July

Military Monster at World Ducati Week

Military Monster at World Ducati Week

The Italian military were on hand at World Ducati Week to take Troy Bayliss for a spin in a helicopter gunship, and brought this military-themed 900 Monster.     Painted in olive-green,...

Sheene tribute Monster

Sheene tribute Monster

Barry Sheene never raced any Ducati motorcycle, let alone a Monster.     So quite why the great man was the inspiration for this retro-themed Monster is anyone’s guess. But it’s hard to...

Bikers warned of DVT risk

Bikers warned of DVT risk

Half of all UK motorcyclists risk leg problems and in worst cases deep vein thrombosis due to riding long distances without rest breaks, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists...

Bike demo

As a learner rider along with my hubby in the Lossiemouth area, if we are to sit our test we might have to go to Inverness, which is 43 miles there and back! If the proposed changes to the bike test get the go-ahead. I feel that would have a big effect on new riders both young and old. I feel so strongly about this that I want to have a rally to show the people in charge that we are prepared...

Take a look at the new KTM 2008 range

Take a look at the new KTM 2008 range

There’s something for everyone in KTM’s 12-bike off-road line-up for 2008.    KTM  has well and truly set the benchmark  for off-road  bikes, somehow managing to improve...

Stuntin'

Stuntin'

I'm 21 and have just got into stunting. I've got a 1996 SRAD GSX-R750 - not the best for the job but I'm doing my best. There is nowhere in England that sells stunt parts; it is a pain getting...

Police out training

I was out in Wales last year, just leaving Bala, when we came across two police motorcyclists. They had to be filmed and I later found out that the lead rider was being trained. Watch out for the Fireblade rider. Speeds were within the national speed limit.

Design Rossi’s Yamaha MotoGP bike

Design Rossi’s Yamaha MotoGP bike

The Fiat Yamaha team is giving you the chance to design the paint scheme for Rossi’s bike at the Valencia round of MotoGP. The Draw&Gooo! competition can entered by going to www.fiatyamahateam.it...

A wet week in motorcycle heaven

A wet week in motorcycle heaven

It was a combination of events which inspired me to take a week off work and head for England in June 2007. I had recently purchased a 1989 FZ750 Yamaha, paying 800 euros for a stunning example with...

New MCN July 4

New MCN July 4

After all the waiting the new Suzuki Hayabusa is finally here. In this week’s MCN we bring you full coverage of the launch from Italy with all the news and views on the new GSX1300R with its 198bhp...

First European tour

I've just done my first ever European tour: 7 days, 2166miles on a ZRX1200R. The trip took me and my girlfriend through France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. We had never toured before - always wanted to when I was younger. Now we are back we are planning another trip in September to Germany for five days. The tour we have just been on cost just £758. That included food, hotels,...

Stephen Ladyman replaced

Stephen Ladyman replaced

Stephen Ladyman has been replaced as transport minister by Rosie Winterton, MP for Doncaster and formerly the Department of Health minister. A motorcyclist himself, Ladyman was recently praised by the...

New Suzuki prices and availability announced

New Suzuki prices and availability announced

Suzuki has confirmed that the new 2008 Hayabusa, which was officially unveiled on Monday night.  The new motorcycle is set to cost between £8,900 and £9,100 when it goes on sale later this...

See a preview of the Hot Rod film, and play the official game

See a preview of the Hot Rod film, and play the official game

If you’ve ever dreamt of emulating Evel Kneivel, then the new film Hot Rod will make you glad you never got around to it. With two actors and a director from U.S comedy show Saturday Night...

Video: First look as Suzuki launches 2008 Hayabusa

Video: First look as Suzuki launches 2008 Hayabusa

Suzuki launched it's new 2008 Hayabusa in Rome at 5:30pm on Monday night and we've got the first video of the new bike. Check out the player below to see the bike in the flesh and in action on...

Testing the new Kawasaki GTR1400: first impressions

Testing the new Kawasaki GTR1400: first impressions

Adam Child is today riding the brand new Kawasaki GTR1400 in Germany and France, here’s what he’s discovered so far: “Kawasaki are billing its new GTR1400 as a grand tourer, but it was also keen to...

Hayabusa history lesson

Hayabusa history lesson

Original 1960s Adam West Hayabusa Prototype. Just to prove nothing is completely original, except maybe the shift in fashion towards the Power Rangers.