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MCN reader wins dream ticket to British MotoGP with Metis Gilera

Tom Rayner, 26 June 2007 12:37

MCN reader Dave Woollands won a dream VIP ticket to the British MotoGP at Donington Park last weekend in an MCN competition in collaboration with Gilera. Woollands, and his guest, got to spend the day with the Metis Gilera Racing 250cc GP squad and hung out in their race truck and hospitality areas. He also got the chance to meet the ...

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Learn how to pull motorcycle stunts

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:28

A veteran Brazilian stunt rider is setting up his first stunt school in London teaching bikers the art of motorcycle wheelies, stoppies and rolling burnouts. Bira Nicolella has spent 25 years perfecting his motorcycle skills and is now looking to train up the next generation of professional stunt riders at his Enfield based training school. “Because the sport is growing ...

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TT garages accused of petrol profiteering

Tom Rayner, 31 May 2007 11:04

With thousands of race fans flocking to the Isle of Man for the TT centenary many enterprising garages are cashing in by raising petrol prices. Unhappy bikers have told MCN they have paid up to £1.08 per litre for standard unleaded on the Island. Currently the price at the famous Bray Hill petrol station stands at £1.04 per litre – ...

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Video: Filtering on a Piaggio MP3

Tom Rayner, 15 May 2007 10:30

MCN's Tom Rayner has been getting to grips with his Piaggio MP3. And despite the huge luggage capacity and two front wheels, he's still learnt the art of filtering on the three-wheeler. Watch our video to see how he handles traffic on the Piaggio, and read his thoughs on the unusual 250cc machine in MCN, May 16, 2007.   Zoom ...

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New bike legal site

Tom Rayner, 10 May 2007 07:00

A new legal site for bikers has been launched offering advice, case studies and contacts. is headed by MCN’s legal columnist, Andrew Campbell from Withy King. Campbell has won landmark diesel spill cases, represented the biker accused of speeding after a video was posted on You Tube and recently won a groundbreaking compensation claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation ...

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New bike test trial

Tom Rayner, 23 April 2007 18:14

The Motorcycle Rider Trainers Association is giving the public a first opportunity to get a feel of the new motorcycle test on July 1 at their annual events day. Held in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency, the MRTA are setting out a test circuit including some of the new test features including swerve and stop, slaloms and slow riding.

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Brough Superior up for sale

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 14:39

The most famous name in motorcycling history is being sold-off at auction next month. Alec Card, 80, has decided to sell the Brough Superior name off to the highest bidder on May 5 as part of the Legend of the Motorcycle auction in California.Card told MCN: “I’m getting too old to be dealing with it now, so I though it ...

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Bike-friendly bull bars

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 14:21

4x4s are being fitted with bike friendly bull bars made from a shock absorbent plastic material. From May the sale and fitment of metal bull bars will be made illegal by the Department for Transport, anybody flouting the law could face a 12-month prison sentence and a £20,000 fine. In response Endura plastic mouldings has created an energy-absorbing plastic alternative ...

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Cheaper way to buy a new Busa

Tom Rayner, 23 March 2007 15:56

Suzuki GB has just announced a new finance scheme that makes it even cheaper to own a brand new Hayabusa. The Personal Contract Purchase Scheme works in this way: you pay a deposit, have an agreed future value for the machine and then pay lower monthly repayments than a standard HPI scheme. The scheme is available on the following bikes: ...

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BMW's 450 Enduro - First look

Tom Rayner, 06 March 2007 12:29

Here's the world’s first pictures of BMW’s prototype 450cc enduro bike. The next-generation beemer was spotted undergoing final tests as part of the Uelsen Enduro race in Germany at the weekend. The bike was not badged in corporate colours but was entered in the event under the banner of the BMW AG Motorrad team. What’s more, the bike was being ...


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