May

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are just days away from embarking on their latest adventure, the Long Way Down. The pair are planning to go one better than their previous circumnavigation of the...

You like rubber...

You like rubber...

Taken on holiday in Orlando.

Honda's numbers game

Honda's numbers game

Honda revealed it’s financial results for the 2006-2007 financial year last week – here’s how the figures break down. 10,360,000 The number of motorcycles made by Honda in the 2006 fiscal...

Bike crash details sent to IPCC

The details of a crash where a bike being followed by police collided with a car has been voluntarily referred to the IPCC. The bike was seen riding erratically by police in Fallowfield on May 2, and was followed by police until the bike collided with a car on mini-roundabout, which then hit another car. The motorcyclist was in stable in condition in Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Theft warning to Surrey bikers

Bike owners in Surrey are being warned to keep their motorcycles secure after a spate of thefts in the borough of Spelthorne. Thefts in the area during April rose by 84.6% compared to March, with 24 bikes being reported as stolen. Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with several bike and moped thefts.

More MCN readers hit by Speed Ferries ban

More MCN readers hit by Speed Ferries ban

More MCN readers have contacted us to say the first they knew about their cross channel ferry tickets being cancelled is when they read it in MCN. Two weeks ago MCN broke the news that the firm were...

Joey's VFR750 for sale

Joey's VFR750 for sale

The owner of a VFR750 taken to victory in the 1987 North West 200 Production 750 race by Joey Dunlop is selling the bike at this year’s race. Owner Brian Mulholland has a letter from Dunlop’s manager...

Your last chance to sack Brunstrom

Your last chance to sack Brunstrom

Now is your last chance to sign our petition for the dismissal of Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom. At 2pm on Friday afternoon MCN is handing thousands of your signatures to the Independent...

Burnt out Boris

Burnt out Boris

Thought you might be interested in what the local bike thieves in Rugby did to our pride and joy over the weekend, see photos attached (before and after)   These scum apparently operate above the...

Off-road with a V Strom

Off-road with a V Strom

Hi Guys,   Great mag and, since having moved from England to SA a year ago, love having MCN Online to keep track of European trends and bike news.   I've just read your article on the new...

MCN reader gets on the grid

MCN reader gets on the grid

MCN reader Melissa Bond won our competition to be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl at the Silverstone round of British Superbikes. Bennetts ran a competition with MCN to find the grid girl for Ducati...

Me and my Blade

Me and my Blade

What do you think? Will I have to get it lowered or what?

Brunstrom breached human rights

Brunstrom breached human rights

A solicitor representing the family of Mark Gibney says Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom may have breached his clients’ human rights. Paul Beck, from Liverpool based solicitors, Quinn Barrow said:...

Still riding the 996S

Still riding the 996S

Dear Dave Cushman, I have still got my 996S I won in comp from MCN in 2001. It is the dogs! I must be one of the oldest tossers still riding a top bike. Many Thanks once again. Barry

Mad MZ supermoto special

Mad MZ supermoto special

This MZ supermoto was conceived as something less mental than a sports bike. We're not entirely sure the it's worked because the Slipstream Tuning Black Panther is one mad bike. Check out the picture...

Chuckle Brother chucks it

MCN doesn’t advocate laughing at fallen bikers, but you can’t help but smirk at Chuckle Brother Paul Elliot’s two-wheeled tale. On a family holiday on the Greek Island of Kefalonia, Paul fell off a hired bike after rounding a corner and being faced with a family of goats blocking the road. He lost control attempting to brake avoid the group, and the bike landed on top of him. In the immediate...

MP's call for Brunstrom resignation in question time

MP's call for Brunstrom resignation in question time

A Labour MP has demanded the resignation of Richard Brunstrom during commons question time. Martyn Jones (Labour Clwyd S) asked Welsh Secretary Peter Hain to join him in calling for Brunstrom’s...

Video: Reynolds on riding the B-King

Video: Reynolds on riding the B-King

Suzuki has taken delivery of the first two B-Kings to reach the UK, and plans to debut the bike at this year's Isle of Man TT. Watch the video below to get the first look at the final bike and hear...

Watch the world's fastest electric bike

Watch the world's fastest electric bike

Here’s conclusive proof that electric bikes can be cool - meet the 350bhp Killacycle. Built by American Bill Dube, the Killacycle is the fastest electric-powered motorcycle in the world. It has...

Filtering on the M3

My story occurs on the M3 northbound. I'm chugging along between the outside and middle lane, the cars almost stationary. The traffic thins for a few hundred metres as the cars in front close up and we all start to accelerate. A chap in the outside lane seems determined not to let me pull in front of him so puts his foot down harder and harder, keeping alongside. The inevitable happens, I slip...

Bam Chicka wah wah!

Bam Chicka wah wah!

Leon Haslam - only 11 more naked hunky riders and I'll have a full calendar - any volunteers?! Kiyo, a man of few words but he has a nice smile. Michael Rutter - my number one rider. Good all round...

Now Home Secretary Slams Brunstrom

Now Home Secretary Slams Brunstrom

Controversial cop Richard Brunstrom has come under fire from the Home Secretary, John Reid for using images of a decapitated biker as part of a campaign launch. Speaking last night, Reid said that...

Triumph tourer spied

Triumph tourer spied

These are the first spy photos to reveal the final look of Triumph's new 2.3 litre tourer based on the Rocket III. The new bike might share the Rocket's engine, but the bodywork, suspension and...

Limited edition Busa revealed

Limited edition Busa revealed

Suzuki has launched a limited edition version of the Hayabusa with a unique colour scheme. The “Pearl Glass While” colour has only been available in America before, and even there it was only sold in...

New DL650X V-Strom

New DL650X V-Strom

Suzuki has revealed a more extreme version of the V-Strom 650 in the form of the DL650X. Based on the non-ABS version of the V-Strom 650, the X is aimed at riders who intend to use the bike’s off-road...

On board spy threat

On board spy threat

Bikes could have to carry onboard microchips which transmit the machine and owner’s identity to police, it emerged today. The chips are contained in number plates and enable police to identify...