November

Your biking confessions

Your biking confessions

If you've got an an embarrassing moment or a biking secret to share, then we'd like to hear from you. We're looking for stories of mechanical ineptitude, learner mishaps, or just forgetting to put...

Crash couple's joy

A couple who survived a near fatal motorcycle accident six years ago have been awarded six figure compensation packages and becoming parents – all on the same day. Stuart and Nina Smart from Claregate, Wolverhampton, were seriously injured when their motorbike and sidecar collided with a car on the A41, on July 23, 2000. Nina, now 32, broke her pelvis in four places, had a broken...

Anti-bike petrol stations

Anti-bike petrol stations

Anti-bike petrol stations in the South West of England Morrisons, Leominster Morrisons, Tavistock, Devon Esso, Dorcan Way, Swindon, Wiltshire Morrisons, Tavistock, Devon Somerfield, Amesbury,...

Scorpa's road prototype

Scorpa's road prototype

French off-road manufacturer Scorpa has unveiled this new road-going prototype. This latest design is designed purely for the road, with a flat-track style based around a 660cc Yamaha single...

BMW at dirt bike show

BMW at dirt bike show

BMW made its first ever appearance at the Dirt Bike Show on Thursday, MCN caught up with BMW Marketing Manager Tony Jakeman to find out why. He said: "We’ve come to launch our new G-series...

Sweden's Harley rival

Sweden's Harley rival

This new flat-track style road bike is Swedish firm Highland’s answer to the Harley Davidson XR1200 concept. The Dirt-Track is powered by a detuned 950cc 60° v-twin from the firm’s...

Vyrus unleashed

Vyrus unleashed

Italian hub-centre steering specialists Vyrus have unveiled special editions of the 984 C3. Vyrus originally worked alongside Bimota on the development of the Tesi and its hub-centre steering...

2007 CBR600 launch

2007 CBR600 launch

Honda's world launch of the 2007 CBR 600 is happening next week, and MCN's road tester Adam Child will be one of the first riders to experience this new machine. If you have a question on how the CBR...

Pillion dream Morini

Pillion dream Morini

This is Morini’s first crack at entering the lucrative adventure bike market. The MM3 is officially called a concept, but a production version would be easy to do as most of the major...

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 Suzuki 650 V-Strom...

Cagiva's bargain

Cagiva's bargain

You might think this is just a white version of Cagivas proven Mito 125, but look closer: the two-stroke’s expansion chamber exhaust is gone, and the stickers read 500. Cagiva replaced the...

Off-road reg plate plea

Off-road reg plate plea

An MP has added weight to the campaign to have all bikes registered following a collision between an off-road motorcyclist and a car. Worsley MP Barbara Keeley has called for the registration of...

Sheene's gear stolen

Sheene's gear stolen

One of Barry Sheene’s famous classic helmets has been stolen as part of a haul by thieves at the weekend. BSB star Scott Smart’s workshop, which he shared with World sidecar champion Tim...

McQueen classics sold

McQueen classics sold

Three bikes once owned by Steve McQueen went under the hammer on Saturday raising more than £165,000. The most expensive from his haul was his 1934 Indian Sport Scout, a 750cc V-twin that was...

ZZR1400 tops 200mph

ZZR1400 tops 200mph

American drag bike racer Chad Millholland has broken the 200mph barrier on a near standard Kawasaki ZZR1400. The bike had less than £1000 of modifications limited to an exhaust, fuel-injection...

Orange County expand

Orange County expand

Famous US chopper builder, Orange County, has announced it is to build a $13.4m headquarters in Newburgh, New York. Owned by the highly respected Paul Teutul Sr and sons Paul Jr and Mikey made most...

Bike registrations rise

Bike registrations rise

New bike sales figures released yesterday shows motorcycle registrations in October 2006 have increased by nine per cent compared to the same month last year. A total of 9,889 bikes were registered...

Work for Honda

Work for Honda

Would you like to work for one of the most popular vehicle manufacturers? Honda UK are looking for Technical Support Engineers to work with their motorcycle division in the London and South East,...

