August

Watch the video to win a Ducati Xerox outfit

Watch the video to win a Ducati Xerox outfit

How do you fancy the chance to win a whole bunch of official Ducati Xerox clothing as worn by Troy Bayliss and his World Superbike team? Well all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the...

Pathetic plod's plate pull

The Welsh police are at it again! Me and my three mates where making our way through Mold when we passed a police biker doing speed checks. We were fine because we knew we weren't speeding or riding dangerously. Anyway, half a mile later he screams passed us with lights and sirens flashing and pulls us in for... guess what? Carrying weapons? No. Drugs? No. HAVING 3D FONTS ON OUR NUMBERPLATES! I...

Check out my Blade

Check out my Blade

Yeah it's another Blade but she's mint, looked after, fast, (full system, K&N, gas-flowed head) goes round corners. Oh, and she's paid for. I've had her 7 years and she's given me ZERO...

Help us improve our site - and win £250 of Lewis motorcycle clothing

Help us improve our site - and win £250 of Lewis motorcycle clothing

You could win a Lewis Apex Sport leather jacket, and a matching pair of jeans, worth £250, by helping us improve this website. We want your feedback on the MCN Insurance Selector, which we've designed...

World champ Nicky Hayden’s dad dragged into drug scandal

World champ Nicky Hayden’s dad dragged into drug scandal

The father of MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has been dragged into a crack cocaine scandal after the manager of his business was charged with money laundering.  James Payne, 39, has been...

Video: Harley Nightster, Guzzi Belagio, Triumph Speedmaster

Harley's new Nightster is undoubtedly a great looking bike but how does it fair against its European rivals the Triumph Speedmaster and the Moto Guzzi Belagio. Check out the video below to see how the three bikes compare.

Ducati Desmosedici RR first ride countdown: What can we expect

Ducati Desmosedici RR first ride countdown: What can we expect

As you might have guessed, we’re pretty excited about riding the Ducati Desmosedici RR motorcycle at Misano next Tuesday, but just how close to a MotoGP motorcycle will it actually be? We...

Desmosedici first ride countdown: What makes it so special?

Desmosedici first ride countdown: What makes it so special?

Next Tuesday, as the dust is still settling from the weekend’s MotoGP race at Misano, we’ll be following the wheel tracks of the gods when we get to ride the ultimate MotoGP replica: the Ducati...

Feels a bit wooden...

Feels a bit wooden...

Poor man's bike! Spotted this in Iceland on a recent trip.

MCN in the USA

MCN in the USA

I have read MCN for more years than I care to mention and I have always wanted to add something. So here is my picture taken at the four corners monument which celebrates the intersection of Utah,...

Tigcraft 450 Supermono - could they replace 250GPs?

The debate is still raging about what will replace 250cc bikes on the GP circuit last week we tested a 250GP bike against a 600cc fourstroke and this week we try the other option - a 450cc single cylinder prototype supermono machine. Watch the video below to see how it compares.

Video: Suzuki Stratosphere in action

Japanese insiders have confirmed that Suzuki's six-cylinder Stratosphere concept bike has followed in the B-King's footsteps by getting the green light for Production in 2009. Check out the video below to see the bike in action in Suzuki's own teaser for the bike.

Wedding Blade!

Wedding Blade!

Keith and Julie Green leaving church on their wedding day. Julie insisted on leaving in style on the back of their Fireblade! Guests were asked to make a contribution to Riders for Health, rather than...

Ducati Desmosedici RR: Six days to the first ride

Ducati Desmosedici RR: Six days to the first ride

This is it, the big one. In just six day’s time at Misano, MCN will be exclusively riding one of the most awe-inspiring motorcycles ever built: the 989cc, V-four, Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica.

Lonely Planet guide to Australia

Lonely Planet guide to Australia

Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty. The landscape varies from endless sunbaked horizons to dense tropical rainforest to chilly southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts, its...

Daylight robbery

I am a security guard working within the Cambridge city centre. I travel just under thirty miles a day on my GSX-R750 to get to work for my night shift. The planned congestion charge in the area is going to escalate my traveling costs from £30pw to £48-£60pw; quite how i am supposed to afford this on the pittance of a wage I earn (the company I work for is unlikely to cover this cost) I am unsure.

