August

New arrest over M40 shooting

New arrest over M40 shooting

Police investigating the shooting of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on the M40 have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. Warwickshire Police said this morning that a man had been arrested yesterday...

World first test report of the Buell 1125R

World first test report of the Buell 1125R

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently at Laguna Seca riding Buell’s radical, all new 1125R. “The looks may be familiarly quirky Buell, but the 1125R is a revolutionary bike for Buell...

M62: Moron in a red Astra

The moron that this concerns won't be reading this, cos he's obviously not a biker. He was on the tail of standing traffic on the M62, on August 17, following an accident that left a five-mile tailback. He saw me approaching him, where, in the outside lane he was "parked" and anticipated my filter line round his right. With a smile he placed his car diagonally, (I jest not), across my path. I...

Rovers seized in hunt for killer of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on M40

Rovers seized in hunt for killer of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on M40

Police investigating the murder of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on the M40 have seized two Rover cars and a firearm. Warwickshire Police confirmed this afternoon that a van had also been seized. The force...

Lonely Planet guide to Ireland

Lonely Planet guide to Ireland

It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the blarney rings true. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, the country's history is almost tangible, and its people seem...

Foggy tattoo

Foggy tattoo

I had this tattoo of Foggy's famous logo yesterday.

Let the judging begin!

Let the judging begin!

Will you see your motorcycle starring in the 2008 Carole Nash Calendar ? <?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?> Over the past four weeks over 1,400 <?xml:namespace...

New MCN August 22,2007

New MCN August 22,2007

In this week's MCN, we take the world's first Triumph Street Triple group test. Also in this edition out Wednesday, August 22, 2007, MCN investigates plans to charge motorcycles in congestion zones...

Why choose Lonely Planet?

Why choose Lonely Planet?

Are you planning a motorcycle trip and need some advice? MCN recommend that you use the Lonely Planet guides as they are simple to use and&nbsp;give&nbsp;you&nbsp;fast information about your desired...

Arrests over shooting of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on M40 after Bulldog Bash

Arrests over shooting of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on M40 after Bulldog Bash

Three men have been arrested over the murder of Hells Angel Gerard Tobin on the M40, Warwickshire Police said this morning. Armed officers swooped on two addresses in Coventry and one in Nuneaton,...

Goldammer built for speed

Goldammer built for speed

This wild, one-off supercharged single cylinder streamliner was unveiled for the first time at Bonneville Speed Week. Read more about the unique Goldammer machine in this week's MCN, August 22, 2007.

Jorwil Appeal Fund

Jorwil Appeal Fund

This is a pic of my brother with his kids in Bandung, Indonesia. He was injured in a&nbsp;hit-and-run accident. We had a fundraising day back in May 07, from which we managed to raise over £8000...

Arrests made in M40 biker shooting case

Arrests made in M40 biker shooting case

Police have made what they are calling significant arrests this morning in relation to the murder of motorcyclist Gerard Tobin on the M40 after the Bulldog Bash. No details have yet been released...

Separated at birth?

Separated at birth?

I know Charley Boorman has&nbsp;finished the Long Way Down, but has he actually been moonlighting on Eastenders between trips?

Racer in training

Racer in training

Here's a picture of my son on the Playstation, doing a lap of the Isle of Man TT course. He's looking forward to his first trip to the Island in 2008!

Challenge motorcycle road pricing plans

Challenge motorcycle road pricing plans

Riders need to act now to challenge plans for road pricing for bikes, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) has warned. Motorcycle Industry Association policy director Craig Carey-Clinch says...

Gallery: See KTM's 2009 range of road bikes

Gallery: See KTM's 2009 range of road bikes

A financial report for KTM has revealed the plans for the firms 2009 range of bikes. Check out the report here or see our collection of spy shots and sneak peaks of the upcoming bikes from KTM in the...

Video: Could 600s take over from 250s in GPs?

To answer the question we got the leading British 250 and put it up against the leading British 600 Supersport bike at Cadwell park to see how they compare. Check out the video below to find out what we thought.

Every new KTM revealed

Every new KTM revealed

MCN has uncovered a leaked company report revealing every single new model coming from KTM in the next two years. The report was published by Eastern European bank Raiffeisen Centro, and recommends...

