May

Video: Is that bit meant to come off like that?

A short clip of Crofty preparing his bike for a dyno-run at the MCN live Butlins 2007.

MCN bringing the world together

MCN bringing the world together

Me and my new mate Adrian at Moi International Airport Kenya.

Great Lincolnshire Road

Whilst enjoying a day out riding during the recent MCN Butlins weekend, I found myself around Nettleham, North Lincolnsire. I picked up signs for Skegness A158 and was rather impressed with this road. I will definately make it one to ride again this summer.

Video: Top Gear challenge

Ooooh, Mr Clarkson, take heed and accept this challenge if you think you're 'ard enough! And no sending Hamster or Captain Slow :D

Video: Mascot motorcycle mayhem

America's NBA Atlanta Hawks mascot takes to 2 wheels in this short, random and rather amusing video clip :D

Second mid-life crisis

I have just experience the thrill of my life and learnt alot about sports bikes. About four years ago I decided to re-light my biking life having had a lay off for 15 years. So off to I went to search for a suitable bike that would satisfy my desire to ride bikes and provide an easy DIY maintenance. After four years of this and getting frustrated with the handling deficiencies I...

Road riding Oz style

Road riding Oz style

We really enjoy MCN over here in Oz. Your news coverage and new bike reviews are brilliant and the MCN girls rock. Here are some photos from a road North of Sydney.

Masterbike Video: The finale

Masterbike Video: The finale

The Masterbike test is held every year and sees every road going sports bike ridden around Jerez circuit by some of the worlds top test riders to find out which is the ultimate track machine. MCN man...

Big fine for 183mph biker

A South African motorcyclist has been fined R102000 (£7371.10) after he was caught speeding at 183mph in KwaZulu-Natal. The fine was also set by magistrates for the rider, jan Hendrick, not displaying number plates and riding an unlicensed motorbike. He'll only have to pay R50000 at the moment, but if he commits a similar crime int he next five years, the balance of the fine will then be due.

Brunstrom investigators meet dead biker's family

Brunstrom investigators meet dead biker's family

Police complaint investigators today met the family of a motorcyclist whose decapitated body was shown in photographs to journalists by North Wales chief constable Richard Brunstrom. Brunstrom faces...

Ride Safe Back Safe - Fairhaven Lake 15th April 2007

Ride Safe Back Safe - Fairhaven Lake 15th April 2007

The Ridesafe Backsafe group organised amongst their other events, a fantastic day at Fairhaven Lake in St Annes on the 15th of April 2007. The day was extremely hot with an excellent turn out of...

Video: Vectrix electric scooter is actually good

Video: Vectrix electric scooter is actually good

Last week saw the UK launch of the new Vectrix Maxiscooter, an all electric commuter scoot with performance on a par with petrol bikes. Check out the video below to see the bike explained and get our...

Free TT DVD for MCN readers

Free TT DVD for MCN readers

We are offering MCN readers the chance to lay your hands on a classic TT moment – The 1992 Senior for free (P&P £1.95). Not only was it the fastest TT ever seen but also one of the closest plus it...

Book Triumph test rides online with Metropolis

Book Triumph test rides online with Metropolis

If you fancy testing a new Triumph this weekend, dealer Metropolis now has an online booking facility for tests on May 12 and 13, 2007. To book, you simply tick a box for the 35 minute test ride slot...

Police to seize bikes using ASBO law

Police to seize bikes using ASBO law

Police are threatening to use ASBO laws to confiscate motorcycles as part of summer clampdowns on dangerous riding. Riders speeding or committing other offences in areas where residents have...

Test ride top Yamahas

Test ride top Yamahas

Yamaha is offering riders the chance to test ride a large selection of its range for free. You can choose from the R1, R6, FZ-1, FZ-1 Fazer, FZ-6 S2, FZ-6 S2 Fazer, FJR1300A/AS, TDM900, MT-01, MT-03,...

Police refer bike crash to IPCC

Kent Police has voluntarily referred a bike crash involving a police car to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The crash happened on Sunday May 6 in Longfield causing serious injuries to the rider and life-threatening injuries. The crash has been referred to the IPCC due to a police car’s proximity to the bike.

Kawasaki ZX-10R 0% finance deal extended

Kawasaki ZX-10R 0% finance deal extended

Kawasaki has announced that it is extending the ‘Precious Metal’ finance deal on all new ZX10Rs until June 2. The deal requires a minimum deposit of £99, and the rest can be paid off over three years.

Fogarty charity honour

Fogarty charity honour

Carl Fogarty and his wife Michaela have been honoured by the NSPCC for their role in ending child cruelty. The Fogartys will be inducted into the NSPCC’s ‘Hall of Fame’ this week for their outstanding...

New bike legal site

A new legal site for bikers has been launched offering advice, case studies and contacts. Law4bikers.co.uk is headed by MCN’s legal columnist, Andrew Campbell from Withy King. Campbell has won landmark diesel spill cases, represented the biker accused of speeding after a video was posted on You Tube and recently won a groundbreaking compensation claim against the Criminal Injuries Compensation...

