July

Suzuki admit: B-King almost never made it

Suzuki admit: B-King almost never made it

Suzuki has just revealed to MCN that the B-King was so radical it almost didn’t make it passed the prototype stage. Speaking to MCN editor Marc Potter at the launch in Germany, they admitted that...

Video: Amazing Ducati Sport Classic race bike

NCR are renowned for turning out amazing Ducati special motorcycles and they have done it again with the incredible New Blue race bike. Based on the Ducati Paul Smart Sport Classic it has been completely reworked in to an amzing lightweight racer. Check out the video below to see our first ride of the beautiful new machine.

Suzuki B-King is launched

Suzuki B-King is launched

Suzuki has just officially announced horsepower figures for the long awaited B-King motorcycle – and they did it just minutes ago in Germany. According to the factory brains behind the project,...

M1800R gets a friend - the R2

M1800R gets a friend - the R2

Joining the standard M1800R in Suzuki’s 2008 range is the M1800R2. The R2 is based closely on the standard M1800R – the mechanical specifications are exactly the same. That means the same 1783cc...

Brunstrom verdict delayed again

Brunstrom verdict delayed again

The Independent Police Complaint Commission investigation into Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom showing pictures of a dead biker to journalists has been completed – but the verdict won’t be made...

2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

2008 Yamaha V-Max patents revealed

These line drawings show how Yamaha is developing its all-new 2008 V-Max, which is set to be launched later this year. The patent drawings, taken from several patent applications regarding different...

MCN in Uganda

MCN in Uganda

I have recently returned from a trip with a group of people from my local church of Movilla Abbey Methodist, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, to renovate a Methodist school and church in a...

Minibike club

I feel I must give my local police force a huge thumbs up. Earlier this year, County Durham police started running a minimoto club. This gives kids the opportunity first-hand to get involved in motorcycle sport. I would like to thank the force personally for the support and help which they have given my son and the other kids. It's a pity a few more police forces around the country don't follow...

Video: Racing a British Superstock Yamaha R1

MCN man Michael Neeves already races his long term test Yamaha R1 in the MRO powerbike series, but he recently got the chance to use the Rockforge British Superstock R1 at Brands Hatch - and loved it. Check out the video below to see how he got on on the impressive motorcycle.

What Santa does during the summer holidays

What Santa does during the summer holidays

Just a photo of my hubby's mate, aka Santa Claus, reading his Motorcycle News in a caravan during a very wet holiday in Wales.

Looking for crashed TRX850

I am looking to buy a crashed or written-off Yamaha TRX850 for a project. Items of interest are engine, carbs, electric loom, electronic injection, exhausts. Will collect in any condition.

Ban on radar detectors

Radar and laser detectors are to be banned within months and drivers caught using the devices could face fines, penalty points and even have them confiscated. According to the Department of Transport, "the starting point would be 3 penalty points and a £60 fine." The gadgets are to be outlawed under provisions of the Road Safety Act 2006 - the same legislation which recently introduced new...

One-off BMW K1200R for Resident Evil 3: Extinction

One-off BMW K1200R for Resident Evil 3: Extinction

BMW has created this one-off K1200R to celebrate the launch of the new Resident Evil: Extinction movie, which will hit cinemas next month. The third movie in the Resident Evil series sees lead actress...

2008 Suzuki B-King: World first test

2008 Suzuki B-King: World first test

On Wednesday morning (August 1, 2007) we’ll be bringing you the first impressions of what the long-awaited Suzuki B-King motorcycle is like to ride. The bike’s been on show since the 2001 Tokyo...

Project Gotham Racing 4 to feature motorcycles - and Macau

Project Gotham Racing 4 to feature motorcycles - and Macau

The Project Gotham Racing series has been the top racing game for the original Xbox and the new Xbox 360 games console. Now for the first time, the game will feature motorcycles racing alongside the...

Find hit and run driver

Find hit and run driver

Police in Armthorpe, Doncaster, are searching for a hit-and-run driver who knocked down a motorcyclist and left him for dead.   James Parkin of Doncaster was knocked off his blue and white GS500F...

