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Ross Noble's Sit Down Tour: Helicopters, candles and Spit the dog

MCN, 16 August 2011 11:47

Stand up comedian Ross Noble embarked on the Sit Down Tour in May to commemorate half a million bikes being produced at the Hinckley factory. Noble rode the 500,000th Triumph, a custom-painted Speed Triple, around the UK guided entirely by suggestions from followers of his Twitter page (@realrossnoble). After the tour the bike was auctioned at the Goodwood Festival of ...

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Ross Noble's Sit Down Tour: Thruxton and Welsh dragons

MCN, 10 August 2011 10:25

Comedian, bike enthusiast and enduro racer Ross Noble took the 500,000th Triumph built at the Hinckley factory on a tour of the UK in May to commemorate half a million bikes being produced at the Leicestershire factory. Noble rode the custom-painted Speed Triple around the UK guided entirely by suggestions posted by followers of his Twitter page (@realrossnoble). After the ...

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Avon centenary films - Manx Norton at Castle Combe

MCN, 04 August 2011 13:57

Avon Tyres discovered a collection of films whilst hunting through archives for classic promotional material to help celebrate the firm's 100 year anniversary of motorcycle tyre manufacture. Having unearthed the films, Avon's Global Motorcycle Sales Manager Graham Matcham said "we saw that it gives a unique window into our past" and was keen to have them digitised in order to ...

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Vyrus 986 M2: The future of Moto2?

MCN, 03 August 2011 12:07

This is the 986 M2, a Honda CBR600RR-powered Moto2 racer, built by tiny Italian manufacturer Vyrus - or, in other words, one man called Ascanio Rodrigo. Ascanio helped develop the original Bimota Tesi and, being based in the Rimini area, the home of Italian motorcycle racing, he knows everyone from Rossi to Simoncelli, to all the engineers at Ducati. You ...

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Ross Noble's Sit Down Tour: Parrish's pub to Bournemouth

MCN, 03 August 2011 10:32

Bike nut, enduro rider and comedian Ross Noble rode the 500,000th Triumph to roll out of the Hinckley factory on a tour of the UK in May. The six-day tour to commemorate half a million bikes being produced at the factory was entirely guided by suggestions posted to Noble's Twitter page (@realrossnoble). In the second instalment of the tour (watch ...

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BMW K1600GTL on Knockhill Racing Circuit

Reismotor, 03 August 2011 06:49

I went to Scotland or a week on the BMW K1600GTL. We passed Knockhill circuit so I thought it would be rude not to!

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Video: Impreza breaking Isle of Man TT course record

MCN, 21 July 2011 16:49

We know it's not a bike... but this video of triple British rally champion Mark Higgins steering a lightly modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI around the Isle of Man gives a great view of the Mountain course. The video shows Manx born Higgins breaking the fastest average speed record on four wheels around the course, and features some great footage ...

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Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R buying guide

MCN, 19 July 2011 15:48

With more Kawasaki ZX-Rs for sale than any other site, we take a look at the 2007 Kawasaki ZX-6R in our latest buying guide. What MCN said at the time: "In the Kawasaki ZX-6R, Kawasaki has built a race ready 600 which is road legal, just. Everything about the ZX-6R is track focused, you could enter a standard Kawasaki ZX-6R into ...

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The sounds of a Spa classic bike meet

Reismotor, 18 July 2011 20:50

The sounds of a classic bike meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, this time without music.

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What happens next?

Andy Downes, 18 July 2011 11:58

We have no idea who these two riders are but it was hard to predict exactly how this unfolded. Without cheating, how many of you can guess what happens next? Watch here…

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