December

New MV Agusta and Cagiva distributor announced

New MV Agusta and Cagiva distributor announced

Moto GB Ltd has been announced as the new distributor Cagiva and MV Agusta as of January 1 2008. Moto GB take over from Three Cross Motorcycles, who will continue as the UK importer for Peugeot...

Video: A lap of Qatar onboard the 2008 ZX-10R

Video: A lap of Qatar onboard the 2008 ZX-10R

MCN Road-tester Adam Child put in some hot laps of the Qatar circuit on the 2008 Kawaski ZX-10R (but still couldn't keep up with the Kawasaki test rider) and you can. check out the onboard video...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 06/12/07

In Episode nine of the MCN Daily video show we get the news that the Honda Ape is to live a while longer, Ariel are getting back into bikes and you can choose what they make, and the Vectrix electric superbike gets it's UK debut.  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...

My speeding case victory

I have recently defended my speeding prosecution, for travelling at 91mph on a 60mph road. I gathered and researched myself all facts and figures, challenged the copper who photoed me from a roadside van and then took the CPS and the police to court. I won and the case was in my favour. So there you have it, you can beat the police at their own game, so bad luck to the rozzer who just got pinched...

Mark at the NEC

Mark at the NEC

Another pic from the NEC. My mate Mark was drooling over some of the machines we saw. Manny just loved the girls!

Croatia's great roads

Croatia's great roads

Pictures taken in Porec, Croatia recently. Bike detailing was excellent and roads superb. Make ours feel like 3rd world highways.

Your tributes to Evel Knievel

Your tributes to Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel’s death at the age of 69 prompted you to send dozens of tribute emails to MCN, some of which we’ve included in the special 16-page Evel Knievel tribute in the MCN issue December...

Bikesure Clubrider scheme

Bikesure Clubrider scheme

Motorcycle insurance firm Bikesure have launched a new insurance scheme called Clubrider. The scheme aims to offer discounts and marketing advice to motorcycle clubs around the UK, and the larger...

What motorcycle do you want Ariel to build?

What motorcycle do you want Ariel to build?

British firm Ariel is set to make a motorcycle comeback under the guidance of boss Simon Saunders. You can read about his plans in MCN (December 5, 2007), on sale now, but here's a sneak preview of...

Honda Ape gets injected

Honda Ape gets injected

The tiny Honda Ape 50 motorcycle has just been revamped to make sure it can stay in production. The air-cooled 49cc single, a slightly bigger version of the classic Monkey bike, has been given Honda’s...

Bennetts-backed world champion secures top ten honour

Bennetts-backed world champion secures top ten honour

The BBC has announced its ten-person shortlist for the 2007 Sports Personality of the Year accolade – and Bennetts-backed James Toseland has made the grade. The 2007 World Superbike Champion has...

New leather patent

Our small company has a license for a revolutionary leather technology. We would love to get in front of Triumph. We are currently negotiating with BMW'S moto apparel manufacturer as well as other US moto companies. Please give us a moment of your time. http://www.webbikeworld.com/leather-motorcycle-clothing/leather-with-lycra/

Tescos and helmets

Tesco again, in Kingsway, Dundee.Here is the emails I sent to Tesco and the replies I recieved. Me: Dear Sir/Madam, On Saturday 9th of June I went into the Tesco garage, Kingsway, Dundee to purchase petrol for my motorcycle trip up North that day. When I had paid for my petrol I was informed by the young girl behind the counter that next time I purchased petrol I would have to remove my helmet...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 05/12/07

In Episode 8 of the MCN Daily video show Britain's former top traffic cop, Meredydd Hughes, is banned from driving, Evel Knievel leaves $100m debt and we get an update on the MCN Babe competition.  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 you...

Video: First ride of BMW's new sports bike, the HP2 Sport

MCN man Trevor Franklin has just finished riding BMW's carbon clad HP2 Sport for the first time and you can see the motorcycle in action. See what Trev thought of the £14,500 motorcycle in the video below and read his full test in the December 12 edition of MCN.  

Video: The Ride - A simpler take on the Long way down

If you got fed with certain Hollywood stars whinging their way down Africa, another take on the motorcycle travel show is set to air next week. The Ride is a new series on the National Geographic channel, which started on Sunday and follows 11 ordinary British bikers on their travels down the Pan American Highway, going from Alaska to Patagonia. Unlike the massively-backed adventures of Ewan...

Video: Med Hughes: “We are expected to abide by the law”

This video clip of shamed top traffic cop Med Hughes shows him preaching about the benefits of speed cameras – just a month before he was nabbed by a camera himself. He was caught on camera in May, and banned today for 42 days for doing 90mph on an A road. The clip was recorded in April for the DVD: "How to avoid speeding fines and points legally" In it he argues that speed cameras have proved to...

