2007

Aprilia V4 testing in Jerez

Aprilia V4 testing in Jerez

Aprilia has been testing its prototype V4 World Superbike at the Jerez GP tests this week. Alex Hoffman has been riding the latest version of the prototype. The former MotoGP rider was riding...

Safety group wants motorcyclists blamed for crashes with cyclists – even if they hit us.

Motorcyclists should be assumed to blame for crashes with cyclists, a major road safety charity has said. We should be made to pay the cyclist compensation unless we can prove they were at fault, according to RoadPeace. Amy Aeron-Thomas, director of RoadPeace, said the group was calling for the law to be changed so that “In any collision involving a pedestrian or cyclist, the motor vehicle...

KTM truck stolen from NEC show

KTM truck stolen from NEC show

KTM has just confirmed that a KTM-branded truck was stolen from outside the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC show last night (Tuesday, November 20, 2007). The 7.5 tonne truck...

Ducati reveal '08 prices

Ducati reveal '08 prices

Ducati UK has released the retail prices for the 848, 1098R and Monster 696, ahead of their UK debuts at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC in Birmingham this week. The 848 will...

Motorcycles cause cancer

Motorcycles cause cancer

Radiation from our bikes could be giving us cancer and limp manhoods, a barmy new book has claimed. Cancer in bikers could be caused by “death rays” of “electromagnetic radiation” from engines,...

Australia voted most desirable place to ride

Australia voted most desirable place to ride

A survey conducted by Bennetts insurance, has today revealed that the Great Ocean Road in Australia has become the most desired destination for bikers to visit, around the world. Stretching more than...

One too many bikes?

The summer of love! This year I have been an ass to my missus! I started off the year with a ZX6R J1 in feb, I sold it to a mate and got an SP1, but couldn't afford the 100 mile a day commute so I got a GSXR600 K5 in may and crashed it trying to wheelie in June (she doesn't know that), it was "diesel." I repaired it with her savings, sold it and bought a benelli tornado in...

Lonely Planet guide to India

Lonely Planet guide to India

India will sideswipe you with its size, clamour and diversity - but if you enjoy delving into convoluted cosmologies and thrive on sensual overload, then it is one of the most intricate and rewarding...

Video: MotoGP bikes tested

It isn't often you get the chance to ride a MotoGP bike, let alone five in a row back to back. So imagine how excited MCN roadtester Michael Neeves was when the call came in to ride all the top bikes - including Casey Stoner's championship winning Ducati. Check out the video below to see Michael ride Stoner's motorcycle, John Hopkins' Suzuki, Anthony West's Kawasaki and Nicky Hayden's Honda and...

New MCN out November 21, 2007

New MCN out November 21, 2007

Click here to see a sample of this week's MCN In this week's Motorcycle News see photographs of BMW’s secret superbike spied.  Yamaha R6 race bodywork ahs been used to disguise...

Hyosung reveals 30th anniversary Aquila motorcycle

Hyosung reveals 30th anniversary Aquila motorcycle

Korean firm Hyosung is, believe it or not, 30 years old next year and to celebrate it's revealed this limited-edition version of its 650cc Aquila cruiser. The V-Rod-esque Aqulia uses Hyosung's own...

Bikes on TV: November 21 to 27

Bikes on TV: November 21 to 27

KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

What's On: November 21 to 27

What's On: November 21 to 27

Our What’s On listings now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. If...

Claims for speed camera errors

Speed Cameras. Dorset Speed camera partnership have made a massive cock up. 16,000 people caught on the Camera at Chideock on the A35 can claim their points and fine back. The Camera was sited next to Seaton Road. There is no Seaton Road, in fact it is called Duck Lane. If you are one of those people why not get in touch with the Dorset Speed Camera partnership and add to their misery, they may...

BP relaxes motorcycle helmet rules at petrol stations

BP relaxes motorcycle helmet rules at petrol stations

BP has announced it has relaxed rules for motorcyclists using petrol stations owned and operated by the firm, meaning you should now be able to fill your motorcycle with petrol without removing your...

Rider "Bikejacked"

Rider "Bikejacked"

A motorcyclist has described being robbed of his bike at knifepoint as he waited in traffic. The rider says two thieves pounced as he queued near a pub on his way home from work. One pushed him off...

Ducati moto GP team visit Italian president

Ducati moto GP team visit Italian president

The Ducati Moto GP team, who won the 2007 Moto GP Championship were recieved by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. They were also recieved by the Italian Prime Minister, Romano...

