July

Video: Do Chinese bikes come up to scratch?

Video: Do Chinese bikes come up to scratch?

 

Diesel-fuelled rant

Diesel-fuelled rant

I wanted to share the pictures of the stupid bastard that is cruising around with a plastic bag as the fuel filler cap on his lorry! I spotted this the week after I dropped my Gixer after sliding...

Video: Aprilila Mana auto motorcycle v military jet

Video: Aprilila Mana auto motorcycle v military jet

Many people have wondered if Aprilia's new Mana 850cc automatic motorcycle will be able to give the same acceleration as a normal motorcycle, so to put minds at ease the company put it up against a...

New MCN July 18, 2007

New MCN July 18, 2007

New MCN July 18, 2007 Check out this week's MCN to see Valentino Rossi's uncharacteristic crash out of the German MotoGP as it unfolds. Also in this edition, available from Wednesday,July 18, 2007 we...

Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Video: Is speed camera use falling?

Your chances of seeing a speed camera van on the road are up to 60 per cent less than last year, MCN can reveal. Funding changes brought in by Government have plunged speed camera authorities...

MCN's motorcycle babe of the day: July 17

MCN's motorcycle babe of the day: July 17

MCN's motorcycle babe of the day

Whitham and Co

Whitham and Co

Jim Algie and Scott Weaver meet Jamie Whitham at Aberdeen ferry terminal on their way to the Awesum Simmer Dim Rally 2007, Shetland.

Can you help with moped fundraiser?

Motorcycle News reader Stuart Stocks is looking for sponsorship for his trip to the Nurburgring in aid of Enduro Africa.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?> &nbsp; Stuart is riding a Webbs Yamaha prepared Yamaha T80 Townmate (similar to but less popular than a Honda C90) to the infamous German toll road to raise money for his Enduro Africa campaign later this...

Clock ticking for North Wales Police Chief Richard Brunstrom

Clock ticking for North Wales Police Chief Richard Brunstrom

Richard Brunstrom is due to find out at the end of July whether he is to be sacked as chief constable for North Wales Police. That’s when the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is due to...

New 0% Suzuki Finance

New 0% Suzuki Finance

Suzuki GB motorcycles have announced a new three-year 0% typical APR finance deal, with a minimum £1 deposit, running from now until 31st August 2007. The deal is applicable on all new Suzuki V-Strom...

Diesel motorcycle to go into production shortly

Diesel motorcycle to go into production shortly

Neander’s diesel-powered motorcycle is to go into production later this summer. The final tweaks to the motorcycle are being made now before pre-production models are built for the launch in August.

Road side 'art' removed after driver confusion

Road side 'art' removed after driver confusion

A roadside sculpture made of ten different road signs has been removed over allegations it caused driver confusion and even accidents. The arrangement in Ashford, Kent was created by artist Michael...

Indiana Jones makes his comeback - on a motorcycle

Indiana Jones makes his comeback - on a motorcycle

Fictional hero Indiana Jones is returning to the silver screen on a motorcycle, leaked pictures and video has shown. ‘Indy’ returns in Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods (the name is currently a...

MCN in Alcatraz

MCN in Alcatraz

It's good to have MCN to keep up to date on what's going on in the motorcycle world while spending some 'time' at Alcatraz prison.

MCN in the Maldives!

MCN in the Maldives!

My boyfriend Richard relaxing in the Maldives, still thinking about his bike!

Road sign 'art' removed after driver confusion

Road sign 'art' removed after driver confusion

A&nbsp;roadside sculpture made of ten different road signs has been removed over allegations it caused driver confusion and even accidents. The arrangement in Ashford, Kent was created by artist...

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day: July 15

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day: July 15

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day: July 14

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day: July 14

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day

Evel Knievel and Kanye West look for reconciliation

Evel Knievel and Kanye West look for reconciliation

Evel Knievel is trying to settle his law suit with rapper Kanye West out of court. The 68-year-old daredevil sued West last year for the rapper’s use of a Knievel-style costume and the name Evel...

Video: Three diferent bikes, same Ducati engine

Video: Three diferent bikes, same Ducati engine

These three bikes may be very different on the outside but they all share the same air-cooled Ducati 1100 v-twin engine. But which works best with the versatile motor? Check out the video below to...

