2007

MCN Babe Entry 24: Louise Holland

MCN Babe Entry 24: Louise Holland

Name: Louise Holland Vital stats: 34B Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? I am very sociable. Vote for Louise: By text: BABE24 to 84188* By email: BABE24    T&C's...

NEC Video: Kawasaki's battle of the Ninjas

Kawasaki's stand at the NEC is dominated by two similar but very different bikes. All the attention is going to go to the love it or hate it ZX-10R but deserving equal glory is the new Ninja 250R. Check out the video below to see the two bikes on the stand and see just how excitied our man is over the new ZX-10R.

MCN Babe Entry 23: Jem

MCN Babe Entry 23: Jem

Name: Jem Vital stats: 34DD What makes you stand out from the crowd? Modelling for many companies and living in the U.S.A! Vote for Jem: By text: BABE23* to 84188 By email: BABE23   T&C's -...

NEC Video: Suzuki Bandit 1250 GT revealed

Suzuki only decided the night before the show opened to reveal its new Bandit 1250 GT in Birmingham. The machine, which will go on sale as a complete bike, is basically a Bandit 1250S, but with a selection of options aimed at turning the all-rounder into a proper touring bike and you can see the first video of the bike below.

NEC Video: Suzuki's GSX-Rs get UK unveiling

Suzuki has brought it's stunning new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 to the UK for the first tie at the NEC and sitting alongside them is the new GSX650F, which has been tipped as a sports bike rival. Check out the video above to take a look around the suzuki stand.

MCN Babe Entry 22: Linzi Adair

MCN Babe Entry 22: Linzi Adair

Name: Linzi Adair Vital stats: 32C Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? I get most comments on my blue eyes, and my tenacious smile stands out most! Vote for Linzi: By text:...

NEC Video: HP2 Sport leads raft of new BMWs

BMW has come to the NEC show with a whole host of new motorcycles, including an entire new GS range and the incredible HP2 Sport. Check out the video below to get a quick look round the stand and see just how special a motorcycle the HP2 Sport is.

MCN Babe entry 19: Kimberley Jones

MCN Babe entry 19: Kimberley Jones

Name: Kimberley Jones Vital stats: 34B Are you single: Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? My happy fun loving personality and my big brown eyes.   T&C's - You will be billed...

Picture special: Battistini Exile goes back to basics

Picture special: Battistini Exile goes back to basics

This custom from UK chopper builder Battistinis is completely at odds with your typical chopper – instead of chrome, wild paint and ludicrous geometry, the Exile is subtle, neatly sized but just as...

MCN Babe Entry 25: Kimberley Harvey

MCN Babe Entry 25: Kimberley Harvey

Name: Kimberley Harvey Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? I have a great, bubbly personality, good sense of humour and I am easy to get along with. I have a great smile...

Insurance shambles

With reference to the guy who was told he wouldn't be insured for a charity rally. Last winter my bike was off the road and the MOT expired (mid Feb and wet/miserable). Insurance was due at the same time and I noticed that a current MOT was a requirement. I got in touch and they said I wouldn't be covered going for an MOT. Hell - even the government lets you off mot and tax when going for an MOT.

MCN in Hong Kong

MCN in Hong Kong

Reading MCN while waiting at Starferry terminal in Hong Kong

Meeting the Moto GP stars

Meeting the Moto GP stars

Here are 2 pictures of me in the hotel bar at Laguna Seca the first one is with Jeremy Burgess, and the other wth Anthony West and Randy De Puniet. I wondered why everyone was laughing!

NEC preview day shambles

I attended the preview day of the NEC bike show on Friday and wonder what the double ticket price was all about. Apart from it not being packed with people, I cannot see how the £28 ticket price was justified. There were no programmes, no brochures of the bikes on any of the stands, and no special events for preview day. I certainley won't be going to another one!

Silk Road adventure

Rupert has now returned from his round the world trip, raising money for charity. His blog is www.621.org.uk. Some excellent video of part of his trip on the Silk Road where he was joined with others is now on YouTube. See: "Globeriders Silk Road Adventure 2007 on BMW R1200GS"

Me, Foggy and Whitham

Me, Foggy and Whitham

Me with Foggy and Jamie Whitham at a hotel in Birmingham, after going to the Bike Show at the NEC

Not insured for that, sorry!

Having recently purcahsed a Honda CB1300 and wanting to show it off a bit and familiarise myself with it after using a Yamaha XJR1300 for so long I took the decision to participate in a Christmas charity toy run on behalf of Bradford Gingerbread for single parent families. Nothing complicated in that I thought. How wrong could I have been? Coincidentally, I am also a traffic cop and am therefore...

£20m Gatso refund

Hampshire Police will have to refund up to £20m to 250.000 motorists because a Gatso camera on the A27 at Fareham in Hampshire had incorrect warning signs and therefore the 40mph limit had no backing in law. The judge ruled in Portmouths Magistrates Court that ''All speeding tickets where the signs are wrong must now be dismissed'' Even Paul Smith of Safespeed agreed! If there is not a worded...

