2007

My new ride

My new ride

This is my latest ride. A Yamaha FZ600 Fazer. The nicest semi-sports bike there is. 98 bhp and lots of go. 6 speed - it's a winner!!!

My wife at the NEC

My wife at the NEC

Here's a photo of my gorgeous wife Dee at the Bike Show. Luckily for my bank balance she can barely touch the floor!

Video: Take a tour of Evel Knievel's bike collection

MCN visited Evel Knievel's house in Florida and managed to sneek a look at Knievel's bike collection including his infamous Wembly jump bike. Check out the video below to take a tour of the collection and grab a copy of MCN on Wednesday December 12 to see our 16-page tribute to Knievel.  Evel Knievel dies, aged 69 Send us your Evel Knievel tributes Evel Knievel's funeral details...

Evel Knievel's funeral details released

Evel Knievel's funeral details released

Before his death Evel Knievel made arrangements to be buried in his hometown of Butte, Montana – and plans are now underway for a funeral in front of tens of thousands. The Butte Civic Arena,...

Send us your Evel Knievel tributes

Send us your Evel Knievel tributes

Was Evel Knievel your childhood hero? Did his daredevil stunt career inspire you to ride bikes? If so, MCN wants your tributes to one of the most famous motorcyclists of all time. Evel died at his...

NEC - Poor Show

What a waste of money and time. I usually get there at 10 am leave about 4 pm having taken everything in, but after arriving at 10 am I was hard pushed to fill my time until 2.30 pm. It will be along time before I go again. However, I did look at some bikes. I didn't bother sitting on any sports bikes as that is not where my money would go. They had a Bandit 1250 kitted out with all the touring...

Video: Evel Knievel's greatest moments

Evel Knievel has died at his home after a long illness. The daredevil rider shot to fame for his amazing long-distance jumps and we've brought together a collection some of his biggest. Check out the video clips on the right and below to see some of the jumps that Evel will be remembered for as well as archive footage from his earlier career. Check out the December 12 edition of MCN for our full...

Evel Knievel dies, aged 69

Evel Knievel dies, aged 69

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel has died at the age of 69. The motorcycle legend had suffered from ill health for several years, and suffered two strokes in June, 2007. His health was also failing...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 30/11/07

In Episode 5 of the MCN Daily video show we catch up with the Michael Neeeves as he gets the first ride on the new Ducati 848 and look at the mad V12 engined sidecar combo.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new show.

The next Rossi

The next Rossi

Heres a picture of my 2 year old nephew, having his first try out on his cousins Rossi rep minimoto. We are starting him early, who knows, he could be our next Motogp star?!

Video: First impressions of the Ducati 848

Michael Neeves got to  ride the new Ducati 848 for the first time today and has sent back a quick update with his first impressions of the bike. Check out the video below to hear what Michael has to say after coming back in from his first time out on the bike.

MCN Babe entry 26: Michelle Smith

MCN Babe entry 26: Michelle Smith

Name: Michelle Smith Vital Stats? 32D Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? I’m usually quite scantily dressed, so I’m normally the one girl with a short skirt (or ‘belt’ as my...

Picture gallery: Suzuki RM-Z450

Picture gallery: Suzuki RM-Z450

Here you can see more pictures of Suzuki's revolutionary new motocross motorcycle, the RM-Z450. The new RM-Z450 will have a five-speed gearbox. Up until now the RM-Z450 only had a four speed...

KTM RC4 details revealed

KTM RC4 details revealed

KTM insiders have revealed the first details of the RC4 single-cylinder sportsbike which the firm has been developing in secret. You can read all about the bike in MCN next week, but the headline...

V12 Diesel powered motorcycle

V12 Diesel powered motorcycle

IF G.I Joe rode a bike, this would be it. A 620hp diesel V12 powered bike and sidecar outfit powered by a Soviet T-55 tank. This behemoth of a bike has been built by mental German builders, Harzer...

Anti-bike petrol stations

Anti-bike petrol stations

Here is a list of all the petrol stations that have refused to serve MCN readers, unless they removed their helmets. The highest proportion of the complaints we have received have been about the...

Knievel and Kanye call it a day

Knievel and Kanye call it a day

The feud between Evel Knievel and Kanye West over the US rappers 2006 ‘Touch the Sky’ music video has come to an end after West’s record label paid the former stuntman an undisclosed settlement last...

MCN Babe entry 28: Tina Brophy

MCN Babe entry 28: Tina Brophy

Name: Tina Brophy Vital Stats: 34C Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? I always wear a big friendly smile and I'm very approachable. Vote for Tina: By text: BABE28 to 84188* By...

