March

A prototype racer is likely from oil oligarch laboratory

A prototype racer is likely from oil oligarch laboratory

** April Fool ** A V4 Russian superbike has been spotted testing at a remote Siberian test track with a huge funding effort backed by Russian oil baron Apryelye Durachok. The 999cc V4 is in the final...

First bike for toddler

First bike for toddler

This is my first trip to a bike shop aged 20 months. Oh please Dad can I have it?!

New Zealand South Island Tour

New Zealand South Island Tour

Hi I’d like to tell you about the 4,000km Tour of a lifetime we have just completed and are still buzzing about! This was a holiday to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary and my wife's 50th...

Video: MCN's R1 goes racing

Video: MCN's R1 goes racing

Michael Neeves' Yamaha R1 long termer; Brands Hatch March 10/11 – round one of the MRO Powerbike championship. It’s my first ever race on the R1, and it’s still essentially a road bike with a...

Video: Your reaction to speed limiter calls

Video: Your reaction to speed limiter calls

A new threat to fit bikes with speed limiters has emerged - and we went out on the street to find out YOUR reaction to the plan. The Government has been told to look at limiting the top speed of...

Miss Motorsport

Miss Motorsport

Hi, I'm Hayley and I was choosen as runner up in the MCN babe competition at ExCeL last month. I have also been selected to take part in Miss Motorsport 2007 - formally known as Miss SuperBike, which...

Calling all riders in north Yorkshire

Riders in North Yorkshire please be aware. On a popular stretch of the A65 in North Yorkshire between Settle and Kirby Lonsdale,  there is someone swooping round the bends, squirting and braking from gap to gap in the traffic, looking every inch like a rich daddy's boy racer son (of a b----). This is not the expected Imprezza WRX formerly utilized by the cont-stab-you-larry, but an...

Win a Victory

Win a Victory

If you test ride any 2007 Victory at your nearest dealer between now and June 30 you will go into the draw to win a Vegas 8-Ball. And if you buy a 2007 model before the end of June you will be...

Top trailers from Kendon

Top trailers from Kendon

If you’re the kind of person who has to have the best of everything, you probably won’t tow your bike on anything other than these top-line trailers. You also get fully independent suspension which...

BMW SportBoxer spotted

BMW SportBoxer spotted

BMW’S forthcoming Le Mans race bike has been spotted testing at Cartagena in Spain – and alongside two racers appears to be something closer to the road-going HP2 Sport road-going superbike. The two...

Stolen BMW R1200S

Stolen BMW R1200S

On Wednesday (March 28) I had a very distinctive bike stolen from my shed.   It's a Black BMW R1200S, but with specific changes. These include powder coated satin black wheels (standard are...

Speed Triple with a difference

Speed Triple with a difference

I have just finished airbrushing my 2006 Triumph Speed Triple 1050cc. I hope you like the pictures. I am still adding some trick bits to it but this is what I have done so far.

Reply from Damerell's

Reply form Damerell's Yamaha, Plymouth regarding the XT660X Catch story: "Our customer was told that the bike was an 06 bike going on a 07 plate which was also confirmed by my trainee as he was with me at the time, and as a gesture of goodwill compensation was offered but declined." Many thanks Mike Friend General Manager  

Babe of the day: She's a little confused

Babe of the day: She's a little confused

Isn't the brolly supposed to shade from the sun?

Police should THINK

Well the statement below is very true. They should in fact look at sending this out to all local police stations as I have had one motorcycle accident in my life and it was non other than the police who smashed into me. They then got out of their big 4x4 and said 'oh sorry pal we didnt see you!!!!!!' "We are committed to improving motorcycle safety. That is why last year we spent...

Carbon free emissions bikes

Carbon free emissions bikes

I believe that this is the kind of green-friendly bike the Commons Select Committee want to see us riding.  

Three new Yamahas to be shown in Japan

Three new Yamahas to be shown in Japan

Yamaha is to show a rash of new models at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan this weekend. Three new bikes – the WR250R, WR250X and YP250 Majesty scooter - will be unveiled. The two WRs are both fully...

Derbi's race-rep Senda supermoto

Derbi's race-rep Senda supermoto

Derbi has released this garish version of its Senda supermoto in the colours of its Malassi race team. The bike is set to go on sale in Europe at a cost of 3450 Euros (£2350), although UK...

