August

Audio: 15 capitals in 15 days

Brain Cunning had a plan to ride to 15 capitals in 15 days to raise money for charity and he called in to BBC Radio Ulster from the Joey Dunlop memorial in Tallinn, Estonia. Click the player on the right to hear the live radio interview.

Video: Z1000 to Brno

 MCN man Andy Downes took his long-term-test Kawasaki Z1000 to Brno to watch World Superbikes and filmed his trip. Check out the video below to see how he got on.

Britain's oldest bikers

Britain's oldest bikers

Ten of Britain’s oldest bikers have been recruited by insurance company Bennetts to share some of their experience that totals 689 years and covered more than half-a-million miles between...

Win a copy of the new Barry Sheene book

Win a copy of the new Barry Sheene book

A new Barry Sheene biography is now on sale – the first to be written with the full cooperation and backing of his widow Stephanie and his best mate and team-mate Steve Parrish. And you could be in...

The motorcycle insurance companies want you to ride

The motorcycle insurance companies want you to ride

An Australian insurance company has designed this funky fictional motorcycle it would like you to ride – but underneath the wacky shape is a bike with all the fun taken out. The Swann Insurance...

2008 Honda VFR revealed in new motorcycle patent

2008 Honda VFR revealed in new motorcycle patent

Details of Honda’s 2008 VFR1000 have been revealed in a newly published motorcycle patent document – which shows the motorcycle to have a radical new frame design. The Honda V-four sports...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN's babe of the day

Video: Set your suspension up properly

MCN man Andy Downes knew he could get more from the suspension on his long-term test Kawasaki Z1000 so he enlisted the help of Harris Performance to set it up perfectly with tips that apply to any bike. Check out the video below to see exactly how to improve your bikes handling.

Foggy does Doctor Who?

Foggy does Doctor Who?

Saw Foggy drivelling on about his MV deal the other week on TV. But what has he been doing recently? My son reckons he was in the last sereies of Dr Who. What do you think?

Freedom of Information request confirms speed cameras in decline

Freedom of Information request confirms speed cameras in decline

Three out of four regional speed camera authorities report that camera vans are spending less time catching speeders than last year, an MCN investigation can reveal.   In some counties the...

A happy GTR owner

Kawasaki GTR: Just that bit better. Having tested Yamaha's FJR the natural replacement for my previous XJ900 I read a follow up report on Kawasaki's new GTR. This report compared not only the FJR but also BMW's K1200 GTSE. Confused I called BMW. I could practically see the dealership if only a couple of houses were removed. They answered 'Yes we have a K1200GT demonstrator here right now and...

Lonely Planet guide to Lithuania

Lonely Planet guide to Lithuania

Lithuania owes much to the rich cultural currents of central Europe: it once shared an empire with neighbouring Poland that stretched from the Baltic Sea almost to the Black Sea. Its capital Vilnius...

First picture of motorcyclist shot on M40

First picture of motorcyclist shot on M40

Police have released a photo of the motorcyclist shot dead on the M40 on Sunday which shows him wearing a Hells Angels T-shirt. During a press conference yesterday, Warwickshire Police formally...

Lonely Planet guide to Latvia

Lonely Planet guide to Latvia

Latvia is the small, flat and largely boggy meat in the sandwich between its Baltic neighbours. It packs a lot in though: start with Rīga, its vibrant coastal capital, and move on to photogenic...

Lonely Planet guide to Estonia

Lonely Planet guide to Estonia

Ever wanted to eat blood sausages washed down with a syrupy liquor of unknown origin, check out abandoned Soviet military installations, or go bog walking then get flogged with birch branches in a...

Biker loses leg but doesn't notice

A motorcyclist didn’t realise his leg had been severed after he hit a safety barrier and rode on for more than a mile, leaving his friend to pick up the missing limb. According to police reports, the unnamed 54-year-old office worker was out riding with a group of friends in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu near Tokyo yesterday and misjudged a bend, hitting the central barrier. According to local police, as...

New MCN out August 15, 2007

New MCN out August 15, 2007

This weeks in MCN, the friend of the M40 shooting victim tells us it was nothing to do with the Bulldog Bash. Also in this edition, available from Wednesday, August 15, 2007, we take an exclusive look...