MCN Babe entry 27: Emily Williams

MCN Babe entry 27: Emily Williams

Name: Emily Williams Vital Stats: 30D Are you single: Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? My sexy dark features and welsh accent Vote for Emily: By text: BABE27 to 84188* By email:...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 29/11/07

In Episode 4 of the MCN Daily video show we catch up with the masses of motorcycle race testing taking place around the world and Cambridge exempts motorcycles from the congestion charge.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you think of the new...

Video: 2007 Sports bike of the year

Michael Neeves heads to Jerez in Spain with the cream of this year's sports bikes, but which one is best? Check out the video below to see the Yamaha R1, Honda CBR600RR, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Ducati 1098 go head to head and find out which one came out on top.

Video: Track tuition from Jeremy McWilliams

Check out what happened when Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went to the Masterclass race school at Jerez and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. Read more about it in this week's MCN.

Yamaha XT660Z Teneré official video

The new Yamaha XT660Z Teneré hasn’t reached the UK yet, but this official Yamaha video shows the new motorcycle being put through its paces.   The single-cylinder adventure motorcycle is an official UK model for 2008, and this video demonstrates the bike’s ability on and off road.      

New "biker-friendly" LED road stud

New "biker-friendly" LED road stud

Cat's eyes are soon to be replaced on our roads by solar-powered LED's from British company Astucia. The new light, called the Intelligent Road Stud (IRS), will charge during day light hours, via its...

Free parking at the NEC?

I would love someone from the MCI to explain why many of the exhibitions at the NEC have free parking and the Bike Show doesn't. If you check out the website for the NEC you will see in the what's-on-guide a list of events and how much the parking costs. I only mention it because a few years ago the Bike Show was on at the same time as a woodworking exhibition. A mate of mine, who operates kitchen...

Riders for Health featured in The Times Christmas Campaign

Riders for Health featured in The Times Christmas Campaign

Motorcycle charity Riders for Health (RfH) has been chosen as one of the three causes featured in an annual appeal by UK newspaper The Times. Riders provides essential transportation for health...

Me and James Toseland at the NEC

Me and James Toseland at the NEC

James Toseland and me at the NEC bike show 2007. and no I am not wearing earings.

Meeting Bradley Smith at the NEC

Meeting Bradley Smith at the NEC

This is me meeting birthday boy Bradley Smith at this years NEC bike show. What a nice guy, Bradley agreed to sign several photos for me, I was so impressed that I gave him one as a birthday present!

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 28/11/07

Episode 3 of the new MCN Daily show asks what your experience of petrol station helmet rules are and we catch up on the masses of race testing taking place around the world including Suzuki in Qatar, Rossi and Toseland in Jerez and Bayliss on the 1098 for the first time.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the...

BMF welcome congestion charge exemption for Cambridgeshire

BMF welcome congestion charge exemption for Cambridgeshire

The BMF has welcomed plans from Cambridgeshire County Council to exempt motorcycles from the congestion charge. Cambridgeshire will be the third local authority (after Durham and London) to completely...

Your View: Was Richard Brunstrom right or wrong to display images of a decapitated biker?

Your View: Was Richard Brunstrom right or wrong to display images of a decapitated biker?

We want to poll your views on whether North Wales Police Chief Richard Brunstrom was right or wrong to use images of a decapitated biker in a road safety press briefing. Brunstrom himself is...

Touring cruiser test gallery: Triumph Rocket 3, Victory Kingpin Tour and Harley-Davidson's Road King

Touring cruiser test gallery: Triumph Rocket 3, Victory Kingpin Tour and Harley-Davidson's Road King

You can download motorcycle desktop pictures of some of the stunning images from the touring cruisers group test which appears in MCN, November 28, 2007. Whether your favourite motorcycle is the...

Have your say on BPs new helmet policy.

Have your say on BPs new helmet policy.

This week BP announced a nationwide lift on their motorcycle helmet ban. Although the signs asking for your helmet to be removed will not be taken down, you are allowed to keep you helmet on. Why...

Lonely Planet guide to Mali

Lonely Planet guide to Mali

Mali is not the place to go for safaris. What it does have is a smorgasbord of surreal landscapes, beautiful artwork, Timbuktu, castellated mosques made entirely of mud, pink sandstone villages...

Foggy attends Coventry Building Society party

Foggy attends Coventry Building Society party

I was really excited to meet the one and only Carl Fogarty at my staff party with the Coventry Building Society. We sat up all night with him drinking champagne. It was such a privilige to be...

New MCN, out from Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New MCN, out from Wednesday, November 28, 2007

See all the new 2008 motorcycles for the first time in Britain in a full review of the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC in this week’s MCN. Click here to check out a sample of the...