2006

A sample of irish road racing

A sample of irish road racing

I thought you might like see some pictures from a road racing event we attended here in Ireland during the summer. It was the Walderstown races, organised by the Fore MCC. Road racing is still...

BSB race pics by an MCN reader

BSB race pics by an MCN reader

Here are some of the pictures I've taken at British Superbike rounds in 2006; 1. Lavilla at Mallory Park 2. Glen Richards concentrating hard going into Becketts at Silverstone, BSB 2006. 3. Leon...

Reader rebuilds bike as rehabilitation

Reader rebuilds bike as rehabilitation

So there I was, sat at my computer with nowt to do...(I'm recovering from a bad crash on an R1, with a broken tibia, fibia, smasked knee, smashed wrist, two broken collar bones etc, but apart from...

How to go as red as your Fireblade

"Nice bike mate," the voice said as I was about to lift the pump from the holster. "just got it " I replied. A nice shiny 03 Fireblade in red and black livery. Almost 5000 miles on the clock, pristine. " Oh F**k" I said following our conversation , having filled it up from empty with Shell's finest diesel. One phone call to Bennet's and a full recovery, and 4 hours and 124 quid later I was...

A vision of your motorcycling future

A vision of your motorcycling future

It's a shame the word 'scooter' got applied to little runabouts, because it's become a term of denigration when any bike begins to show scooter-like qualities. Yet scooter-bikes or bike-scooters are...

Reader comments on NEC crash display

I think a lot of people missed the point with the crash display at the NEC- of the bike hitting the car turning right. The biker was obviously accelerating to overtake the car as it approached a right turn junction. No experienced biker worth his salt would attempt an overtake when approaching a right turn junction. It is a definite danger zone and sadly all too clearly confirmed by the terrible...

Search for mystery Triumph owner

The Missing Lincs, the Lincolnshire Branch of the Triumph Owners Club have received a request via the national clubs auto email system, for advice from a Steve Evans re T140s. We have no other detail other than an email address which we cannot reply to, as it keeps coming back unknown. The National Club Registrar Roy Shilling has a detailed reply but we are unable to get the message back to Mr...

Petrol station angers MCN reader

Following the MCN article on petrol stations... Here's one for you... A few weeks ago on a sunday morning i went into my local Jet garage on Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough. filled up before my rideout, and on my return later also decided to fill up. When i filled up first thing in the morning i wasn't asked to remove my helmet, on the return leg, i filled up, but on entering the shop...

starting 750

1981 Honda CB 750 custom

Your 1098 questions

Your 1098 questions

MCN Editor Marc Potter will be one of the first journalists in the world to ride the new Ducati 1098S.   Following our world exclusive first tests on the standard 1098 and the world first...

Courts rule speed cameras inaccurate

Courts rule speed cameras inaccurate

Dozens of speeding charges have been thrown out of court because cameras used in convictions have been proved inaccurate.  Now the man who has helped bikers prove the devices don’t work as they...

Titanic rehearsals

Titanic rehearsals

Troy Bayliss enjoys being Leonardo DiCaprio for a few minutes with his version of Kate Winslet

Authentic Spanish look

Authentic Spanish look

I am so pleased my accessories match...

Underneath the brolly

Underneath the brolly

With that glint in his eye I wonder what he's really thinking....

New MCN out November 29

New MCN out November 29

MCN’s road testers try out the new Triumph Tiger in this week’s edition, which goes on sale on Wednesday, November 29. The Triumph is tested against the BMW R1200GS, Ducati 1100 Multistrada and the...

Jones' world record stoppie

Jones' world record stoppie

Stunt rider Craig Jones has broken another world record for the world’s longest stoppie – this time a two-up effort on his Buell Firebolt. The breathtaking two man effort saw former European champion...

Truck mirror danger

Truck mirror danger

Truck mirrors could easily be made safer for bikes by copying coach mirrors, according to the editor or Truck & Driver magazine, the national voice of lorry drivers.     MCN...

Hawaiian bike cop dies

Hawaiian bike cop dies

One of three police motorcyclists involved in a crash escorting President Bush in a motorcade in Hawaii has died from his injuries. It’s believed Steve Favela, 30, was hit by the two following...

MCN off-road offer

MCN off-road offer

MCN and Honda are offering readers the chance to take up an exclusive Christmas Special Off-Road experience. The experience will be returning to Matchams Park in Hampshire following a two year...

MCN man's African adventure

MCN man's African adventure

MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy is currently on tour with the first Enduro Africa expedition, with 164 other fundraisers. Here’s his update after week one. Only 24 hours after setting off...

Forest riders targetted during Welsh rally

Forest riders targetted during Welsh rally

Police in Neath Port Talbot are targeting off road rider using the tracks and woodland where the Wales GB Rally is to be held on December 1-3.  Officers will make sure riders are aware they need...

Do you like my hat?

Do you like my hat?

Perhaps he's thinking he may need to borrow that brolly when the clouds come over...

The right clothing?

The right clothing?

Boy this thing's so big I can't get my leg over......

MCN reader Andy Goodman reviews a Yamaha R1

MCN reader Andy Goodman reviews a Yamaha R1

"Don't try to be clever with it, that's what the guy on the Gixxer did, he tried to be clever and now it's in a right old state. This one's brand new and immaculate, and we'd like it back in this...

Wood Harley build it?

Wood Harley build it?

Spotted in Zante, this top secret prototype was seen to be “rushing” along and perfect for “caning”. Thought to be built from a “basket case” MCN’s chief tester Willie Nailitt said “The controls fall...

A selection of US stunt riders caught on camera

A selection of US stunt riders caught on camera

The first pic was taken at Gateway International Raceway, of bikers belonging to a group called the mCRA (Midwest Cafe Racing Association). Next is Streetfighter DJ, doing a christ off into the...

My Benelli on show

My Benelli on show

One for the books... The bike is my pride and joy Benelli Tornado Tre Limited Edition, while the lovely lady on top of it is Brooke Lee.

MCN reader and girlfriend mix with MotoGP elite

My girlfriend took the chance to pose with MotoGP pin-up James Ellison, then followed it up by grabbing race guru Jeremy Burgess, so i thought I'd share the pictures.

Regretting his devotion to Rossi?

Regretting his devotion to Rossi?

I spotted this chap on the eve of the last MotoGP round at Valencia. I bet he put his shirt back on that afternoon!

Enjoying the Alps by bike

Enjoying the Alps by bike

What do you do with ‘A problem like Maria?’ Get Linda in the Alps instead.

Behind the scenes with the babes

Behind the scenes with the babes

Some of the brolly girls ‘backstage’ at the Donington MotoGP round.

Nothing distracts from MCN on a Wednesday

Nothing distracts from MCN on a Wednesday

Even one of the Seven Wonders of the World can’t stop Bob reading his MCN

Making time for MCN

Making time for MCN

Just relaxing on exercises with the British Army in Jordan.

Race replicas 50s prove better than a C90!

Race replicas 50s prove better than a C90!

My Laguna Seca/50th Anniversary Yamaha TZR50 and my twin brother’s Nieto replica Telefonica Aprilia RS50.

The fun of biking and end of summer in one image

The fun of biking and end of summer in one image

Martin, Phil and another Martin grabbing the last of the sunshine in the lakes.

Now that's an exhaust and a half

Now that's an exhaust and a half

Will I need to re-jet my Suzuki after fitting this aftermarket pipe?