June

Fast cat

Fast cat

My cat has taken to riding my CBR!

Birmingham bike thieves

I parked my motorbike outside the co-op at the Poolway in Birmingham, under a security camera. I went into the shop and someone came in and asked who owned the red bike. So I came running out, chased the scum taking off with my bike, they dropped it, and did some damage. Well someone called the police, who never bothered coming out and told me to go to the station. So I did.

Starting young

Starting young

Here's a picture of my grandson trying out his aunt's moped for size. She took him for a ride round the garden later and he loved it. Not bad for 18 months!

Learn how to pull motorcycle stunts

Learn how to pull motorcycle stunts

A veteran Brazilian stunt rider is setting up his first stunt school in London teaching bikers the art of motorcycle wheelies, stoppies and rolling burnouts. Bira Nicolella has spent 25 years...

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman update on the Long Way Down trip

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman update on the Long Way Down trip

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman checked in on day 34 of their epic ride to Capetown in the middle of a desert in the Sudan. Still with 8,500 miles left to travel the globetrotting duo took time to...

Cat napping

Cat napping

Not known for his reading ability, let alone his interest in bikes, here's Wills my cat taking a nap on a copy of MCN.

Video: Randy Mamola talks Supersport at Masterbike

Video: Randy Mamola talks Supersport at Masterbike

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves talks to racing legend Randy Mamola at Masterbike. Check out the video below to see what Randy Mamola thought of the new Supersport motorcycles at the Jerez...

£1390 paint course competition drawing to a close

£1390 paint course competition drawing to a close

You’ve only got two weeks left to enter our awesome paint competition where you can win £1390 worth of tuition courtesy of custom painting gurus, Paint My Ride. So far we’ve received heaps of entries,...

Win trackbike insurance with Roadsure

Win trackbike insurance with Roadsure

To launch its new track bike insurance, Roadsure is giving away one year’s free track bike insurance to one motorcyclenews.com user. The insurance covers the bike at home, in transit and...

Italy & Corfu road trip

Italy & Corfu road trip

My girlfriend and I originally planned to make it all the way down to Athens and across to the other Greek islands but money/time constraints meant that Corfu was as far as we got. Still, we set off...

New MCN: June 13

New MCN: June 13

In this week’s MCN we look back at the Isle of Man TT and that amazing 130mph record breaking lap by John McGuinness. We have a full review of the centenary fortnight. Also in MCN, available from...

Triumph Tiger stars in revolutionary thriller

Triumph Tiger stars in revolutionary thriller

The Triumph Tiger 1050 stars in a revolutionary new drama which features a mix of graphic novel, live action, and archive black and white film footage. And you can watch one of the trailers, here. The...

21-year-old rider collides with car

A 21-year-old man has died after his motorbike collided with a car. The accident happened at around 6.45am on June 13 on the A1081 Luton Road in Harpenden at the Kinsbourne Green junction. Police closed the road between West Hyde and Cooters End Lane from 7.20am until 11.30am because of the crash. The motorcyclist was riding towards Harpenden when he clipped a traffic island and ended up on the...

2008 Kawasaki KX motocross motorcycles unveiled

2008 Kawasaki KX motocross motorcycles unveiled

Kawasaki has released the first pictures of its updated 2008 model four-stroke motocross motorcycles, the KX250F and KX450F Both the Kawasaki KX250F and KX450F motorcycles have been subject to detail...

Treat yourself to a pampering at the Donington MotoGP

Treat yourself to a pampering at the Donington MotoGP

If you’re going to the GP and haven’t booked any accommodation then maybe you could treat yourself.   Champneys have one of their world famous spa’s only eight miles form Donington Park and...

Aprilia to build 1200cc supermoto motorcycle to rival Ducati's Hypermotard

Aprilia to build 1200cc supermoto motorcycle to rival Ducati's Hypermotard

This is the first picture of Aprilia’s new V-twin supermoto motorcycle– aimed at taking the fight to Ducati’s Hypermotard. The Aprilia clay model you see here is set to be turned into a production...

MCN on tour

MCN on tour

One photo of me reading MCN in the Egyptian section of the New York Met Museum. A couple of phtos from the 2007 TT races which reflect the fun aspect of the Island and what a great bunch the Bobbies...

Win a weekend with the Gilera GP team

Win a weekend with the Gilera GP team

You could win a pair of exclusive paddock passes for the British GP at Donington Park on June 22-24, 2007, thanks to Gilera. You and a friend will get to spend the time with the Metis Gilera 250cc...

Bid and ride with McGregor and Boorman

Bid and ride with McGregor and Boorman

IF you’ve ever watched the globe-trotting adventures of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and fancied riding with the duo then now’s your chance – the pair are offering two people the chance to join...