Timbuktu by motorcycle

Timbuktu by motorcycle

Long-distance biker Nick Sanders is set to star in a new TV show about his latest motorcycle trek, to Timbuktu. Saunders and a group of 18 other&nbsp;bikers took part in the month-long motorcycle...

Motorcycle riders name most dangerous roads

Motorcycle riders name most dangerous roads

The M25 is the most dreaded road in the UK according to a survey of bikers by Bennetts insurance. The research shows almost half of all bikers fear motorways more than any other road, with the M25...

BMW HP2 megamoto supermoto goes on sale

BMW HP2 megamoto supermoto goes on sale

BMW’S HP2 Megamoto is on the verge of hitting motorcycle dealerships – with BMW promising the&nbsp;motorcycle will be available before the end of the month. With 113bhp, the second bike in the HP2...

Star & Garter, Chelveston

Now the Star &amp; Garter has closed, the new meeting place is the Old Swan, 98 High Street, Higham Ferrers, every Wednesday and Friday. Two more biker pubs in the area closed last week, and&nbsp;more and more biker clubs are asking to have their meet at the Old Swan as well.

Tree tragedy

As if it's not enough that every car, van and lorry seems out to get us, here's a tragic tale from the local rag: www.eadt.co.uk/content/eadt/news/story.aspx?brand=EADOnline&amp;category=News&amp;tBrand=EADOnline&amp;tCategory=news&amp;itemid=IPED12%20Jul%202007%2021%3A17%3A25%3A153

MCN's motorcycle babe of the day: July 13

MCN's motorcycle babe of the day: July 13

The MCN motorcycle babe of the day

Spanish trip woes

Me and a friend set out on a whistlestop tour of Spain last week; me on my '04 R6 and my mate on his '05 Aprilia Tuono. We departed Portsmouth on the Pride of Bilbao, arriving in a rather warmer Bilbao bright and early Friday morning. The plan was to travel straight down to Benidorm, over to Barcelona, back up to San Sebastian, ready for going back to Bilbao for the return ferry trip on Monday...

Mindless prank

Thought it relevant to tell you about an incident this weekend in Edinburgh. Two of my friends were out on their bikes on Saturday and made a coffee stop in Edinburgh. Upon returning to the bikes they startled some youths who made off hastily. An inspection of the bike (Triumph Tiger 955i) revealed no obvious damage or tampering so they set off, but were curious because the youths were still...

Ruff rider

Ruff rider

Seeing the photo the other week of the dog on the back of a bike in a perspex box during the TT, I thought I should send the attached photo taken at Windy Corner by me during the same event.

Ready to race

Ready to race

Picture of my mate's lad, Ben, ready to race my CBR600RR. And he would if we'd let him - he goes well on his minimoto!

Video: Carmichael stunts on the Triumph Street Triple

Video: Carmichael stunts on the Triumph Street Triple

Stunt god Kevin Carmichael jumped on a Triumph Street Triple at its European launch to show us exactly what the new bike can do. Check out the video below to see the bike in action as Carmichael hurls...

Motorcyclist discovered 40 hours after crash

A&nbsp;motorcyclist was&nbsp;left hidden in undergrowth for 40 hours before being found by his family after surviving a&nbsp;crash&nbsp;on his motorcycle. Fredrick Hinds, 46, from Suisun City, California crashed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle&nbsp;off Highway 12 on Monday night, and managed to survive until Wednesday in scorching temperatures. Two previous searches by the California Highway...

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rubbish militia threats

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rubbish militia threats

Charley Boorman has dismissed threats from a militia gang printed in a national newspaper in an exclusive interview with MCN. Charley Boorman is nearing the end of the 'Long Way Down' trip with fellow...

New MCN July 11, 2007

New MCN July 11, 2007

We take a look at Buell’s shock new 146bhp sports bike in this week’s MCN. It seems Buell has addressed all the problems riders have complained about over recent years with this new 1125R. Also in...

Best Thai rider's seat!

Best Thai rider's seat!

Coffee or tea, sir?

Best Thai rider's seat!

Best Thai rider's seat!

One night in Bangkok makes the hard man humble...