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Video: Keira Knightley's Ducati Chanel ad in full

Dan Aspel, 25 March 2011 15:15

Chanel has released the full Keira-Knightley-on-a-classic-Ducati advert shot in September last year. For those of you not intrigued by Knightley's lean, pouty looks, there's a Ducati Supersport 750, a Ruby helmet and some curious beige overalls to admire, as well as a clearly different bike jumping the steps at 0:43s... In case you're wondering, a 50ml bottle of Coco Chanel ...

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Video: Electric bike vs. petrol rivals – full race commentary

Dan Aspel, 14 January 2011 10:02

Electric superbike racer Chip Yates has released this video of his podium-placed race against a grid of petrol-fuelled bikes last weekend. The Swigz.com Electric Racing team bike makes an estimated 194bhp and was competing against supersport twins, including RC8s and 1198s. In the 6-lap race, Yates not only finished 3rd overall but set the fastest lap time of the day ...

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2010’s maddest biking records

Dan Aspel, 28 December 2010 08:00

Who pulled the longest wheelie in 2010? Who jumped a Harley the furthest? Who was the quickest rider through the mountains of Lesotho? Or across the beaches of Weston-super-Mare?     Find out in MCN’s round-up of the wildest biking records of 2010.  This is just one story you can read in full in the December 29 issue of MCN on sale ...

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Top video picks of the week! – Dec 10

Dan Aspel, 10 December 2010 14:43

It’s Friday, and that means we’re bringing you more of the web’s must-see videos. This week we’ve got everything from scooter stunting to off-road racing to an inventive new speed camera lottery. Enjoy! Scooter StuntStunt rider Rok Bagoros proves you can stunt a twist-and-go bike at the Scooter Weekend in Italy.Husaberg enduro footage Highlights of top Husaberg riders from this ...

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Are you a winter biking hero?

Dan Aspel, 07 December 2010 16:50

It’s -10C (or worse) out there, and motorcycling in the UK has ground to a halt. Or has it? If you’ve been commuting through blizzards on your CBR, messing around in the snow on your trailie or refusing to let the weather get you off your bike then MCN wants to hear from you. Send any pictures of your sub-zero ...

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Top video picks of the week! – Nov 26th

Dan Aspel, 25 November 2010 15:34

Every week MCN brings you our pick of the week’s best videos. Johnny Rea “pulls the pin”Johnny Rea had a pin put in his wrist following an accident back in September. It held the scaphoid and lunate bones together while the ligament reformed. This week he had it pulled out…  Onboard with Stuart Easton at the Macau GPRoad racing feels even ...

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Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

Dan Aspel, 08 November 2010 10:09

Jorge Lorenzo’s championship-winning, Swarovski crystal-encrusted helmet is on sale. The lavishly decorated Nolan X-802 is currently listed at £10,300 by the Italian branch of Nolan helmets.  The gold painted helmet contains 1,800 Swarovski crystals, many of which have been given a metallic coating to create a rainbow oil slick appearance. It also has the Lorenzo cross and crescent “Por Fuera” ...

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Campers robbed at Triumph Live

Dan Aspel, 24 September 2010 16:46

Campers at last weekend’s Triumph Live event at Mallory Park were hit by a spate of thefts, with Leicestershire police receiving reports of 15 separate incidents.   A police spokesman said: “We had several reports of theft at Mallory Park on Saturday. Cash, a bike, mobile phones and even lager were among the items taken. They were all logged as Saturday ...

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Keira Knightley rides Ducati Supersport 750 for ad campaign

Dan Aspel, 06 September 2010 11:23

These striking pictures were taken in Paris yesterday afternoon. As part of her role as the face of French fashion house Chanel, Keira Knightley was suited, booted and mounted on a custom-painted Ducati Supersport 750. MCN may not know fashion, but we’d rather not see a Ducati Supersport 750 in beige again.

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TTXGP 2010 comes to the UK

Dan Aspel, 06 July 2010 14:18

The world’s first electric grand prix is coming to the UK this weekend, bringing with it a set of riders as unconventional as the bikes themselves. The UK rounds of the 2010 TTXGP begin at Snetterton on 10 July where the starting grid will include Isle of Man TT rider Jenny Tinmouth, Swedish Dakar veteran Annie Seel and Staff Sergeant ...

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