2008 Race-spec Yamaha R6 revealed

2008 Race-spec Yamaha R6 revealed

Yamaha has revealed the full range of race-only parts for its new, 2008 R6. The standard 133bhp motor has been made more powerful with a host of parts designed to conform with World Supersport...

Orange County Choppers Wigan FC Replica

Orange County Choppers Wigan FC Replica

Orange County Choppers Wigan firm has built a theme chopper for Wigan football club, to be raffled for charity. OCC Wigan also have 400 OCC cruisers in stock. We work closely with OCC.

A lucky escape

A little while ago I was speeding at 3am in the morning, on a clear night and clear road. As I passed a garage I noticed a police car's lights come on that was parked between cars that were for sale (waiting for somebody like me). I checked my speed immediately and took the next road to the right to stop safely. As I got off the bike the police car pulled round the corner. He must have...

Subaru Sportsbike

Subaru Sportsbike

This new single-cylinder sportsbike features a Subaru-badged engine and could be on sale next year at a bargain price. The engine for the HS500sa comes directly from Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent...

The world's most expensive bike

The world's most expensive bike

This Ecosse Heretic Titanium is the most expensive new bike on the market – with a list price that’s the equivalent of £133,000. The engine is machined from a solid block of billet aluminium and...

KK

KK

Rocket hits ST Sprint amidships!! Result Carnage. The most amazing thing is though. Is that the two riders walked away with minor injuries. Needless to say both bikes are write offs.

MV Agusta Brutale race series planned

MV Agusta Brutale race series planned

MV Agusta has revealed a new one-make race series featuring the Brutale. The Brutale Challenge is intended to be a year-long series featuring 36 riders, winning cash prizes for each event and with the...

2008 BMW's unchanged

2008 BMW's unchanged

Two of BMW's current range have remained unchanged for 2008. The K1200GT, which remains mechanically unchanged, will now be available in silver for 2008. While the BMW K1200R will now be available in...

Foreign lorry driver hit and run

Last Saturday I was on my way to see Motorhead at the N.E.C. I approached a left hand bend nicely out near the white line and cut in to the apex, giving me a good view round the sweeping bend. Fortunately this meant I exited on the very left side of my lane, good job really 'cos coming straight at me was a Slovenian lorry on the wrong side of the road! I pushed out even further and...

Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

Picture Special: Suzuki Bandit Streetfighter

Check out these exclusive pictures of Suzuki's new Bandit Streetfighter, as tested for Motorcycle News. We bring you detailed pictures of some of the bikes best pictures. Including the Yoshimura Dual...

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Your ad here

Some people are prepared to sacrifice anything to achieve their biking dreams and tattoo artist Rhys Jones is offering advertising space on his own back to help fund his. The 26-year-old from...

BMW K1200 LT gets the luxury treatment

BMW K1200 LT gets the luxury treatment

The massive BMW K1200LT tourer has been given a boost for 2008, with every UK motorcycle gaining the full BMW Lux package as standard. For 2008, the basic and SE versions of the K1200LT are being...

German biker highsides in the car park

Here's a lesson in taking care on new tyres. This poor German rider has just picked up his brand new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7, and has a friend on hand to video the special occasion. But before he's managed to get even 50 feet from the showroom door, the poor chap gets over enthusiastic with the throttle, and the slippery new rear tyre lets go in the car park, resulting in a 10mph...

Lonely Planet guide to Austria

Lonely Planet guide to Austria

Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical...

Alfie and his MCN

Alfie and his MCN

My son Alfie, 5days old and born on November 9th at 8.15pm. Possibly MCN's youngest reader? A bit too small to come onto daddy's bike though!

MCN in the USA

MCN in the USA

i don't go anywhere without my mcn. Stuart Ely

Brunstrom Must Go!

Brunstrom must go. He exibits all the signs of meglomania - see Hitler films.   In addition to the appaling treatment of the Gibney accident, he also lies about speed and accident causes. He does not display the attributes of a fit person. With regard to speed - great article in the Saturday Telegraph "Speed Kills..." in an extract from a book explaining a number of government lies, it puts...

Hyosung reveal production GT650X

Hyosung reveal production GT650X

Hyosung has revealed the production version of the GT650X concept revealed at the NEC show one year ago. The finished motorcycle uses the latest version of Hyosung’s 647cc 90° v-twin, but uses a new...

New Hyosung 450 supermoto

New Hyosung 450 supermoto

Hyosung has just launched the RX450SM, an all new motorcycle to be publicly unveiled at the NEC show next week. The RX450SM uses Hyosung’s own 450cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine producing a...