Cassie's tribute to Evel

Cassie's tribute to Evel

Cassie's tribute to a true legend.

Evel Knievel's tombstone is prepared

Evel Knievel's tombstone is prepared

This image shows the tombstone of motorcycle legend Evel Knievel being completed by Bernie Brophy in Montana. The headstone will include Knievel's date of death and the words, "Believe in Jesus...

Police Chief Meredydd Hughes gets driving ban for speeding

Police Chief Meredydd Hughes gets driving ban for speeding

Britain's former top traffic cop, Meredydd Hughes, has been banned from driving for 42 days after admitting speeding at 90mph in a 60 zone. The chief constable for South Yorkshire was...

V-Max at Hallett

V-Max at Hallett

I saw a slightly modified 2000 V-Max w/ R1 front end & 'Busa rear wheel giving a roadrace course the once-over. Too bad the photo missed the shower of sparks display from the kickstand in some of...

Lonely Planet guide to America

Lonely Planet guide to America

The USA is home to several of the world's most exciting cities, some truly mind-blowing landscapes, a strong sense of regionalism, a trenchant mythology, more history than the country gives itself...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 04/12/07

In Episode 7 of the MCN Daily video show we catch up with Chief MCN Road-tester Trevor Franklin as he tests the all new BMW HP2 Sport, take a look at the massive Ducati celebration in Bologna and throw our weight behind James Toseland in his bid for BBC Sports personality of the year.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch...

NEC 2007

NEC 2007

Me and my mates went to the NEC for the first time this year and loved it. Sat on loads of bikes, looked at the merchandise and the women. It was a great day and I took a load of pictures which I have...

George Formby's Norton International sells for £30,000

George Formby's Norton International sells for £30,000

A Norton International purchased new by comedian George Formby sold for £30,582 at an auction on Monday (December 3, 2007). The 1947 490cc Norton International was one of many bikes owned by George...

Evel Knievel's heirs set to lose fortune

Evel Knievel's heirs set to lose fortune

Evel Knievel's heirs could be out of pocket after former Knievel biographer Sheldon Saltman has finished with the stunt legend’s legacy. Knievel attacked him with a baseball bat in September 1977,...

Sam (aged 2) at the NEC

Sam (aged 2) at the NEC

With my son, Sam, at the NEC... (1) Dad, this is no good, I can't get to the bars. (2) Ok, now I get to the bars, but what's with the extra set of wheels? (3) Perfect, a Sam sized bike (well in a year...

Picture special: New AJS YX-R125

Picture special: New AJS YX-R125

Although proudly wearing the AJS logo this is a machine with little in common with its illustrious British ancestors. Instead, the new Chinese-built YX-R is a generic single cylinder design similar to...

BMW HP2 launch first impressions

BMW HP2 launch first impressions

The new BMW HP Sport caught the eyes of the 1000s of visitors  to the recent NEC Motorcycle Show and MCN can now say it goes as good as it looks. MCN´s chief road tester Trevor Franklin is...

New MCN December 5 - Tribute to Evel Knievel

New MCN December 5 - Tribute to Evel Knievel

MCN pays tribute to the world’s most famous motorcyclist and stunt legend, Evel Knievel who died on Friday aged 69. A free 16-page supplement looks back over his career and among the tributes is a...

MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 03/12/07

In Episode 6 of the MCN Daily video show we remember the legend that was Evel Knievel, catch up with Michael Neeves as he gets the first ride on the new Ducati 848 and Honda CBF600 and hear from Adam Child as he gets the first ride of the Kawasaki ZX-10R.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

Video: One of Evel Knievel's final interviews

Video: One of Evel Knievel's final interviews

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel passed away on Friday aged 69. Just last year Evel granted MCN permission to film him at his home in Florida. It is one of the last known interviews of the great man...

Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R first impressions

MCN Road-tester Adam Child has just got off the brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R after the first session at its launch in Qatar and has sent us his first impressions. See the full test video here Check out the video below to see some quick footage of the bike in action and hear what Chad has to say about the new motorcycle then check back on Wednesday to see the full video review and grab a...

First impressions from Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar

First impressions from Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar

MCN Road Tester, Adam Child, is in Qatar for the launch of the Kawasaki ZX-10R. After his first few sessions of riding here’s what he has to say about it: “You may have already seen the bike at the...

MCN toilet break

MCN toilet break

The boys at work in the new communal toilet.

My new ride

My new ride

This is my latest ride. A Yamaha FZ600 Fazer. The nicest semi-sports bike there is. 98 bhp and lots of go. 6 speed - it's a winner!!!