2006

Hammond on the couch

Hammond on the couch

This week’s column from Richard Hammond is a corker, with the TV star letting you into some of the inner-most secrets of his bike-addled brain. Here’s a brief look at what’s on offer in Wednesday’s...

Triumph Bonneville accessories

Triumph Bonneville accessories

Norman Hyde has launched his latest range of accessories for Bonnevilles aimed at the post 1999 touring models. This GT range is designed to re-create the ‘grand tourers’ of the 1960’s and will...

Do you speed?

Do you speed?

Eighty per cent of motorists admit they go at speeds they feel comfortable rather than abide by the speed limit. A tenth of those questioned said it was okay to speed on motorways, while three per...

Mirror, signal, 25p fine

Mirror, signal, 25p fine

Police in Phnom Penh are having a massive crackdown on incorrectly positioned, insufficient sized or missing wing mirrors on motorcycles and scooters in the city. According to the police chief, bikers...

We're on the hunt

We're on the hunt

We’ve had a tip-off that a much-awaited all-new superbike is about to hit a European test track sometime soon, so we’ve sent off our snappers to track it down. We can’t say too much at the moment in...

Auto-Txt stops thieves

Auto-Txt stops thieves

A small automotive business called RDM has picked up the 2006 ICT West Midlands Cluster Award for an innovative new tracking device. The Auto-Txt system identifies the vehicle owner through their...

Your chance to road test

Your chance to road test

MCN is constructing a feature that requires the services of a freshly-licensed rider. If you have obtained in the last five months a full-entitlement bike licence (either after two-year probation, or...

Thieves wreck teenager's racing dreams

Thieves wreck teenager's racing dreams

A teenager has had his dreams of becoming a professional racer crushed when thieves stole his motocross bike. 17-year-old Niall Johnston was horrified to discover that thieves had broken into his...

Would you take speeding rap for someone else?

Would you take speeding rap for someone else?

Twelve per cent of road users would ask a relative or friend to take the rap for them if they incurred a speeding penalty that could cost them their licence.    The survey by insurance...

'Slightly used' bike spotted...

'Slightly used' bike spotted...

I took this picture on holiday in Egypt. Check out the front wheel tread! I was gutted I didnt take a copy of MCN with me coz I forgot to put it in my case.

Double trouble...

Double trouble...

This cameraman had double vision...

Video: 1098 track launch

Video: 1098 track launch

MCN Editor Marc Potter travelled to the track launch of the new Ducati 1098 at Kyalami, South Africa in November 2006, and we'e got the first video of the bike in action. During the launch Potter...

Video: MCN tests the MP3

Video: MCN tests the MP3

MCN got a first ride of Piaggio's MP3 three-wheeled scooter at the official UK launch in Camden Town, North London. We were impressed how a three-wheeler can feel just like a real bike - the physics...

Video: 07 CBR6 launch

Video: 07 CBR6 launch

In late November 2006 MCN’s test rider Adam Child headed to America to try out the new Honda CBR600RR. Following an outing on this revised 2007 model, feelings from the MCN camp are that Honda has...

Video: Versys first test

Video: Versys first test

Some of MCN's team headed out for the first European test on the Kawasaki Versys last week.   The boys have compared this bike to the Yamaha FZ600s, the Ducati 620 Multistrada and the...

Video: Wild new Husky

Video: Wild new Husky

Husqvarna launched an amazing new supermoto at the Milan show and we’ve got video of the new bike.   The incredible machine is purpose designed and comes complete with a unique adjustable...

Video: £70,000 MV F4

Video: £70,000 MV F4

MV Agusta has launched the most radical version of the F4 yet with the incredible, limited edition F4 CC.   The bike is named after the MV boss and bike designer, Claudio Castiglioni, and...

New Guzzi's launched

New Guzzi's launched

Guzzi has launched its 2007 model range at the Milan show and we've got video of the bikes. The line-up includes a new Griso, a custom bike and an entry level version of the Norge tourer.  ...

Aprilia unveil '07 Mana

Aprilia unveil '07 Mana

Aprilia has revealed a whole range of new bikes at the Milan show today (Tuesday).   The new models include the new Mana 850. A radical machine using another new engine – this time an SOHC,...

Aprilia unveil '07 Shiver

Aprilia unveil '07 Shiver

Aprilia has revealed a whole range of new bikes at the Milan show today (Tuesday).    The new models include the Shiver 750, a naked sportsbike powered by a new 95bhp DOHC...

Kawasaki's Z750 video

Kawasaki's Z750 video

Kawasaki launched its updated Z750 at the Milan show on Tuseday and we’ve got the first video of the bike.   See Kawasaki’s official promo video for the new machine.   The new...

Video: 1098 Milan launch

Video: 1098 Milan launch

Ducati officially launched its new 1098 superbike at the Milan show today and we’ve got the first video of the full bike.   The new machine will come in both standard and S versions as well...

Video: '07 Sport Classics

Video: '07 Sport Classics

We've had the 2007 Ducati Sports Classics out on UK roads already and you can watch our exclusive video here.   Watch the stunning bikes in action and hear MCN Road-Tester Adam Child's...

Video: Ducati 1098 spied

Video: Ducati 1098 spied

Just week's before it's due to make it's first public appearance at the MIlan bike show, Ducati's 1098 has been spied testing outside the factory and we've got the first video of the bike in action.

Video: Benelli race bike

Video: Benelli race bike

Benelli has re-entered the world of racing with a factory backed endurance bike and we’ve got the video of it in action.   MCN road-tester Michael Neeves got the chance to ride the bike...

2007 R1 chopped

2007 R1 chopped

Following the unveiling of the brand new R1, Yamaha secluded a small section of their stand at this years Intermot in Cologne for one of the best features of the show. Not only was the superb looking...

First ride of Benelli's TreK

First ride of Benelli's TreK

Benelli’s new Tre K was revealed to the public at the Intermot show in Milan this week but MCN has already tested the bike and we’ve got the video here. The Multistrada rival uses Benelli’s...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000

Video: Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of the new Z1000 here.

Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R

Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of all the bikes here. See the new ZX-6R on stage

Video: Kawasaki Versys

Video: Kawasaki Versys

Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of all the bikes here. watch the Versys 650 take to the runway

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400

Kawasaki launched its 2007 range of bikes at a special event at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany – and you can see video of all the bikes here. See video of the massive new GTR1400 tourer here.

Video: 07 Yamaha FZ6

Video: 07 Yamaha FZ6

Yamaha launched its 2007 range at Intermot in Germany on Tuesday including a brand new R1 and FZ6 – and you can watch the video here. see the new FZ6 and Yamaha’s own promo video.

Video: 07 Yamaha R1

Yamaha launched its 2007 range at Intermot in Germany on Tuesday including a brand new R1 and FZ6 – and you can watch the video here. Watch the launch of the brand new Yamaha R1 and see the bike in action for the first time.

Intermot: 2007 Benellis

Intermot: 2007 Benellis

Benelli has got in on the act today at Cologne for the 2007 Intermot bike show dragging the covers from three new concept bikes, all falling into different motorcycling categories. Firstly is the...

Video: New Hornet 600

Video: New Hornet 600

Honda’s exclusive pre-Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, saw the launch of the brand new Hornet 600 and we’ve got the first video. Watch the clip to see the Hornet in action then hear the bikes...

Two-wheeled transport. Vietnamese style

Two-wheeled transport. Vietnamese style

This is motorcycling in Vietnam!