January

Suzuki Bandit questions

Suzuki Bandit questions

What do you really want to know about Suzuki's all-new GSF1250 Bandit?  One of Britain's best selling and most popular budget bikes of the last decade has just had it's biggest revamp ever,...

Sponsorship needed

Sponsorship needed

Two novice riders are taking the trip of a lifetime in order to raise money for Comic Relief.  Kieran potts and Darren Parker are making an epic journey of 16 countries in under four days and...

Beach booty on offer

Beach booty on offer

The manager of a Devon BMW dealership reckons he has been inundated with calls offering him beach booty bikes dragged from the sea near Branscombe. When the stricken vessel Napoli shed its load in...

US study on road users

US study on road users

A study by a US university has revealed that the road user most like to die in a road accident is motorcyclist riding between midnight and 4am on a Saturday night in October.  The study also...

Crash politician on road

Crash politician on road

Former South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow is back on the road three years after killing a biker.  The US politician emerged from his manslaughter probation on Monday with a clean record, more...

Photoshoot

Photoshoot

Hair - check, make-up - check, clothing - check

Doohan safety scheme

Doohan safety scheme

Five-time 500cc champ Mick Doohan has launched a new bike-safety scheme in Australia aimed at providing extra rider training.  The post-licence training is aimed at improving the skills of Gold...

Arrests over illegal video

Arrests over illegal video

Two men from Warwick have been arrested in connection with video footage showing dangerous riding, racing on the road and speeds of up to 174mph.  The footage shows a Rizla replica GSX-R1000 at...

Urban trials riding

Urban trials riding

Two French trial riders have taken inspiration from BMX riders and skateboarders and trials riding into a fast-paced discipline ridden on city streets and skate parks. ‘Free-riding’ uses lightweight...

Being coy

Being coy

James Toseland tries to make out he is not looking. What do you think?...

New cameras on A14

New cameras on A14

A new stretch of average speed cameras covering 14 miles are being installed on the A14 in Cambridgeshire – the second longest in the UK. The cameras will be going up between Huntingdon and Cambridge...

ITV polishes biker chicks

ITV polishes biker chicks

ITV is looking for “rough and ready” biker chicks for the latest series of “Ladette to Lady”. The show will take the leather-clad biker gals to a 1950s style finishing school to iron out their unruly...

BMWs float ashore

BMWs float ashore

A sinking cargo ship dropped its load of brand new BMW bikes into the sea off the Devon coast. Locals around Branscombe beach were treated to the unusual sight as several containers packed with brand...

Video: Stunt wars

Video: Stunt wars

American rider “Crazy” Dan Jackson took a surprise victory at the annual Stunt Wars competition in Florida last weekend. The US Fireblade rider beat off competition including former champions AC...

R1 Yamaha statement

R1 Yamaha statement

Statement from Yamaha Motor UK regarding the R1 competition: R1 Competition Announcement Following our recent “Win a R1 Competition” it has come to our attention that unfortunately not all Yamaha...

Blue belle of the track

Blue belle of the track

Showing off her latest accessory...

Give me an 'A'

Give me an 'A'

The circuit cheerleaders move in... 

Tell all: Private bike sales

Tell all: Private bike sales

MCN needs your help. We are looking for people who are looking at buying bikes or have just done so through MCN’s private classifieds. We would like to know how you found the experience, is it...

Keeping cool

Keeping cool

These leathers attract all sorts - the sun, pretty ladies....

Govt snubs bikers

Govt snubs bikers

The Government has said no to a petition signed by 3,539 bikers demanding all speeding fines levied against motorcyclists be frozen. The call was made for the fines to be suspended until the Home...

All white

All white

We may be smiling now, but we are taking off on that bike in a minute

The Vision of the future

The Vision of the future

These are the world’s first pictures of the new Victory Vision; a bike that its American manufacturer claims is going to revolutionise the touring market. By merging classic American style (with the...

Three wheeled superbike

Three wheeled superbike

Crazy French tuner Ludovic Lazareth has created this R1-based trike – pre-empting the soon-to-be-launched Can-Am Spyder three-wheeler which is set to be launched next month. Lazareth plans to build...

Bikes on TV: Jan 17-23

Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, January 17 on. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR1 -...

Triumph's official response

Triumph's official response

Triumph has advised its dealers to replace the braking systems on some Sprint ST and Speed Triple 1050 models. An e-mail was sent to all Triumph dealers which acknowledges customer dissatisfaction and...

Start line fancy dress

Start line fancy dress

Showing the more adventurous side to the paddock...

Video: R1 versus the rest

Yamaha has won every class of GP racing but, surprisingly, never a World Superbike championship. This is, presumably, a nagging pain in the arse of its racing division. But how to sort it? Answer: a new, all-singing and all-dancing R1. In making a serious WSB challenger, Yamaha hopes it has made a litre-class road bike like no other; a 1000cc Yamaha to rave about and remember like its 2006...

Bikers and buslanes

Bikers and buslanes

A leaked report on a three-year trial of letting bikes use London bus lanes has concluded the move is not supported despite positive findings. The draft report, obtained by MCN, found that bikes in...

No - take her, not me!

No - take her, not me!

Apparently not everyone likes having their photo taken!...

Bikers' Google Earth

Have you found something fascinating on Google Earth related to our biking world? Then let us know because we are doing a compilation of all the most usual, interesting and unusual stuff found on Google Earth. For example, did you know the aerial satellite shot of Brands Hatch was taken on a World Superbike race weekend - the team trucks, the crowd and even the cars and bikes in the car parks are...

New MCN: January 3

New MCN: January 3

In this week’s MCN police forces admit they have no dedicated traffic cops. Despite an increase of drink driving and more road users using their mobile phones it is impossible to determine how many...

Cutting edge of biking

Ever wanted to hear what a chainsaw powered motorcycle sounds like? Check out this clip of the German Dolmar bike powered by 24 chainsaw engines – all of which need to be started individually. Click here to listen

New MCN: January 17

New MCN: January 17

Insurance rates are set to soar by 20 per cent this year according to industry experts. This week’s edition of MCN, out on January 17, 2007, looks at how bikers will be affected. The rise is...

Double vision

Double vision

Two babes for the price of one...

Group test

The girls are out in force...

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

Soaking up the Silverstone sun - or is that clouds!!