December

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 19/12/07

In Episode 18 of the MCN Daily video show we hear that the MV Bestiale has been given the go-ahead for production, Ariel will produce a supercharged single after you voted, and we take a look at the radical M85 stunt cycle.  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...

Kawasaki ZZR600 donated to Blood Runners

Kawasaki ZZR600 donated to Blood Runners

Kawasaki Motors UK has donated a brand new ZZR600 motorcycle to "Blood Runners." SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) is a registered charity run by volunteers who, in their spare time deliver...

Video: See the radical M85 stunt motorcycle in action

What you could be looking at here is the first of a new breed of stunt motorcycle - a selective mix of offroad power and styling with the nimbleness and versatility of a downhill mountain bike. Well that’s what Industrial Design degree students and builders Grady Barfoot and Dustin Griffin think, and that’s the reason behind the M85 Project Bike. The idea emerged from the pair’s joint interest in...

Picture special: Triumph Rocket III becomes Albrex Turbo Rocket III

Picture special: Triumph Rocket III becomes Albrex Turbo Rocket III

If the 140bhp of the standard Triumph Rocket III isn’t enough, how does a 220 bhp version sound? Road tester Hans Tucher has been to find out how this massive 360kg motorcycle fairs against it’s...

MCN readers give supercharged Ariel the thumbs up

MCN readers give supercharged Ariel the thumbs up

After an MCN reader vote picked the supercharged single concept as the best of three new Ariel designs, Ariel’s owner says the motorcycle will go into production. The Ariel brand was one of the...

Speed camera evidence

Speed camera evidence

We've updated our speed camera section with the latest info on dealing with a prosecution. Click the links below to see all the evidence that we have gathered since 2005 against the use of speed...

MV Agusta Bestiale motorcycle is a production reality

MV Agusta Bestiale motorcycle is a production reality

The designer of the striking MV Agusta Bestiale prototype has exclusively confirmed to MCN that the concept will go into production – and a kit will be offered to convert existing MVs. The Bestiale...

Video: First tuned 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa unveiling

No motorcycle is more closely associated with tuning than Suzuki’s Hayabusa and this is the first of the new 2008 models to have been given a thorough going-over. Suzuki America commissioned the machine from Florida-based specialists Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC), and roped in clothing firm L-R-G, Lifted Research Group, to design and sponsor the bike. Clear fairing sections reveal the engine,...

Video: 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch test

Chief MCN road tester Trevor Franklin has just finished testing the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in Qatar and you can see his full video report. Check out the video below to see what Trev thinks of the new Honda Fireblade and click here to watch an onboard lap of the track on the new motorcycle by British Superbike and World Supersport rider Jonathan Rea.

MCN Readers: “Sack Richard Brunstrom Now!”

MCN Readers: “Sack Richard Brunstrom Now!”

Chief constable Richard Brunstrom should be sacked, motorcyclists have voted. The head of North Wales Police was wrong to show pictures of a headless biker to the press without asking the family's...

MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

Motorcycle News Road Tester Adam Child, along with guest tester Charley Boorman from ‘The Long Way Down’, are currently in windy Wales testing the updated 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure and...

New MCN December 19: 48-page Review of the Year

New MCN December 19: 48-page Review of the Year

Click here to see a sample of this week's MCN This week grab yourself a festive spectacular with a special bumper Christmas issue of MCN looking back over the past year. And if this 48-page pull out...

Flying the flag

Flying the flag

My brother has a Triumph Bonneville & has just designed the spray job on the tank 'Made In england.' What do you think?

Brunstrom continues to be a clown at our expense

So senior cop Brunstrom strikes again by breaking into his office, climbing scaffolding (despite 'elf 'n'safety legislation which anyone else woud get collared for) to 'test security' and of course was backed by the North Wales Police Authority. It really is time that this 'public servant' was brought to book. His Authority should be thrown out of office with him.

Harley Davidson Christmas advert

Here is a preview of what Christmas could be like if Santa Claus was a fan of Harley Davidson motorcycles. Click here to view Harley Davidon's for sale  

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 17/12/07

In Episode 16 of the MCN Daily video show we hear about MCN road tester Trevor Franklin riding the new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, how British Trading Standards are looking into how secure motorcycle locks actually are, Nissan offereing limited edition Nissan Navara's after Long Way Down's success and Suzuki boss Paul Denning speaks about the pressure placed on Valentino Rossi.  Subscribe...

Bikewise Minimoto club

Durham Bikewise Minimoto Club ran its first indoor event on sunday the 16th December. A big thanks to everyone involved with the event, everyone had a great time. With more and more members joining this club it just shows how popular these events are becoming. Local TV and press came along and covered the event which can only be a good thing, after all the bad press about...

