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Riding skills: Filtering

It’s not queue jumpingFiltering is always a contentious topic as those not on a bike often look upon it as queue jumping. That of course is rubbish; it’s what bikes were built to do. What the law saysThe Highway Code says “when filtering in slow-moving traffic, take care and keep your speed low” which appears to me to be tacit ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 23 June 2014

Top 5 riding boots for adventurers

The adventure bike boom that’s been roaring for the last decade has introduced a wider audience to the joys of clasp boot fasteners. Just as bikes have crossed over from the dirt arena to the road world, so has the kit and now chunky-soled waterproof boots that do up with clips and straps are as common and toesliders, zips and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 04 July 2014

September MADness

If your September evenings are looking a little devoid of humour, you need to head to a theatre in Maidstone, Southend, Newark or Scunthorpe to be entertained by persistent prankster and GP aficionado, Steve Parrish, on his MAD tour. If your September is already maxed out, then the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull has announced that the tour will roll ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 August 2014

Harley recall now includes UK models

A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work to be scheduled. The recall follows concerns that ABS-equipped bikes built between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014 may suffer a front wheel lock-up during riding ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 August 2014

Testing time for teens

Stricter motorcycle licence rules have caused a massive drop in young riders taking their tests. New learner rider rules introduced in January last year stopped under-19s from riding anything bigger than a 125cc bike, even if they pass a motorcycle test where previously they could take a step up to a larger-capacity bike once the test was passed. Recent figures ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 04 August 2014

Ace Café could be closed

The Ace Café in London is under threat of closure if Brent police follow through on the threat to implement the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The act gives police new powers to close venues accused of anti-social behaviour without the need to go to court. The issue stems from a minority of scooter, motorcycle and car owners ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 August 2014

Buying guide: BMW R100RS

Even back in the seventies BMW was battling the idea its bikes were just for old men. So in 1977 it signed up professional stylist Hans Muth to create the ultimate sports tourer. The result was the R100RS. The fact that the R100RS remains one of the most practical long-distance mounts to this day is testament to the brilliance of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 01 August 2014

Fassbender takes to the track

X-Men star Michael Fassbender had his first ever track experience yesterday at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. He follows hot on the heels of fellow X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, who visited the school two weeks ago. Taking time out of his busy filming schedule, Fassbender, who also appeared in Inglorious Basterds, rode a Honda CBR600RR at ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 31 July 2014

New MCN Sport on sale now!

The latest edition of MCN Sport is in stores now, priced at £4.99. Edited by well respected motorcycle journalist Rupert Paul, the issue mostly focuses on the 2014 Isle of Man TT where most of the issue was put together for that genuine TT feel. Here's a taster: Isle of Man TT 2014 review - The best action pics, interviews and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 July 2014

Win great prizes with MCN!

Our giveaway site is bursting at the seams with brilliant prizes, with loads being added every week. It’s so easy to be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is register at winit.motorcyclenews.com and you could be just one click away from winning! Win an Arai Quantum ST Puro worth £499.99 MCN has teamed up with ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 July 2014

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