June

Don't make the same mistake

Don't make the same mistake

Don't make the same mistake as me: Travelling home from our local meet at a cafe on the A2 I came up to some traffic lights with a slip road to the left and right. I was in the process of going right...

Li'l Biker

Li'l Biker

Here's a pic of my li'l girl posing on my Bandit.

New Kymco learner 125 bike

New Kymco learner 125 bike

Kymco’s UK importer launched the KR Sport 125 sports-style 125 last week. The bike has a 124cc air-cooled four-stroke engine in a steel/alloy frame with a full fairing. It costs £2399 on the road and...

Instructors call for harder driving test

Young motorists are dangerously unprepared to take to the roads according to a survey of driving instructors. Three out of four instructors said the driving test should be more difficult. A quarter of newly-qualified drivers also said they had been involved in a crash due to a lack of skill.

MCN on holiday

MCN on holiday

Big Paul, Dave and the girls having a break from the pool while in Skiathos.

Evel Knievel suffers stroke

Evel Knievel suffers stroke

Evel Knievel is in hospital following a stroke according to his son Robbie, who fears for his father’s health. Speaking in advance of a jump planned for this weekend, where he will leap over more than...

Record burnout attempt falls short

Record burnout attempt falls short

The Guinness World Record Burnout attempt at Bushy’s beer tent fell short of the 107 riders needed to take the record on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Only a handful of riders turned up for the attempt in...

Big Twin racer

Big Twin racer

Back in 1997 I built a sports bike using a Harley big twin motor. The first event I attended was a huge success - not only was the bike a crowd favourite but it also got the attention of Erik Buell.

Video: Suzuki B-King ridden at Isle of Man TT

Video: Suzuki B-King ridden at Isle of Man TT

John Reynolds gave the Suzuki B-King its first public appearance when he rode it in a parade lap of the Douglas seafront during the Isle of Man TT festival. Check out the video below to see the...

Video: The making of the Rocket III

Video: The making of the Rocket III

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a motorcycle factory and how they bring such wonderful machines to life? Well Triumph has opened its doors to let the world see what goes...

Diplomatic Ducati

Diplomatic Ducati

My Ducati 748 outside the British Embassy in Ankara. Best accessory? Diplomatic plates!

New MCN: June 6, 2007

New MCN: June 6, 2007

Rossi makes his comeback in style at his home Grand Prix in Mugello with a stunning victory. We have all the details from the race in this week’s MCN, available to buy from June 6, 2007. Also in this...

F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

F1 designers re-invent the motorcycle

Two top British Formula 1 designers have created the Ecosse-Spirit ES1 - a radical new superbike which promises to offer 220mph performance. The new design goes back to the very first principles...

Radical Harley-based Penny Farthing-styled trike

Radical Harley-based Penny Farthing-styled trike

This stunning Zeel Design Bobster trike is based, mechanically, at least, around a 2006 Harley Sportster 1200, with unconventional styling cues taken from Penny Farthing pushbikes and classic American...

Unique Jefferies replica R1 could be yours

Unique Jefferies replica  R1 could be yours

You could become the proud owner of this one-off V&M liveried R1, created in memory of Isle of Man TT rider David Jefferies. Jefferies was the dominant rider in road racing until his death in...

Going the wrong way

Going the wrong way

One rider can't decide which way the finish line is at the Ramsey Sprint on the IoM!

My girls

My girls

Here's the Mrs and my daughter trying bikes out for size. Can't you tell by the look on my wife's face that she doesn't like bikes?!

Road pricing for bikes to start with trials in 2008

Road pricing for bikes to start with trials in 2008

Road pricing trials will see motorcycles carry electronic tags to track their movements from 2008. Motorcyclists will be among over 1000 volunteer road users taking part in tests of the technology...

Video: A brand new Vincent

Video: A brand new Vincent

The Vincent HRD owners club has produced the first brand new Vincent black Shadow for many years and it is stunning. Check out the video below to see the 500 miles old classic being put through its...

Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

Video: Revolutionary new British superbike

A pair of British F1 designers have revealed to MCN what they are calling the "fastest, lightest, best handling superbike" and we've got an exclusive interview and pictures of the new bike. Check out...

Hypermotard

Hypermotard

Saw a Hypermotard today refuelling at Lymm. It was the test bike and looks the Dogs. The guy from the local Ducati Dealership said it handled fantastically well. This one was the more expensive R...

Video: Hypermotard in action on UK roads

Video: Hypermotard in action on UK roads

We've had the Ducati Hypermotard out on UK roads for the first time this week and you can see the video of the bike in action. Check out the video below then see how the bike holds up against the KTM...

7-mile diesel spill spotted in Leics

7-mile diesel spill spotted in Leics

I have seen the largest diesel spill ever, it runs for 7 miles from Barrow upon Soar to Woodhouse in Leicestershire. This is part of the route for my daily commute to work and every left hand bend was...

Police chief wants hidden cameras

Police chief wants hidden cameras

The head of ACPO road policing has admitted in an interview that he wants hidden speed cameras on our roads. Meredydd Hughes is the controversial Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and senior...

Join in with the MCN community

Join in with the MCN community

Get more involved with motorcyclenews.com by updating your personal MCN web page and meeting new people.   Since we launched the new MCN site in March, we have introduced a stack of new features...

Pride and joy trio

Pride and joy trio

Pic of my three pride and joys! Starting the young one early!

Riders protest against Brunstrom

Riders protest against Brunstrom

Around 300 riders flooded Llandudno in Wales on Saturday in a peaceful protest against North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom’s decision to use pictures of a decapitated biker to push his road...

she is gonna freak

Oh well another day in paradise. The roads dried out and after 350 miles my glutimus maximus is starting to feel it. But who cares? I went for a pint of milk seven hours ago, and now I have to get back.

scott no pals (the way I like it)

scott no pals (the way I like it)

A day on the blacktop...

Naked news travels to Germany

Naked news travels to Germany

A picture from our recent five-day round trip to Germany and the Rhine Mosel region. Rosner Rats Pack Leader Dave Parker finds time to read the latest news on the naked 675 Triumph whilst...

More carrots and less stick!

If like me you're a bit annoyed by the condescending attitude of our M25-encircled overlords you'll probably like my idea to replace the existing 'safety camara scheme' for one that rewards good driving (within the context of speed limits, as we've all seen some legally awful driving in our time on the road). My idea is that a centralised system of cameras is in control of the amount of road tax...

IoM petrol prices

As someone who lives on the Isle of Man, I'd like to say that the fuel prices people are complaining about on the Island are what we pay all year round. They have not been put up for the TT, it is normal for fuel to be 10p or more per litre higher than on the mainland.

Angry Dad

Thanks to the moron who spilt petrol all over the roundabout at Hexham (A69) on Saturday which caused my son to crash his first big bike and break his wrist. I hope your next sh*t is a hedgehog. 

Make my brother's day

Make my brother's day

This is a picture of my brother Jorwil, in Bandung, Indonesia. He was invloved in a hit and run accident whilst riding his motorbike. On the 13th May we had a fund raising day for him and managed to...

Enduro Italia 2008

Enduro Italia 2008

I have just recived this letter from Enduro Italia organiser Simon Smith, who advises that the event has been cancelled. To say that I am disappointed is putting it mildly. It also states that Enduro...

Drink driving on the rise

Drink driving on the rise

The number of motorists caught drink driving is at it’s highest level for ten years say police. Drivers between the age of 17 and 24 make up one quarter of all drivers arrested for drink drive...