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Ewan McGregor spotted on British-built Triumph Bobber

MCN News Desk, 24 December 2008 09:30

Ewan McGregor was spotted recently in California riding his Baron Speed Shop Triumph bobber as he finished having breakfast in Los Angeles. Vintage bike fan McGregor was leaving Le Pain Quotidien restaurant in Brentwood after having breakfast with a friend. The film star uses bikes all the time in both London and LA to get around and beat the traffic ...

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Video: Underwater motorcycle

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 11:58

Tired of swimming on scuba-diving trips? Then this Russian underwater bike could be for you! The Aqua Star has been developed by Dimtry and Timophey Ryabikiny from the Russian city of Yeisk. It can be used at depths of 12 metres and achieves 4.3mph, and has two engines to allow it to operate underwater.

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Revealed: Yamaha's plans for a two-wheel-drive GTS1000

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 11:41

For the first time we can reveal what might have been for Yamaha if the firm's hub-centre-steered GTS1000 had proved a sales success. These images show the designs for two bikes which were under development during the early 1990s when the GTS was on sale, both with input from the one of the GTS's designers, Hiroshi Takimoto. First is a ...

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Globetrotting mechanics decade on the road

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 09:40

When 2009 arrives a Yorkshire mechanic will be begin his tenth year travelling the world on his Honda Africa Twin. Ian Coates, from Hebden Bridge, left Britain in search of adventure in 1999 and apart from the odd week here or there has not been home since. He has visited 60 countries so far and extensively toured Australia and New Zealand, ...

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MCN reader wins Suzuki GSX-R600

MCN News Desk, 19 December 2008 15:31

Justian Gray has scooped a Suzuki GSX-R600 after entering a year long competition with Suzuki at MCN Live! at Butlins, Skegness. Gray, from York, couldn’t believe it when Suzuki GB rang him to tell him he’d won, saying: “I think I’m over the shock now! It's been great, and I've even been able to choose the colour I wanted. "I ...

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Harley-Davidson president retires

MCN News Desk, 18 December 2008 14:57

Harley-Davidson’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James Ziemer, will retire in 2009 ending a 40-year career with the company. Ziemer took over the job from Jeff Bleustein, one of the original executives who bought the company back from bowling-ball manufacturer AMF in 1981. Bleustein was CEO for eight years. Zeimer is relatively young, at 57, but there is no indication ...

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James Blunt test rides Ducati Monster 1100

MCN News Desk, 10 December 2008 14:03

Chart topping British singer James Blunt was spotted zipping round Italy on a new Ducati Monster 1100 last week. The You're Beautiful singer was in the city as guest editor of the Rome edition of Metro newspaper. He took time out from his editorial duties to tour the city with a group of bikers from Ducati Roma. He said: "The ...

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New BMW dealership for Cardiff

MCN News Desk, 04 December 2008 15:53

Riders Motorcycles based in Bristol and Bridgwater are extending their reach across the South West with the opening of a new BMW Motorrad dealership in Cardiff. The company, formed in 1976, has two existing motorcycle dealerships, a Bridgwater site which opened in 1989 and a Bristol store which opened in 2003. Both sites supply Harley-Davidson, Ducati and Buell motorcycles and ...

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Correction

MCN News Desk, 01 April 2008 10:30

Due to a printing error the credit for the map on page 55 of MCN's April 2 issue was omitted. It should read Ordenance Survey Mapping © Crown Copyright 2008.

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GMTV presenter’s bizarre outburst

MCN News Desk, 15 January 2008 10:52

In a bizarre outburst on GMTV this morning (January 15), presenter Fiona Phillips said she received death threats from MCN readers . Following a debate on cyclists jumping red lights, Phillips said: "Tomorrow, viewers - motorcyclists. We would love to hear from you, especially those who overtake in the middle of the road, behind you on motorways with their lights flashing right ...

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