May

Join Jezza for our Donington MotoGP bonanza

Join Jezza for our Donington MotoGP bonanza

MCN has joined forces with Hilton Hotels to bring you an amazing opportunity to make this year’s British MotoGP (June 22-24) at Donington Park something extra special. Based at the Hilton Coventry,...

Your favourite roads and why

Your favourite roads and why

What’s your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most...

Exclusive: Aprilia V4 prototype on the dyno

Exclusive: Aprilia V4 prototype on the dyno

This exclusive spy shot shows Aprilia’s all-new V4 World Superbike contender undergoing longevity testing on Aprilia’s dyno. The bike shown is the second generation prototype – the only shots...

Another RGV500 GP replica

Another RGV500 GP replica

My version of an RGV500 GP replica.

TT garages accused of petrol profiteering

TT garages accused of petrol profiteering

With thousands of race fans flocking to the Isle of Man for the TT centenary many enterprising garages are cashing in by raising petrol prices. Unhappy bikers have told MCN they have paid up to £1.08...

Long Way Down latest

Long Way Down latest

Ewan McGregor and sidekick Charley Boorman have just let slip their latest location on the Long Way Down trip on the Radio One Breakfast Show. They have been keeping their progress fairly secret for...

New MCN: May 30, 2007

New MCN: May 30, 2007

MCN celebrates 100 years of the Isle of Man TT in this week’s edition. In our exclusive supplement, we look at the five greatest controversies, 100 greatest bikes, look back over the past century of...

Video: See how the GTR1400 works in action and in detail

Kawasaki's new GTR1400 is chock full of technical innovations including the first true variable valve timing on a bike, keyless ignition and tyre pressure monitoring and you can see it all in action. Check out the video below to see the bike on the road and get a glimps of all the technology behind Kawasaki's new flagship machine and get the ful in depth analysis in the May 30 edition of...

Man named over biker death

Man named over biker death

A man who is believed to be responsible for the death of a biker last August is being hunted by police. He’s been named as Patrick Connors (pictured), 24, of no fixed address. Connors is wanted for...

'I spent my share of the divorce cash on my bike'

'I spent my share of the divorce cash on my bike'

David Harper had money to spend on himself after his divorce, and he chose to improve his ZRX’s chassis with the cash. More than £7,000 has been spent with chassis gurus Harris Performance making the...

Back to the future

Back to the future

When the first Crocker V-twin motorcycle hit the roads back in 1936 it was billed as the original superbike. This new version promises to give that same classic concept a new lease of life. The...

Fat Rod meets V Rod with Zeel Design

Fat Rod meets V Rod with Zeel Design

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is arguably the most recognisable Hog of recent times, with a unique style and even starring in Terminator 2 alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. Canadian Custom shop Zeel...

Legal advice: Part 36 offer to settle

Legal advice: Part 36 offer to settle

We have received enquiries from readers this week about Part 36 Offers. This is to do with offers to settle and in these cases it refers to accidents. Here we offer advice on what to do. Question: Can...

Video: RC30, RC45 and OW01 over The Mountain

Video: RC30, RC45 and OW01 over The Mountain

To celebrate 100 years of the TT we got hold of three iconic bikes from TT history, the RC30, RC45 and OW01, and took them for a blast round the Island. Check out the video below to see...

Government scraps anti-theft team

Government scraps anti-theft team

A team of government officials tasked with cutting vehicle crime has been judged to have achieved its goals and broken up. The Vehicle Crime Reduction Team has been disbanded following a reported 51%...

Police say: 'Confess, or you don't get speeding evidence'

Police say: 'Confess, or you don't get speeding evidence'

Speeding suspects are being told they must admit it was them before police will say how fast they are accused of going. Speeding notices say only that a bike was photographed exceeding the speed...

2008 KTM 690 enduro breaks cover

2008 KTM 690 enduro breaks cover

These are the first pictures of KTM’s first enduro bike to use the new 690 LC4 engine. The KTM Baja 690 is officially being called a ‘sports prototype’, but the levels of development apparent over the...

I love bikes!

