May

Biker death

This story might be worth watching. The car driver has been arrested for dangerous driving but no further details yet: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/6687167.stm I must admit, being 40, riding a Suzuki and using the A40, this could have been me.

Video: Mental 370bhp ZZ-R1400 turbo

Video: Mental 370bhp ZZ-R1400 turbo

For most people the massive power produced by the Kawasaki ZZ-R1400 is plenty, but not for tuning firm Big CC racing, that's why they produced this 370bhp turbo version. Check out the video...

It's official - Triumph Street Triple Revealed

It's official - Triumph Street Triple Revealed

The worst-kept secret in motorcycling has finally been made official – Triumph is to offer a naked version of the Daytona 675 later this year. Forget computer-generated images you may have seen in...

Tiger luggage

Tiger luggage

I have sent a letter to the manufacturers of Ventura soft luggage systems. (Dold Industries) in New Zealand. I've advised them to re-design the L brackets for the 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050, as they...

Big CC turbo ZZR

Just want to say thank you for doing a really amazing feature on my bike: the zzr1400 turbo. I've been on cloud nine for the last two days. Can't wait to get her back from Sean at Big CC. A big thank you to everyone and thanks for not blowing her up before I have a go.

Rideout with my nephew

Last Monday I had the great pleasure of having a rideout with my 18-year-old nephew. I've told the story on the forum how his mother (my sister) was worried and tried to persuade him out of buying a bike, well he now has a brand spanking new '07 plate RS125 which we took for a good two-hour spin around the Fen roads of Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. Fantastic straights for him to open it...

Lorry driver's conviction quashed

Story on the BBC news website, England, Cornwall news Lorry driver's conviction quashed A lorry driver from Launceston is to be released from prison after he had his conviction for causing the death of a motorcyclist in Cornwall was quashed. Read the full story

She's so beautiful

She's so beautiful

My wife with a beautiful KTM Super Duke, spectacular (I love her).

Honda don't have the tools to fix my bike

On the 2nd of April 07 my GL1800 03 plate Goldwing developed an irritating noise when the engine is ticking over. It is now with J R WEIR of perth and will be until the tools to work on it arrive on the 5th July from Japan as no dealerships or even Honda UK stock the tools required to fix it. Personally I think a dealership or company without the proper tools are as much use as a pub...

Name and shame bike thieves

Name and shame bike thieves

Watch Out,   Just the other week I had my bike stolen out of my back garden. Just like most of you I had saved up hard and after many years bought the bike I dreamt of a brand new 2005 R1. But...

Classic RD500s sell in hours

Classic RD500s sell in hours

Forget investing in property to get a fast turnaround on your investment. When clasic bike importers Classic Race Bikes invested in 11 rare Japanese-spec RD500s, they sold within hours for a quick...

Battery-powered Killacycle set to be fastest bike ever

Battery-powered Killacycle set to be fastest bike ever

Already holding the record as the fastest ever two or four-wheeled electric-powered drag racer, the KillaCycle is now being aimed at the outright drag bike record. To take the electric record, ther...

Video: Oldfield writes music on two-wheels

Video: Oldfield writes music on two-wheels

Mike Oldfield, the million-selling Tubular Bells star, says the inspiration for his latest musical project came from riding motorbikes. Check out the video below to see him talk about his collection...

Thanks to my wife for the cake

Thanks to my wife for the cake

After seeing someone's birthday cake on MCN.com the other week I thought I would show you the one my wife got me for my 40th. It can`t be me in the tent though cos he`s got more hair than me! P.s the...

My 748 at the British Embassy, in Ankara

My 748 at the British Embassy, in Ankara

Here is a picture of my 748 in front of the British Embassy in Ankara. I think it's the best accessory? My Diplomatic plates!!!   Dinger

MCN heads to Singapore

MCN heads to Singapore

Please find me & MCN in Singapore in May 2007. This photo was taken in Orchard Road, the home of shopping.   Dave Goodhall  

Road pricing for bikes a step closer

Road pricing for bikes a step closer

Road pricing for bikes has not been ruled out in moves to allow local councils to introduce pay-as-you-go schemes. The measure paves the way for us to be charged along with other vehicle users, even...

Finished Triumph Street Triple spied by MCN

Finished Triumph Street Triple spied by MCN

Triumph's 675 Street Triple has been caught in final testing by MCN's spy snappers. The factory has made no no secret of the fact it’s about to launch a naked version of the Daytona 675 and our...

New MCN: May 23, 2007

New MCN: May 23, 2007

Read all about the new Triumph 675 Street Triple, which is nearly ready to hit the show rooms, in this week’s edition of MCN, available Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Also, new speed cameras target bikes...

