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My Yamaha R1 is ruined because of Rossi TT ride!

John Westlake, 29 May 2009 13:33

MCN editor Marc Potter will be riding with Valentino Rossi when the 8-time world champion does a historic parade lap at the TT next week. Valentino Rossi to ride at TT Naturally Potter wanted to make sure everyone knew MCN was involved in the Rossi ride, so ordered the R1 to be plastered with MCN logos. Only one problem… he ...

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Valentino Rossi stars in Nutella advert

Rob Hull, 17 April 2009 09:24

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi has taken time out of his busy racing schedule to promote breakfast spread, Nutella.  Video: Rossi talks on the 2009 Yamaha R1 Rossi, who has already appeared in a multitude of Italian TV adverts including the endorsement of his own replica Aprilia SR50 back in his 125cc glory days, features in the breakfast spread ad. ...

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Friday funny: World's longest motorcycle record broken

Liam Marsden, 24 October 2008 09:30

Self-confessed nutcase Colin Furze - who has previously built his own DIY wall of death - has unveiled his latest project... a motorcycle longer than a double decker bus. 29 year-old Furze built the 14.26 metre long motorcycle in an attempt to break the current world record of 9.6 metres. The contraption was built from two 50cc Honda Sky mopeds ...

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Bennetts Babes on bucking bike

Steve Farrell, 05 September 2008 15:35

Models ride a bucking motorcycle in this saucy viral video released by bike insurer Bennetts. Get insurance for your motorbike The Bennetts Babes, including Miss England finalist Amy Dargan, have to stay on for as long as possible in their smalls. Why? We don’t care. The Bennetts Bucking Bike is set to appear at forthcoming bike events including Donington Park World ...

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Anti-speed camera activist blows hands off

Michael Carroll, 29 May 2008 11:35

France’s answer to Captain Gatso has been rushed to hospital, after blowing off both his hands with a home-made bomb. The postal worker, who has links to a French group that blows up speed cameras, is reportedly in a critical condition after the accident.

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German biker highsides in the car park

Chris Newbigging, 15 November 2007 13:30

Here's a lesson in taking care on new tyres. This poor German rider has just picked up his brand new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7, and has a friend on hand to video the special occasion. But before he's managed to get even 50 feet from the showroom door, the poor chap gets over enthusiastic with the throttle, and the slippery new ...

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Road sign 'art' removed after driver confusion

Chris Newbigging, 15 July 2007 09:30

A roadside sculpture made of ten different road signs has been removed over allegations it caused driver confusion and even accidents. The arrangement in Ashford, Kent was created by artist Michael Pinsky to mark the scrapping of the ring road, and the ten signs include both ‘no entry’ and ‘one way street signs’. Over 100 people complained, and the sculpture will ...

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Chuckle Brother chucks it

Chris Newbigging, 02 May 2007 15:35

MCN doesn’t advocate laughing at fallen bikers, but you can’t help but smirk at Chuckle Brother Paul Elliot’s two-wheeled tale. On a family holiday on the Greek Island of Kefalonia, Paul fell off a hired bike after rounding a corner and being faced with a family of goats blocking the road. He lost control attempting to brake avoid the group, ...

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Mini-crosser copper crash

Rob Hull, 20 April 2007 07:00

This short clip of a female police officer careering into a filing cabinet only hit YouTube a month ago and has already had over 37,000 hits. The video, claimed to be of a Belgian police force by the individual who posted the clip, shows the woman revving the mini-crosser in the office before taking off towards the cabinet and flipping ...

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Burning sensation for Brough owner

Rob Hull, 06 April 2007 09:00

£32,000 for a bike is a lot – you’re looking at Desmosidici RR and Honda NR750’s for that sort of money. But a telephone bidder at the end of March decided he wanted to spend his £32K on the charred remains of a 1920’s Brough Superior SS80. The Ledbury salesroom were gob smacked when the telephone bid came through for ...

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