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Saigon by bike

Always nice to be reminded what a great tool for exploring an unfamiliar city a motorbike is, and when you can travel in flocks like you can in Saigon it’s even more pleasant.

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  • Touring & travel
  • 15 April 2011

The app that helps you find great biking roads

Greatest Road is a new iPhone app that lets motorcyclists log, share and rate their favourite stretches of road. It also allows you to post your ride to your Facebook wall, comment on rides, vote them down or up and stay aware of the latest updated information. You'll also be notified whenever a new comment is posted on one of ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 06 April 2011

London to Magadan riders reach Russia

Compass Expeditions' London-to-Magadan riders have reached Russia -­ a major milestone on one of the most arduous and ambitious commercial bike expeditions yet conceived. The 100-day journey to the infamous Road of Bones has head from London to Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, and Russia and now proceeds through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to one of the remotest towns in ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 16 July 2010

Shakey Byrne backs Iraq-and-back army charity ride

Express Insurance and British Superbike champion Shane ŒShakey¹ Byrne will be supporting motorcycle enthusiast and ex-serviceman Bill Allan, when he sets off on 29 May on an incredible 6,467 mile journey to raise £50,000 in aid of ABF The Soldiers¹ Charity (previously known as The Army Benevolent Fund). Bill, 53, left his job with the AA 18 months ago to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 10 May 2010

Meet MCN's editor at Riders For Health 'Experience Africa' ride open day

Randy Mamola's bike charity Riders For Health is hosting an open day to promote its Experience Africa Ride on 8 May. It's a chance not just to find out more about one of the most epic and guilt-free motorcycle adventures you could ever go on, but also to hear from trip veteran and MCN editor Marc Potter. It's also a ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 30 April 2010

Drop into the Aprilia Factory Open Day

Aprilia is opening its factory to visitors on 2 May for just €5 for anyone curious to see how a top-class European bike firm works.   Aprilia promises: “We will offer you a full immersion in the present and in the past, by meeting the bikes racing today in the World Championship and the most significant models that made the success ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 23 April 2010

Nearly half Charley & Ewans would choose a Multistrada over a BMW GS

With its 1198 superbike-derived engine Ducati was never going to struggle to convince sports riders it packed enough punch to make it worth a look, but they had a bigger battle the with round-the-world crowd. BMW’s R1200GS is virtually standard issue to wannabe Charley and Ewans and enjoys an unrivalled pedigree in planet-lapping – the standard model and ruggedised Adventure ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 15 April 2010

Poll: Would you do a round the world tour on the new Ducati Multistrada?

Ducati is flushed an even redder shade than usual with the success of its new Multistrada 1200. Dealers in the UK are reporting sales of over 40 each a week, while MCN’s front page declares ‘The King is Dead’ with regard to its arch-rival, BMW’s R1200GS. But is the GS ready to surrender its crown as easily as that? Have ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 01 April 2010

Dolomites divided over plan to ban bikes and cars

Legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner (the first man to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen) is leading a campaign to ban vehicles from the key passes of the Dolomites during summer weekends. The call came after the governor of Trento – the capital of one of three regions which comprises the Dolomites – called for “courageous choices” to be made to ensure ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 01 April 2010

British bike adventurer survives African gun attack

42-year-old Spencer Conway has survived a gun attack by three armed nomads during a fundraising ride circumnavigating Africa. Three gunmen opened fire on him as he negotiated a difficult stretch of road between Marsabit and Isiolo on his Yamaha XT660Z Tenere.   He told the BBC he was unhurt and managed to escape on his bike, despite it being damaged. However, ...

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  • Touring & travel
  • 25 March 2010

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