Wheelie record holder dies

Wheelie record holder dies

The holder of the world’s fastest wheelie record has died in a bike accident near the Nurburgring, Germany. Terry Calcot made the news in MCN when he completed a 172.9mph wheelie for a kilometre on a...

RAF Captain and motorcycling hero dies at 90

Group Captain Stafford Coulson, one of British motorcycling’s most fascinating characters, has died at the age of 90. Coulson, an RAF Pathfinder pilot during the Second World War, starting racing bikes in the 1930s and was one of the few to wear a Gold Medal for lapping Brooklands at over 100mph, despite riding a low-powered 350 BSA. After the war he led a squadron of Vulcan V-bombers, became a...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard first ride

MCN's Michael Neeves flew out to the world launch of the Ducati Hypermotard last weekend and you can watch his first test of the bike below. Watch out for some amazing riding from Ruben Xaus at the end of the video.  Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV

New MCN: Out May 9

Your new look MCN is out now. Check out the video below for a sneak preview of all the great stuff you'll get in the May 9 issue.  

We deliver your Brunstrom petition to the IPCC

We deliver your Brunstrom petition to the IPCC

MCN Reporter Tom Rayner has delivered a total of just over 1600 emails to petition for the dismissal of North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom, to the Independent Police Complaints Commission...

Police hunting 170mph biker

Norfolk Police are looking for a biker clocked at 170mph by a speed trap on the A47 near Kings Lynn. The fastest-ever recorded biker was riding flat out on the dual-carriageway near Terrington St John on Saturday aftertoon. However, he was travelling so fast that the officers on scene were unable to read the number plate. Details are sketchy but officers report he was wearing a blue jacket and his...

Riders for Health paraded as ideal

Riders for Health paraded as ideal

Riders for Health gurus Andrea and Barry Coleman have been held up as a ‘Guiding Light’ for readers nominating candidates for The Independent’s Social Entrepeneur of the Year. The paper is looking for...

MP hits out at new licence laws

Sussex MP Nigel Waterson, Conservative MP for Eastbourne, has lashed out at the thinking behind the new motorcycle test. The outspoken MP said: "We have managed perfectly satisfactorily for many years running our own motorcycle tests so why do we need to import one from the EU which will cost millions of pounds? This is a ludicrous state of affairs.” Transport Minister Stephen Ladyman confirmed...

Travolta fan pays big for hero's Hog

Travolta fan pays big for hero's Hog

How much do you like Harley-Davidson’s? Around £40,000 worth just to get the bike and jacket used by ageing actor John Travolta in the movie ‘Wild Hogs’? Well R. Barry Stem splashed the cash for the...

Hunt on for naked biker

A town in Sweden is being “Terrorised” by a mystery motorcyclist riding around naked. Police were called out to detain the man on Friday after he was spotted riding around the quiet town of Hoor’s town square. By the time the police had arrived at the town square the buff biker was gone. “We put it out on the police radio but none of our patrols have seen him yet,” police spokesman Lars Mahler...

19 points and still driving a taxi

A taxi driver who has 19 points on his licence, has been allowed to keep on driving. Dominic Brown, 33, from Lincoln already had 14 points amassed when he appeared in court on another charge. Brown crashed into a car whilst reaching for a mobile phone, he used a legal loophole allowing professional drivers to plead ‘exceptional hardship’ if they lose their licence.

Last chance for freedom around France

I'm getting married in five weeks time so me and a few mates toured France on the bikes last week. We covered 1,580 miles in four days. Our ride took us through 14 towns and we stayed in four of them. The weather was mainly in the 30 degree mark but whilst getting off the ferry at Roscoff there was terential rain. We also had electrical storms the same day. We went down as far...

Considerate Parking

Considerate Parking

I am totally horrified and disgusted by Mr Brunstrom's latest disgraceful performance, and my thoughts go out to the rider's family. Perhaps his time would be better spent advising his own traffic...

Riding in North Wales: 'the possessed son of the devil'

Sad but true. I am a northerner living in North Wales, which is probably one of the most beautiful places in UK. I am a Nurse and have been for the past eight years, but I am also a motorbiker like my dad and husband. Oh my god! Does this make me a bad person? Well guess what, in North Wales yes it does. I sit in my little home most evenings watching the drive alive van attempt to catch...

Brunstrom petitions: Latest update

Brunstrom petitions: Latest update

We've now collected all the emails we can submit to the IPCC calling for the dismissal of Richard Brunstrom - but you can still add your support to calls for his resignation. Whether or not you...

20-month-old checks out MCN

20-month-old checks out MCN

This is a picture of our little boy Stephen, aged 20 months. Just like his daddy, he loves motorbikes, and is now an avid reader of MCN! Anna, Bolton, Lancashire