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VIDEO: Melons… rocks…“Wingnut”… what 3hrs a night has done to Nick Sanders

Dan Aspel, 29 September 2011 15:42

Nick Sanders has returned from a triple-length-of-the-Americas expedition, a journey he describes as "the hardest" of his career. After leading a group of paying customers from the bottom of Argentina to the USA, the adventure rider travelled directly to Alaska to begin a timed 29,300-mile Prudhoe Bay-Ushuaia-Prudhoe Bay double crossing. He completed the feat in just 46 days. Often riding ...

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Yamaha Europe boss: “WSB withdrawal will have no effect on new road bikes”

Dan Aspel, 19 August 2011 10:16

Yamaha’s decision to leave WSB will have “no effect whatsoever on the release of new bikes”, a senior company figure has claimed. The race team – which was axed earlier this month with four meetings left in the season – was a victim of a series of financial challenges faced by the Japanese firm, including a 2009 operating loss of ...

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33bhp test rider wanted!

Dan Aspel, 08 June 2011 15:10

Have you got a 33bhp-restricted licence? Fancy testing some bikes with MCN? We’re looking for a young rider to take part in next week’s “33bhp shoot-out”. You’ll ride the bikes, tell us your thoughts and feature in biking’s biggest weekly publication. So, if you’re young(ish), currently on a 33bhp restricted licence, free on Wednesday 15th June and can get to ...

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Video: 'Fastest' trailer

Dan Aspel, 18 May 2011 10:22

New MotoGP documentary "Fastest" is the latest release from director Mark Neale, and you can watch the trailer below. Due out in cinemas in September, it follows the 2010 and 2011 seasons of motorcycling's most celebrated championship. Narrated by Ewan McGregor, the film-makers claim it, "...distills the thrilling, terrifying reality of the MotoGP world championship into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary ...

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'Charge': the worst timed movie ever?

Dan Aspel, 05 May 2011 11:27

'Charge' is a new documentary following the electric bikes at the Isle of Man TT, and you can see the trailer below. Narrated by Ewan McGregor and directed by Mark Neale - of 'Faster' (2003) fame - there's no doubting the pedigree of its production, or the need for quality bike-flicks to drag motorcycling back into the mainstream. But - ...

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Speed camera authority owns up to “Crashproof motorbike” hoax

Dan Aspel, 16 March 2011 12:29

Speed camera bosses have claimed responsibility for a “crashproof motorbike” youtube hoax which gained more than 2.8million views online. The 1m27s video, which introduced a supposedly “un-crashable” motorbike, before promptly writing it off, was apparently created: “to get more riders to take part in advanced training in a bid to reduce deaths and injuries on the roads”. The Thames Valley ...

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Video: Royal Enfield Chennai tribute

Dan Aspel, 07 March 2011 11:26

Royal Enfield has released the following video as a tribute to the city of Chennai, its current base of operations. The video is also dedicated “to the wonderful people who build, sell, ride and maintain these beloved machines”. The once-British marque is currently building a second factory to cope with an annual Indian-market demand of 50,000 units per year.

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For sale: Valentino Rossi's motorhome

Dan Aspel, 01 March 2011 17:09

Valentino Rossi's custom-painted motorhome is up for sale.The 11.94m, eight-sleeper "Monaco Dynasty Bishop IV" has a relatively new registration - 2009 - and a comfortably low mileage of 37,777.   The 425bhp rating is roughly double that of Rossi's new Ducati GP11, but the downside is it weighs in at 20,484kg.   A standard model would cost roughly £250,000, but there's no ...

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Avoiding idiots: readers’ videos

Dan Aspel, 23 February 2011 16:26

Last week we showed you a highlight video of Dublin’s worst drivers and asked MCN readers to submit their own footage. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and we hope you enjoy six of the best that we’ve included below. From the dangerous to the controversial, they highlight some of the hazards faced by motorcyclists every day on Britain’s roads and ...

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Video: Avoiding idiots

Dan Aspel, 16 February 2011 11:33

Ever felt like you’re the only sane person on the road? “Avoiding idiots” – a YouTube video shot by Dubliner Rob Brannigan on his daily commute through the city – highlights some of the dangers faced by bikers every day. Brannigan told MCN: “There were 3 main motivations for shooting the video: firstly, I nearly got taken out at the ...

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