Driver claims lampposts responsible for speeding ticket

A motorist is fighting a speeding conviction after being snapped by a speed camera on a road without speed limit signs. The road traffic act says unsigned roads with lampposts 200 yards apart or less should be considered 30mph limits, and driver Ian Thomas claims that lack of this knowledge caused him misjudge a speed limit in Rotherham last November.    

Scrap speed cameras week

Scrap speed cameras week

The Safe Speed Campaign has announced the dates of the first ‘Scrap Speed Cameras Week’. The week will help promote the anti-speed camera message of campaign from June 24. Founder Paul Smith said:...

Fuel-injected Enfield on the way

Fuel-injected Enfield on the way

For the first time in half a decade Royal Enfield is updating its air-cooled single engine to comply with emissions laws. The stringent Euro3 legislation requires lower emissions levels than is...

Video: Knievel jumps five billion dollars

Video: Knievel jumps five billion dollars

With his world famous father Evel laid up in hospital after suffering a stroke last week, son Robbie kept the Knievel family name close to the skies on Saturday with a jump over a mountain of money –...

Wonky road markings to be repainted

Contractors in the New Forest are having to repaint the white lines on the A337 after an attempt to paint them in the dark left the lines wobbly. The line was rejected by the council, and will need to be repainted in daylight at the expense of the contractor.

Mini bike rider loses bike after two days

A 14-year-old boy had his mini-bike seized by police just two days after paying £90 for the machine. An officer responding to complaints about the boy riding the bike in a public area whilst not wearing a helmet claimed to have almost collided with the bike as it came around a bend on the wrong side of the road. His mother requested the bike was crushed rather than returned to the...

'Racing' teenagers in court over death crash

Two men were in Edinburgh High Court last week over the death of 19 year-old pillion James Manders last week. The court was shown CCTV footage of Andrew Sneddon’s bike at 54mph moments before Manders was flung from James Davidson’s pillion seat in a collision with a car. Sneddon’s pillion passenger denies the two bikes were racing in Peffer Place and Harewood Road in Edinburgh. The case continues.

Video: Can the new XJR1300 stand up to its rivals?

Has Yamaha's re-worked XJR1300 now got enough to see off Honda's heavy metal CB1300 and Suzuki's outgoing but monstrous GSX1400? Watch the video below to find out the verdict and hear the fantastic exhaust note from this big beasts. Check out the full road test in the June 13 edition of MCN.  

Test ride the Ducati Hypermotard at dealer open days

Test ride the Ducati Hypermotard at dealer open days

Want to get a test ride on the all-new Ducati Hypermotard? Then check out your local Ducati dealer for details. UK dealers are holding open days for you to ogle the bike in the flesh and take test...

Motorcycle sales up 10 per cent in 2007

Motorcycle sales up 10 per cent in 2007

Figures released last week show that bike sales are up by 10% compared to this month in 2006. The Motor Cycle Industry Association document shows that adventure style bikes are showing the biggest...

Suzuki 'Address' commuters with 125cc bike

Suzuki 'Address' commuters with 125cc bike

Suzuki announced the UK introduction of the Address 125 commuter bike last week. The step-through style machine has a four-stroke 125cc engine with a semi-automatic four-speed gearbox and disc...

Matt black Triumph Scrambler

Matt black Triumph Scrambler

Triumph is now offering the Bonneville Scrambler in matt black. The 865cc parallel twin is identical to current options apart from the paint, and is available now for £5899 on the road. See your local...

Hanspree sign up Buzz Lightyear!

Hanspree sign up Buzz Lightyear!

Spotted this and thought you'd like to know! Watch out JT, Buzz is looking for a ride!

SV K8

SV K8

I always liked the concept of Suzuki's SV but also hated the styling of the current generation. So I photoshopped something... Tell me how do you like my "vision" of a new SV?

Rockingham's superman

Rockingham's superman

Here's a picture of me doing a superman impression at Rockingham on May Bank Holiday. I was flying! Thanks to fresh orange for the pictures.

Lakes & Lochs Extravaganza

Lakes & Lochs Extravaganza

In August 2006 I had decided I would go to Scotland on the Fazer. I had never been before; had always wanted to. So I booked my time off work, sorted the accommodation & loaded the bike up ready...

‘Careless’ driving kills motorcyclist

A motorist who fell asleep at the wheel and killed a biker has been cleared of dangerous driving and convicted of lesser charges of careless driving by Swansea Crown Court. Andrew Peter Drage, 45, was fined £700 and banned for 12 months after killing motorcyclist Raymond Lacey Freeman, 55.