I actually think that riding a bike and bike racing is better than getting down and dirty with my bloke Mac! However Silverstone was... God damn ruddy amazing. OK, it was wet. Actually Sunday was as you know cancelled after the 1st race. But I think I had an out of body experience on the Saturday. Picture the scene. I have loved bikes ever since my Dad plonked me on the back of his...

Are you a bike collector?

Are you a bike collector?

Are you one of Britain’s secret bike collectors? Do you have a garage full of bikes and no real explanation of where they all came from? If so, MCN want to hear from you because we are trying to find...

BMW to support service standard scheme

BMW to support service standard scheme

BMW Motorrad has announced that is supporting the Automotive Technician Accreditation scheme in all its UK dealers. The scheme assesses all service technicians in dealerships to ensure that they are...

Win Kawasaki ZX-6R DVDs

Win Kawasaki ZX-6R DVDs

Kawasaki is giving you the chance to win a DVD of its top racers riding the 2007 ZX-6R. The DVD contains footage of AMA star Roger Hayden, ex-WSB legend Akira Yanagawa and World Supersport's Pere Riba...

Police parking

Police parking

These photos were taken on Saturday 26th May 2007 in Crawthorne Road, Peterborough at 11.30am. They clearly show a police camera van parked with two wheels on the pavement in a very busy street.

Norwegian flowerpot!

Norwegian flowerpot!

My wife's Ducati Monster got itself a new tank, this is the old one!

MCN in Pisa

MCN in Pisa

This is a picture of my wife Sue in Pisa after a very wet ride down from Lewes in Sussex.

Road pricing

We need a revolution in this country... if everyone said we are not paying the proposed road charges what could they do? Shame the majority are like sheep just being herded and told what to do... very, very sad really.

Help find missing Blackpool biker

Lancashire Constabulary are asking bikers in the Blackpool area to help them find a missing motorcyclist. Fifty-six year old Steven Johnson went missing from his home in Park Road, Blackpool on April 16 and has not been seen by since.  He is described as stocky, 5ft 11" with receding hair and glasses. Call 01253 293933 with information.

Bike yobs get free road safety courses

Bike yobs get free road safety courses

The Safer Middlesborough Partnership has received £42,000 of lottery money to send nuisance bike riders on a road safety course. Youths issued with Section 59 notice, which warns riders...

What a wife buys her Blackbird-mad husband

What a wife buys her Blackbird-mad husband

My wife got a cake made for my 40th (then had some cufflinks made the following Christmas). Top girl!

Hooked on the track

Hooked on the track

This is me on my first ever taste of a race track. I spent the afternoon in the company of the people at the Ron Haslam race school, they took great care of me and fuelled my need to get hooked into...

Council invites nominations for worst roads

Council invites nominations for worst roads

Councillors in Portishead in north Somerset are asking local residents to nominate the most dangerous and under-maintained roads in the town. Leaflets are being distributed to residents with...

Bikes to be hit by road pricing

Bikes to be hit by road pricing

<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>Charges for bikes are included in pay-you-as-go road pricing plans in the first of 10 towns and cities bidding to introduce...

Video: Victory Hammer's massive rear end

Video: Victory Hammer's massive rear end

There's big and then there's the 1634cc 250-section tyred Victory Hammer S. Check out the video below to see Phil West put the massive cruiser through it's paces and get the May 23 edition of MCN to...

Stolen Repsol Rossi rep

Stolen Repsol Rossi rep

Have you seen this motorcycle? A REWARD has been offered for information about a stolen motorcycle which has been autographed by one of the world's most famous riders. Sarah Smout and Robert Mann...

Video: Security issue with Triumph luggage

Watch the video and&nbsp;look at this link&nbsp;for more info.&nbsp;Not sure if you should publish it as may encourage thieves, especially with TT week coming up! But better people are aware.

Video: Now you see me

Video: Now you see me

Only 20 seconds from home, new camera on maiden run, and they're trying to get me already.&nbsp; The driver did not see me initially but the passenger sure did.&nbsp; Her face was a picture. Carl...

Manchester ‘pay-as-you-drive’ verdict today

Manchester ‘pay-as-you-drive’ verdict today

The Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive is to make a decision today whether to charge a congestion fee in the city centre. If the proposals get the go-ahead, drivers will pay £2 to get into...