December

Video: Onboard lap of Jerez

Last year MCN road-tester Michael Neeves rode his long-term test Yamaha R1 down to Jerez for a bit of fun and a track school with the Masterclass race school and was taught the ropes by none other than ex-MotoGP god, Jeremy McWilliams. We've already shown you the highlights of the school in a previous video but dreadging through the archive we realised that the onboard footage from the session was...

Video: BMW R1200GS 2008 on and off-road launch

BMW's R1200GS and Adventure have been improved for 2008. But by How much exactly? Check out the videos below to see the GS tested on-road and the GS Adventure tested off-road with the help of Motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman, then take a little look behind the scenes in our crash compilation. It's quite hard to hold up a 200+ kg bike when it starst to go over. Zoom & Watch more...

Video: Has Kawasaki really changed the ZZR for 2008?

Kawasaki has introduced an updated ZZR1400 for 2008 but can anyone tell the difference? We took the 2007 and 2008 machines to the Bruntingthorpe proving ground to see just what the difference is.

Haslam and Lavilla's British Superbikes up for sale

Haslam and Lavilla's British Superbikes up for sale

How do you fancy a late Christmas present? Well if you've got a bit of spare cash left after the sales you could get your hands on the Ducati full-factory 999s campaigned by Airwaves Ducati...

Triumph Speed Triple gets the Lilley treatment

Triumph Speed Triple gets the Lilley treatment

Triumph Speed Triples are a favourite of riders who like to modify their motorcycles, but for those not confident in their eye for detail, dealer Jack Lilley offer ready-built one-offs – this is the...

Retro Ducati 900SS

Retro Ducati 900SS

I just built this retro style Ducati 900SS using the Baines Imola frame kit. What do you think?

Speeding only minor cause of motorcycle crashes

Speeding only minor cause of motorcycle crashes

A new Government report has once again revealed that speeding is actually only a minor cause of motorcycle accidents. The Government’s “Compendium of Motorcycle Statistics 2007” repeats earlier...

New Rieju SMX125 supermoto learner motorcycle

New Rieju SMX125 supermoto learner motorcycle

This is the new Rieju SMX125 learner supermoto, due in motorcycle dealers shortly. The SMX is powered by a Yamaha-sourced air-cooled four stroke single, and is housed in Rieju’s own a steel beam...

Happy new years honours list

Well here we are again. Happy new year honours list well done to all the sporting heroes. What about world champion James Toseland and all round good egg, not a sniff, it is typical anti bike.

Evel Knievel tribute Triumph Bonneville motorcycle

The bike most commonly linked with the late stunt great Evel Knievel might have been a Harley Davison, but the bike he made his name on was a Triumph – the machine he used for his Caesars Palace jump. In October Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley began work on a bike to commemorate the pivotal moment in Evel Knievel’s career, but since Evel’s death on November 30 the bike has also become a tribute to...

World's most exotic January motorcycle sale...

World's most exotic January motorcycle sale...

Forget cut-price M&S underpants and cheap microwaves, check out these stunning specials about to be off-loaded by the world’s top custom motorcycle builders. Roger Goldammer’s stunning...

Picture special: Quentin Tarantino film "Hell Ride" ready for 2008

Pictures have been released of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Hell Ride.”  The film follows a gang of bikers seeking revenge after one of their mothers is murdered by rival motorcycle gang “The 666’ers.” Larry Bishop – of Kill Bill fame – stars as badass biker Pistolero with Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as his brother The Gent and Eric Balfour (The Texan Chainsaw Massacre) as the...

The Blame Game

The Blame Game

The news of a seven year old girl killed whilst riding a quad bike on boxing day highlights the dangers of children riding motorcycles. The incident took place on boxing day. The girl and her...

Video: Freestyle rider Kyle Loza in action

Meet 21-year-old Kyle Loza, the latest tattooed whizkid to win a gold medal for best trick against the best freestyle motocross riders on the planet, with a trick he calls “The Volt!” He has razor-sharp strands of black hair with the odd streak of white. Shining metal piercings protruding from his face. Wears rock star threads, and drives a '76 “rattlesnake black” Lincoln Continental and a Chevy...

Institute of Advanced Motorists u-turn on wire rope for UK roads

Institute of Advanced Motorists u-turn on wire rope for UK roads

Recommendations for wire rope barriers on UK roads have been ditched after an MCN expose. See original story on wire rope The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) had said it wanted the barriers –...

Picture special: Kawasaki's KLX140 off road motorcycle invites you to play

Picture special: Kawasaki's KLX140 off road motorcycle invites you to play

The idea of a purpose-built, off-road ‘playbike’ may be an unfamiliar one in the UK, but in the USA it’s big business, as proven by Kawasaki’s all-new KLX140. ‘Playbikes’ are essentially what the name...

Picture special: Rieju unveils top-spec MRX450 enduro motorcycle

Picture special: Rieju unveils top-spec MRX450 enduro motorcycle

Rieju is aiming to win over the big names in enduro motorcycles with the all-new Yamaha-powered MRX450. Using the Yamaha WR450F’s 449cc five-valve single, the new Rieju MRX450 gets a head start in...