Thanks Big Ron

Thanks Big Ron

Thanks to Big Ron for the Toy Run. If you've ever been to the Ace cafe you'll know who I am talking about. You may not have known him by name but he was the legend that ran the forecourt at the Ace.

Video: Johnny Rea onboard the 2008 Fireblade in Qatar

Check out the exclusive video below as Jonathan Rea takes the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade for a test run at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Rea, who will be riding for Hannspree Ten Kate World Supersport team in next season, gives you the full experience of an on-board lap of the circuit. See this week's MCN, available from Wednesday, December 19, 2007 for the full test of the Honda CBR1000RR...

First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

First test report on the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

In the principality of Doha, Qatar’s Losail Circuit is the venue for the launch of the new 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the circuit testing the new...

Long Way Down Nissans

Long Way Down Nissans

Nissan has revealed limited edition versions of the Navara pickup and Patrol 4x4 to celebrate Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s “Long Way Down” trip. The cars will be given £2,500 worth of luxury...

Thinking outside the box!

I have a great disliking for chains. Having ridden shaft drive BMW's for 20 years I now have a belt driven model - brilliant. Years ago I had an idea that transmission could be by hydraulic pipe. I think this has now been achieved as a front wheel off roader. By Honda perhaps. Why not persue this for the rear wheel [or should bikes become front wheel drive anyway?] The looks could be made quite...

Triumph Street Triple owners cash in on second hand market

Triumph Street Triple owners cash in on second hand market

Riders who were lucky enough to get their hands on the Triumph Street Triple early are cashing-in by selling their machines for a premium. Motorcycles are coming up for sale with few miles, and a...

Try out trials riding

Just spent Sunday on a trials bike for the first time at "Tricks in the Sticks" (www.tricksinthesticks.co.uk), with an ex racer/stunt rider/trial rider, it was great. If anyone wants to try trialling, or doing tricks in a safe environment then this is it. His mum cooks a great lunch too!

Triumph motorcycle sales up by 10 per cent in 2007

Triumph motorcycle sales up by 10 per cent in 2007

Triumph has released figures showing its strong sales success in the 2007 financial year. Turnover was up 10 per cent from £200 million to £220 million. The sales of Triumph motorcycles also rose by...

Two million speeding tickets a year issued to motorists

Two million speeding tickets a year issued to motorists

Official government figures have revealed that almost two million speeding tickets are being issued to motorists a year. Since Labour came to power the amount of speeding tickets has almost trebled...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 14/12/07

In Episode 15 of the MCN Daily news show we hear that anti speed camera campaigner Paul Smith has died, a new motorcycles in bus lanes trial has started and Casey Stoner will ride with the number one on his bike in the 2008 MotoGP season.  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...

Modern take on a classic BMW

Modern take on a classic BMW

German BMW aftermarket part gurus Wunderlich have brought the current R1200R back to the seventies with a conversion kit to transform the bike into the seventies classic R90S. The kit, which they’ve...

Online videos fuel calls for bike power limits

Online videos fuel calls for bike power limits

Internet clips of speeding motorcyclists are putting the future of biking in jeopardy, riders’ groups have said.  A reckless minority who film themselves and post clips on video sharing...

Safe Speed founder Paul Smith dies

Safe Speed founder Paul Smith dies

Anti-speed camera campaigner Paul Smith died last night aged 52. The founder of the website SafeSpeed.org.uk is believed to have suffered a stroke or heart attack at his home in Fife, Scotland. He...

Motorcyclists cleared to use Plymouth bus lanes

Motorcyclists cleared to use Plymouth bus lanes

Motorcyclists will be given the right to use bus lanes in Plymouth, on an 18 month trial. The trial was given the go ahead after the city council and police agreed it would reduce motorcycle accidents...

Top model Kayleigh launches search for 2008 Bennetts Babes

Top model Kayleigh launches search for 2008 Bennetts Babes

Top model Kayleigh Pearson has joined forces with Bennetts, the UK’s number one for motorbike insurance*, to launch the fifth annual search for the ever popular Bennetts Babes squad. Kayleigh, who...

MCN at the Vatican

MCN at the Vatican

Outside the Vatican with the bible. Si Parry, Stourbridge, West Mids

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 13/12/07

In Episode 14 on MCN Daily British Superbikes annouces a Pirelli control tyre for the next three years, a woman quits biking after a case of false identification on a camera and Fiat release a Rossi replica car.  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...

Rossi in a bit of pain

Rossi in a bit of pain

Rossi in a bit of pain after his Valencia tumble

Police seek motorcyclist following fatal accident in London

Police seek motorcyclist following fatal accident in London

Police in South London are appealing for a motorcyclist to come forward after a fatal motorcycle accident on Eltham Road, South London.   A rider of a gold Honda motorcycle was killed after...