Pay for police to investigate bike theft

Pay for police to investigate bike theft

Owners of stolen bikes are told they must pay a £105 recovery fee when it is found or else police will not investigate fully. The fee, set by the Home Office, is for transportation by a private...

Will this make high-speed bends safer?

Will this make high-speed bends safer?

Artificial bumps in the middle of high-speed bends are the latest idea for slowing us down. Critics say they will certainly achieve that, but it could be by chucking us off altogether. Derbyshire...

Two new speed camera threats for bikes

Two new speed camera threats for bikes

Two new speed cameras are both bad news for speeding riders. A new camera van can film the same bike from the front and rear, while the firm behind Gatsos fixed cameras is ready to switch the 4000 on...

Brunstrom plays down horror photo scandal

Brunstrom plays down horror photo scandal

North Wales chief constable Richard Brunstrom has played down his use of photos of a headless biker by suggesting it is not of interest to a wide audience. In his latest blog on North Wales Police’s...

Still waiting for part ordered a month ago

On 24 April 2007 I ordered a wavy rear brake disc online for my 1997 Suzuki GSX-R600 from Rhencullen (2005) Ltd (www.rhencullen.net) and am still waiting. They state in their terms & conditions that you will not be billed until the item is ready to ship however on 30/04/07 I was billed £89.10 (£6 over what the total cost should have been). I sent them two emails about this & got no...

Ruff-looking pillion

Ruff-looking pillion

While on holiday this year we hired a couple of bikes and as a result my friend, who had not owned a bike for over 20 years, decided to buy a bike the same as he had hired in Tenerife - a...

Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

MCN man Tom Rayner has spent the weekend blasting round the lakes of Austria on the new three-wheeled Can Am Spyder. Read on for his first impressions of the trike and check out the...

Your chance to be an MCN journalist for a week

Your chance to be an MCN journalist for a week

We're looking for people who'd like to try working on the biggest motorcycling website in the UK, www.motorcyclenews.com, and experience being involved with the biggest bike weekly in the world,...

My insurance was cancelled - but I wasn't told

I bought a brand new bike and insured it with Carole Nash. But I was shocked to receive a letter recently telling me they had cancelled my policy from May 18. I phoned them to ask why and it turned out one of my payments had not gone through properly. They said they had earlier sent me a warning letter by recorded delivery (which we have never had and never signed for) and then...

Thieves cause danger by stealing drain grates

Thieves cause danger by stealing drain grates

Motorcyclists are being put in serious danger in East Sussex by a group who are stealing metal grates from drains. Approximately 70 grates have been stolen so far and Sussex Council is calling for...

Boy arrested after coppers' bikes were set on fire

A twelve-year-old boy has been arrested in Gibraltar, in connection with a fire which destroyed two motorcycles owned by a police officer. The fire took place in an underground car park in Harbour Views, but enquiries have ruled out a premeditated attack.

Can you help Roy?

MCN is looking for a good Samaritan to help another reader get out on his bike. Disabled biker Roy Tyler from Fleetwood, Lancs is looking for a local rider to take him out in his Ural 750 sidecar. Roy was given the outfit for Christmas, but unfortunately his friend who previously took him out is unable to continue, and Roy is looking for someone to spare some time for trips. Roy told MCN: “I...

Celebrity lawyer walks free after seven months

Celebrity lawyer walks free after seven months

Nick Freeman, also known as Mr Loophole for his ability to successfully defend celebrities such as David Beckham and Caprice in motoring cases, has been told he will not face charges after being...

I saved £2000 on Yamaha MT-01

Thanks to MCN for highlighting the latest Yamaha deals on bikes & interest free credit - it helped me make a £2000 saving on my dream bike! Early in the year a mate (CCW) and I went to the Ally Pally show and I got to have a sit on the awesome Yamaha MT-01. I said: "One day I''ll have one of them," but at over £9000 new I thought I would have to dream on for a few...

Ducati announces new CEO

Ducati announces new CEO

Ducati’s board of directors has announced the company’s new Chief Executive Officer is to be Gabriele Del Torchio. Mr Del Torchio will be charged with managing Ducati’s general business and affairs,...

Police to shame driving phone users

Police to shame driving phone users

Merseyside Police are stepping up their fight against motorists who use mobile phones behind the wheel by naming and shaming them on their website and in local newspapers. Patrol officers will be...

Piggy back ride!

Piggy back ride!

An example of how to get fresh pork to the butchers (yes, they are alive), but without incurring the congestion charge or polluting the environment with refrigerated diesel polluting...