New CCTV video and pictures of shot Hells Angel

New CCTV video and pictures of shot Hells Angel

These CCTV images show Hells Angel Gerard Tobin approximately 20 minutes before he was shot dead on the M40. Police investigating Tobin’s murder released the footage this morning in a bid to jog the...

MCN in France

MCN in France

Hi there, I was holidaying in Nice last week and thought I would send in this pic of me catching up on JT's double at Brands. Au Revoir, Ali x

DVLA’s secret talks on electronic tagging for motorcycles

DVLA’s secret talks on electronic tagging for motorcycles

DVLA is secretly consulting with number plate manufacturers on fitting all new motorcycle plates with electronic ID tags. The tags, or chips, would transmit details to roadside or handheld police...

Six-day-old MCN fan!

Six-day-old MCN fan!

My boy Michael, six days old watching his first GP after drooling over MCN.

Spy chip proposals

These spy chip proposals obviously mean that people can be tracked by these computer systems. If this goes ahead the law will be changed to allow the police to use the elapsed 'A-to-B' times between two places to convict you of speeding. That means that 1000s of miles of remote, empty country stretches will oblige you to stick to 60mph when a higher speed is still safe. Given the government's...

Suzuki issue recall on 2007 GSX-R1000s

Suzuki issue recall on 2007 GSX-R1000s

Suzuki has announced a safety recall on its 2007 GSX-R1000 motorcycle. The recall is to prevent a problem with the motorcycle’s idle speed control valve, which can lead to the&nbsp;GSX-R1000 having...

Roasting in Turkey with MCN

Roasting in Turkey with MCN

Nothing better to help you relax on holiday than a boat trip round the islands with an MCN! Altinkum, Turkey.

Video: Police reveal more details of M40 shooting

Video: Police reveal more details of M40 shooting

It might not come as a surprise but in a press conference today Warwickshire Police confirmed that Gerry Tobin, the biker murdered on the M40 last Sunday, was a member of the Hells Angels. Watch the...

Watch the Hells Angels release an official statement on the death of Gerard Tobin

Watch the Hells Angels release an official statement on the death of Gerard Tobin

Watch the official statement released by the fiancee of Gerard Tobin and the Hells Angels.

Police fear revenge attack after M40 shooting

Police fear revenge attack after M40 shooting

Police&nbsp;investigating the shooting of a Hells Angel on the M40 have said they fear there could be revenge attacks. Warwickshire Police said today it was highly unlikely Gerard Tobin was shot by...

New Bat Bike in action

New Bat Bike in action

The Bat Bike - or Batpod as it will be called in the forthcoming 2008 Batman: The Dark Knight movie - has been spotted in action for the first time in this leaked still from next year's...

Police confirm murdered biker was Hells Angel

Police confirm murdered biker was Hells Angel

It might not come as a surprise but in a press conference today Warwickshire Police have confirmed that Gerry Tobin, the biker murdered on the M40 last Sunday, was a member of the Hells Angels. During...

Hodgson on our plane

Hodgson on our plane

So there we were in San Francisco airport after watching the MotoGP and AMA races at Laguna Seca, all a bit sun burned, and who should show up?&nbsp;Mr Hodgson himself! As he was travelling on his...

Police to reveal more details on Hells Angel killed on M40

Police to reveal more details on Hells Angel killed on M40

Police are today due to reveal new details about the shooting of Gerard Tobin on the M40 on Sunday. Gerard Tobin, 35, was killed by a single bullet to the back of the head thought to have been fired...

Arctic circle trip

Last August 35 of us rode from England (one guy joining us from Spain) on 25 bikes (or thereabouts) to the Arctic Circle in&nbsp;Norway. Taking the ferry from&nbsp;Newcastle to Kristiansand we then rode to Oslo and across to Sweden. After this we headed northwards to Umea. We then rode west to Mo-I-Rana in the north of Norway. On this section of road 15 miles was under repair coverd in stones,...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN's babe of the day

Video: Unity ride in London this Sunday

The Unity Ride was started in 2005 to raise funds and awareness for the people affected by the terrorist attacks on London of that year. And it’s just grown and grown. This year it takes place on August 19. All the money raised going to two charities ‘Children in Need’ &amp; ‘Help a London Child’ (these were nominated and voted upon by the Unity Riders themselves) and also to train future Unity...