Happy 100th Mr Honda

Happy 100th Mr Honda

Honda is celebrating a ‘Happy 100th birthday’ to Soichiro Honda – the company’s founder. Born on November 17th 1906, the son of a blacksmith and a weaver, Soichiro was...

Sports personality vote

Sports personality vote

Voting has started for the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and now is your chance to put your favourite biker in with a shout. A new system will see 10 contenders short listed for the event...

Birt's rainy experience

Birt's rainy experience

MCN's MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt is in Malaysia at a winter testing session as the MotoGP regulars including newly-crowned champion Nicky Hayden get to grips with the new 800cc race bikes. Matt...

Show us your specials

Show us your specials

If you or your mates have a bike that stands out from the crowd, we want to see it and share it on the largest motorcycling site in the UK. Whether it's based on a sports bike, classic or custom, we...

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Get the MCN newsfeed

How do you fancy getting the latest bike news delivered to your computer instantly? Sign up to the new motorcyclenews.com RSS feed and that’s exactly what you’ll get. RSS is a really...

Bike cop chaos

Here's amazing footage of one police motorcyclist’s lucky escape after being rammed from his bike by a joyrider. The video taken from a police vehicle’s camera clearly shows the desperate driver willing to risk the life of the policeman and the lives of those in the learner car up ahead to escape. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Bike reviews: Click here. Product reviews: Click...

New MCN: November 15

New MCN: November 15

See the first of the launches from Milan as the motorcycle world heads to Italy. MCN showcases the new 2007 Aprilia range, which includes the Naked Shiver, Pegaso and the Tuono. Also in this...

Adult anti-speeding film

The Danish Road Safety Council has designed a new campaign to beat speeding motorists. The aim is to draw road users to speed signs and speed limits in Denmark. Around seven out of 10 motorists still speed, despite a decrease in violations. To highlight their campaign, the Danish Road Safety Council has made a short movie. WARNING: THIS MOVIE CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT Click here to watch. What...

How are your brakes?

How are your brakes?

AN online survey of motorcycle users has been launched by the Department for Transport to try and find out how we are all affected by mirrors, brakes and tyres. The government-appointed motorcycle...

Clubhouse fight

Clubhouse fight

HELLS ANGELS in Arizona are fighting to keep its clubhouse after the Arizona Attorney General’s office decided it wanted to buy the building under state forfeiture laws. Sonny Barger, a...

Q&A with Dakar veteran

Q&A with Dakar veteran

65-year-old Robbie Allan will be the oldest man to ever race in the gruelling Dakar Rally. Allan is riding for Team Honda Europe with veteran Dakar racer, Mick Extance. The 5,000 mile Rally begins on...

Princely sum for Harley

Princely sum for Harley

The Crown Prince of Qatar paid £420,000 for a Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special at a recent charity auction in Qatar – about £408,000 more than list price. A total of $11.25m was...

US Forces train riders

US Forces train riders

United States armed forces are looking at new rider training for serviceman following recently released figures showing there has been more than 100 soldiers killed in the past year on motorcycles. ...

2006 R6 Recall

2006 R6 Recall

Yamaha has issued a recall for all 2006 YZF-R6R’s due to a problem caused by the air filter fitments. According to the Yamaha recall document, “the air filter retaining screws may work...

No to Camera Boss

No to Camera Boss

The boss of the firm that makes laser speed detectors used in vans has been told by a Crown Court judge he cannot be used as an independent expert. For too long Frank Garratt, MD of Tele-Traffic UK,...

MBE for MCI boss

MBE for MCI boss

Geoff Sherley, MCI’s Chief Executive, has been honoured with a MBE for the groundbreaking “Skidz” motor project in High Wycombe. Geoff is a trustee of the project which helps young...

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MCN Mobile is offering you the chance to see one of the classic near misses in GP racing. This is the moment Max Biaggi came within inches of looping his YZR500 when he crossed the line at the 1998...

Charity plea

Charity plea

Bikers are being asked to dig deep to help raise cash for London’s Air Ambulance teams next month. On Friday, December 1 a massive charity event is being held to raise funds for the...