2007

Have you been treated unfairly?

Have you been treated unfairly?

This is the moment and MCN reader earned a £60 fine for spending a minute on a yellow line putting on sunglasses and a high visibility jacket and we want to know if you have been treated as badly. If...

Uncalibrated laser speed guns - tell us your story

Uncalibrated laser speed guns - tell us your story

The ban on laser speed guns has now been lifted after officers were told to check their calibration properly. A three-week ban on the use of laser guns was enforced because officers had not been...

Cool French custom 2007 Honda Hornets

Cool French custom 2007 Honda Hornets

Having ridden from Peterborough to Paris on my longterm 2007 Honda Hornet, I was feeling a little tired heading into the Paris Motorcyle Show. But the amongst all the new motorcycles on display,...

Download your free British Superbike test wallpapers

Download your free British Superbike test wallpapers

This week in MCN we have brought you an exclusive road test of four of the best British Superbikes. And now here's your chance to share in some of the action with these four exclusive wallpapers...

New 2008 Cagiva motorcycles uneviled on Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New 2008 Cagiva motorcycles uneviled on Tuesday, November 6, 2007

We'll be bringing you all the news on the new 2008 Cagiva motorcycle range whn it is launched on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. And that includes the new Cagiva Mito 125, undergoing the first revamp for...

Insurance claims refused because of modifications

Insurance claims refused because of modifications

Any modification to your bike could result in a theft claim being rejected and your insurance policy voided. Leading motorcycle insurance underwriter Norwich Union would not rule out rejecting claims...

2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

2008 Piaggio X7 scooter revealed

Agile and compact as an urban scooter should be, but with all the protection of a maxi, the X7 is a worthy heir to Piaggio's traditions in GT scooter design. Made by Europe's largest manufacturer of...

Moto Guzzi releases first official pictures of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Moto Guzzi releases first official pictures of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Moto Guzzi has just released the first official pictures of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio, and you can read the full official press release below: "The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio completes the range...

Video: Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport vs BMW R1200R

Moto Guzzi and BMW both now offer sportier roadster twins in the shape of the new 1200 Sport and R1200R but is that where the similarities end? Check out the video below to see what MCN’s Road Test Editor, Phil West, thought of the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport and the BMW R1200R. So is it the character of the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport or the class of the BMW R1200R that wins Phil West over? Check out...

Lonely Planet guide to Cambodia

Lonely Planet guide to Cambodia

You've trusted your eyes your whole life, but visit Cambodia and you just may start doubting them. How else to explain the unthinkable splendour of the 9th- to 13th-century Khmer temples, the tropical...

Picture exclusive: Getting technical with British Superbikes

Picture exclusive: Getting technical with British Superbikes

This week MCN brings you an exclusive road test on four of the best British Superbike motorcycles. MCN's Senior road Tester Michael Neeves took to the track at Cadwell Park on champion Ryuichi...

A question of height

A question of height

My girlfriend has enjoyed 3 wonderful years of motorcycling on her Suzuki 400 bandit which she got after she passed her test. Now she has decided that its time to step up onto something a bit bigger...

Speed camera chief Mereddyd Hughes caught by speed camera

Speed camera chief Mereddyd Hughes caught by speed camera

Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes – the country’s top traffic cop and a leading advocate for speed cameras – has been sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution for a speeding offence on a North Wales road...

Video: The best superbikes in the world?

We’ve just ridden the best superbikes in the country. Check out our video below to see how Ryuichi Kiyonari’s British Superbike Championship-winning Honda CBR1000RR FireBlade, Tommy Hill’s Virgin Yamaha R1, Michael Rutter’s Kawasaki ZX-10R and Cal Crutchlow’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 compare against each other. Read the full report in this week’s MCN, available Wednesday, October 31, 2007.

Picture special: Peugeot's new Satelis 500 maxi-scooter

Picture special: Peugeot's new Satelis 500 maxi-scooter

Peugeot’s new maxi-scooter, the Satelis 500, is one of the best-equipped – and most affordable – superscooters yet, as Kevin Ash discovered during his first test in MCN in its October 31 issue. What...

New MCN: October 31, 2007

New MCN: October 31, 2007

How would you like to see the best of the British Superbike Championship in the hands of MCN’s road testers? Well this week we test ride Ryuichi Kiyonari’s HM Plant Honda CBR1000 Fireblade, Cal...

Got it wrong again dad

Got it wrong again dad

Old Teddy boys never die, they can still cause a ruck, when on their wheels.