Ride against road pricing

Ride against road pricing

MCN is calling on you to help challenge plans for road pricing for motorcycles by joining us in a mass ride-out in London in October. Together with riders’ rights group Rider Connect, we’re planning...

New MCN out Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New MCN out Wednesday, August 29, 2007

In this week's MCN we have the world's first Buell 1125R test. We also exclusively reveal theSuzuki six-cylinder Stratosphere has been given the nod for production. Also in this...

Picture exclusive: BMW HP2 Sport is in production

Picture exclusive: BMW HP2 Sport is in production

Take a look at some images of BMW's upcoming HP2 Sport. The sportiest BMW ever made is set to be released within weeks and it has been confirmed by an internal dealership document that it will be...

AMD custom bike championship images

AMD custom bike championship images

Take a look at some of the entries from the AMD custom motorcycle championship. The annual AMD custom motorcycle championship held in Sturgis, South Dakota saw some of the world's best and...

MCN in Switzerland

MCN in Switzerland

How cool is this? I've landed on top of mount Briethorn, 3780 metres high in Switzerland with my old friend Tom Cruise, and we thought we'd catch up with the news on Rossi.

New V-Max - but not until 2009

New V-Max - but not until 2009

Yamaha’s next-generation V-Max concept looks set to go into production as a 2009 model. This message – apparently sent to Yamaha dealers in America, where the firm’s cruisers go under the Star...

Police name M40 murder suspects

Police name M40 murder suspects

Four men charged in connection with the murder of Hell’s Angel Gerard Tobin have been named after appearing in court on Saturday. Simon Turner, Dane Garside and Sean Creighton have been charged with...

My CBR900-RRW

My CBR900-RRW

My story is please vote for my bike on rate my bike. It's a 1998 Blade.

Trial by crash

Had a top day out on my uncle's immaculately restored BSA and Matchless in a muddy quarry. Why he let us do it even he doesn't know, but here are some of the funnier moments.

Rabbiting on

Rabbiting on

My house rabbit Ronnie studying the latest copy of MCN is impressed by the Triumph Street Triple.

Me, Foggy and a long-lost pal

Me, Foggy and a long-lost pal

This is an old pic from BSB at Oulton Park in 2005. I'm on the far left, then there's my bezzy mate Neil McDonough who idolised Foggy. I asked Foggy for a pic with me and my mate and as you can see...

Latest list of bands booked for MCN Butlins

Latest list of bands booked for MCN Butlins

Keep checking the list of bands booked for the MCN Live Butlisn event on October 13-15, 2007. Crash Andy Scotts The Sweet - original members, hits include 'Wig Wham Bam', 'Ballroom Blitz' and...

Four still held over Hells Angel shooting

Four still held over Hells Angel shooting

Police investigating the murder of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin have extended the detention of four suspects for further questioning. Three men were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning after...

Arai pussy

Arai pussy

My friend's got a really cute pussy...

Wind-assisted MCN

Wind-assisted MCN

Here's a pic of me at the top of our turbines in Whitstable having a good read at dinner time!

Rothmans Blade stolen

Last night some lowlife stole a CBR1000RR... it would be spotted a mile away as it was in full Rothmans race colours. If anyone sees Rothmans fairings for sale or might have some useful info on where it might be, please drop me a bell at CBR1000RR.co.uk... ask for nambiker... thanks.

Police Golf GTI

Police Golf GTI

I just thought I would warn all bikers that North Yorks police have a unmarked greyish VW Golf GTI, spotted on the A65 between Skipton and Settle, parking mainly on the long straights and...

Video: Street Triple first group test

The Triumph Street Triple has a lot to live up to, with some great bikes in its class so we got the leading contenders together to see if it can hack the pace. Check out the video below to see how the Triumph compares to the Ducati Monster, Kawasaki Z750, Honda Hornet, Suzuki GSR600 and Yamaha FZ6

A hot read!

A hot read!

Hot bike, hot read! This is Ian Scott admiring the new Street Triple in the Compartment Fire Behaviour Training cans at the MOD Fire Services Training Centre, Manston.

Video: Buell 1125R first ride

MCN man Trevor Franklin has just ridden Buell's brand new 1125R sports bike and you can see the bike in action. Check out the video below to see Trev putting the bike through it's paces around Laguna Seca and get a look at the first non-harley engine in a Buell.