November

Video: Derbi Cross City 125 group test

When it comes to learner bikes there seems to be an unwritten rule about the kinds of machines you can have. It can be managable and novice-friendly (like the Yamaha YBR125); it can be snazzy and racy (like Aprilia’s RS125); or it can be cheap. Unfortunately it can never be all three. With the new Derbi Cross City 125, maybe that has changed. The Spanish newcomer seems to be ideal. It’s upright,...

2007's Best Crashes: Free supplement with MCN, November 14, 2007

2007's Best Crashes: Free supplement with MCN, November 14, 2007

See the most incredible motorcycle crashes of 2007 in a special 12-page supplement, free with MCN, November 14, 2007. You’ll be astounded that all the riders featured escaped without any serious...

MCN babe entry 14: Rainbow

MCN babe entry 14: Rainbow

Name: Sairung Grainger Vital Stats: 32C Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? My Oriental looks, my hourglass figure and my dark smooth skin, no need for sunbeds for me!   T&C’s...

Milan Show round-up: 2008 Benellis launched

Milan Show round-up: 2008 Benellis launched

Benelli released three new motorcycles at the 2007 Milan Motorcycle Show. Take a look at each of them here: Benelli BX570 Motard Benelli BX449 motorcross motorcycle Benelli BX505 enduro motorcycle

Gorilla fun

Look out for the gorilla reading MCN and the gorilla pulling a wheelie.

MCN babe entry 12: Lianne Hunt

MCN babe entry 12: Lianne Hunt

Name: Lianne Hunt T&C’s – You will be billed 50pence plus standard network charges for the SMS you send. This is not a subscription service. The voting ends on January 11th at midnight, the prize...

MCN in Animal Kingdom

MCN in Animal Kingdom

Martin Rugg at Animal Kingdom in Orlando Florida with my in-flight read. Note the kneebrace from a motorcycle off two weeks before holiday, damaged knee ligaments.

Sorry mate, I didn't see you!

How many of us have heard this tiresome excuse? How many haven’t survived to hear it? There is a real solution to this problem and it’s child’s play. I SPY BIKE. The game is simple, children travelling as passengers in cars look for motorcycles, the player who spots a bike first gains a point and the one with the most points at the end of the game wins.  Anybody who joins in will look for...

MCN babe entry 11: Hannah Broughton

MCN babe entry 11: Hannah Broughton

Name: Hannah Broughton   T&C’s – You will be billed 50pence plus standard network charges for the SMS you send. This is not a subscription service. The voting ends on January 11th at midnight, the...

MCN babe entry 10: Samantha Smith

MCN babe entry 10: Samantha Smith

Name: Samantha Smith Are you single? yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? I think my looks and my confidence help me stand out   T&C’s – You will be billed 50pence plus standard network...

MCN babe entry 9: Helena Burchill

MCN babe entry 9: Helena Burchill

Name: Helena Burchill Vital Stats: 5ft 8in, size 8 Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? I’m an attractive, tall, slim woman, with a huge bubbly personality and a real love for...

Motorcycle sales increase for 2007

Motorcycle sales increase for 2007

A report by the Motorcyle Industry Association has shown that this year registrations on new motorcycles has increased by 7.7%. New scooter registrations have increased by 4.3%, while total motorcycle...

MCN babe entry 8: Charlene Young

MCN babe entry 8: Charlene Young

Name: Charlene Young Vital stats: waist 25”, hips 28”, height 5”7,bust 32D Are you single: Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? Being  5”7 my long legs often make me  stand out from others.

MCN babe entry 7: Tammy Evans

MCN babe entry 7: Tammy Evans

Name: Tammy Evans Vital stats: 5ft 4inch, Brown hair, Green eyes, Size 12, 36B Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? I am fun, bubbly, I love meeting new people, and I love...

MCN babe entry 5: Ludmila Burgess

MCN babe entry 5: Ludmila Burgess

Name: Ludmila Burgess Vital stats: Size 8, very nice! Are you single? No, my husband is okay about this. What makes you stand out from the crowd? I am Russian born!     T&C’s – You will be billed...

MCN babe entry 6: Leanne Lurring

MCN babe entry 6: Leanne Lurring

Name: Leanne Lurring Vital stats: 34DD Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? I am confident and I love to wear skimpy outfits!   T&C’s – You will be billed 50pence plus...