A tale of woe with a Fireblade

I was fed up with working on the daughters mini, (an ongoing project, four years on)" I will nip over to your brothers for that paperwork you want luv". Barnsley to Rochdale over the tops what a blast. On with the kit, new two piece leathers, out of the garage with my mint 2001 HM Plant 929 Blade vroom she never fails," What could go wrong"? Aha steady warm up to Holmfirth then give it big licks...

In love... with a bike

In love... with a bike

I love my bike!

Gwent police's 'safety' campaign

Myself and two friends were on a long weekend in South Wales from Durham 13-15 Oct 2007 with two R1s and an RSVR, and were stopped three times in 90mins for a 'Safety Check'. No check of our identity or insurance, just straight to the numberplates and £30 fines. Goes against the guidelines on the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) website under Motorcycle Policy (well worth a...

Video: Yamaha shows off the V-Max at the Tokyo show

Yamaha has shown of the new 2009 V-Max in action at the Tokyo show alongside a sculpture of the bike. This is the most detailed version of the bike we've seen so far. The sculpture shows some complete components but the video reveals that they have got some bikes that are far more complete and running. Check out the video below to see both the sculpture and the promo video for the much...

Hampshire police ad reveals 'Low Flying Squad'

An eagle-eyed MCN reader has emailed this image of a new advert displayed on buses by Hampshire Police. Unfortunately the placing of the advert appears to have overlooked the position of the exhaust pipe.    

Video: Incredible onboard lap of Sugo on the 08 Yamaha R6

Before Yamaha let the world's journalists out on the 2008 R6 the firm's test rider Jeffry De Vries had to make sure the bike and the track were ok with a few hot laps of the Japanese circuit. Check out the video below to see De Vries put in an incredible lap of the Sugo circuit where the bike was launched. It really is impressive viewing. See video of the launch test of the new Yamaha...

Streetfighters

A couple of streetfighters here for all who appreciate them...

Speed limit looms for German Autobahns

Speed limit looms for German Autobahns

The ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Germany has voted in favour of a blanket 130kph (80mph) limit on the 6000km of the Autobahn network which currently has no speed limit. The limit would be a...

Yes I have modded my bike

Yes I have modded my bike

I own an Aprilia Falco...... I have altered my cans. I gutted them and made them lighter and louder (but not offensively loud). Made my own performance airbox. Put a new chip in. Had the...

Snowsquad 2

R1Sjaak and MC King are Snowsquad. There was a Snowsquad 1. There is coming a Snowsquad 2...

Little Yamaha fan

Little Yamaha fan

At seven months my girl knows who's best!

CB400 rules!

What a great looking bike! Just like the1994 CB750F2N in my garage, it is virtually identical to my superb OLD F2N. I dont have a problem with that, I am very pleased that Honda are looking to their triumphant past for inspiration. Once in a blue moon a nigh on perfect bike shows up, and my old F2N is one of them. It has enough power to never feel lacking, a few simple tweaks have rewarded me with...

Who said romance is dead?

Who said romance is dead?

Not quite what I had in mind when I booked a pine lodge with private hot tub for Tom and I to have a romantic honeymoon last year!

2007 Australian GP MRA bike run

2007 MotoGP at Phillip Island. On The Saturday 10,000 bikes ride the 50 miles journey from Cranbourne to Phillip Island in one long convoy with a police escort. This happens every year but because of Stoner there were a few more this year.

Speed camera inaccuracy could get 100’s off speeding fines

Speed camera inaccuracy could get 100’s off speeding fines

Hundreds of road users in Lancashire could get off their speeding fines if allegations of speed cameras being incorrectly calibrated are found to be correct. Five members of civilian staff have been...

Video: Motorcycles bring London to a standstill

MCN's ride for Rights brought London to a standstill as thousands of motorcyclists made the trip to the capital to protest against road charging and made Whitehall a bike only zone. Check out the video below to see the mass bike turnout and hear some of the speaches.

MCN exclusive special deal on Stalker! Chris Walker: the autobiography

MCN exclusive special deal on Stalker! Chris Walker: the autobiography

MCN has an exclusive money-saving offer on Stalker! Chris Walker: the autobiography the new book detailing the life and racing career of one of this country’s most popular racers. Chris Walker has...

Salvagers allowed to keep BMWs from MSC Napoli

Salvagers allowed to keep BMWs from MSC Napoli

<?xml:namespace prefix="o/?"?>Anyone who dragged a BMW motorcycle up Branscombe beach on the coast of Devon back in January this year has been told they can keep the booty. &nbsp; Salvagers who signed...

MCN in Iceland

MCN in Iceland

Just thought I would add to the&nbsp;MCN travels, this time in Iceland - nice roads, a bit pricy,&nbsp;but a&nbsp;lovely place. Just wish I had the big Z with me!