43(6), 60-61.

Wigan, M. R. (2002). I Love 1969: BSA Starfire tested. Motorcycle Sport and Leisure, 43(6), 42.


Australian Motorcycle News

Wigan, M. R. (1981). Searching for a Standard. Australian Motorcycle News, 30(25), 11.

Wigan, M. R. (1981). Ripping the lid off. Australian Motorcycle News, 30(20), 7.

Wigan, M. R. (1981). New technology for engine management. Australian Motorcycle News, 30(15), 18-19.

Wigan, M. R. (1980). A toy for big boys. Australian Motorcycle News, 30(7), 27.

Wigan, M. R. (1980). Road design: are motorcycles considered? Australian Motorcycle News, 29(24), 20-21.

Wigan, M. R. (1980). Dark in light places? Australian Motorcycle News, 30(2), 35.

Wigan, M. R. (1980). Mopeds: Amsterdam discrimination:  Dr Marc Wigan discusses. Australian Motorcycle News, 29(18), 22.

Wigan, M. R. (1980). Just how far can you go? Australian Motorcycle News, 29(17), 20.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). The Japanese are used to an over-regulated country. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(14), 30.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). On mass and escape velocity. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(15), 36.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). The last time I rode in the Isle of Man. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(21), 32.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). Long ago, and in another country. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(18), 33.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). The cruel fact is that inexperienced riders... Australian Motorcycle News, 28(19), 12.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). On lights-on. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(20), 25.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). It really seems about time that some of the badly-informed stories about motorcycle stability... Australian Motorcycle News, 28(16), 29.

Wigan, M. R. (1979). The shape of things to come. Australian Motorcycle News, 29(4), 30-31.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). We all know how to sort out the handling. Australian Motorcycle News, 27(24), 4.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). One of the oldest saws. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(8), 29.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Who is to blame. Australian Motorcycle News, 27(26), 6.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Just what is a bike worth. Australian Motorcycle News, 27(25), 6.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). I am not sure which subject attracts more misinformation. Australian Motorcycle News, 27(22), 32.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). There is a ruthless illogicality deeprooted in motorcyclists. Australian Motorcycle News, 27(23), 4.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). How the Government answered. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(12), 33.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). As we all know, alcohol is bad for motorcylists. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(13), 19.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Pillion riders. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(10), 30.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Disc brakes in wet weather (Part 2). Australian Motorcycle News, 28(10), 26-28.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Disc brakes in wet weather (Part 1). Australian Motorcycle News, 28(9), 22-23.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). An interesting stage has been reached in road racing. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(7), 2.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). What do you use your bike for? Australian Motorcycle News, 28(3), 2.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). What does a helmet actually do? Australian Motorcycle News, 28(5), 2.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Once upon a time. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(1), 2.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). How nasty is a noise? Australian Motorcycle News, 28(2), 2.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Have you ever thought? Australian Motorcycle News, 28(6), 8.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). For a decade. Australian Motorcycle News, 27(21), 33.

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Developments in tyre technology. Australian Motorcycle News, 28(4), 4.

Motorcycle Sport - UK

Wigan, M. R. (1978). Disc brakes in wet weather.: Motorcyclists can expect prompt action* following this TRRL initiative. Motorcycle Sport, 19(12), 514-520.

Wigan, M. R. (1977). First-class helmets: a close look at the Griffin full-face models. Motorcycle Sport, 18(9), 355-356.

Wigan, M. R. (1977). Race test: Another source for Yamaha piston rings. Motorcycle Sport, 18(3), 115.

Wigan, M. R. (1976). No wheels down under. Motorcycle Sport, 17(11), 428;433.

Wigan, M. R. (1976). Track test: the Fowler Yamahas. Motorcycle Sport, 17(8), 308-311.

Wigan, M. R. (1976). Race and road test: Desmo Ducati : 750SS Imola . Motorcycle Sport, 17(5), 189-192.


Wigan, M. R. (1976). Road test: Suzuki 550. Motorcycle Sport, 17(4), 152-153.

Wigan, M. R. (1976). Editorial: Access and mobility. Motorcycle Sport, 17(3), 81.

Wigan, M. R. (1976). Road test: Kawasaki Z1A: a long term report. Motorcycle Sport, 17(2), 49-56;70-71.