MCN babe entry 4: Billie Eadie

MCN babe entry 4: Billie Eadie

Name: Billie Eadie Vital Stats: 32C Are you single? Yes but I am looking! What makes you stand out from the crowd? I stand out from the crowd because I’m a blonde, blue eyed, fun loving and thrill...

MCN babe entry 3: Becky Martin

MCN babe entry 3: Becky Martin

Name: Becky Martin Are you single: No What makes you stand out from the crowd? Being 5.7 foot, slim and tanned.   T&C’s – You will be billed 50pence plus standard network charges for the SMS you...

MCN Babe Entry 1: Gemma Rathbone

MCN Babe Entry 1: Gemma Rathbone

Name: Gemma Rathbone Vital Stats: Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? Everything about me! My tattoos, my laugh, my fearlessness, my never ending supply of costumes and...

MCN babe entry 2: Amy Goldsmith

MCN babe entry 2: Amy Goldsmith

Name: Amy Goldsmith Vital Stats: 34F Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the corwd? I am tall, blonde, have a bubbly personality and lovely smile. There is no other model like...

Aprilia to release Van Den Bosch replica

Aprilia to release Van Den Bosch replica

IN the world of supermotos they don’t come much cooler than Aprilia’s SXV – but now the firm has made it even better in the form of the new Van Den Bosch replica.   Both the VDB and the stock 2008 SXV...

Road pricing petition

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/nocharges4bikes/ Someone has put this petition up on the PM’s website to ensure bikes are exempt from road pricing – worth us all signing it I would imagine!!

My custom Yamaha M1

My  custom Yamaha M1

My 2004 R1, Took 18 months to do. Home made race can 3″ bore. 2006 R6 Rear end.

Cheap good looking DIY exhaust

Cheap good looking DIY exhaust

This is my GSX-R600 K4, and it had an arrow silencer which looked like a big cigar! So i cut it in half! Not only does it look better, but it sounds awesome! I love my bike again – just a long wait...

I thought it was fast?

I thought it was fast?

“Dad I thought you said it was fast. Why aren’t I moving?”

Video: Laverda Formula with two-stroke Polaris engine

What do you get when you cross a Laverda and a Polaris? This mad hand start two-stroke Laverda formula with a 130bhp Polaris snowmobile engine. Check out the video to see the bike in action and grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full road-test.

Video: Triumph takes on Harley with its Rocket III Touring

Triumph is hoping to take on Harley in its home ground with the new Rocket III Touring and you can see the bike in action here. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle at its launch then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to read the full report.

Speeding fines set to increase

Speeding fines set to increase

Britain’s motorists are set to face an increase in penalty points on speeding, which could see them banned after just two offences. The new system however, will not be based on a fixed system as it is...

Streetfighter video pt. 2

Here’s part 2 of my Streetfighter vids, for all who enjoy them.

Milan show video: KTM launches RC8 superbike

KTM Launched its long awaited RC8 superbike at the MIlan show. The 1190cc machine is incredibly thing and light and still boasts the same looks revealed on the prototype machine. Check out the video below to see the motorcycle unveiled then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 new bikes launched at the Miland show.

Charlotte having a nap

Charlotte having a nap

A photo of my 6-month-old niece, Charlotte, having a well-earned rest after the 125 race at Valencia! Second photo – just waiting for the main race to start!

Gibney family issue official statement after IPCC clear Brunstrom

Gibney family issue official statement after IPCC clear Brunstrom

The family of Mark Gibney have issued a statement following the Independent Police Complaints Comission verdict which has cleared North Wales Cheif Constable Richard Brunstrom of any wrongdoing in...

IPCC clears North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom over dead biker complaint

IPCC clears North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom over dead biker complaint

The Independent Police Complaints Comission (IPCC) has cleared North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom of any wrongdoing in an investigation into the display of a decapitated motorcyclist at the...

Milan show video: Moto Guzzi unveil the Stelvio to rival the GS

Moto Guzzi unveiled its new Stelvio BMW GS beater at the recent Milan show. Watch our video to get a glimpse of the new 1200cc V-twin. Then grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 new bikes launched at the Miland show.

Milan show video: BMW launches G450X off-roader

BMW has launched it’s attack on the competition off-road scene with the unveiling of its G450X enduro bike att he Milan show. Check out the video below to get a first look at the technologically advanced machine that has already been competing in prototype form for several months. Grab a copy of the November 7 edition of MCN to see details of all 28 bikes launched at the Milan show.

Ruby - 12 weeks old

Ruby - 12 weeks old

Thanks for letting me take your bike for a spin Grandad Wayne!