February

New Ducati Scrambler

New Ducati Scrambler

If there’s ever a bike to drag you away from a sports bike this could be it.  It started life as a humble Ducati Multistrada 1000 but it’s been pared down to the bone, is super lightweight,...

Police warn of menace

Police warn of menace

Lone motorcyclists are being warned not to enter a Tyneside estate after a sharp rise in what local gangs call “crowding” – surrounding a rider until he is intimidated into giving up his...

Royal blue babe

Royal blue babe

Smiles all round for our brolly babe!

Police cry foul over MCN

Police cry foul over MCN

Police are refusing to speak to MCN over official comments from a spokesperson published on our website. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has accused MCN of “covert and undisclosed...

Co-ordinated team

Co-ordinated team

A stern looking Alex Barros contemplates life under an umbrella...

Oblivious

Oblivious

Playing it cool. The Yamaha team pretend not to notice they have a camera pointing in their faces...

Biking MP for Deputy PM

Biking MP for Deputy PM

Classic Benelli-riding MP Hazel Blears has announced her intentions to run for Deputy Prime Minister. Blears is the sixth MP to enter the race to replace John Prescott when he stands down later this...

The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio

The new Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Here are the first exclusive images of the Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Guzzi’s answer to the BMW R1200GS. Revealed at a Berlin dealer conference these camera phone images were leaked to the world’s media. The...

On the slant

On the slant

This photographer must have been experimenting...

Gaining fans

Gaining fans

I'm the star not her...

Scare tactics for drivers

Scare tactics for drivers

Police are hoping to scare drivers into getting insurance with signs on seized uninsured cars saying: “No insurance means no car.”  The magnetic posters will be carried in transporter trucks used...

Petition to use bus lanes

Petition to use bus lanes

Riders can now let Tony Blair know what they think about bikes in bus lanes by signing an online petition demanding we’re allowed to use them.    The petition, on Number 10’s website, says:...

Win a signed Rossi jacket

Win a signed Rossi jacket

Here’s your chance to win a retro leather jacket signed and worn by ex-Moto GP champ Valentino Rossi. This signed jacket is a limited edition retro jacket in the colours of the classic Kenny Roberts...

Video: Police crackdown

Video: Police crackdown

MCN Senior Reporter Steve Farrell spent the day with Police in a massive clampdown on uninsured drivers. He joined force with police as they seized eight cars in a four hour operation on a single...

Full of drama

Full of drama

Valentino gets thoughtful. I wonder what he's thinking?...

Fine for ignoring directions

The first fine for ignoring the orders of a Highways Agency Traffic Officer has prompted a warning to road users’ fines of up to £1,000 and points can be implemented.  The Traffic Management Act 2004 states Traffic Officers are afforded powers to direct and divert traffic. They can also stop traffic, close lanes, roads and carriageways, implement traffic signs, manage traffic and conduct...

The rain is coming

The rain is coming

You may need to use that brolly sooner than you think...

New Buell XB12STT

New Buell XB12STT

Buell’s new supermoto / streetfighter cross is due to arrive in UK dealers next month.  Only white bikes will be available – a selection of graphics will be available from dealers to customise...

Triumph Tiger launch

Triumph Tiger launch

Bikers will get the chance to try out the new Tiger 1050 this weekend as Triumph launch their new tourer at dealerships around the country. The new model was shown off to the press before Christmas...

Morini MM3 to production

Morini MM3 to production

Moto Morini has given it’s BMW R1200GS-rivalling adventure bike the green light to go into production in 2008.  The MM3 was shown at last year’s Milan Show, and positive reaction from the public...

Pro-bike petrol stations

Pro-bike petrol stations

Here's a list of all the petrol stations that have been praised and recommended by MCN readers for not requiring the removal of crash helmets, or in some way helping stranded motorcyclists etc. If you...

New MCN: February 21

New MCN: February 21

This week MCN looks ahead to the start of the 2007 World Superbike season, which kicks off in Qatar this weekend. We have a full preview of the season, which includes an interview with James Toseland,...

Register race bikes

Register race bikes

An MP has drafted a new Bill requiring all bikes used off-road to be registered and display number plates, including track day bikes and even MotoGP race bikes.  Graham Stringer’s off-road...

Lycra ladies

Lycra ladies

Not many girls could pull off this look!

View from behind

View from behind

Photocall for the ladies in yellow...

No Congestion charge for bikers

No Congestion charge for bikers

News that bikers will not be included in the latest increase in congestion charges around London have been welcomed by campaigners in The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG). MAG President Ian Mutch told...

New 2007 Kymco models

New 2007 Kymco models

Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco has given an early glimpse at three new models expected to be launched in the UK in Spring 2007.  Most exciting is the learner-legal KR Sport 125 – a cheaper...

Top Gear slashes Ducati

Top Gear slashes Ducati

MCN columnist Richard Hammond has vowed to keep on trying to get bikes on the Top Gear cool wall despite co-host Jerermy Clarkson taking a chainsaw to a picture of a Ducati 1098 on Sunday. Hammond...

Evocative Hammond

Evocative Hammond

Here’s a taste of next week’s exclusive MCN column by the BBC TV star and passionate motorcyclist, Richard Hammond.  The Hamster’s getting all doe-eyed about that most evocative of motorcycling...

Brands Hatch Yamaha

Brands Hatch Yamaha

A new Yamaha dealer has opened right next to the Paddock entrance of Brands Hatch racing circuit in Kent.  Brands Hatch Yamaha is the new name for Giant Motorcycles and has been completely...

YouTube speeder tells all

YouTube speeder tells all

MCN spoke exclusively to Jeremy Parrott, the YouTube biker, who reckons he has been treated like: “a sex offender” or “bank robber” for a speeding offence. When Parrott posted video clips of his...

Sign road pricing petition

Sign road pricing petition

MCN’s petition to the Prime Minister to get bikes exempted from imminent road pricing can now be signed on Number 10’s website.  Transport secretary Douglas Alexander pledged on Monday to listen...

We're ready

We're ready

We just need some riders so we can be proper grid girls!...

Looking serious

Looking serious

'Oh sorry, you said smile...'

The view from above

The view from above

...And what a view it is...

UK's New stupid council

UK's New stupid council

Nottinghamshire County Council has wasted valuable resources refurbishing two unused bus shelters on a disused route a stone’s throw away from a notoriously potholed road.   It means the...