New MCN December 28: Honda Transalp gets competitive

New MCN December 28: Honda Transalp gets competitive

Want to know how the Honda Transalp fairs against its rivals? Well this week you can find out as we test the Kawasaki KLE650 Versys and Suzuki DL650X V-Strom against the Honda XL700V Transalp. Plus...

Picture special: The Radd-ical Suzuki GSX-R1000

Picture special: The Radd-ical Suzuki GSX-R1000

The designer of Yamaha’s GTS1000 has turned his hand to superbikes by creating this awesome hub-centre-steered version of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000. James Parker has spent decades working on alternative...

Road toll being considered for fast lane to cut traffic congestion

Road toll being considered for fast lane to cut traffic congestion

An idea being considered by the Highways Agency to cut cues on busy motorways has been leaked. The idea gives drivers the option to bypass queues of traffic in the fast lane, but only if they pay a...

Traffic in Britain increases by 84 per cent

Traffic in Britain increases by 84 per cent

Traffic on Britain’s roads has almost double in three decades, government figures reveal. Despite a slight dip in traffic between 2004 and 2005, the figures are on the rise again. It is also bad...

Barry Sheene - a Challenge

Barry Sheene - a Challenge

Hi, In June of next year I will be taking part in the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge to raise funds for CLICSargent, an organisation that cares for children with cancer. Barry Sheene...

Motorcyclists be warned - stay away from Ben

Motorcyclists be warned - stay away from Ben

If you ride a motorcycle in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, try to stay away from any car drivers you know called Ben. A recent survey has revealed that male drivers called Ben, from Huddersfield in...

Video: 2007 News review of the year

In the second of our reviews of the year we take a look back at the news highlights of 2007. Check out the video below to see what News Editor Ben Purvis chooses as his pick of the stories for 2007 and check back throughout the week for our sports reviews.

Video: Neevesy's muck about

While out filming some riding tips for motorcyclenews.com, MCN Roadtester Michael Neeves got it in his head to have a little fun on his bike so we kept the cameras rolling. Check out the video below to see Neevsey's lunacy on the Bruntingthorpe proving ground.

Another season over

Another season over

Hope u like photos. last grass cut this year last mcn this year. thanks bob

Video: Jonathan Rea reflects on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea was at the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch in Losail, Qatar last week. Check out this video to see what Jonathan Rea thought off the 2008 Fireblade. (Video supplied by: Gary Price at www.gspdesigns.com) See an onboard lap of Jonathan Rea on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade See MCN's Senior Road Tester Trevor Franklin's thoughts on the Honda CBR1000RR...

Video: 2007 review of the road-test year

In the first of our Reviews of the Year we look back at a year of fantastic road tests that have seen the launch of some of the most exciting bikes in a long time. Check out the video below to see which bikes MCN Road test editor Phil West chooses to highlight and keep tuned for our news and sport reviews in the coming days.

Ducati announce most improved dealer at global motorcycle conference

Ducati announce most improved dealer at global motorcycle conference

Ducati has named Alfardan Motorcycle Centre in Qatar as its most improved dealer of the year at the manufacturer’s Winning Again Importer Conference.  The dealership was chosen as having shown...

Bikers to go free over Southampton bridge on their motorcycles

Bikers to go free over Southampton bridge on their motorcycles

After 16 years of tolls, bikers can now cross the Itchen Bridge in Southampton without paying for their travels. Southampton council currently charge 20 pence for motorcyclists crossing the...

MV Agusta team up with fashion label Hydrogen for Brutale special

MV Agusta team up with fashion label Hydrogen for Brutale special

For those who prefer the standard Brutale MV Agusta has released the Hydrogen limited edition in association with Italian fashion jeans label, Hydrogen. The machine is a mechanically stock 2007-spec...

Jail for drivers who use mobile phones

Jail for drivers who use mobile phones

Drivers who use their phone behind the wheel could face two years in jail under new guidelines. Motorists caught using MP3 players, fiddling with sat-navs or reading maps could also face jail. New...

Video: 150mph wheelie on 08 ZX-10R

On the recent Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar, the American journalists attending bet out very own road tester Adam Child $100 he couldn't wheelie the 1km long straight. Adam was up for the challenge, and managed to wheelie the entire straight on his fourth attempt finally putting the front wheel down at 150mph. Luckily one of the Kawasaki mechanics managed to get one of his earlier...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 20-12-07

In Episode 19 of the MCN Daily video show Pierre Terblanche leaves Ducati, a priceless Vincent is stolen, MCN Fantasy Road Race winner receives his Rizla rep GSX-R and PSG-1 Kawasaki complete their three-day test.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what...

Ducati design boss Pierre Terblanche leaves

Ducati design boss Pierre Terblanche leaves

Pierre Terblanche, Ducati’s design boss for the last decade, has left the firm to set up a design studio of his own. Terblanche, who can count designs including the Ducati 900SS, 999, Supermono and...

Ariel Chimera?

Here is the ideal oportunity to develop the ultimate bike! Personally I like naked street fighters, sports and motorcrossers!! Imagine if there was a bike that could succesfully incorporate all, have fully easily adjustable suspension and height to give fast road stability and handling alongside off road functionality. Match this with a fully remappable engine 'tune' with the flick of a switch!...