Wigan, M. R. (1975). Race test: Nine laps of the production TT. Motorcycle Sport, 16(8), 314-319.

Wigan, M. R. (1975). Track tests at Oulton park:  Dugdale/Maxton Yamahas and the Vendetta Weslake. Motorcycle Sport, 16(4), 150-154.

Wigan, M. R. (1975). Race test: 382 Lawton Aermacchi: An Aermacchi saga. Motorcycle Sport, 16(11), 418-424.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). Track test: Racing a 125 watercooled Yamaha: Granby's GP model. Motorcycle Sport, 15(9), 355-356;362.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). Talking about BHP (and other things). Motorcycle Sport, 15(6), 219-220;242.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). Road test: The time I felt like one of Bateman's little men... BMW R90S road test. Motorcycle Sport, 15(5), 179-180.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). Road test: Ducati 750GT. Motorcycle Sport, 15(4), 152-154.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). This is the "frivolous: side of the game... at the racing show. Motorcycle Sport, 15(3), 106-110.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). Road test: XL250: back to the beginning for Honda. Motorcycle Sport, 15(3), 93-96.

Wigan, M. R. (1974). A ringside seat..being a survey of different road-racers tried on the track during 1973. Motorcycle Sport, 15(2), 67-70.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Road test: Putting my money on it: Yamaha RD250. Motorcycle Sport, 14(12), 449-452.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test Honda CR93: Bantam Club Enduro Part Two.. (including the Bantam bit). Motorcycle Sport, 14(11), 433-434.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Race test Yamaha TR3: an educational fortnight at the Manx Grand Prix. Motorcycle Sport, 14(10), 389-393.


MRW on a Yamaha TR3 at Brands Hatch in a Southern 67 Motorcycle racing Club event (MRW,1973)

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test: Baldwin Racing 250 Suzuki production racer. Motorcycle Sport, 14(10), 373-376.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test: Baldwin Racing 680 Koenig. Motorcycle Sport, 14(9), 352-359;358.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test: Yesterday's winner: Hailwood's 203 MV. Motorcycle Sport, 14(8), 296;316-318.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test: Dresda's link swinging arm for Yamahas. Motorcycle Sport, 14(7), 274.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test: Mick Walker’s 350 Ducati. Motorcycle Sport, 14(7), 268-271.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). The superbike syndrome. Motorcycle Sport, 14(6), 233-236.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Track test: CR750: riding a great big teddy bear... Motorcycle Sport, 14(5), 189-191.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Letter from America. Motorcycle Sport, 14(4), 157-158.

Wigan, M. R. (1973). Road test: Kawasaki 750H2. Motorcycle Sport, 14(2), 49-52.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Race test: Yamaha TR3. Motorcycle Sport, 13(12), 454-456;470-471.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Race test: TD2 Yamaha: Racing in the Manx. Motorcycle Sport, 13(10), 388-390;394.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Racer test: The classic complex CR93: Honda 125cc CR93. Motorcycle Sport, 13(10), 374-376.


A very rare road version of the Honda CR93 in full road legal form and brilliantly retored , as sold by Honda in the early 1960s.(no credit found)

Wigan, M. R. (1972). "Full face" helmets. Motorcycle Sport, 13(8), 290;316.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Race test: Mick Walker's Ducati 24 Horas. Motorcycle Sport, 13(8), 307-309.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Race test: One lung breathes as well as two...: Ducati 250. Motorcycle Sport, 13(6), 225-227.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Racer test: Silk's vintage Scott. Motorcycle Sport, 13(6), 216.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Road test: When in Rome: Honda Juno Scooter. Motorcycle Sport, 13(5), 186-188.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Road test: Kawasaki 350-3. Motorcycle Sport, 13(4), 135-136.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Road test: The Dresda T500 Suzuki Lightweight. Motorcycle Sport, 13(3), 98.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Road test: Honda CB500-4. Motorcycle Sport, 13(3), 95-96.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Racer test: Three Skellern Hondas. Motorcycle Sport, 13(3), 89-91.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Racer test: Tony Holland's Commando racer. Motorcycle Sport, 13(2), 67-70.