Britain's got biking talent: Your bike in the 2008 Carole Nash calendar

Britain's got biking talent: Your bike in the 2008 Carole Nash calendar

We’ve got seven of the world’s most famous biking brains lined up to help judge the Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition – and if you want to be a part of it then you’d better be quick, because...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN's babe of the day  

R6 vs GSX-R750 at Cadwell Park

Having bought my New Repsol Fireblade in 2005 my mate got himself a new Suzuki GSX-R750 K5. He wanted to do a Cadwell track day but I decided to hire an R6. By the afternoon session I was pleased with my decision. Someone nudged my mate at Chris Curve, causing them both to go down which made a right mess of his four-month-old Gixer. All was restored OK but it certainly makes you realise how easy...

Husqvarna insurance deal

Husqvarna are offering £99 fully-comprehensive insurance on all new 2007 SM510R and SM610ie models. It's available for a limited period only. Depending on circumstances this is available for all new customers aged 19 years and over. See your local dealer for more information.

Brands Hatch track day to music

I now ride a Honda Repsol Fireblade but in 2004 whilst I still had my previous Fireblade & with my interest in making my own on bike DVDs to music from track days & trips I decided to do several trackdays & make a DVD. This is the first few minutes of the DVD going round Brands Hatch GP circuit. The DVD is a mix of laps to music and single laps from different camera shots...

Long Way Down Q&A

Long Way Down Q&A

Last week Paul Caunce and Peter Elgin returned from a trip of a lifetime riding alongside Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The pair paid over £10,000 each at this year’s Riders...

Video: Police appeal for help with M40 shooting case

Police have held a press conference to release the latest information about the biker shot off his motorcycle on the M40 on Sunday. Check out the video below to see our interview with Detective Superintendant Lawrence from the team investigating the murder.

Isle of Man 2006 tour

I ride a Honda Repsol Fireblade & in 2006 me & some mates went to the Isle of Man for a long weekend to enjoy going round the TT course. I am into making my own on bike DVDs to music from track days & trips, so here is a small sample from last year's DVD showing us going over the Mountain section. More of us went this year so once I have edited the on-bike footage I will send in a...

Picture exclusive: MCN Supermoto group test

Picture exclusive: MCN Supermoto group test

The bikes: BMW G 650 Xmoto £6,195 This is the supermoto version of BMW’s new G 650 X series of bikes (the other two are the Xchallenge and the Xcountry). Unlike bigger BMWs the Rotax powered Xmoto has...

Warwickshire Police: M40 murder could be contract killing

Warwickshire Police: M40 murder could be contract killing

Police have revealed more details of the murder on Sunday of biker Gerry Tobin, who was shot while riding back from the Bulldog Bash on the M40, and have not ruled out the possibility it was a...

Young readers

Young readers

Hi I am Cameron Karl and I am 2 years of age and I like reading MCN, which my mum and dad do not buy. But my nanas and dadas, Hazel and Nigel, buy it and watch the bike racing too, but I still have to...

Sparky!

Sparky!

My mate on the Cat & Fiddle... nearly lost this slide, but my other friend took a good picture.

Black and white holiday memories

Black and white holiday memories

I tracked down this picture, which I knew existed, and thought I'd share it. It shows me, my mum and my brother on our way home from a caravan holiday in Devon in 1960. I would be around 2 and a half...

Aprilia RSV1000 - Strawberry fields forever - almost

Aprilia RSV1000 - Strawberry fields forever - almost

Here’s what happens when you hit mud strewn across the road from the exit of a strawberry field... After locking the front but keeping upright, an excursion into the field saw our long term Aprilia...

Brit breaks 250 production motorcycle record

Brit breaks 250 production motorcycle record

British Kawasaki KR-1S owner Mark Jordan defeated the 250cc production record yesterday (Monday August 13, 2007) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in America. The 250cc production record requires the...

Motorcycle rider shot on M40 is named

Motorcycle rider shot on M40 is named

The rider shot dead on the M40 on Sunday has been named as Gerry Tobin. Tobin, 35, worked as a mechanic for Warr’s Harley-Davidson in London. He was killed by a single shot to the back of the head...

MCN Exclusive: Triumph Rocket III Touring spyshots

MCN Exclusive: Triumph Rocket III Touring spyshots

Here are the world’s first pictures of the final version of Triumph’s Rocket III Touring – which shows that the bike bears an almost remarkable resemblance to the Harley-Davidson Road King. This...

Hells Angel killed by single shot was named Gerald

Hells Angel killed by single shot was named Gerald

A Hells Angel shot dead on the M40 on Sunday was killed by a single bullet to the back of the head, police announced last night. Warwickshire Police said the shot was believed to have been fired from...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN's babe of the day