Police offer bike security advice

Police offer bike security advice

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has offered seven steps to help battle motorcycle thieves on their website. The action has taken place due to 13 motorcycle thefts taking place in the area since...

Live Aid star Sir Bob Geldolf takes out biker

An unamed motorcyclist has collided with Live Air star Sir Bob Geldof's car, as the musician was apparently performing a U-turn. Geldolf was leaving a preview of the new Simpsons movie when the 39-year-old biker hit the side of Geldof’s Lexus. The biker, who was riding a 600cc Honda, was taken to hospital with knee and groin injuries but no broken bones.  

Babes of the day

Babes of the day

Babes of the day

Work for MCN

Work for MCN

Got a passion for the internet? Love motorcycles? Want to develop your skills with the backing of a major UK publisher working on the UK’s biggest motorcycling website and the world’s biggest selling...

MCN at Vesuvius

MCN at Vesuvius

Mike and Steve check out MCN on the summit of Mount Vesuvius overlooking the bay of Naples.

Eastern European tour

Eastern European tour

My friend Stu and myself went on a trip on our bikes - his a Yamaha Tenere 750, mine a BMW F650GS. We went around Europe sleeping rough in the any woods we could find and living off any food we...

What chance do we have?

After being a motorcyclist for 38+ years I have recently joined the ever-increasing ranks of the invisible motorcyclist. Yet another car driver pulled out of a side street straight in front of me. I was taken to hospital to be assessed and to receive the news that my left knee was smashed. After six days in hospital I was released to find a letter on my doormat explaining that there would be no...

Start 'em young

Start 'em young

This is Isabella, aged two, checking out this week's MCN on holiday in Wales, for a deal on her first bike...

News reporter wanted for MCN

News reporter wanted for MCN

MCN has a vacancy for a News Reporter to join it’s award-winning news team providing world-leading articles across our print and web platforms. MCN’s news team is responsible for covering and...

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

MCN in Singapore

MCN in Singapore

A good read in Orchard Road, Singapore. Motorcycling in the country is small but well represented, with trips organised to MotoGP in Malaysia. Good news is that Singapore has just negotiated to have...

Manchester road pricing bid goes ahead

Manchester road pricing bid goes ahead

Manchester's transport authority has confirmed it intends to bid for Government cash to introduce pay-as-you-go style road pricing – but is dithering about whether to charge bikes. MCN revealed...

Feline the atmosphere

Feline the atmosphere

The youngest members of our family are really into MotoGP - here's a photo of them really getting into last weeks race!

Biker escapes speeding ban

A biker from Millom has persuaded a judge not to ban him after being caught for speeding, by claiming that slowing his Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle would have caused a crash. Stephen Sharp was caught doing 56mph in a 30 limit on his Suzuki GSX-R1000motorcycle, but presented the judge with images of the road covered in muck from a local farm, claiming would have been dangerous for a motorcycle...

Electric cruiser

Electric cruiser

Electric motorcycles are nothing new but this one looks old enough to have been Thomas Edison’s own ride. In fact, it’s a brand new motorcycle– a one-off creation attempting to combine the style of a...

Suzuki RM250 enduro motorcycle launched

Suzuki RM250 enduro motorcycle launched

Suzuki GB has released a limited-run enduro version of the RM250 two-stroke motocross motorcycle. The RM250 Paul Edmondson replica motorcycle was developed by its four-time world champion...

Alaska trip 2007

Alaska trip 2007

Ever since I was a kid I’d always envied those who undertook long journeys to far off places, particularly if a motorcycle or a boat was involved. The likes of Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman,...

Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

Video: Honda VFR1200 DCT review

Our first full road test of Honda's new DCT-equipped VFR1200F proves - for the second time in 2010 - that motorcycling is entering a all-new, high-tech era.

Babe of the day

Babe of the day

Babes of the day

Rossi-rep R6, stealth-style

Rossi-rep R6, stealth-style

This photo was taken on the best day of the year so far - I had just got back from a blast to north Wales. First ride out this year, testing new bits added to bike (Ohlins rear shockand K-tech...