Wigan, M. R. (1972). Road and race test: 20,000 miles on: Honda CB750. Motorcycle Sport, 13(1), 12-16.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Racer test: So singles are easy to ride? Keith Manning's Seeley 500. Motorcycle Sport, 12(11), 452-453; 479.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Road test: BMW R75/5 750: End to end in style: Two BMW's cruise from Lands End to John O'Groats. Motorcycle Sport, 12(11), 416; 436-437.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Racer test: Kawasaki 250 A1R at Silverstone. Motorcycle Sport, 12(9), 331-333.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Road test: Yamaha YDS7 250. Motorcycle Sport, 12(8), 289-293; 316.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Word eating department: testing the Krober electronic revmeter. Motorcycle Sport, 12(7), 252; 272.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Racer test: Sondel Sport Yamaha GP 125. Motorcycle Sport, 12(6), 209-212.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Yamaha R5 350: Another opinion... Motorcycle Sport, 12(5), 187-188.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Following Mr Robb... Motorcycle Sport, 12(5), 174-176.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Road test: BMW R60/5. Motorcycle Sport, 12(4), 132-136.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). Road test: Bultaco Metralla Mk2 250. Motorcycle Sport, 12(4), 130-131;138-139.

Wigan, M. R. (1971). One of the motorcycle shows. Motorcycle Sport, 12(2), 58-60.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). Road test: 125 Yamaha YAS-1: Quart in a pint pot. Motorcycle Sport, 11(12), 449-453.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). Racer test: Degens' 650 Triumph Dresda after its' Barcelona 24 hour win. Motorcycle Sport, 11(10), 390-392.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). Road and race test: Honda CB750: Pheidippides: Progress report on a Honda Four used on road and track. Motorcycle Sport, 11(6), 225-229;232.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). Road test: More on the Commando. Motorcycle Sport, 11(4), 147.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). Around the show. Motorcycle Sport, 11(3), 97.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). The Fred Marsh Vee-Eight. Motorcycle Sport, 11(1), 36-37.

Wigan, M. R. (1970). Road test: Norton Commando. Motorcycle Sport, 11(1), 20-24.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Kawasaki 500-3. Motorcycle Sport, 10(9), 330-332.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Triumph T100. Motorcycle Sport, 10(8), 309; 312-313.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Honda CB750. Motorcycle Sport, 10(8), 296;308-309.

CB750 in Lincolnshire with full Craven Panniers and TopBox. (mrw,1971)

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Norton Commando 745. Motorcycle Sport, 10(8), 293-.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Offroad test: Puch 125T Dalesman. Motorcycle Sport, 10(6), 235-236.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: BSA A65L Lightning. Motorcycle Sport, 10(6), 226-229.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Two new Yamahas. Motorcycle Sport, 10(6), 223.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Yamaha YR3. Motorcycle Sport, 10(5), 184;197-198.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Cyclex '69: the Brighton show. Motorcycle Sport, 10(5), 179-180.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Test day. Motorcycle Sport, 10(5), 177-179.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Treen's desmodromic single. Motorcycle Sport, 10(3), 106-110.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: BSA Starfire 250. Motorcycle Sport, 10(3), 100-104.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Montesa Impala 250: Loud, fast - and loud again. Motorcycle Sport, 10(3), 90-93.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Ossa 230 Sport. Motorcycle Sport, 10(2), 50-54.

Wigan, M. R. (1969). Road test: Three views on a three: Triumph Trident T150. Motorcycle Sport, 10(1), 13.

Wigan, M. R. (1968). Road test: Suzuki T500 Cobra. Motorcycle Sport, 9(12), 462-464.

Wigan, M. R. (1968). Road test: Suzuki T200. Motorcycle Sport, 9(11), 414-416;440.

Wigan, M. R. (1968). Road test: Honda resets their sights: comments on the new CB450 following a test ride. Motorcycle Sport, 9(9), 35-336.

Wigan, M. R. (1968). Road test: 12,000 miles on a Honda CB450. Motorcycle Sport, 9(6), 228-232.

Wigan, M. R. (1968). "Street Scrambler Bridgestone 175. Motorcycle Sport (9), 352.


Wigan, M. R. and C. J. Ayton (1968). "Bridgestone 350GTR. Motorcycle Sport (9), 212-216.

 

* Of course, even with all this analysis and testing, and the prior patents of 1965 we had to wait for another 30 years for governments