RoSPA misquoted in 'speed control' report

RoSPA misquoted in 'speed control' report

A spokeman from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has revealed the organisation has been misrepresented in the Fifth Report on the Government's Motorcycling Strategy. The report is the...

170mph Youtube speeder caught

Police in Scotland have found a rider who posted video clips of himself doing 170mph on the road. The unnamed man posted several clips including ones showing him doing wheelies on a Yamaha R1 and riding at up to 170mph on a Fireblade along the East Lothian coast. Police believe they have identified the rider as a 34-year-old from Edinburgh. His name will not be released until he appears in...

Airbag Goldwings arrive in June

Airbag Goldwings arrive in June

Honda has announced its airbag-equipped Goldwing is to finally go into production in its American factory in the near future, with the first machines arriving in American dealerships on June 29,...

Green light for dark visors

Green light for dark visors

Dark visors during daylight hours should not lead to prosecution, police have finally agreed. The Motorcycle Enforcement Strategy for England, Wales and Northern Ireland says advice should be given...

Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

Aprilia plans 1200cc onslaught

Aprilia insiders have confirmed it's working on a range of 1200cc bikes based on a bigger version of the new Shiver's 750 V-twin. The motor will be stretched from 749cc to 1149cc by increasing the...

Bandit 650 launch

Bandit 650 launch

Suzuki’s new Bandit 650 looks remarkably like the model it replaces, but it’s reworked from the ground up. There’s a new chassis, swingarm, suspension and engine. This latest motor is now...

Ducati delivers gift packs for Desmo owners

Ducati delivers gift packs for Desmo owners

Prospective Ducati Desmosedici RR owners have received gift packs preparing them for the arrival of the bikes later this year. The gift packs – sealed inside black envelopes and needing to be signed...

MPs' shock call for bike speed limiters

MPs' shock call for bike speed limiters

A new threat to fit bikes with speed limiters has surfaced this morning. The Government has been told to look at limiting the top speed of motorcycles by MPs. Research should look into...

Win a Victory

Win a Victory

If you test ride any 2007 Victory at your nearest dealer between now and June 30 you will go into the draw to win a Vegas 8-Ball. And if you buy a 2007 model before the end of June you will be entered...

Babe of the day: Looking glossy

Babe of the day: Looking glossy

All made up and ready to go...

2007 XT660X catch

I have recently purchased a 2007 XT660X, only to find out that in fact it is a new (May 2006) 2006 model. Maybe I was the fool for buying a 2006 XT at 2007 prices! I returned to the dealer in earnest and was told that the 2006 model was no different than the 2007, apart from a few decals. After numerous phone calls, I was offered £200 as a goodwill gesture, which I had to spend...

New minibike race series

New minibike race series

If you own a four-stroke mini motocross bike and are looking to take on a few other riders, why not join the new British race series, MINI4GB. Entries are now open for the five race championship that...

Driving instructor nabbed on phone

Driving instructor nabbed on phone

During the first month of the clamp-down on mobile phone users behind the wheel in central Scotland police caught a driving instructor who was using his mobile while teaching. The instructor was just...

Japanese Biker TV ‘Stunt’ Under Fire

Japanese Biker TV ‘Stunt’ Under Fire

Japanese Police have accused the Nippon Television Network (NTV) of encouraging a biker gang to ride recklessly for the cameras to support a story they were running. On the back of the footage...

New MCN: March 28

New MCN: March 28

We have a free 12-page guide to this weekend’s WSB round at Donington in MCN. Former champion Carl Fogarty gives his view who the men to beat are plus there is a season so far look at each...

Video: Suzuki's B-King TV ad

Video: Suzuki's B-King TV ad

Suzuki has revealed the advert for its new B-King, even though it’s still five months from being in showrooms. See it here.

video: KTM car on film

video: KTM car on film

KTM’S first venture away from bikes and into cars is revealed in action for the first time on this promotional video. The £27k, 220bhp X-Bow is aimed to bridge the gap between hard-core sportscars...

Beware of pedestrians

After visiting my mother I was travelling back home on my Yamaha Dragstar XVS1100, when I approached a set of traffic lights on red. In front of me was a bus and a van, both indicating left. I was in second gear, slowing down getting ready to stop when the lights changed to green.  I filtered past the van and bus to go ahead when the bus suddenly stopped. As I was half way...