Moto Guzzis loss

I have had a fazer 1000 for five years and I fancied a change. I liked the look of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio. I went to the bike show on the 23rd to have a look and there was not a Moto Guzzi to be seen anywhere! I guess somebody forgot to send them an invitation. I walked by the Benelli stand, saw the Tre1130K and was really impressed by the bike and the enthusiasm of the bloke...

Me and Charlie Boorman

Me and Charlie Boorman

I visited the NEC bike show on friday 23rd. I had a great time. It was even better meeting Charlie boorman.

Best to start young

Best to start young

This is my little boy. He got fed up playing with his toys and started reading. I must say he's got good taste

NEC Video: KTM launches 990 supermoto

KTM has used the NEC show to launch a completely new version of its big twin supermoto replacing the 950 engine with the LC8 990 lump. The engine is not the only change with revised geometry and fuel injection replacing the carbs of the previous motorcycle. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle unveiled at the show.

NEC Video: Honda go big for the new Blade

Honda have come to the NEC motorcycle show with a very big stand and some impressive new hardware. Check out the video below to get a quick look at what you can see on the stand including the new Fireblade.

NEC Video: Ducati bring four new bikes to the NEC

Check out our video above to get a look at Casey Stoner's MotoGP motorcycle, the 1098R, the Desmosedici RR, the 848 and the new Monster.

GPS trouble in Spain

I would just like to tell you about an encounter I had with the Spanish Police. In October I was riding my Tiger 955i up through Spain, heading for France enjoying the weather and the great roads, when I got pulled over by the Guard Civil. They had seen that I had a Tomtom GPS fitted to the bike with an intercom lead running from my lid. They then told me that ear...

New Suzuki Bandit 1250 GT aimed at long-distance touring

New Suzuki Bandit 1250 GT aimed at long-distance touring

Suzuki only decided the night before the show opened to reveal its new Bandit 1250 GT in Birmingham. The machine, which will go on sale as a complete bike, is basically a Bandit 1250S, but with a...

Royal Enfield Woodsman launched

Royal Enfield Woodsman launched

It might not have the glamour of some more mainstream bikes but Royal Enfield has revealed its latest motorcycle for the first time at the NEC show. The Royal Enfield Electra Woodsman is a new...

Enfield gears up for the future

Enfield gears up for the future

It might have been around for nearly 60 years but Royal Enfield has no intention to allow the Bullet to be killed by the latest emissions regulations. The firm revealed a redesigned version of its...

Is the 2008 Honda Fireblade your favourite motorcycle at the NEC Show?

Is the 2008 Honda Fireblade your favourite motorcycle at the NEC Show?

Do you think the 2008 Honda Fireblade is the best motorcycle at the 2007 International Motorcycle Show at the Birmingham NEC? We want you to vote for your favourite motorcycle at the show, by clicking...

Aprilia V4 breaks cover at Jerez

Aprilia V4 breaks cover at Jerez

Aprilia's forthcoming V4-engined superbike broke cover this week at the Jerez circuit in Spain, with test rider Alex Hoffman at the controls. The new machine took to the track during a test session...

MCN at Eddies Bar

MCN at Eddies Bar

Here's a pic of me outside eddies bar in Portugal. owmed by by Iron Maiden (went all that way to have a pint and talk about bikes with them and they where shut at 8.30 on a friday night!). But i can...

Brunstrom at “last chance saloon”

Brunstrom at “last chance saloon”

Richard Brunstrom is at “the last chance saloon” over his use of photos of a headless biker, a North Wales Police Authority member has said. Eifion Jones said the North Wales police chief had shown a...

KTM launches new 990 Supermoto

KTM today revealed the 2008 version of the 990 Supermoto. The engine has been upgraded to 999cc's and the power increased from 96bhp to 115bhp. The new bike also features fuel einjection, to pass Euro 3 emissions regulations and the clocks are much easier to read and are easier on the eyes. Here we have a few pictures of the new KTM 990SM. To find out how more about the new bikes...

Parking ticket misery

I got a £60 parking ticket for being over time (11 minutes) on a parking bay in Nottingham. I wrote to explain that I was donating blood at the time and had a "slow bleed" followed by a bit of dizziness. My claim was backed up by a letter confirming the facts from National Blood Service. Notts Council said they didn't accept these were extenuating circumstances. Hope the b****rds don't get any of...

The world's most expensive motorcycle - Ecosse Heretic Titanium

The world's most expensive motorcycle - Ecosse Heretic Titanium

This is the most expensive new production motorcycle you can buy the Ecosse Heretic Titanium series at £133,000. For the same money could buy a grid full of 600cc sportsbikes, so what exactly do you...

Top cop's speeding case adjourned

Top cop's speeding case adjourned

A top cop and speed camera chief has had his speeding court case adjourned. Meredydd Hughes was summonsed to appear at Wrexham Magistrate’s court this morning over allegations of driving at 90mph...